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Opera keeps trying to open

by mmcjprof / March 4, 2005 1:55 PM PST

After a brief flirtation with Opera as a browser, I returned to Netscape. Now I use Firefox almost exclusively, in part due to the recommendations from cnet.

I've tried to delete Opera, since I was not thrilled with in. Now, everytime a program has to call the internet, it calls Opera. I can't find any remaining Opera in the usual places, so the reference must be buried somewhere in the OS, I think.

Any ideas?

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Default browser
by Papa Echo / March 4, 2005 4:50 PM PST

It seems that you have made Opera the default browser.
To remove Opera, you have to uninstall rather than delete it.

Try reinstalling it and then unuinstall. Or you can make Firefox the default browser -at Tools>Options....

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by mmcjprof / March 5, 2005 1:47 AM PST
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Thanks for the reminder about how to set Firefox as default. I'll see if that makes a difference.

I know that you can't just delete--I think I tried to uninstall Opera but for some reason the uninstall program didn't clear everything out. I may just install and uninstall--I'd thought of that, but hoped there was some quick fix.

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