Opera take over

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  1. twl845

    twl845 Registered Member

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    I was adding new photographs to my "My Pictures" folder and decided to review them once they were all moved in from my camera. I clicked on one and it accessed in Opera on line, and magnified to about 150%. The pictures should have accessed in the Windows Picture and Fax viewer. I clicked on the Windows Picture and Fax viewer and it was blank and non responsive. I then went to Windows explorer under Programs, and noticed a number of files with an Opera icon next to the file rather than a picture of a folder. Back to My Pictures, and all of the photographs had a Opera icon next to the name of the picture. Some how Opera was basically taking over.
    I promptly uninstalled Opera, and everything went back to normal. Has anyone else observed this happening? o_O
     
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    Yes - I had to re-associate the .jpg file type with Windows Photo Gallery. This worked temporarily but Opera kept reclaiming pictures.
    I'm back to IE8 now on my main machine...

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    no hasnt happerned to me.
     
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    You can edit file types opened by Opera, no need to uninstall. Note that you have to uncheck "Hide file types opened with Opera" for the .jpg extension to show up on the list -

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    Didn't know that - thanks Nick!

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    Thanks for the tip. I wonder what set this off after using Opera since the last version? I can't think of anything I did. :blink:
     
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    My pictures open up with Windows Picture and Fax viewer.
    I can't recall them ever opening up with Opera for me.
     
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    Me either, until yesterday.
     
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    That's strange.
    What version are you using?
     
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    if this is by default then it needs to be changed ASAP, VERY bad to have opera do this automatically.
     
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    I agree 100%.

    I haven't found anything about this on the Opera forum yet. Still checking...
     
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    It started on my machine in the alpha phase of version 10 - I remember because it was particularly annoying :rolleyes:

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    lol i can imagine :D
     
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    As I mentioned in my first post, I uninstalled Opera. Everything seems to be OK now except that when I try to send a .jpg as an attachment in an Outlook e-mail, a window comes up when I click the attachment that says that Windows can't open the attachment unless I tell it what program originated the .jpg. You can scan a list of programs or allegedly let the internet try it (which doesn't work). I edited all my .jpg's in Adobe Elements, so if I click Elements as the program that created it, this huge program launches just to let me see the attached .jpg.
    I never had this problem until I uninstalled Opera. Does anyone know what I can do so attached .jpg's can just be clicked open again? Thanks in advance. :p
     
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    I was using v10 since it was first released.
     
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    I solved the above problem by opening photo attachments in Windows Picture and Fax viewer from the list of available programs in the pop up window, and clicking a radio button to always open photos from this program. I probably had it set this way, and it got unselected when Opera took possession.
    I'd still like to know how Opera took over on its own. Hmmmm....:p
     
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