Disable Opera updates
As there are still some weird guys (like me) out there sticking to Opera 12 for a lot of reasons: We all know the startup nag screen telling us that A new Opera version is ready for installation, and we all do love it. Not. And since I grow tired of looking up the solution in the Interwebs, I rather paste it here for anyone in need.
Depending on how
Extras > Settings > Advanced > Security > Updates is set (defaults to “always”, of course), Opera looks for recent downloads more or less frequently. If one succeeds, the installer file will be placed in a subfolder of either
C:\Program Files\Opera\ or, if un-writable, of
C:\Users\%USERNAME%\AppData\Local\Temp\C ProgramFiles Opera.
- Exit Opera
- Delete subfolder with Installer
- Start Opera again