I wasn't intending to ever update this pack again, since I am a FireFox user myself, but as I was updating my personal version of Opera 8.54 (which I still keep to use for testing web coding) to be uninstallable I thought it would be an interesting learning curve to see if I could rebuild this "default browser" version to see if I could code the uninstaller to restore all web/mail settings back to their windoze associations. I did NOT make the uninstaller remove the user app data (in case peeps want to keep it to upgrade to Opera v9 in future)
If you do NOT want a version of Opera browser that takes over control of your web files and email then you should NOT install this addon pack and if you have used nLite to remove internet explorer and outlook express then the new uninstaller this will be of no use to you. If you are wanting to switch to some web/mail client other than IE/OE then you MUST uninstall THIS addon BEFORE you install your new default browser otherwise this uninstaller will overwrite those new default settings and restore them to windoze defaults, so do NOT come complaining to me later if you ignored these warnings.
Also please be aware that it was a mission to write the restore reg entries section for this and I have only tested it in VMware on Win2k3, so I take no responsibility if it munts anything on your system and you should consider this an "experimental build" only.
Three shortcuts will be installed - to the program menu, the desktop and the quicklaunch. Oh, and I have also included some shockwave and quicktime plugins in this updated pack.
SIZE: 3.49 MB
Please note that I do not use Opera as my regular browser and because this addon (and it's uninstaller) was such bitch to make I will NOT be bothering to update this pack with future versions, so any requests to update to Opera v9 or above will be IGNORED.Description: Make Opera default browser and email client
Op System: Windows 2000, XP & 2003 (x86 only)
Title: Opera Browser
Installs to: "%programfiles%\Internet\Opera"
Uninstaller: Removes program files, shortcuts, reg entries and restores completely back to windoze default web/mail settings
Just consider it another of those "Mrs Peel Limited Edition" releases
[Edit 2006/04/14] OK good news Opera lovers! I have spoken to Boooggy who uses Opera as his default browser and he has agreed to take over maintaining this addon pack as of the next version release. Thanks Boooggy, you are a sweetheart
[Edit 2006/04/27] Fixed typo in the inf file and updated MD5 sums
[Edit 2007/08/19] Rebuilt with an uninstaller which restores all associations back to windoze default web/mail settings. This will be the FINAL update ever for this pack!!!