Launchy | Opera shortcut


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    Hi,
    When using Launchy - App launcher - to call Opera custom profiles, just opens the default profile.

    Calling Vivaldi works as expected.
    Shortcuts are made manually using "User data dir" switch and both have spaces on the path.
    Any idea?

    Not sure if worked before, noticed some time ago.

    --
    Opera Shortcut:

    "C:\Program Files\Opera Software\Opera\launcher.exe" --user-data-dir="C:\Program Files\Opera Software\Opera\Profile\Test Profile"
    

    Vivaldi Shortcut:

    "D:\PortableApps\Vivaldi Technologies\VivaldiDev\Application\vivaldi.exe" --user-data-dir="D:\PortableApps\Vivaldi Technologies\VivaldiDev\Profiles\Test Profile"
    

    Thank you.


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    @Zalex108 Hi,

    Am I right in thinking that it works fine in vivaldi, and the problem is with opera? Maybe you could get mor ehelp on their forum as they will likely have more experienced users.

    If this is modern opera based on chrome it should have the same arguments for user data dir.

    I also notice that you're pointing to "Opera\launcher.exe", is there no "Opera\opera.exe"?


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    @LonM

    Yes, it works fine on Vivaldi.

    There is no Opera.exe as Vivaldi has.
    Since both are Chromium based I supposed they should work the same way, but maybe there is something to do on the command line.

    I've asked also there, but here there are more and powerful users. 🙂


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    @Zalex108 Hola.
    Why can't you use the default profile folder? Unless I am unaware of any changes, Vivaldi will create another profile folder.


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    I think the problem is this middleman called launcher.exe. For some software that make this kind of middleman work you generally get around by adding a double-hyphen -- before the arguments list.


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    In Vivaldi the switch [[ --user-data-dir= ]] is used to creates a new profile folder. A clean install. His command line makes me confused



  • Why in the world is he trying to create a profile (for Opera) in C:\Program Files? That is an absolute no-no in Windows, you can't put any user data into that folder. Pick a folder that a non-admin user can actually access and see if it works.


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    I still can't figure out the use of new profile. There must be a reason, of course.



  • @lamarca If there is a profile it doesn't get created. That switch can be used to launch a concrete profile independently on which one did you use last.


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    @potmeklecbohdan said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @lamarca If there is a profile it doesn't get created. That switch can be used to launch a concrete profile independently on which one did you use last.

    Do you mean the app need its own profile?



  • @potmeklecbohdan OK, sorry. At least for me (Manjaro Linux, XFCE) it always creates a new profile.
    Edit: the profile is still there, but I don't understand why (even if I used absolute path) is it in ~/~/<path> instead of ~/<path>.


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    @lamarca said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @Zalex108 Hola.
    Why can't you use the default profile folder? Unless I am unaware of any changes, Vivaldi will create another profile folder.

    I use many profiles.
    Each shortcut points to a different profile.
    This is still the old profile way.

    @An_dz said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    I think the problem is this middleman called launcher.exe. For some software that make this kind of middleman work you generally get around by adding a double-hyphen -- before the arguments list.

    The switch is specified like this, don't know other options.
    Made some test but don't work.

    @lamarca said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    In Vivaldi the switch [[ --user-data-dir= ]] is used to creates a new profile folder. A clean install. His command line makes me confused

    Creates and launches another profile.

    @sgunhouse said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    Why in the world is he trying to create a profile (for Opera) in C:\Program Files? That is an absolute no-no in Windows, you can't put any user data into that folder. Pick a folder that a non-admin user can actually access and see if it works.

    Instead of create them on AppData, I use this to keep all settings on one folder.
    On Presto would may have more sense than in Blink.

    Tested pointing to "D" and happens the same.

    @lamarca said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    I still can't figure out the use of new profile. There must be a reason, of course.

    I use many profiles, Personal, Entertainment, Test...

    @potmeklecbohdan said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @lamarca If there is a profile it doesn't get created. That switch can be used to launch a concrete profile independently on which one did you use last.

    @lamarca said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @potmeklecbohdan said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @lamarca If there is a profile it doesn't get created. That switch can be used to launch a concrete profile independently on which one did you use last.

    Do you mean the app need its own profile?

    Is the manual way for the current Profile Manager.
    Despite it hasn't a centralized launcher on the Browser.

    @potmeklecbohdan said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @potmeklecbohdan OK, sorry. At least for me (Manjaro Linux, XFCE) it always creates a new profile.
    Edit: the profile is still there, but I don't understand why (even if I used absolute path) is it in ~/~/<path> instead of ~/<path>.

    I don't know about Linux behaviour.


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    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    I use many profiles.
    Each shortcut points to a different profile.

    All profiles are similar in term of folders structure, yes?

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    Creates and launches another profile.

    This switch is used to check if the issue lies on the user profile. You know, it works like a clean install.

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    I use many profiles, Personal, Entertainment, Test...

    Certainly disk space in not a big deal for you. j/k

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    Is the manual way for the current Profile Manager.

    Gracias, I had a hard time to explain that.



  • As far as it goes, in order for Opera to update itself in the background they use a program to start Opera that identifies the latest version and runs it. You can actually be running Opera while the updater installs a new version; when it is done you'll get a notification to restart Opera. But this does have its down sides, like trying to pin Opera to the task-bar doesn't work right.


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    @lamarca said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    I use many profiles.
    Each shortcut points to a different profile.

    All profiles are similar in term of folders structure, yes?

    All profiles are equal.
    The difference are just some settings and extensions.

    Even more, they come from a default custom profile already configured.

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    Creates and launches another profile.

    This switch is used to check if the issue lies on the user profile. You know, it works like a clean install.

    Actually creates a new profile and also launches the already created profiles.

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    I use many profiles, Personal, Entertainment, Test...

    Certainly disk space in not a big deal for you. j/k

    Around 100Mb each of them, then what the browsing adds, but CCleaner cleans every week all the rubbish.

    @Zalex108 said in Launchy | Opera shortcut:

    Is the manual way for the current Profile Manager.

    Gracias, I had a hard time to explain that.

    👍


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    @sgunhouse

    I don't understand your reply.

    I mean, would be come from another threat?

    If not,
    I block the default task, instead, I use a custom task to check for updates.

    For the pinned custom shortcuts, they behave weird, right.


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    @Zalex108 Yes, run all of them once using the same browser. You obviously is not an idiota thus many profiles are according to your needs. off a girl had 5 Greaders accts:p I kept the 4 previous whereismyȍepra releases:p



  • My last reply was to the general question of why Opera uses launcher.exe instead of opera.exe. I haven't played with the command-line switches. Michael would know more about that than I would.


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    @sgunhouse

    Ok

    Also, for all on the thread you may like to try Launchy - Win only -.
    It's very useful.


 

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