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Install Opera to be equal with Firefox

asked 2016-03-05 19:33:00 -0500

baroquequest gravatar image

I downloaded Opera. Three files appeared, two tars (control and data, I think) and another one. I extracted them but I was not sure where they went, so I extracted them again in place. That created two new directories, one of which was bin. I looked in bin and found an Opera executable which started the browser. Okay, some progress. But then I got stuck. I expected to be see Opera in the list of applications, but no. I really do not want to open downloads/bin every time I want to use Opera. How do I make it equal to Firefox and other applications in terms of accessibility?

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heee?? you downloaded a .deb package (ubuntu). Download rpm file here... http://download1.operacdn.com/pub/ope...

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2016-03-06 02:43:39 -0500 )edit

Thanks for that link. Yes, I wondered what I was downloading. I started in opera.com , but the download process never asked for the flavor of Linux I needed. I suspect most people know their way around opera.com and go directly to the source, with newbies like me going down a non-debugged rabbit hole.

baroquequest gravatar imagebaroquequest ( 2016-03-06 09:00:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-03-06 02:22:23 -0500

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Three files appeared, two tars (control and data, I think) and another one

Try downloading the rpm package instead of the deb package!

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answered 2016-03-05 22:22:10 -0500

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updated 2016-03-05 22:22:37 -0500

You need to add a desktop file on you .local/share/applications in this case file can be named opera.desktop, file content could be something like:

[Desktop Entry] 
Encoding=UTF-8
Version=1.0
Name=Opera
Comment=Opera Browser
Exec=/home/youruser/bin/opera -- %u
Icon=Opera
Terminal=false
StartupWMClass=Opera
Type=Application
Categories=Internet;
MimeType=application/x-xdg-protocol-tg;x-scheme-handler/tg;
X-Desktop-File-Install-Version=0.22

On the Exec set the like you use load the program on the terminal

Good Luck

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