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    Some, not all, programs on my Win 10 desktop will ask if they can “make changes” to the computer. In reality, they’re not, but the computer thinks they are. I don’t think I can post a pic, but it’s that little white-ish box, with a blue upper section, that says “Do want to allow this app to make changes to this device?” My Opera browser is one of them.

    Is there some way to let the OS know that these programs are “OK”, so I don’t need to keep clicking “Yes” in the little box?

    Thanks all;



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    • #2312499

      What version of Win10 are you running?
      Is it Home or Pro?
      Are there more than one User ID on the computer?
      Is your ID an Administrator or Standard User?

      User Account Control (UAC) is a security component in Windows operating systems. UAC enables users to perform common tasks as non-administrators and as administrators without having to switch users, log off, or use Run As.

    • #2312500

      Unfortunately not. The only way would be to disable UAC which I do not recommend. The prompt is annoying but should make you check for a second that the program is really OK.

      If you are really sure that you want to disable UAC see How to turn off and disable UAC in Windows 10.


    • #2312526

      Thanks guys. It’s the “Home” version. Two users. I’m the admin. And I don’t want to disable UAC. So, I guess I can live with it. Have been for several years, so no big deal.

      Thanks again.


    • #2312566

      ‘Normal’ programs usage shouldn’t be triggering UAC.
      Has anyone else seen this with Opera?
      Besides Opera, what all other programs are causing this?

    • #2312584

      Some browsers trigger UAC by requesting permission to install updates, where automatic updates have not been enabled… Opera may be doing that, rather than triggering UAC each time it is opened.

      Non-techy Win 10 Pro and Linux Mint experimenter

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