Opera Master Password Bug Galore

Just filed 4 bugs for Opera (9.50b2):

Bug 327857 – Master password not accepted at startup
Opera asks for my master password but does not accept it. As the dialog is modal, I can not change the password in the settings. Pressing cancel makes another password dialog appear within a second. If I try too often, and sometimes if I press cancel, Opera segfaults with either:

opera: Parentless modal/blocking dialog assigned to ToplevelWindow of 1 candidate(s)
opera: Parentless modal/blocking dialog assigned to ToplevelWindow of 1 candidate(s)
opera: Parentless modal/blocking dialog assigned to ToplevelWindow of 1 candidate(s)
opera: Parentless modal/blocking dialog assigned to ToplevelWindow of 1 candidate(s)
Segmentation fault


opera: Modal/blocking dialog with no parent detected
Segmentation fault

The workaround is to press the Help button on the dialog, which opens a new browser window. There I can set the master password not to be used for my passwords. The bug is apparently known since at least 8th April ( http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=229927&t=1209981775, http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show.dml/1939281?startidx=200#comment5118242 )

Bug 32786? – Can not disable the master password
Opera should accept a new empty master password, clearing it.
Opera requires me to enter at least six digits, does not accept an empty password. Additionally, there is no aparent method for clearing the master password (so that someone can set it again without knowing the old one)

Bug 327868 – Master password needs to be complex
Try to enter a master password with less than six characters or without at least one number and one letter in it
I would expect Opera to warn me about an insecure password, but to accept it if I insist on using it. At least I would expect an option to do so in opera:config
Opera does not accept 'weak' master passwords. This is surely a good feature for many users. However, in some cases, I want an insecure, simple password. In my case, I want to have a password that hinders a passer-by to log in to password-protected sites using Wand. However, as I want to be asked for my password every time I use Wand, I want a password that I can type quickly. Something like "ffv" would be sufficient for my security concerns. The requirement to use at least one number in the password makes such a password hard to type quickly. This actually prohibits using such a password every time one logs in using Wand. Please accept also simple passwords if I really want to use one.

Bug 327874 – Opera Bug Tracker not public
1. Encounter a probable bug in Opera
2. Enter a bug report at https://bugs.opera.com/wizard/
3. Wait for years for Opera ASA to do something about your bug. Maybe they did. But you don't know for sure.

I would like to see title and status of Opera bug reports. This would probably reduce duplicates quite a bit. Additionally, I would not feel left alone with my problems 😦 Besides that, it would help people finding workarounds for these bugs and focus discussion in the forums.
Currently bug reports disappear into the black hole.

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  1. WildEnte

     /  May 6, 2008

    about the last one, you're not alone. Here's the unofficial bug database http://opera.remcol.ath.cx/bugs/And here's a userjs that automatically submits any bug report you send to opera to that database http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=217364And if you go to irc://irc.opera.com/snapshot (preferrably using Opera's IRC client (c;= ) and inquire the status of a report, a dev might be kind enough to tell you.

  2. WildEnte

     /  May 7, 2008

    addon: today's snapshot ( http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/ ) lists as known issue"Crash when using Master Password"So it seems like they're tinkering with it…

  3. anonymous

     /  February 18, 2011

    Anonymous writes:What is the original Master Password before you set one?


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