Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  5. Bookmarks
  6. Extensions
  7. Opera Widgets
  8. Notes
  9. Geolocation
  10. Opera Link
  11. Opera Turbo
  12. Opera Unite
  13. Content blocking
  14. Fraud and Malware Protection
  15. BitTorrent
  16. Display modes
  17. Developer tools
  18. Preferences
  19. Advanced Preferences
  20. Skins
  21. Keyboard shortcuts
  22. Using the mouse
  23. Email and news
  24. Feeds
  25. Chat
  26. Dialogs
  27. Auto-update
  28. Backing up Opera

Auto-update

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To help keep your version of Opera up-to-date, with the latest features and important security and stability fixes, Opera includes an automatic update mechanism.

The auto-update dialog appears after a recommended update has been released. The browser also checks for updates at regular intervals and displays this auto-update dialog as a reminder if you have not yet updated. It includes information about the update.

If you are using a Debian-based Linux distribution (such as Ubuntu), an Opera source is included in /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ when you install Opera. Thereafter, you can update Opera via the package manager.

Auto-update preferences are saved in Advanced Preferences, under Security.

Manual update check

To check for updates manually, from the menu, select Help > Check for Updates.