Many multimedia files on the web require third-party software, known as plug-ins, to be played. A common example is a media player to play videos or music. When Opera detects the need for a plug-in that is not installed, it offers to take you to a site to download it, or offers to download it for you. For more detailed information, see our Plug-in documentation.
Opera displays a list of plug-ins it has already detected on your computer. You can add to the list by specifying additional local directories containing plug-ins.
Turn plug-ins on or off
If you want to disable plug-ins completely, go toand uncheck "Enable Plug-Ins". Then you will only see files that Opera can display by itself. Check this option to enable them again.
Alternate menu path:.
Set specific site preferences
If you want to disable or enable plug-ins for a particular website, you can use site preferences.
Report a plug-in crash
When a plug-in crashes, a bar displays at the top of the window, offering the following options:
- “Report This Issue” allows you to report the crash to us so that we can investigate and seek solutions.
- “Reload Page” attempts to restart the plug-in so that you can view the webpage.
- “Done X” leaves the crash and does not attempt to restart the plug-in. You will not be able to view affected elements in the page.
See also: Plug-in documentation