Opera Help


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 to Settings > Quick Preferences and 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: Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Content.

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:

Related topics

See also: Plug-in documentation