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

General preferences

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Start-up and home page

The first option lets you select which tabs Opera should open when you launch the browser. You can have Opera launch with the tabs you had open when you last closed the browser, or go directly to a previously saved session or your home page. If you want to choose every time you launch Opera, enable the start-up dialog.

Set a new home page by filling in the address of your most frequently used Web page, or go to the page you want, open the General preferences and click "Use current".

Pop-ups

Opera will try to distinguish pop-ups that you have requested (typically log-in pages or similar) from pop-ups launched automatically from Web sites (typically advertising).

You can also choose to block all pop-ups, to open all pop-ups, and to open all pop-ups but only display them behind your other open tabs. Remember that you can also use site preferences for pop-up settings.

Language

Opera will read your language settings from the System Preferences on first start-up and automatically apply an appropriate language file and set the preferred content language based on those settings. Please note that Opera is not available in all languages, and that most Web sites will not be able to serve content based on your language setting.

If you have downloaded an Opera language file separately, go to the "Details" dialog to apply it. Once you have edited these preferences in Opera, your language settings will no longer be affected by changes to the System Preferences.