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


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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. It includes information about the update, and helps you to install it. The browser checks for updates at regular intervals; to do a manual check, select the menu item Help > Check for Updates.

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

Updating Opera

The first time an update becomes available, the auto-update dialog appears. If you select "Remind Me Later", the dialog closes and does not reappear until later. If you select "Download and Install", the download commences. Information about the download appears at the bottom of the page, on the right side of the status bar.

When the download is complete, the dialog offers two options:

Silent updates

If in the auto-update dialog you check the box marked "Automatically install updates without notification from now on", all future updates will occur silently, meaning: