Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  5. Bookmarks
  6. 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. Using voice
  22. E-mail and news
  23. Feeds
  24. Chat
  25. Dialogs
  26. Auto-update
  27. Backing up Opera

Widgets

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Widgets are applications based on browser technology. There are widgets for just about any purpose: weather forecasts, games, clocks, dictionaries, media players, and much more.

Opera makes it possible to run widgets without ever opening the browser, just like any other application. Opera must be installed, because a running widget depends on a widget engine.

Exporting your widgets

In previous versions of Opera, widgets were accessible from a special "Widgets" menu, which in this new version of Opera no longer exists. If you have upgraded Opera, if you were previously using widgets, and if you wish to retain your widget settings, you need to export your widgets before you can continue using them. To do so, choose File > Import and Export > Export Widgets from the menu.

Installing and running widgets

To find and install widgets, go to widgets.opera.com, where a large number of widgets is available. To install a widget, choose one, and click on the "Launch" button. The Widget Installation wizard opens, and guides you through the installation process. By default, the wizard creates entries under "Programs" in the Start Menu, on the desktop, and on the Quick Launch bar, together with other applications.

Uninstalling widgets

Removing a widget from the system is the same as removing any other application.

Context menu

You can drag and place widgets anywhere you want on your screen. The widget context menu makes possible some additional configuration:

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