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


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Opera's preference dialog holds a great number of useful settings; the most essential ones are found under "General", "Forms", "Search", and "Webpages".

Access the preferences by going to Settings > Preferences or by pressing Ctrl+F12.

Advanced Preferences

The settings found under the "Advanced" tab in the preference dialog allow you to fine-tune your browsing experience with settings for tabbed browsing, cookies, network, fonts, and more.

Quick Preferences

To immediately change content, pop-up, or network settings, press F12 to go to the Quick preferences. These settings will affect your currently active tab as well as all tabs opened after the setting was changed.

Site Preferences

Sometimes you may want to change settings permanently for one website only. If you know that one of your favorite websites relies on using pop-ups, for example, Opera's site preferences have the option to allow all pop-ups from this specific site. You may also want to allow trusted websites like your bank to use more technologies than, for example, a game site you just happened to stumble across.

Site preferences are most easily added and edited by right-clicking a page while browsing the site and selecting "Edit site preferences". This will bring up a small preference dialog where you can adjust pop-up, content, cookie, and network settings for the site.

Note: Site preferences have a higher priority than Quick preferences, meaning that changing a setting in Quick preferences will not override an already specified site preference.