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

Access the preferences by going to Tools > 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 Web site only. If you know that one of your favorite Web sites 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 Web sites 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.