FAQ

Either click the gear icon on your sidebar, click Settings in the menu, or use the keyboard shortcut Alt + P (⌘ + , on Mac).

Start with the Easy setup menu in the top-right of your browser.

For more advanced customization options, go to Settings. Read more about customization or read more about Easy setup and the start page.

In the Easy setup menu , under Themes, click Dark or Light. Read more about customization.

In the Easy setup menu , enable Wallpapers and choose one. Read more about customization.

Go to the Opera Addons store and select Wallpapers at the top. Read more about customization.

Right-click on an image (Ctrl + click on Mac) and select Use Image as Wallpaper. Read more about customization.

Go to Settings > Basics > On startup and select your preferences. Read more about customization.

From the menu (toolbar on Mac), select History > Show All History.

  • Hover over any entry and click the x that appears on the right to delete an item.
  • To clear all browsing history, including cookies and more, click the Clear browsing data button on the top-right of the History page. Read more about clearing browsing data.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click Cookies. Choose your preferences. Read more about cookies.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security, click Clear browsing data and select Cookies. Read more about clearing browsing data.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Site Settings. Under Permissions, click Cookies. Click See all cookies and site data. From there you can delete cookies for individual websites.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click JavaScript. Read more about web preferences.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click Location. Read more about security and privacy.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click Microphone. Read more about web preferences.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click MIDI devices. Read more about web preferences.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click Notifications. Read more about notifications.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Autofill > Passwords and turn on/off Offer to save passwords. Read more about passwords.

Opera will ask to save your passwords when you use them. If you don’t receive the offer, you may need to enable it by going to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Autofill > Passwords and turning on Offer to save passwords. Read more about passwords.

  • To remove an individual password, go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Autofill > Passwords, click the menu next to the password you want to remove, and click Remove.
  • To remove all passwords, go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security and click Clear browsing data. In the pop-up window, click Advanced, select the Passwords and other sign-in data box, and click Clear data.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Privacy & Security > Site settings and click Pop-ups and redirects. Read more about web preferences.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & security and click Manage certificates. Read more about security and privacy.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & security and turn on Send a “Do Not Track” request with your browsing traffic. Read more about security and privacy.

Go to Settings > Basic > Default browser and click Make default.

Opera updates automatically. To manually check for an update, go to the menu and click Update & Recovery.

You can read about what has been updated on Opera’s blog.

Go to opera:about/ or, in the menu, select Update & Recovery.

Go to Setting > Basic > Synchronization and click Import bookmarks and setting. You can choose which browser you are importing from, as well as which data you want to import. Read more about customization.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & security > Autofill, select the category you would like autofilled and turn it on. Read more about web preferences.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & security > Autofill > Payment methods, and click Add. Read more about web preferences.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & security > Privacy & security > Site settings and click Camera. Turn on or off Ask before accessing (recommended). Read more about web preferences.

To bookmark the current page while browsing, click the heart icon to the right side of the address and search bar, or right-click (Ctrl + click on Mac) and select Add to bookmarks. Read more about bookmarks.

While creating a bookmark, click the left and right arrows on the sides of the thumbnail to change the image.

Once created, you can find your bookmarks in the bookmark manager.

Read more about bookmarks.

  • Click the heart icon on the left sidebar to go to your bookmark manager.
  • Alternatively, you can select Bookmarks from the menu
  • Or just use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + B). 
Read more about bookmarks.

In the bookmark manager, hover your mouse over a bookmark to view the options. 

  • Click the pen icon to edit your bookmark’s name or location.
  • Click the x to move the bookmark to your trash folder.
  • You can rearrange your bookmarks by dragging and dropping them on the page.
Read more about bookmarks.

Go to the Bookmark manager and click the add folder button next to the Search bookmarks field. Read more about bookmarks.

Go to the Bookmark manager and select Trash at the bottom of the bookmark manager’s sidebar. Hover your mouse over the item you wish to restore and click Undo Delete. Bookmarks are restored to the Other Bookmarks folder. Read more about bookmarks.

Go to Easy Setup and click Show bookmarks bar. Read more about bookmarks.

If you don’t have an Opera account, go to Settings > Synchronization and click Sign in. Then click the Create my Account! button to register.

To sign out of the sync service, go to Settings > Synchronization and select Sign out.

Read more about synchronization.

Go to Settings > Synchronization > Sync and Google services and choose the data categories that you want to synchronize between devices. Read more about synchronization.
If you’ve chosen to synchronize your bookmarks, they can be viewed in your Bookmarks manager (Ctrl + Shift + B). To view, edit or remove Bookmarks on all your devices, click Other Bookmarks on the sidebar. Read more about synchronization.

If you’ve chosen to synchronize your Speed Dials, they can be viewed in your Bookmarks manager (Ctrl + Shift + B). To view, edit or remove Speed Dial entries on all your devices, click Other Speed Dials on the sidebar. Read more about synchronization.

Opera merges the history of each of your devices onto the history page. You can access your History page by clicking on the clock icon on your sidebar, or using the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + H). Read more about synchronization.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & Security > Autofill > Passwords. On Mac, your passwords are then stored in your computer’s Keychain. Read more about synchronization.

Go to Settings > Synchronization > Sync and Google services and select Encrypt all synchronized data with your own sync passphrase. Read more about synchronization.

Select the Tabs button from the sidebar (it looks like a monitor). You must be signed into your Opera account. Read more about synchronization.

Go to Settings > Sidebar > Manage Sidebar and select which messengers you want available in the sidebar. You can also right-click on the sidebar (Ctrl + click on Mac) to select sidebar features. Read more about integrated messengers.

Go to Settings > Sidebar > Manage Sidebar and click Enable notification badges for messengers. Read more about integrated messengers.

With one of your messengers open, you will see a menu in the top-left corner. Click on that menu to see a Mute option. Read more about integrated messengers.

With one of your messengers open, you will find a pin icon in the top-right corner. Read more about integrated messengers.

With one of your messengers open, you will find a menu in the top-left corner. Click on that menu to see a Log out option. Read more about integrated messengers.

It is a collection of new and trending web content based on your selected region, language and preferences. Read more about personal news.

Click on the newspaper icon in the left sidebar of the start page. Read more about personal news.

Go to Personal News > Top 50 and select a region/language from the dropdown menu. Read more about personal news.

Go to Personal news and click Add sources in the left panel. Read more about personal news.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Features> Personal news and select an interval from the Check my sources for new content dropdown menu. Read more about personal news.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Features > Start page and turn on Show news on start page. Read more about news on the start page.

On a webpage, either click the camera icon to the right of the search bar, or use the keyboard shortcut (Shift + Ctrl + 5) (⇧ + ⌘ + 2 on mac). Adjust the frame and click Capture. Alternately, you can select Capture full screen or Save page as PDFat the top of the page. Read more about snapshot.
After capturing a screenshot, you will be presented with editing tools — zoom, arrow, blur, highlight, pencil, selfie, stickers and text. Read more about snapshot.

Turbo is a feature in the Opera Mini mobile browser. It compresses and tweaks web content to load pages faster and go easy on data plans. It used to be part of other Opera browsers, but has since been replaced by different features with similar functions. Read more about Opera’s features.

My Flow is a feature that connects Opera Touch and your Opera desktop browser that lets you quickly and easily share links, online videos, photos, documents and personal notes. Read more about My Flow.

To use My Flow, you need both Opera for Desktop and Opera Touch for mobile. In your desktop browser:

  1. Go to the Easy setup menu and make sure My Flow is enabled.
  2. Click the My Flow icon in the sidebar and follow the instructions.

Read more about My Flow, or read about using My Flow from Opera Touch.

  • To send a web page link, click the Send to My Flow icon in the address and search bar.
  • You can also highlight text on a web page and click Send to My Flow in the search pop-up. 
  • To send files from your desktop, open My Flow from your sidebar . From there, you can drag and drop files or click the upload button to search for the file on your computer.

Read more about My Flow, or read about using My Flow from Opera Touch.

Notes can be shared in My Flow by typing in the text bar at the bottom of the My Flow panel. Read more about My Flow.

In My Flow , hover your mouse over the item you want to delete, click the button, and click Delete. Files you have uploaded will be automatically deleted after two days. Read more about My Flow.

In My Flow , in the top-right, click on settings (gear icon) and then click Clear My Flow. Content that is deleted will not be available on any connected device. Read more about My Flow.

  • Refresh My Flow. To do so, click the Reload buttonat the top of the My Flow panel.
  • If refreshing fails, you may need to perform an Emergency Reset. Click the menu and click Emergency Reset. After the emergency reset, you will need to re-connect My Flow with Opera Touch.

Instant Search is a floating search bar that can be quickly summoned by keyboard shortcut (Alt + Space) in Opera. You can search the web or your open tabs. Read more about Instant Search.

Press Alt + Space to pull up Instant Search. Typing a query will offer results from your default search engine, your history, or your bookmarks in a floating window. You can also search through open tabs. Read more about Instant Search.

Open Instant Search (Alt + Space) and press Tab on your keyboard. Read more about Instant Search.

After typing is a query in the Instant Search bar, press Ctrl + Enter (⌘ + Enter in Mac). Read more about Instant Search.

Opera’s Crypto Wallet is integrated software that manages the keys for cryptocurrencies, enabling you to make cryptocurrency transactions online, as well as manage tokens and collectibles. Make transactions with your Opera desktop browser and confirm them with your Opera Touch or Opera for Android browser. Read more about Crypto Wallet.
To use Crypto Wallet, you need to:
  1. Create a Crypto Wallet in Opera for Android or Opera Touch for iOS.
  2. Enable Crypto Wallet on your Opera for computer’s sidebar.
  3. Connect your Crypto Wallet to your Opera desktop browser.
Read more about Crypto Wallet.
  • In Opera for Android, from the menu in the bottom right, go to Settings > Crypto Wallet and tap Open Wallet. It will then be accessible from the menu.
  • In Opera Touch for iOS, from the menu in the top right, go to Settings > Crypto Wallet. Tap Activate and then tap Open Wallet.
Read more about Crypto Wallet.
You will use this phrase to sign back into your Opera Crypto Wallet. It is very important to keep this phrase safe and secure. Opera will never ask for your backup phrase. If you lose your phone or have it stolen, this phrase can be used to restore your assets in a new wallet. Read more about Crypto Wallet.
In the Easy setup menu , under Features, enable Crypto Wallet. Read more about Crypto Wallet.
  1. In your computer’s browser, open the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel and click Reveal the code.
  2. In your Opera for Android or Opera Touch for iOS browser, tap the address bar, and then tap the bar scan icon. (You may need to permit Opera for Android to use your device’s camera.)
  3. Scan the revealed code in the Crypto Wallet sidebar panel with your device.
Read more about Crypto Wallet.
  1. When you start a transaction from Opera for computers, the Crypto Wallet panel will open.
  2. Open your Opera for Android or Opera Touch for iOS browser. If your wallet is properly synced, the mobile browser will open the payment confirmation page. Tap Confirm.
Read more about Crypto Wallet.
In order to receive cryptocurrencies from a sender, you will need to share your wallet’s address with them. In your Crypto Wallet sidebar panel, click Copy Address and then paste it into the send/receive form. Read more about Crypto Wallet.
The Opera Crypto Wallet includes a direct link to the Opera dApps Store. There you can discover Web 3.0 apps such as CryptoKitties, Bitrefill, and other Ethereum-based marketplace and social applications. Read more about Crypto Wallet.
Open your Opera Crypto Wallet sidebar panel and click the blue dApp button in the bottom-right corner of the panel. Read more about Crypto Wallet.

You can open a new private window through the menu or with the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + N). Read more about private browsing.

Private windows remove any browsing data once you close them – history, image cache, passwords, everything. You can browse more comfortably on public computers knowing your browsing activity and passwords are removed when you close all private windows. Read more about private browsing.

Click on the Easy setup button to the right of the combined address and search bar. Under Appearance, click Show sidebar. Click the button again to unpin the sidebar. Unpinning the sidebar will make the sidebar only available from the start page. Read more about the sidebar.

Go to Settings > Sidebar > Manage sidebar. You can also right-click (Ctrl + click on Mac) on the sidebar itself. Read more about the sidebar.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > User interface  and turn on Show tab previews.

Now, when you hover over a tab, a preview of that tab will pop up. Read more about tabs.

Simply right-click (Ctrl + click on Mac) on a tab to see it’s options. Read more about tabs.

Press Ctrl + F (⌘ + F on Mac) on your keyboard. Type in the search field to find your text. Read more about keyboard shortcuts.
Extensions are small software programs that can be added to Opera. The can allow further customization or add more functionality to the browser. Read more about extensions.
  • Download and install the Install Chrome extensions addon from the Opera addons page.
  • Next, go to the chrome webstore and choose the extension you want. Click the Add to Opera button and follow the prompts. You will be taken to your extensions manager page where you can click Install.
Read more about extensions.
Click on the extensions icon on your sidebar. If you don’t see the icon, you may need to right-click the sidebar (Ctrl + click on Mac) and enable it. From there you can see, update, enable, disable, and change the settings for your extensions. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + E) (⌘ + Shift + E on Mac). Read more about extensions.
Click on the extensions icon on your sidebar (Ctrl + Shift + E) (⌘ + Shift + E on Mac). If you don’t see the icon, you may need to right-click the sidebar (Ctrl + click on Mac) Click Disable on the extension you want to turn off. Read more about extensions.

To view a detailed list of your downloaded files, launch the files from the browser, or restart a download after your connection was interrupted, go to the menu > Downloads (Ctrl + J). On Mac, select View > Downloads. Read more about downloads.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Downloads and click the Change button. Navigate to the folder you wish to save downloads to and click Select. Read more about downloads.

The Speed Dial is a visual set of entries on your start page. They give you quick access to your most visited sites or installed extensions. Speed Dial entries appear as thumbnails and can be organized into folders as well. Read more about Speed Dial.

Click an empty entry, which is marked with a +. Select from the list of suggested pages, or type a web address and press Enter. Read more about Speed Dial.

Right-click (Ctrl + click on Mac) the entry’s thumbnail and select Edit. Read more about Speed Dial.

To rearrange the position of entries, simply drag and drop the thumbnails to the desired location. Read more about Speed Dial.

Right-click (Ctrl + click on Mac) the entry and click Move to trash. Read more about Speed Dial.

Drag one Speed Dial entry onto another and a folder will be created. Read more about Speed Dial.

  • Go to Settings > Block ads and turn on Block ads and surf the web up to three times faster. There you can also manage exceptions and lists for ad blocker.
  • You can also enable/disable ad blocker in the Easy setup menu in the top-right corner of your browser.
  • On the right side of the combined address and search bar you can see a small badge . Click on the badge for more information, including the number of blocked ads and trackers, and a site-specific switch for unblocking ads or trackers.
Read more about ad Blocker.

Go to Settings > Basic > Block ads > Manage lists > Custom lists. Read more about Ad Blocker.

Click on the Easy setup menu, and click Block trackers. Read more about Opera’s tracker blocker.
Click on the badge in the combined address and search bar and click Turn off for this site. Read more about Opera’s tracker blocker.
Go to Settings > Basic. In Privacy protection, under Block trackers, click Manage exceptions. Read more about Opera’s tracker blocker.
Go to Settings > Basic. In Privacy protection, under Block trackers, click Manage lists. Read more about Opera’s tracker blocker.

This is when hidden cryptocurrency mining scripts end up on your computer and use your CPU to earn money (but not for you). Read more about cryptojacking.

Go to Settings > Block ads > Manage Lists and check the NoCoin (Cryptocurrency Mining Protection) checkbox. Read more about cryptojacking.

Normally, your browser connects directly to websites, allowing websites to identify your IP address and approximate location. When you connect to websites via a VPN (virtual private network) server, your apparent location changes to the location of the server, essentially hiding your location and IP address. Read more about VPN.
Go to Settings > Advanced > Features > VPN and turn on Enable VPN. When you enable VPN, a blue badge will appear at the left end of the combined address and search bar. Click on the badge to see an on/off switch, information about the amount of data transferred, the virtual location, and the virtual IP address. Read more about VPN.
Bypass VPN for default search engines allows you to use your default search engine to get search results relevant to your actual location. Using Opera’s VPN changes your virtual location while browsing. This influences search results when using a search engine, such as Google. For example, if you search for a cafe while in Paris with VPN turned on, you may get attractive but inconvenient cafe recommendations in Norway. Read more about VPN.
Go to Settings > Advanced > Privacy & security > VPN and click Bypass VPN for default search engines. Read more about VPN.

Opera’s mouse gestures are quick, small mouse movements that let you perform common browsing actions. Mouse gestures work by holding the right mouse button, moving the mouse in a certain direction, then letting go of the button. With practice, navigating with the mouse can become fast and efficient. They must be enabled first. See the list of shortcuts and mouse gestures.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Shortcuts and turn on Enable mouse gestures. Read more about shortcuts.

When enabled, rocker gestures let you navigate backwards and forwards through pages by rocking your fingers between the right and left mouse buttons. Simply click and hold one button, click the other, then release the first before releasing the second. With a little practice, you can speed through web pages with this gesture. Rock right to left to navigate backward, and left to right to navigate forward. Read more about shortcuts.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Shortcuts and turn on Enable rocker gestures. Read more about shortcuts.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Shortcuts and turn on Configure shortcuts. Hover your mouse over a command and click Type a shortcut. Type your new shortcut. Read more about shortcuts.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Shortcuts and turn on Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts.

See a list of single key and alternatively-configured shortcuts.

Developer tools are used for developing and debugging local and remote web pages. These include a DOM view of web pages and a highlighting of elements. You can step through your JavaScript code, quickly inspect changes to your CSS styles, debug your creations, and study your application’s impact on network resources. Developer tools allow remote debugging, making it possible to debug web pages as seen on a mobile phone or a television from your desktop. Read more about advanced settings.

  • For Windows and Linux users, go to the Menu > Developer > Developer Tools. You can also use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + I).
  • For Mac users, select View > Show Developer Menu. A new submenu called Developer will appear on the menu bar. To use the tools, select Developer > Developer Tools.

Read more about advanced settings.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > System and click Open proxy settings.

Learn more about proxy settings.

Copy and paste: opera:about/ in your address bar to see the exact file paths for your Opera data.

See the list of Opera files and folders for creating a backup.

  • Most of the time, if there’s a crash, simply restarting Opera solves the problem.
  • If restarting your browser does not solve the problem, you can try a clean install. Backing up your Opera files first is recommended.
  • If a clean install does not help, submit a bug report. Compress your Opera profile folder using .zip, .rar, or 7zip, and send it along with your report. If you find the file that made Opera crash, please specify it in the bug report.

Read more about crashes and issues.

  1. Uninstall the Opera application from your computer.
  2. Delete your Opera profile data.
  3. Download the latest version of Opera.
  4. Install your new, clean version.
  • On Windows or Linux, select the Menu > Help > Report an issue.
  • On Mac, from the menu, select Help > Report an Issue
  • You may also use our bug report wizard to tell us about the issue.

Go to the menu > Update & Recovery and click Check for Update.

After the update downloads, click Update. Read more about crashes and issues.

Go to the menu > Update & Recovery and click Recover. Read more about crashes and issues.

  1. Go to Opera’s download page and choose your system. 
  2. Click the Download button.
  3. Download the installer file to your system or to a portable storage device.
  4. Move the file to the computer where you want to install Opera. 
  5. Open the file and proceed with the installation.

Read more about crashes and issues.

  • For Windows or Linux go to the Menu > Zoom and click the + or buttons, or use the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl +/-).
  • On a Mac you can zoom in or out by selecting View > Zoom In / Zoom Out from the menu, or use the keyboard shortcut (⌘ +/-).
  • Opera also has fullscreen (F11) and presentation modes for browsing without menus or toolbars. Read more about zooming options in Opera.

First, make sure Flash Player is installed on your computer.

You can manage Opera’s settings for Flash by going to Settings > Privacy and security > Site settings > Flash.

Please try the following:

  • Open the same page through a private window (Ctrl or ⌘ + Shift + N) and check the problem
  • Clear cache and cookies in Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data (or with Ctrl or ⌘ + Shift + Del)
  • Disable your VPN by clicking the VPN icon in the combined address and search bar
  • Update your browser to the newest version

Read more about crashes and issues.

To get an older version of Opera, take a look at Opera's FTP. Read more about crashes and issues.

Reload the web page to refresh possibly outdated or corrupted files.
  • Hold down the Shift key and left-click the Reload button next to the address and search bar
  • Press Ctrl + F5 or press Ctrl + Shift + R (Windows, Linux)
  • Press Command ⌘ + Shift + R (Mac)
Read more about clearing your cache/history/cookies.

Go to Settings > Basic > Search engine, and choose a search engine from the list. Read more about searching and search engines.

Go to Settings > Basic > Search engine, click Manage search engine and Add.

Next, you need to:

  • Enter the name of the search engine you want (Ecosia, for example). 
  • Choose the keyword you would like to use as a shortcut in the search bar (e, for example).
  • Paste the URL with %s in place of the query, which means that instead of https://www.ecosia.org/?c=en you need to have http://ecosia.com/search?q=%s

Read more about searching and search engines.

In the search bar, type the keyword that identifies the engine (for example, y is for yahoo), followed by a space and your search query. For a list of keywords, go to Settings > Basic > Search engine and click Manage search engine. Learn more ways to use various search engines in Opera.

Highlight the text that you want to search for and a pop-up menu will appear. Click Search and a new tab will open with your search results. You may first need to enable search pop-up by going to Settings > Advanced > Features > Search pop-up. Read more about the search pop-up tool.

Highlight the currency, unit of measurement or time that you want to convert, making sure you highlight both the number and the type. A pop-up menu will appear with your conversion. You may first need to enable the converters in Settings > Advanced > Features > Search pop-up. Read more about Opera’s converter tool.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Features > Search pop-up and choose your preferred currency. Read more about Opera’s converter tool.

The Battery saver feature tweaks background processes to extend your battery life. Read more about battery saver.

When you unplug your computer, a battery-shaped icon appears to the right of the address bar. Click on the icon to enable/disable the feature or see your estimated remaining battery time. 

To manage the Battery saver, go to Settings > Advanced > Features > Battery saver. Read more about battery saver.

Hover your mouse over an online video to see a pop-out button at the top of the video frame. Click the button and the video will detach from the page and into its own adjustable window. Now you can switch to another tab or even another application and the video floats on top until you dismiss it. Read more about the video pop-out feature.
Go to Setting > Advanced > Features > Video pop out and click Enable video pop out. Read more about the video pop-out feature.

You can send feedback directly to the author of the extension in the Opera addons store or report the bug in Opera’s bug report wizard. Please describe your problem precisely and attach a link to the extension.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Languages. Here you can change languages, enable/disable Spell check, and customize Spell check. Read more about customization.

Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > Languages. There you can change languages, enable/disable Spell check, and customize Spell check. Read more about customization.

This is due to a changed app signature. If you’re using macOS, all you have to do is type in your system’s password once and click Always Allow. Opera will again have access to the stored browser login passwords and you will stop receiving the notification.

Read some additional information about this.

That usually indicates a GPU problem. Check the drivers for your graphics card. You can also try enabling or disabling the Hardware Acceleration function. Go to Settings > Advanced > Browser > System and enable Use hardware acceleration when available. Read more about crashes and issues.

Once you visit Booking.com and check out at least three hotels there, Opera will create a new Continue on Booking section on your start page, displaying your most frequently and recently viewed hotels on Booking.com.
No, it does not send your Booking.com browsing history to the Opera servers. Continue on Booking works fully within your browser, without any network look-up, and will only appear for active Booking.com users who have looked into at least three different places.
To turn the feature off, simply click x and select Do not show again. To temporarily hide it, choose Remind me later.
Once you visit Amazon.com or Aliexpress.com and check out at least three products there, Opera will create a new Continue Shopping section on your start page, displaying your most frequently and recently viewed products on Amazon and AliExpress.
Opera does not send your Amazon or AliExpress browsing history to the Opera servers. Continue Shopping works fully within your browser, without any network look-up, and will only appear for active Amazon or AliExpress users who have looked into at least three different items.
To temporarily hide Continue Shopping, click the arrow icon to fold the section. To turn the feature off completely, simply click x and select Do not show again.
Geolocation is the process of determining your location on Earth. Although the concept of geolocation is often connected with GPS, there is more than one way to determine your location when you are on the Internet. For example, your Internet address (IP address) can be used to determine roughly where you are, even without the more advanced methods of geolocation. Suppose that you want a more precise determination of your location than that provided by your IP address. For example, a website may want to know your location in order to provide you with a local map, or to identify a nearby restaurant or hotel. The Opera web browser (Opera) can tell the website approximately where you are, with the help of Google Location Services (GLS). Opera will always ask for your permission, and your privacy will always be respected.
The first time you go to a website that requests geolocation information, Google Location Services’ terms and conditions are presented. If you agree to them, the service is activated. After that, every time a website requests geolocation information, Opera tells you and gives you the choice to send or not send your location data. If you first reject Google Location Services’ terms and conditions, but later change your mind, go to Settings (Preferences on Mac) > Websites > Location, and check Allow websites to request my physical location.
You can reject Google Location Services’ terms and conditions. Alternatively, go to Settings (Preferences on Mac) > Websites > Location, and uncheck Allow websites to request my physical location.

How geolocation works

The exact way that geolocation works depends on the device, and its way of connecting to the Internet. If the device is a desktop computer, without any wireless connections, the IP address is used to determine the device’s location, and the measurement is rather crude. To determine the location of a laptop or other wireless device, Opera may additionally send the following data from nearby Wi-Fi access points:
  • MAC address (uniquely identifies the hardware)
  • Signal strength (tells how far away it is)
A database of known Wi-Fi access points, along with the measured signal strength, makes it possible to give rather precise location information. The success of this method depends largely on the concentration of known access points. If the device is connected to a mobile telephone network, location data may include the cell IDs for the cell towers closest to you, along with their signal strength. If the device is GPS-enabled, the location may be obtained via GPS. Any or all of the above methods may be used to determine the device’s location, if the device has sufficient connectivity. In what follows, we refer to this data as the location data.
When you first go to a webpage that uses location data, Opera tells you, and you decide whether or not to send the data. From then on, a pin appears in the address field connected with that page. Clicking on the pin opens a site-specific preferences dialog where you can change the geolocation setting to one of three values: YesNo, or Ask me. The default is Ask me.
Every time a website requests your location data, Opera informs you and asks for your permission to send it. With your permission, Opera passes location data to Google Location Services and sends an estimated latitude and longitude to the website. Opera does not save location data, nor are any cookies generated. Every time your location is requested, Opera redetermines the location data. The data passed to Google includes location data and a random client identifier (opera:config#Geolocation|AccessToken) assigned by Google, which expires after 2 weeks. The client identifier is used to distinguish requests, not to identify you. The data passed to Google is governed by Google’s own Privacy Policy. The location information sent to the website is governed by the website’s privacy policy. It is the responsibility of the website to dispose of that information in a way that is consistent with W3C’s Geolocation API Specification.
Each Opera device has a slightly different method for signing into your Opera account. On your computer:
  1. Open Opera.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Under Synchronization, click the Sign in button.
On your Android device:
  1. Open the Opera for Android app.
  2. Tap the menu and select Settings.
  3. Tap Sign in.
In Opera Mini:
  1. Open the Opera Mini app.
  2. Tap the menu and select the gear (settings) icon .
  3. Tap the Sign in to Opera.
Navigate to your profile on the Opera accounts page to review and edit your account details.
To reset your account:
  1. Navigate to http://sync.opera.com/web/.
  2. Select the Reset sync data button.
You will be signed out of all your devices and your synced data will be removed from the Opera servers. Keep in mind that any data that has been synced to a device will remain on that device until you manually remove it.
You shouldn't delete your account, because we'd hate to see you go. But, if you really want to, navigate to the account deletion page and click the big, red, scary Delete my account button. If you decide to leave the Opera community, you will no longer be able to post or comment on the forums or add-ons library. Your synced data will be erased from our servers. Your username will be removed from anything you have posted on the community sites. If you posted as part of a group, the ownership of what you posted will be transferred to the group.
If you delete your account, we'll send you an email with a reactivation link. Look for it in your inbox and click the link. Then, everything will be restored. If you can't find the email, you can request a new reactivation link. We give you seven days to reactivate your account. After that, your Opera account will be removed.