Settings

Default search engine

Google is Opera Touch’s default search engine, but you can choose from several search engines available in the browser. The search engine which you choose will be used when searching from FAB or Instant Search.

To change the default search engine:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under Browser, tap Default search engine.
  3. Choose your default search engine.

Dark theme

To enable dark theme on Opera Touch:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under General, turn on Dark mode.

Ad blocking 

Opera Touch’s native and opt-in ad blocker helps improve page loading speeds. The ad blocker contains EasyList and regional ad blocker lists.

To turn on ad blocking:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under Browser, turn on Ad blocking.

Cryptocurrency mining protection

Opera’s cryptocurrency mining protection stops cryptojacking from occurring on your device without your knowledge. Some websites have cryptojacking scripts embedded in their code. When you access those websites, the scripts will cause your device to use more CPU usage than it should.

You can test if your device is protected from cryptocurrency mining in our cryptojacking test.

To turn on or off cryptocurrency mining protection:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under Browser, turn of Cryptocurrency mining protection.

Vibrations

Vibrations, or haptic feedback, is touch feedback given to the user when interacting with a user interface. When you interact with a touchscreen button, you will feel a vibration from your phone, for example. Opera Touch uses vibrations for interactions with FAB. Vibrations is enabled by default.

To turn off vibrations:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under General, turn off Vibrations.

Clear browsing data

Clearing browsing data can help improve the speed and performance of Opera Touch. Overtime, cookies and other cached data accumulates and may slow down your browser.

To clear your browsing history, cookies, and cached data:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under Browser, tap Clear browsing data
  3. Select the browsing data you wish to delete and tap Clear data.

Hide Top Sites from home page

To hide the Top Sites section from your home page:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under General, turn off Top Sites.

Disable Instant Search on browser startup

To disable Instant Search when starting up the browser:

  1. Tap  and tap Settings.
  2. Under General, turn off Instant Search.