Opera Browser: Tweaks & Settings Guide

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  1. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    I wrote up a Tweaks & Settings guide for Opera Browser

    These are the settings I use when I use Opera, I figured I would post in case some of you might find it useful.

    Disable DOM/Persistent Storage:
    Type "opera:config" in the URL bar, then go to Persistent Storage, set "Domain Quota For localStorage" to "0" and set "Domain Quota Exceeded Handling For localStorage" to "0", save and restart browser to commit changes.

    Disable Form History:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Forms - uncheck/disable "Enable Password Manager"

    Disable search suggestions:
    Opera menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Search - uncheck/disable "Enable search suggestions in the address field", click ok to commit change

    Disable Smooth scrolling:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Browsing - uncheck/disable "Smooth scrolling"

    Enable Full Address fields:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Browsing - check/enable "Show full web address in address field"

    JavaScript Options:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Content, JavaScript Options - "Allow changing of status field" and "Allow scripts to detect context menu events" should be the only ones check marked/enabled, all other fields should be unchecked/disabled.

    Enable Plug-ins On-Demand (Click to Play):
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Content - check mark/enable "Enable plug-ins only on demand"

    Disable visited addresses and autocompletion:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, History - select "0" from the drop down menu, uncheck/disable "Remember content on visited pages"

    Empty History on exit:
    Opera menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, History - check/enable "Empty on exit" under disk cache

    Change cache page updating:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, History - select "Every 24 Hours" next to the Check documents option

    Cookie Control:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Cookies - enable "Accept cookies only from the site I visit", check mark/enable "Delete new cookies when exiting Opera" and "Ask me before accepting cookies"

    Enable Do Not Track:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Prefernces, Advanced, Security - check/enable "Ask websites not to track me"

    Disable server name completion:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Network, Click "Server Name Completion" button, uncheck/disable "Look for local network machine" and "Try name completion, using", hit ok to commit change.

    Disable Referrer:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Network - uncheck/disable "Send referrer information"

    Disable Geolocation:
    Opera Menu, Settings, Preferences, Advanced, Network - uncheck/disable "Enable geolocation"

    I also posted it here http://www.pc-babble.com/638/opera-browser-my-tweak-settings-guide/

    Feel free to share any tweaks and settings you may use, as others might find your guide useful as well.
     
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  2. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Extensions I use:

    VirusTotal Opera Extension
    WOT (Web Of Trust)
    Ghostery

    I tried NoAds Advanced, but I experienced a slow down while browsing, so that is a no go for me.

    Any other extensions you recommend?
     
  3. Romagnolo1973

    Romagnolo1973 Registered Member

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    i use almost same tricks and I only use one extension LASTPASS, a must have expecialy when opera password manager is disabled

    is good using the fanboy script as ADBlock, it does not use resources and is great
    http://www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/
     
  4. Wroll

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    F12 - Block all pop-ups.
     
  5. Tyrizian

    Tyrizian Registered Member

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    Interesting, I'll have to try that out...Thanks:thumb:
     
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