Personalize Opera

This guide was last updated for Opera 12.00

Once you become familiar with the basic functions of the Opera desktop browser, you can customize it in many different ways to suit your personal tastes, needs, and habits.

You can change how webpages are displayed and change the look and feel of the browser, such as change the color scheme with a theme. You can add or remove buttons and some fields, move or remove menus and toolbars, and so on. This tutorial guides you through the different preference settings and appearance options you can use to tailor the Opera browser to suit you.

Table of contents

Controlling content

This section explains how to control content in the Opera browser.

Personalizing the look and feel

This section explains how to change the look and feel of the browser (user interface) — tabs, themes, panels, toolbars, event sounds, language, and more.

Controlling browser behavior

This section explains how to control the behavior of the Opera browser in certain circumstances.

About this tutorial

This tutorial applies to Opera on all three major operating systems — Windows, UNIX, and Mac.

Commonly used menu options

Some menu options that are frequently mentioned in this tutorial include:

  • Preferences — From the menu, select Settings > Preferences
  • Quick Preferences — From the menu, select Settings > Quick Preferences This is a selection of commonly-used preferences arranged in an easy-access menu.
  • Appearance — From the menu, select Settings > Appearance.
Right-click

The term "right-click" throughout refers to using the right button on your mouse.

Links that provide more information

To provide additional, relevant information, this tutorial often provides links to other sections of the tutorial, to other tutorials, and to Opera Help online.

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