This guide was last updated for Opera 12.00
There are many ways to control the content on a webpage, from controlling what content is actually displayed, to controlling how the content is presented. Below are a few of the main ways to control web content.
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Pop-ups are new windows that open to display other information, advertisements, or capture email addresses. These can sometimes be distracting. Opera blocks pages from opening pop-ups by default and displays a notification instead. If you want to view the pop-up, click the notification, or select the Closed Tabs icon on the far right of the tab bar to retrieve it.
You can, however, choose how you want to handle pop-ups from. You can choose to open them all, to display them in a background tab or window, to display only those you request, or not to display any.
Some webpages contain additional content that you may find distracting, such as advertisements. You can control what is displayed by selectively blocking undesirable images or plug-in content. To do this:
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Some websites use animated images or sounds but you can easily switch them off if you find them distracting. To switch these off, go to event sounds.and uncheck “Enable Animated Images” and/or “Enable Sound in webpages”. Animations in GIF and SVG format will display as ordinary graphics. Note: Enabling or disabling sound will not affect operating system sounds or
Plug-ins are third-party software applications that enable you to play videos, music, or movies. For each of these types of multimedia content, you need to download and install plug-in software. For some commonly used plug-ins, such as Adobe Flash, Opera may display a simple installation wizard to help you.
If you do not want to display plug-in content in webpages, you can disable plug-ins by selectingand unchecking “Enable plug-ins”.
You can also have plug-ins, such as Flash content, load only when clicked. This is especially helpful to speed up browsing on computers that have difficulty handling lots of plug-in content. To set this, from the menu, selectand check the box for “Enable plug-ins only on demand”.
For some commonly used plug-ins, Opera provides a simple installation wizard. For tips on installing plug-ins, refer to the relevant link below:
Not all webpages are the same. Sometimes, you may want to apply a preference setting to most sites, but apply a different preference to a specific site. For example, you may want to block unrequested pop-ups by default, but enable them for a specific site that relies on using them. To solve this dilemma, you can set permanent preferences for individual sites, which override global settings. To do this, right-click the webpage and select “Edit Site Preferences”.
To manage or remove site preferences, select.
There are two main modes for viewing webpages in Opera. The default is Author mode, which displays webpages as the author intended. The other main mode is User mode, which allows you to view pages in your own style. To use modes, refer to the following tips.
For more information on style options, go to Opera Help - Menus and view the Style topic.
Sometimes, webpages do not have a specified style for fonts, background color, or link colors. We have selected some default fonts and colors for you, but you may prefer to choose your own. To do this, selectand select your preferred fonts, background color, or colors for normal and visited links. You can also enable or disable an underline for links.
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