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Opera Reviews

Opera is a browser with innovative features, speed and security.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Opera and what they use it for.
  • Opera GX is at the top of the search results when you search for FireFox
    Happened to me as well, And the funny thing is that in my country is actually banned. We need to use VPN in order to access it. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Opera website offline? and 0xc0000022 error
    I tried to reinstall, but the website seems to be down. All attempts to get to yield a "403 Forbidden" error. Using the installer.exe file in the program folder did not work. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • kinda confused right now.
    What's more is that if you visit you will find a lot of documents - I repeat: this is a publicly traded company - that will make you perfectly clear who Opera is. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Unable to download - 403 Forbidden (MacOS, Chrome)
    Most pages with '' are coming back with 403 Forbidden. The download page curiously isn't - but actually trying to download causes the same 403 Forbidden hard stop. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Is Opera GX using more memory than Edge?
    Opera GX is overloaded with features, which take more RAM. Use the regular Opera for more lightweight experience. Or Otter Browser for even less RAM. - Source: Reddit / 12 months ago
  • Been wondering about this for a while... anyone got any answers?
    So for 100th time. or nothing else. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • I've been using Chrome for 10+ yrs. Never had security problems that wasn't directly linked to my mistakes. Tested OperaGX for about a Month. Coincidentally that month i had some strange security problems. Anyone else had it? Details on post.
    Yeah, so. LEt's go one b y one. Yeah Opera INstaller from the Official site. Didn't use the VPN. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Windows 11 Will Soon Block All Default Browser Workarounds
    Installing opera on Windows, browse to, download and install. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How do I install the latest update on PC?
    Just noticed that there`s a new update for Opera GX on PC, but when I click the Install update button in the sub-menu that`s in the top left corner of the screen I just get redirected to , which is basically just a section of dedicated specifically to Opera GX. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Is Opera safe ?
    If you visit, you see that the developers are in Norway. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • is this safe ?
    It is where the file downloads from when you download from - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • problem loading opera websites
    So I am using opera gx and have problems loading any websites I don't know what the issue is and where to start troubleshooting. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • The Perl echo chamber, marketing and … is Perl really dying?
    Some years ago I was a fairly active member of the Perl community, I attended and presented at various Perl conferences around Europe, talking about my experience using Perl at a few small and large companies. - Source: / almost 2 years ago
  • Opera won't uninstall? [Windows 10]
    Download and install Opera browser from . If it installs successfully try to uninstall it and then run another Malwarebytes scan. - Source: Reddit / almost 2 years ago
  • Can't access or update?
    I get this whenever I try to access, and I get "An error occurred while checking for updates" when I try to update my browser. Anyone else or just me? - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago
  • Why the doesn't the opera website open for me
    The opera website doesn't open for me and instead it shows this site can't be reached,i tried on different browsers and it does't work. - Source: Reddit / about 2 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Opera

Top browsers: features, comparison and stats (2022)
Opera is the fifth most popular web browser; it currently holds 2.4% of the web browser market share. It was released in 1995 by Opera. So, it is one of the oldest web browsers which is still actively developed. The Opera web browser is based on Chromium, Google’s free and open source software project.
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Because it is built on Chromium, Opera supports Chrome extensions, so the transition away from Google should be a smooth one. I particularly love Opera’s battery saver feature, which promises to improve battery life by up to 35%. When it comes to the user experience, Opera is a pretty straightforward browser with a clean user interface featuring a handy sidebar and some nifty mouse gestures.
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Opera also features a built-in “Stash” for saving pages to read later. There’s no need to sign up for a Pocket or Evernote account to save a page for later reading. Similarly, Opera features a speed-dial menu that puts all your most frequently visited pages in one place. Google Chrome also does this, but only on a blank new tab. Finally, Opera has a built-in unlimited VPN service, making it a more secure browser...
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AdBlocker Ultimate offers both free and paid products. Their free products include an open-source browser extension that is compatible with Chrome, Mozilla, Opera, Safari, and Edge. They also have a free browser for Android called AdBlocker Ultimate Browser and a mobile app for Safari on iOS.
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Opera Browser — A basic ad blocker that’s built into the Opera browser, but doesn’t remove all ads.
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The Opera browser bakes in ad-blocking features into the browser without the need for an extra add-on, while also offering privacy-friendly tools such as an unlimited, built-in VPN service, incognito mode, fraud and malware warnings for suspicious links and pages, and more. In addition, you can further customize Opera's capabilities with a wide array of extensions.
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Opera also comes with built-in ad-blocker, thus allowing you to surf the internet without seeing any ads. Another good feature of Opera is the Opera Turbo Mode which when enabled compresses all the data. This results in not only faster load times but also less usage of data making it perfect for users with limited internet data connections. There’s also a battery saver mode which makes the browser consume less...
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What You'll Miss: Honestly, not much. Opera is built on Blink, as Vivaldi and Chrome are, so you can expect similar performance. In fact, if anything the biggest knock against Opera may be that beyond its privacy and security bona fides, it doesn't offer enough differentiation from Chrome to be worth the jump.

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