Are you using the Opera web browser and you want to change the default search engine from Google to Bing, DuckDuckGo, Qwant or something else? Here are four methods for changing Opera's search engine so that, each time you look for something in the address bar, the search engine that you want returns the results:
NOTE: This guide was created using Opera version 57. If Opera changes and this guide no longer works, do not hesitate to leave a comment. Let us know about this problem, and we will update the article as soon as possible. Thank you!
In Windows 10, the default web browser is Microsoft Edge, the latest browser developed by Microsoft. However, even if Edge brings many new features and improvements when compared to Microsoft's previous browser - Internet Explorer - you may still want to change your default browser to another one, which you are already using.
Do Not Track or DNT is a web browser setting that requests websites or web applications disable their tracking of the user. When DNT is enabled in your web browser, the web browser signals all websites that you visit, and the third-party services that they are using, that you do not want to be tracked. Here is an explanation of how DNT works, and how to turn it on in Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Opera, and Internet Explorer:
Proxy servers are either public services that promise to bypass content restrictions on the internet or are imposed on private networks by the administrator (this is the case for corporate networks) who wants to control and optimize the access to the internet. Regardless of the need to use a proxy server, when you use a web browser, you may have to set this up. This tutorial shows you how to set a proxy server in all the major browsers for Windows: Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge, and Opera.
A useful tool that any decent web browser offers is private browsing. This feature has a different name, depending on the browser that you are using. Google Chrome calls it Incognito, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge name it InPrivate, Firefox and Opera name it Private browsing. In this article we show you how to enable private browsing in all the major web browsers and how to check if you are browsing privately or not:
How to emulate a mobile device in a desktop browser (Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, and Internet Explorer)
There are websites which offer more options and features when visited on mobile devices. When that happens, and you use a desktop browser, you get frustrated because of the limited user experience you get. Other times, you may want to test and see how a website looks on a particular mobile device like the iPhone, the iPad or a Pixel 2 smartphone. Here is how to view (and test) a mobile site on a desktop PC:
Web browsers, including popular ones such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Microsoft Edge, and even Internet Explorer, can store your passwords. It is a useful feature to have in your web browser, as it makes it easier for you to sign into your online accounts. However, if you are considering changing your primary web browser, or switching to a password manager, you might want to move all your passwords from the old web browser to the new one. A tedious way is to do it site by site, password by password.
Third-party cookies are pieces of data that are saved in your web browser by the websites you visit. However, their origins are on other domains. Most of the time, third-party cookies are used by ad services to offer you targeted ads that are based on your browsing history and your web searches. However, these cookies can raise privacy concerns as they can also be used to store your browsing history across websites that use the same ad services.
In recent months, security researchers have discovered techniques that let hackers and unscrupulous websites perform in-browser, drive-by cryptocurrency mining even after the user has closed the window with the offending site. By doing this, they generate money in cryptocurrencies using your computing resources, without your consent. If you have a slow PC or many open apps, this can represent a significant issue. In its newest version, the Opera web browser included a feature that helps you block such techniques with just a click. Here's how it works and how to enable this feature: