A reader wants to make sure I don’t leave out his favorite browser when discussing your online options. In a recent article, I suggested checking out Edge, Chrome, and Firefox.
“Just wish you had included my fav. Browser in this review … Opera comes with free VPN inbuilt and a fav. start page.
Never had any problem with any website using Opera after 10 years that can’t be bad.”
Opera didn’t make the cut in that article because I was highlighting the most-used browsers and Opera is used by only about 1.5% of folks accessing. But Opera is certainly worth a look.
Opera is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and even to install on a USB drive as a portable browser. There’s also a version for Android. To get started, I’ll click the download button.
You’ll need to give permission for your browser to download. Go to your Downloads folder and double-click on the set-up file for Opera.
The Opera installer wizard will open and ask your permission to proceed.
When the Wizard opens you’ll be able to choose whether or not to import bookmarks from other browsers. You can also pick between a dark and a light theme. If you use Messenger or What’sApp Messaging, you can choose to receive messages in your sidebar. There’s an option to turn on an ad blocker and a VPN for more privacy. If you use crypto currencies like Bitcoin, you can also set up a Crypto Wallet. If you choose Messenger, you will need to log into your account. That literally takes 20 seconds.
If you choose to import bookmarks, choose between the browsers on your PC or a saved file.
Then choose which items you wish to import.
In our next article in this series, we’ll take a tour of Opera and check out its features.