Guide

How to install and manage Opera extensions 

Installing extensions on Opera is quick and easy and because it also allows you to install Chrome extensions, you are never short of new features to enjoy.

And if privacy is a prime concern for you while searching the internet, it makes sense to install an extension that protects your personal data. It’s why Ghostery has become such a popular option for millions of people across the world, working as a tracker and ad blocker extension for Opera that keeps third-party trackers at bay.

To help you learn how to install extensions in Opera, we’ll walk you through how to install Ghostery and what to do if you need to disable or remove any other extension you add on.

How to install extensions on the Opera browser

1. If you do not already have Opera installed, go to their official website to download it onto your device.

2. Once installed, open the Opera browser and head over to the addons page which serves as the Opera extension store. Use the search box and type in ‘Ghostery’.

Opera Browser Window displaying Opera addons store

3. Click on the extension and you will see a pop up that says, “Add to Opera”. This will install it on the browser.

Opera Browser Window displaying Opera addons store with Ghostery Ad Blocker Browser Extension in view

While you can easily find the Ghostery add-on in Opera, if you are searching for another extension you may have to use the Chrome Store to find it, which we explain below.

 

How to install Chrome extensions on Opera

If you can’t find your extension in Opera, you should be able to find it in the Chrome store. This is possible because Opera browsers are Chromium based, so they both support Chrome extensions. Chromium is an open-source project that is shared across multiple browsers.

1. The first thing to do is to open the Opera browser.

2. Head over to the Chrome web store.

Opera Browser Window displaying chrome web store

3. Use the search bar and type in ‘Ghostery’ and click ‘Add to Chrome’.

Browser window displaying chrome web store with Ghostery Privacy Ad Blocker Extension in view. Button

4. A pop-up window will appear asking you to ‘Add extension’. Click on this and this will add the Ghostery extension to your Opera browser.

chrome web store window displaying prompt to add

Downloading and adding an extension for Opera is as easy as that. Once the extension is installed you can then manage it on the extension page.

How to manage extensions on Opera

If you want to manage extensions on Opera to make some small changes, follow the steps below:

1. Open the Opera browser.

2. In the toolbar, click on the ‘Extensions’ option. Click on the three dots in the bottom corner to enable this option if it is not already enabled.

3. Once inside you will be able to see all the extensions you have installed on the Opera browser.

Opera Browser Window displaying the Sidebar Setup screen and Ghostery setup screen behind. Extension has been added

Many non-privacy apps will continue to access and use your data even when it is no longer active. If you want complete privacy, we recommend that you remove the add-on completely if you do not intend to use it anymore.

 

How to remove Opera extensions

To fully remove an Opera extension all you need to do is follow these steps:

1. Open the Opera browser.

2. Click on the ‘Extensions’ option in the toolbar and then ‘Extensions’ once more.

3. Under the ‘All’ tab you will then see a list of Opera extensions currently installed in the browser.

4. Click on the extension you want to remove

5. You can now click the ‘X’ in the top right-hand corner.

Once you click ‘OK’ this confirms the removal, and the extension will no longer be installed.

 

Choose who can access your cookies

After installing Ghostery on Opera, annoying ads, spying trackers and pop-ups will be kept out of your way so you don’t have to deal with so many distractions online. It’s free to use and offers a host of extra features for you to explore, helping you to get more from the internet, safe in the knowledge that your data has optimal privacy settings online.

 

Take control of your digital privacy today!

Compared to opting out or cookie blocking, downloading the Ghostery Privacy Suite is a more efficient way of enhancing your online privacy.

Get in touch with our team if you have any questions - we are always happy to help!

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