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Proxy settings in the Opera browser. Connecting and disconnecting

By connecting the proxy server to the Opera browser, you will have new opportunities when working on the Internet. You can get to blocked sites, classify a valid IP address and your location, without the risk of blocking, use software and services for online promotion. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to configure Opera proxy settings. It will help you quickly and correctly connect the proxy server to the Opera browser or disable it.

Clearing cache and cookies in Opera. Preparing to configure proxies

Before connecting the proxy server, it is important to conduct preparatory work in the browser. You need to clear the cache in Opera and cookies. This data is potentially dangerous, as it can lead to leakage of confidential data.

To clear your history and cookie, follow this instruction:

  1. Open browser
  2. Go to the "Menu".

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  3. Go to the “History” tab and click “Clear browsing history” or the key combination “Ctrl” + “Shift” + “Del”.

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  4. Select the “All time” time range.

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  5. Check that all the checkboxes.
  6. Click "Delete Data."

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To avoid data leakage, it is best to clear cookies in the Opera and the visit history more than once, but after each session in the browser.

For greater security when using the Internet, it is better to use anti detect browsers. For example, you can study the instructions for working with proxies in Indigo Browser.

Proxy settings in Opera

To configure a proxy server in Opera, follow the instructions below:

  1. Launch a browser.
  2. Open the "Menu" located in the upper left corner.

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  3. Go to "Settings".


  4. Where “Search settings” are written, enter the word “Proxy”.

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  5. The browser will give you a suitable section (“System”), where you need to click on the option “Open your computer’s proxy settings”.

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  6. The opera browser will automatically redirect you to the system settings of the computer. Scroll down the page to the “Manual proxy settings” section.

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  7. We come to the most interesting - how to enable proxies in Opera. Set “ON” next to the option “Use proxy server”.

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  8. Enter the IP address and port of the used proxy for Opera.

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  9. For some websites, you may not use a proxy server. To do this, simply enter them in the list in the appropriate settings window. To separate, use the symbol “;”.

    If necessary, check the box next to “Do not use the proxy server for local (intranet addresses).


  10. Click "Save."


You learned how to configure proxies in Opera. You can close the system settings window.

You may also find the step-by-step instructions for setting up proxies in Internet Explorer helpful.

How to disable proxy server in Opera

Disabling proxies in Opera is performed on the same principle as its connection. Follow the instructions:

  1. Launch a browser.
  2. Go to the "Menu" located in the upper left corner.

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  3. Go to Settings.


  4. Enter the word “Proxies” in the settings search so that the browser automatically displays the appropriate sections for you. We are interested in the "System".

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  5. Click the option "Open your computer’s proxy settings."

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  6. When the browser redirects you to the system settings, scroll down the page just below to see the “Manual proxy settings” section.
  7. If you are no longer going to use a proxy server, then delete its data. If you need to temporarily disable the proxy, you can not erase the IP address and port so that you do not enter them again later.

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    After completing the next step, the server will not work anyway.

  8. Turn the toggle switch under “Use proxy server” to “Off”.

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This completes the process of disabling the proxy server. You can close the system settings window.

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