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How to Automatically Perform Cleanup Tasks when Opera Exits

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Recently, we published an article that showed you how to always show the startup dialog when you open Opera, which allows you to specify what’s displayed when Opera opens. You can also specify what happens when you close Opera.

All these options are accessed by selecting Settings | Preferences from the Opera menu.


To save all the open tabs from the current session and open them again the next time you open Opera, select Continue from last time from the Startup drop-down list on the General tab.


To display a confirmation dialog box every time you exit Opera, click the Advanced tab on the Preferences dialog box. Select Browsing from the menu on the left and then select the Confirm exit check box so there is a check mark in the box.


To automatically empty the webpages stored in the disk cache when you exit Opera, select History from the menu on the left side of the Advanced tab. Select the Empty on exit check box below the Disk cache drop-down list so there is a check mark in the box.

NOTE: Deleting the cache may cause webpages to take longer to load.


To automatically delete any new cookies created during the current browsing session when you exit Opera, select Cookies from the menu on the left side of the Advanced tab. Select the Delete new cookies when exiting Opera check box so there is a check mark in the box.


Opera is highly customizable, and these options, along with the options on the startup dialog, should enhance your web browsing experience and make it faster and more secure.

Lori Kaufman is a writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

  • Published 07/23/12

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