Although Opera is a speedy browser but some version’s are slower. If you are using any of this version, you can tweak them to make them speedy. Here I suggest best of 10 ways to make it faster. Hope they will helpful for you.
Type about:config in the address bar
Enter connections into the search field.
Change the value of Max Connections Total from 20 to any value between 32 to 65.
Do not change the Max Connections per Server.
After you are done with the above just save the settings and restart browser.
In History, Opera keeps a track of up to 500 last visited pages. This will actually increase the startup time of Opera. You can go to Preferences->Advanced->History and reduce the addresses to 100.
The best way to speed up is to clear the cache every time you start the browser. You can do so by going to Tools-> Delete Private Data.
First go to Tools-> Preferences-> Advanced-> Network. In Opera 11.50, Settings-> Preferences-> Advanced-> Network.
Select Server name completion.
Now uncheck Look for local network machine & Try name completion, using.
Restart Opera, you must see speed difference.
If you have a fast connection then you can change this setting to redraw instantly. You can do so by going to Tools-> Preferences-> Advanced-> Browsing->Loading
Change it to redraw instantly.
Opera takes a lot of time in loading mail and rss accounts during startup which in turn results in lots of disk activity during startup. This will also affect the overall performance of Opera. You can delay each account individually to improve the startup speed. In order to do so follow the following steps:
Locate your accounts.ini file (you can find it in the mail folder).
Every account should have an entry Initial Poll Delay=X where X should be set to at least 60 (seconds) and the rss feeds to something like 120 or more.
Well this option will depend entirely on the user who uses it. In case you do know what you are doing then it’s fine to disable the fraud protection. But if you aren’t then forget this.
If you want to disable you can do so by going to:
Preferences-> Advanced-> Security-> Enable Fraud protection
Uncheck it to disable it.
Smooth scrolling looks really good but the fact is that some sites slow down opera when this feature is enabled. If you disable it the browsing speed will increase.
You can do so by going to Preferences-> Advanced-> Browsing-> Smooth Scrolling. Just Uncheck it to disable it.
Opera downloads and stores the images in your hard drive in order to enable faster browsing next time you start the browser. By default its set to 5 hours. You can increase it to 24hrs by going to:
Tools-> Preferences-> Advanced-> History-> Check Images
Change it to check images after every 24 hours.
In case if you are concerned about flash stuff in a particular website then you can disable it by right clicking on the flash image and blocking it.
You can also add certain flash stuff which you don’t want to see again to
Tools-> Preferences-> Advanced-> Browsing-> Blocked Content
You can disable animations by going to opera:config#Multimedia|Show Animation
This won’t increase your speed to a great extent but it will certainly reduce bandwidth usage.
Note: In Swordfish Opera and later version’s of Opera 10, Opera Turbo do all the tweaks itself as described above. So tweaking this version is useless.
This article was posted in "Opera'' section by Kapil Arya.
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