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Install in Opera browser
Install in Opera browser
Updated over a week ago

Opera is built on the Chromium platform. Many of its features are like Google Chrome. There are some crucial differences, though.

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Set as your homepage

When you set as the default homepage for Opera, you can access your favorite bookmarks and widgets faster and more efficiently.

The default setting for Opera is to open with their version of a start page. First, make sure you open with a page.


  1. Open the settings page from Opera by clicking the Opera Icon (top-left) or go there directly by typing chrome://settings in the address bar.

  2. On the Settings page, go to On startup. Toggle the third option: "Open a specific page or set of pages" and click "Set pages." Here you can type ""


  3. While you're there, make sure to toggle the option under "Bookmarks bar" to "Show the bookmarks bar." This will come in handy later.

  4. To get access to your start pages and bookmarks click the button in the top-right of your screen: 'sign in' or 'customize'.

Set as your new tab page

Opera does not permit changing the default New Tab Page setting, yet. There is no workaround, even with the Chrome extension.

There is, however, a third-party extension you could use. Download and install it here:

Now, when you click the home icon of this extension, you'll open a new page in the new tab.

Install Chrome Extension

The Chrome extension makes adding bookmarks and RSS feeds to your page much easier.

Opera does not support the direct installation of our Chrome extension. You can, however, first install an Opera extension called Install Chrome Extensions. After installing this add-on, you can quickly and safely install our extension.

Click to install our extension now:


With this extension, you can easily import your Chrome bookmarks, manage your Start page and more. After installation, right-click and select 'Options.'

You can also use it to bookmark any site you're visiting. One regular click will do the trick.

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More instructions for importing your Chrome bookmarks can be found here. Click here for more information about our Chrome extension.

Import bookmarks

Now it's time to import the bookmarks you'd like to transfer from other browsers. You'll only have to do this once. When you've stored them on your page, you can access them from any browser.

  1. Make sure you've exported your bookmarks in HTML format.

  2. Click the Add Content button.

  3. In the Add content pane, scroll down, and locate the button 'Import bookmarks.'

  4. Click the Import bookmarks button and browse to the HTML file with your bookmarks.

  5. Click Import.

  6. Once the importing has finished, you will see a prompt 'Your import has been completed.'

  7. Click 'Close' to continue.

Get Bookmarklet

Just like the extension, the bookmarklet allows you to bookmark links with one single click from your bookmark bar.

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Click here for instructions on how to drag and drop it into your Opera bookmarks bar.


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