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How to Reset Opera Browser on Computer (Windows, Mac)

There are many instances when we wanted to reset the Opera browser settings to the original default settings. In this read, we have added the steps on how to reset the Opera browser on your Computer or PC. Meanwhile, you can learn how to stop default browser prompts in Opera and other browsers.

How to Reset Opera Browser on Computer (Windows, Mac)

How to Reset Opera Browser on Computer (Windows, Mac)

Resetting the browser will delete all your data from the browser and it will be restored to the default settings. Read on to check the steps to reset the Opera Browser on your Windows and Mac computer.

Clear Browsing Data

If you only want to clear your browsing history, cookies, and other site data without tweaking the settings of the browser to their original defaults, you need to clear the browsing data instead of resetting it. Follow the below steps to clear browsing data.


Step 1: Open the Opera Browser on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the left sidebar.

Clear Opera Browsing Data

Step 3: Tap on Privacy & Security from the sidebar or scroll down the settings page to visit Privacy & Security page.

Clear Opera Browsing Data

Step 4: Choose Clear Browsing Data under Privacy & Security.

Clear Opera Browsing Data

Step 5: Set the Time Range to All Time.

Clear Opera Browsing Data

Step 6: Select all three checkboxes and tap on Clear Data to clear all your browsing data.

Clear Opera Browsing Data

Enable “Clear Cookies and Site Data When You Quit Opera”

Opera also has an option to clear cookies and site data when you quit the browser. Follow the below steps to enable it.

Step 1: Open the Opera Browser on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the left sidebar to open settings.

Enable “Clear Cookies and Site Data When You Quit Opera

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Cookies and other site data under Privacy and Security.

Enable “Clear Cookies and Site Data When You Quit Opera

Step 4: Turn on the toggle next to Clear cookies and other site data when you quit Opera.

Enable “Clear Cookies and Site Data When You Quit Opera

Reset Browser Settings to Default

If you want to make your browser’s settings back to the original default, you need to reset Opera. Follow the below steps to reset Opera Browser’s settings.

Step 1: Open the Opera Browser on your PC.

Step 2: Click on the gear icon from the left sidebar.

Reset Browser Settings to Default

Step 3: Scroll down to the bottom and tap on Advanced.

Reset Browser Settings to Default

Step 4: At the bottom, tap on Restore settings to their original defaults.

Reset Browser Settings to Default

Step 5: Confirm it by tapping on Reset on the pop-up.

Reset Browser Settings to Default

Uninstall and Reinstall Opera

You can also try uninstalling and reinstalling the Opera Browser on your PC as once you uninstall it, the browser’s settings reset to the original defaults. Follow the below steps to uninstall and re-install it on Windows PC.

Step 1: Press the Windows+R key to open.

Step 2: Type control and hit enter or tap OK to open the control panel.

Uninstall and Reinstall Opera

Step 3: Tap on Programs and Features.

Uninstall and Reinstall Opera

Step 4: Select Opera Stable software and tap on Uninstall at the top.

Uninstall and Reinstall Opera

Step 5: On the next screen, select the checkbox for Delete my Opera user data then tap on Uninstall.

Uninstall and Reinstall Opera

Step 6: Now, run the Opera browser exe file to install it again on your PC.

Wrapping Up: Reset Opera Browser on the Computer or PC

This was how you can reset the Opera browser on a computer. I hope the above article helped you in clearing browsing data or resetting the settings to their original defaults. Stay tuned for more such tips, tricks, and how-tos.

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