How To Turn the Ad Blocker On or Off in the Opera Browser

Sometimes ads running on browsers can just get in the way. They do serve a purpose, but they may be instances that you want to block ads. The latest version of the Opera Browser has a fantastic built-in ad blocker feature.

If you are using the Opera browser you don’t need to download any add-ons or applications to prevent Internet ads like pop-ups and banners. This according to the Opera developers.

Furthermore, Opera makes it very easy to block ads by allowing very easy access to the Opera browser ad blocker.

Turn Opera Browser Ad Blocker On or Off

You can access and turn on or off the Opera ad blocker two ways. I have covered both below.

Method 1

Open the Opera browser from your desktop. If you don’t have Opera you can download it here.

Open the opera browser from desktop

Now, from your homepage open the “Easy Setup” menu that Opera provides. This is located on the top right of the homepage and makes accessing certain settings quick and easy.

Open the easy setup menu on the top right of the page

When you click on the “Easy Setup” icon you will be given a dropdown menu. Scroll down to the “Features” section and you will be able to toggle the Opera browser ad blocker feature on or off from there.

Scroll to features and turn ad blocker on or off

Or, if you prefer, you can utilize this method as well to turn the Opera browser ad blocker on or off.

Method 2

Once you have opened the Opera browser from you desktop click on Opera > Preferences, located on the top left of the browser.

Click on opera then on preferences

Note: If you are on a PC click on Opera’s icon at the top-right corner of the window and select Settings from the drop-down list.

Now, from the settings page you will see “Block ads” at the top of the page. From there you can block ads in Opera by turning the function on, or turn it off if you already have it running.

Turn opera ad blocker on or off from here

There you have it. It is very easy to use the Opera browser block ad tool. You can accomplish turning the Opera browser ad blocker on or off using two techniques. Choose the one that is easier for you and enjoy.

2 thoughts on “How To Turn the Ad Blocker On or Off in the Opera Browser”

  1. I have what must be an earlier version of Opera (newly downloaded from Opera) than the ones you use as examples. I needed this version for a secondary PC that needs to run Windows XP (32 bit Pro). I want to turn off the bullt-in adblocker, but there is no option to do this on any of the menus/settings that you mention or any of the others that I have looked at. So, my question is HOW can I turn off this feature? (In case you are wondering why I would want to, it is because it appears to be slowing down or stalling my access to a news Web site {Seattle Times} that I previously had no trouble with. The site breaks up the text of its news article pages with 3 or 4 ads per page). Until recently, I used Firefox as my default browser, but it is now unable to access some sites – including

    Thank you for your time. I hope you can help!


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