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Opera, Portable Edition

lightweight, customizable browser

Opera is a lightweight, customizable browser designed for speed.

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Looking for the legacy Opera? Opera Portable 36.x Legacy, Opera Portable 12.x Legacy.

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screenshotOpera is a fast and free browser with advanced bookmarking, search, and personalization options.

Note that you must log in to Opera and sync your details to maintain your passwords and certain other data as you move PCs. This is by design of the publisher utilizing the Blink web engine, same as it is with Google Chrome.

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Opera Widgets Note: Opera widgets are locally-installed applications and are not portable.


Passwords Not Saved Between PCs By Default: Opera stores passwords in such a way that they are encrypted in a way tied to current PC's operating system, the same issue Google Chrome has. While the passwords are not kept or left behind on the PC itself, they won't be retrievable when you move to a new PC. You must sync your password to Opera in order to preserve them as you move PCs or upgrade operating systems.

Certificates Not Portable: Opera, like Google Chrome, has no certificate manager. It uses Windows' certificates manager. So, any certificates you install are stored on the current local machine and will not travel with you. Thus, you should not use any private certificates with Opera except on your own PC.

Note that other portable browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Portable Edition do not have the issues mentioned above. These issues are specific to Opera and other Chrome-based browsers due to Chrome's design and not something we can work around without fixes to the base app by the Chrome developers.

Opera 36.x Legacy Release for Windows XP/Vista

As a convenience to website testers, the legacy 36.x release of Opera Portable is also available. This release is compatible with Windows XP and Vista. Note that it is recommended that end users upgrade their operating system or switch to another browser for ongoing support.

MD5: 83b163b20ae0cefc4f76111fa2eb613e

Opera 12.x Legacy Release

As a convenience to power users and website testers, the legacy 12.18 release of Opera Portable is also available. Note that this release is not intended for production use as it may or may not receive security updates in the future from the publisher.

MD5: 67e7f646dbb907361e05691b2a36678b


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Opera, Portable Edition is packaged with permission from Opera Software. Opera™ is a trademark of Opera Software.