Activate Turbo Mode in Opera for Mac and Windows

This article is only intended for users running the Opera Web browser on Mac OS X or Windows operating systems.

Many mobile users on limited data plans or slow connections have often favored the Opera Mini browser for its server-based compression feature, which allows Web pages to load significantly faster while using less bandwidth. This is achieved by compressing pages in the cloud before they are sent to your device. Not only useful for those browsing on smartphones or tablets, Opera Turbo mode (formerly known as Off-Road mode) has also been available for desktop users since the release of Opera 15. If you find yourself on a sluggish network, this innovation might provide the boost that you need.

Turbo Mode can be toggled on and off with just a couple of simple mouse clicks, and this tutorial shows you how on both the Windows and OS X platforms. First, open your Opera browser.

Windows users: Click on the Opera menu button, located in the upper left-hand corner of your browser window. Mac users: Click on Opera in the browser menu, located at the top of your screen. When the drop-down menu appears, click on the Opera Turbo option. This should place a check mark next to this menu item, instantly enabling the feature.

To disable Turbo Mode at any time, simply select this menu option once again to remove its accompanying check mark.