How to Disable Images in the Opera Web Browser

Opera browser loading too slowly? Try blocking images

What to Know

  • Select Opera > Preferences > in the left pane, choose Advanced > Privacy & security > Site Settings.
  • Next, select Images > turn off the Show all (recommended) toggle.

This article explains how to disable images in the Opera web browser in macOS. The steps in Opera for Windows and older versions of Mac OS X are similar.

How to Disable Images on a Website with Opera

Whether you want to speed up page load times or don't want to see website images, Opera makes it easy to prevent images from loading automatically.

To disable images on a website with the Opera web browser, follow these steps:

  1. Select Opera from the top menu bar. When the drop-down menu appears, select Preferences.

    Preferences under the Opera menu
  2. The Opera Settings interface displays in a new tab. Select Advanced from the menu bar on the left.

    The Advanced heading in Opera settings
  3. Select Privacy & security.

    The Privacy & Security heading in Opera Advanced settings
  4. Select Site Settings.

    Site Settings in Opera
  5. Select Images.

    The Images heading
  6. Toggle off Show all (recommended).

    The "Show All" option for images in Opera
  7. Opera offers the ability to add certain web pages or entire websites to both an image safelist and a blocklist. This is useful if you would like images to render or be disabled on only certain sites. To access this interface, select Block or Allow accordingly and enter the site's address.

Many pages render incorrectly or not at all when images are removed. As a result, some content may become illegible.

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