How to Disable JavaScript in the Opera Web Browser

Block it in just a few steps on some or all sites

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Disabling JavaScript can improve browser speed and performance. Opera users who wish to disable JavaScript can do so in just a few easy steps.

This tutorial was created for users running Opera version 63 on macOS, but the steps are virtually the same for Opera in WindowsmacOS, and older Mac operating systems.

  1. Select Opera from the menu bar, then select Preferences...

    Opera > Preferences
  2. Opera's Settings interface will display in a new tab. In the left-hand menu pane, select Advanced.

  3. Select Site Settings.

    Opera Advanced > Privacy & security
  4. Select JavaScript.

    Opera Site Settings
  5. Under Permissions, select JavaScript.

    Opera JavaScript settings
  6. Allowed (recommended) is the default setting. It tells Opera to execute all JavaScript on all web pages. Select the button next to this option to block JavaScript on all pages. The toggle button will gray out.

In addition to this all-or-nothing approach, Opera allows you to specify whether to allow JavaScript on specific web pages, entire sites, or domains. These lists are handled in the Block and Allow sections, located below the aforementioned toggles. Select Add to add a site to the Block or Allow list.