How to Manage Stored Passwords and Autofill Information in Opera

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This tutorial is only intended for users running the Opera Web browser on WindowsMac OS X, or macOS Sierra operating systems.

Many websites request login credentials and other personal information such as name, address, etc. for access purposes, product and service registration, and more. Entering the same information over and over again can become a monotonous and time-consuming affair. Many of us are asked to manage a cumbersome amount of names, passwords, and other data. The Opera browser sports built-in features which handle all of this information for you in an efficient and easy-to-use manner and this tutorial shows you how to utilize this functionality.

To get started, first, open your browser.

If you are a Windows user click on the  Opera menu button, located in the upper left-hand corner of your browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Settings option. You can also utilize the following keyboard shortcut in lieu of this menu item: ALT+P

If you are a Mac user click on Opera in your browser menu, located at the top of your screen. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Preferences option. You can also utilize the following keyboard shortcut in lieu of this menu item: Command+Comma(,)

Opera's Settings interface should now be displayed in a new browser tab. In the left-hand menu pane, click on the option labeled Privacy & security.

Autofill

The first section on this page we are interested in for the purposes of this tutorial is Autofill, which contains an option accompanied by a check box as well as a button.

Enabled by default, as evidenced by the check mark found next to the Enable auto-filling of forms on webpages option, Opera's Autofill functionality prepopulates a number of commonly-entered data points into Web forms where applicable. This can range from your address to a credit card number. As you browse the Web and fill out various forms and fields, Opera may store certain information for future use as part of the Autofill feature. You can add to this data, modify it or delete it by first clicking on the Manage Autofill settings button. You can also disable this functionality altogether by removing the check mark found next to the Enable auto-filling of forms on webpages option.

After clicking on the button the Autofill settings interface should be visible, overlaying your browser window and containing two sections: Addresses and Credit cards. It is within this interface that you can view and edit all existing Autofill information as well as add new data.

Passwords

The Passwords section is constructed similar to Autofill, with the noted exception that this functionality is sometimes disabled by default. When enabled, via the Offer to save passwords I enter on the web option, Opera will prompt you whether or not you'd like to store individual passwords whenever they are submitted on a website. The Manage Saved Passwords button allows you to view, update or delete stored credentials as well as peruse the list of sites which you have blocked from saving passwords.