How to Clear My Internet History in Opera

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to clear the web browsing history recorded in the Opera browser to improve system performance and privacy or fix web browsing issues.

1 Clear Browser History

  1. Open Opera.
    Opera Logo
  2. Open the Opera Menu located in the top left hand corner of the window.
    Opera Menu
  3. Click Settings.
    Settings highlighted
  4. Click Privacy & Security.
    Privacy & Settings highlighted
  5. Click Clear Browsing Data.
    Clear Browsing Data highlighted
  6. Choose the time frame of data that you want to clear.
    Time range highlighted
  7. Select the item categories you would like to clear.
    Details expand button highlighted
    Setting Checkbox
    Browsing History Checked
    While you browse Your browser will keep track of every page you visit, to try to make it easier to return. This can become corrupt due to modern active web pages.
    Download History Checked
    These are a list of files you've downloaded recently. It is entirely safe to delete, or keep this list, as it won't affect pages. Checking this option does not delete the files you've downloaded, just the list the browser keeps.
    Cookies and other site data Checked
    Cookies are how websites 'know' you when you visit them multiple times. This file can become corrupt, and simply downloading a new one can fix many problems.
    You will have to log back into any pages you use, such as mail or social media.
    Cached images and files Checked
    This clears your cache, making your browser get a new copy of the webpage, images, etc. It's important to clear this to get a fresh copy the next time you visit, as the copy your browser has may simply be corrupt.
    Passwords Unchecked
    Your browser will save your passwords while you browse, making it easier to log into your most common websites later. This does not affect how a page loads, and can slow you down on your most commonly used pages.
    Autofill Form Data Unchecked
    Information from entering forms online, such as your name, address, or other filled-in information. This does not affect how a page loads, and can slow you down on your most commonly used pages.
    News Usage Data Personal Choice
    Removes information saved by Opera for news. This information, if enabled, will send anonymous data to Opera to provide better experience while using the news.
     
  8. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.
    Clear browsing data button highlighted

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In This Guide
You'll Learn:
  • How to clear the web browsing history recorded in the Opera browser to improve system performance and privacy or fix web browsing issues.
  1. Open Opera.
    Opera Logo
  2. Open the Opera Menu located in the top left hand corner of the window.
    Opera Menu
  3. Click Settings.
    Settings highlighted
  4. Click Privacy & Security.
    Privacy & Settings highlighted
  5. Click Clear Browsing Data.
    Clear Browsing Data highlighted
  6. Choose the time frame of data that you want to clear.
    Time range highlighted
  7. Select the item categories you would like to clear.
    Details expand button highlighted
    Setting Checkbox
    Browsing History Checked
    While you browse Your browser will keep track of every page you visit, to try to make it easier to return. This can become corrupt due to modern active web pages.
    Download History Checked
    These are a list of files you've downloaded recently. It is entirely safe to delete, or keep this list, as it won't affect pages. Checking this option does not delete the files you've downloaded, just the list the browser keeps.
    Cookies and other site data Checked
    Cookies are how websites 'know' you when you visit them multiple times. This file can become corrupt, and simply downloading a new one can fix many problems.
    You will have to log back into any pages you use, such as mail or social media.
    Cached images and files Checked
    This clears your cache, making your browser get a new copy of the webpage, images, etc. It's important to clear this to get a fresh copy the next time you visit, as the copy your browser has may simply be corrupt.
    Passwords Unchecked
    Your browser will save your passwords while you browse, making it easier to log into your most common websites later. This does not affect how a page loads, and can slow you down on your most commonly used pages.
    Autofill Form Data Unchecked
    Information from entering forms online, such as your name, address, or other filled-in information. This does not affect how a page loads, and can slow you down on your most commonly used pages.
    News Usage Data Personal Choice
    Removes information saved by Opera for news. This information, if enabled, will send anonymous data to Opera to provide better experience while using the news.
     
  8. Click the Clear Browsing Data button.
    Clear browsing data button highlighted
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