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Configuring Opera 6's browser:

This tutorial takes you through the most common functions of Opera's browser.

On the Toolbar, click Edit and select Preferences


Setting the Home Page:

In Macintosh Classic, you cannot set the default Home Page from within Opera.

Instead, you must access the Internet Control Panel to set default Home Page for the system.
Click here to go to the screenshots of the Internet Control Panel.


Enabling the Proxy Servers:

In Macintosh Classic (Pre OS X), you cannot enable the Proxy settings for Opera.


Clearing the History and cache:

Highlight History and cache.

The History is list of all the sites visited with your computer.  You can clear this by clicking the two Clear buttons under the History section.

The Disk Cache contains the files, images, and cookies of every website visited with your computer.  You can clear these by clicking the Empty now button under the section Disk cache.

Important:  a full history and cache can impede browsing speed.  You should clear these periodically.


Enabling Java, Plug-Ins, Scripts, Images:

Highlight Multimedia.

To enjoy the full functionality of the Internet, you should have the following enabled:

Under the right-hand section Images, you can set whether images are shown, including animated gifs.

Under the right-hand section Media types, you should have marked Enable Java and Enable plug-ins.

Under the right-hand section JavaScript, mark the box Enable JavaScript.


Enabling Cookies:

Highlight Privacy.

Cookies are an important part of the Internet.  Many sites require that they be enabled.  If they are not enabled you will not be able to access certain sites.

To enable cookies, choose Automatically accept all cookies.  Also, choose Accept from all servers.

Note:  you do not have to accept all cookies.  You can click the down arrows and specify how Opera handles cookies.


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