Thursday, January 20, 2011

How to Block a Website in Opera

Opera is a freeware Web browser designed for the PC, Mac, and Linux operating system environments. The browser contains a customizable security and browsing center that allows users to block specific websites. They can block unsafe material for their children or avoid malicious or unwanted pop-up ads. A user can perform this blocking procedure in only a few seconds.
  • Launch the Opera Web browser.
  • Click the program's "Quick launch" button located in the upper-left corner of the window. This button uses a red icon with Opera's "O" symbol in the middle.
  • Click the "Preferences..." heading under the Settings menu. This launches the browser settings window.

  • Click the "Advanced" tab and select the "Content" heading from the left-most frame within the window. 
  • Click the "Blocked Content" button to launch the site blocking editor
  • Click the "Add..." button located in the upper-right portion of the screen
  • Type the URL of the site you wish to block.
  • Click the "Close" button located in the lower-right corner of the window. You website is added to the browsers blocked list.