You might get frustrated if your spouse is using incognito mode, which is a feature that most browsers have to offer, but we can all agree that it generally has a set of powerful advantages. The browser won’t see your browsing history when you’re in incognito mode, and neither will it see the search history, cookies, or other site data.
Probably not a lot of people out there know that when you go incognito on a browser, each of the windows operates independently, meaning that the sessions are isolated from one another. Such a scenario is useful if you’re logging into more than one account on the same website and intend to keep them separate.
Opera is one of the most popular browsers out there, and you might have already guessed that it also offers an incognito mode, such as all the other modern web navigators. Going incognito in Opera can be a bit puzzling for you if you haven’t done it before, so we’re here to help! Let’s see what steps you need to take:
- Launch the Opera browser from your computer.
- Select the menu of the browser to find the option you’re looking for. The menu will appear in the top-left area of the browser.
- In the drop-down menu that appears, select ‘New Private Window.’
- That’s it, enjoy!
If you’re a more experienced Windows user, or you just want to prove that you are a true keyboard warrior, you can also use shortcuts to trigger the incognito mode. Therefore, feel free to use the following combination: Ctrl + Shift + N.
If, instead, you’re using macOS and not Windows, it means that you must use the following shortcut to start incognito mode on Opera: Command+Shift+N.
What are the best alternatives to Opera?
Surely nobody is here to deny that Opera is a pretty amazing browser, but just in case you’re fed up with it, or you want to have a few powerful alternatives under your sleeve just in case you might need one, you must keep in mind that there are plenty of similar browsers out there that can do the job at least as impressive as Opera. Let’s find out a few of them:
Google Chrome is the most popular browser on the planet and for good reasons. It has incognito mode, translation functions, developer tools, and a lot more. However, many complain that this browser is too greedy with the computer’s resources, which might be an important downside for many of us.
Edge is Microsoft’s official browser, and it was initially launched as a placeholder for the legendary Internet Explorer. Even so, Edge is teeming with powerful features, and it can be just as impressive as Chrome or even better. Edge is also light-speed fast, and it impresses through functions such as vertical tabs, read-aloud, tab groups, immersive reader, and more.
A lot of people have forgotten about Mozilla Firefox, and it’s a shame, considering that this is also a pretty impressive browser. It can do its job very well on both the PC version and as the mobile version. Firefox has powerful features such as listening mode, spell check, bookmark manager, tab navigation, and more.
If you encounter any problems with your Opera browser, one of the first things you need to do is make sure that you have the latest version of the app installed. Otherwise, you may run into all sorts of technical trouble.
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