I’ve been using Opera as my default browser for quite some time and have found it to be a pleasant and simple experience. And, like almost every other browser I’ve used, Opera provides extensions that expand the browser’s feature set.
One thing I like about most modern browsers is that they don’t force extensions on you. In fact, most browsers hide those extensions and only show them when necessary.
The truth is that those extensions can sometimes be difficult to use because they are hidden.
Fortunately, most good browsers allow you to pin extensions to the toolbar for easy access; Opera is no exception. And with some extensions, I want them to be visible so they can be used without having to look for them.
Allow me to demonstrate how simple it is to pin your extensions to the Opera toolbar.
How to Activate Opera Extensions
What you’ll need: You’ll only need an updated version of the Opera browser and at least one extension installed for this. Make sure you’re using Opera with the new UI, as the process may fail if you’re using an older version.
This will be demonstrated using release number 100.0.4815.54. It makes no difference what operating system you use, but this feature is only available in the desktop version.
1. Start the Operation
You’re probably already using Opera because you’re reading this. If you’re reading this in another browser, open Opera now.
2. Install one or two extensions
If you haven’t already installed an extension or two, now is the time to do so. Any of the extensions available on the official Opera addons page can be installed.
3. Secure your extensions with pins
It’s time to start pinning your extensions. A small 3D-looking box should appear in the upper right corner of the Opera window.
The Extensions button is located here. If you click it, the Extensions popup will appear, listing the extensions you have installed.
A small thumbtack icon can be found in each extension listing. When you click the thumbtack for the extension you want to pin, an icon for that extension will appear in the Extension “pill” in the toolbar.
4. Play with the extension
You can now interact with the extension you just pinned by clicking its icon. If you do not pin the extension to the toolbar, you must first click the Extension icon, followed by the extension with which you want to interact.
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