Do you use Opera? Block pop up ads with this browser extension

On the Web, pop ups are a fact of life – and a nuisance. Though we’ve provided with you guides on how to do away with constant pop ups by installing ad blockers for Google Chrome as well as Firefox, we left Opera off the list. Until now.

With this guide to Opera pop-up blockers, you can easily banish most pop ups from your computer, making your life on the Web a lot easier to enjoy. It’s easy to snag it, and get it up and running too. Here’s how.

Find extensions

First, open Opera. Then, click the Opera button in the upper left corner of the browser window. From there, click Extensions. Doing so will open a brand new Extensions tab, which you should click on. Once you’ve got the Extensions tab selected, click on the “Get more extensions” button on the left side of the window.

Add to Opera

Now, you’ll have to do a bit of searching. In the white search box located towards the upper right hand corner of the browser window, type in “ad block” and press Enter. The first result should be an Opera Extension called AdBlock. Click on it, and then click the green Add to Opera button towards the right side of the window. Doing so will download and install the extension on Opera for you.

Almost perfect

Once installation is complete, a new browser tab will automatically open notifying you that any new tabs you open from that point on will be guarded from pop ups by AdBlock. We tested this by opening a feed on First Row, a site that provides links to multiple streams of sports game and network broadcasts. Before we installed AdBlock, opening a feed resulted in us getting absolutely bombarded with pop ups. After we installed the extension, we only had one pop up to contend with, and we were able to close it without incident after a 30 second timer on top of the video player expired.

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