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Opera: Blocking Flash

I think most people on Linux are aware of what a resource hog Adobe Flash is. Having recently upgraded to Opera-12.11 and at the same time purged almost all my preferences that I’ve had since for Opera version 6, I noticed stability and performance issues.

I run a horrific amount of open tabs and many sites run some sort of Flash for either ads or for your plain enjoyment/annoyance… This hogs the system and makes Opera unstable. Flash is rarely used for navigation, unless the site is lacking in content (my own cynical observation…), which is a reason to not visit it in the first place. Fortunately it’s easy to activate Opera’s On Demand Plugin and On Demand Plugin Placeholder, which blocks Flash until you click on the placeholder to activate it.

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Preferred language in Opera web-browser

I had some troubles with web pages being shown in the wrong language in the Opera web-browser. I prefer to see the english version of a web page, whenever available.

To fix this problem:

  • Type in the address bar:
about:config
  • Do a search for language
  • Change the value for HTTP Accept Language, from:
en,en-SE

to read:

en,se
  • Click the Save button
  • Close and restart Opera
  • Great success!
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