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Opera privacy problems

  • I have recently started using Opera and have particular interest in browsing privacy. Yes, I'm happy with the the VPN, blocking trackers, adverts etc. I have also prevented it storing login passwords. However there are two things that I am unhappy with:
    1 After logging in to a website it stores my website login user names which I object to.
    2 It remembers websites I visited last time, even though before exiting Opera I had closed all of the tabs that hold them. Yet when restarting Opera afresh with no saved tabs from the last session as soon as I start to enter the characters of a website I want to visit it clearly remembers I visited that site and offers to complete the address.
    I have been checking through the settings to try to stop this behaviour, but it still remembers sites previously visited and login user names. What can I do to prevent Opera retaining this information between sessions?

  • Besides the settings at these URLs:

    opera://settings/passwords
    opera://settings/addresses
    opera://settings/onStartup
    opera://settings/content/cookies

    , you can always use a private window in Opera so history for it isn't saved when you close it. You can modify Opera's shortcut to pass --private to Opera's launcher.exe so that Opera starts in private mode when you click its shortcut.

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