How To Setup Opera to Prompt/Ask Before Exiting?
By on August 29th, 2008

We have been using Opera for some time now and love it for its simplicity and speed, though Firefox will still remain the best browser for us. We have been discussing tips and tricks for Opera, such as using StumbleUpon in Opera and opening a new tab in the background.

Browsing over time in Opera, we came across a very annoying problem, Opera exited itself on clicking the main close button without prompting the user about it, so, often we had to restore the 20 open tabs we had running before Opera closed.

Firefox and Internet Explorer prompt users before closing, when multiple tabs are open. We are not sure why Opera does not have this feature enabled by default, but found a solution where we would be prompted with a message before Opera closed itself.

To have Opera ask/prompt you before closing itself go to Tools > Preferences or use the Ctrl + F12 hotkey. Navigate to the advanced tab and select browsing from the left hand side menu. In the options provided select Confirm exit.

opera-select-confirm-exit

So the next time you click on the close button you will be prompted with a message before Opera exits.

opera-exit-prompt

Note: Unlike Firefox and Internet Explorer, you will be prompted with this message even if you have one tab open.

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  • http://www.pallab.net Pallab

    I think previously Opera used to ask for confirmation before closing by default. It was changed later possibly because most users didnt find it useful. I have it disabled the notification on all browsers Opera9, Fx3 and Ie8.

  • alexwest

    typical idiotic post from someone how knows zilch

    THIS OPTIONS NEVER WORKS.. WHY ???
    OPEN SECOND OPERA WINDOW, AND 3D and NNNN.. THEN TRY TO CLOSE

    wanna know what happen next?? opera WONT ASK FOR CONFIRMATION (CONFIRM EXIT CHECKED)

    why??? because stupid idiots from n europe somehow developed this option for only main aka 1st opera window..

    why???????? i dont know.. i tried to ask .. never got answer..

    it has probably something todo w/ famous n. europe in-breeding..

 
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