By default Opera web browser opens a Speed Dial page, when a new tab is opened. The Speed Dial allows Opera users quick and easy access to their favorite websites from the new tab directly, with options to customize layout and the background of Speed Dial. In essence, Speed Dial is displaying snapshots of websites that you placed on it when a new tab is opened, and when you click on one of them, you are brought directly to the web page.
Though it is a useful feature, many Opera users don’t like to use the Speed Dial feature, they can disable the feature. You can follow the steps to disable the Speed Dial feature in Opera.
How to Turn Off Speed Dial in Opera Web Browser
- Type opera:config#UserPrefs|SpeedDialState in the address bar >>Enter
- The Opera Preferences Edit is opened and automatically forwarded to a preference named Speed Dial State under User Prefs section
- Change the value of Speed Dial State to 0 or 3 to disable the Speed Dial feature
Values to Speed Dial State are:
0: Folded (show a small message on bottom right corner will be opened to allow Speed Dial feature when needed), 1: Shown, 2: Read only mode and always show speed dial, 3: Disable speed dial