Sunday, March 13, 2011 1:42:41 PM
Quite a while back I wrote a blog post about uninstalling Opera
. The reason I wrote it was specifically because the install.sh script included with our old Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris tar packages did not provide any method of uninstalling. This has been remedied for some time now but checking the traffic to my blog it seems that this post is still frequently read. Looking at the http referer (sic) information from the access logs I often see that people land on this page having tried to search on Google for how to delete or reset Opera's preferences. Even today for example a user searched for "Opera doesn't uninstall preferences" and landed on my post.
I suspect that the reason that this old post turns up in their search results is that near the end I also mentioned how to delete the Opera preferences. Though given the nature of the post I only explain how to do this on Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris.
Anyway, given the number of miss hits I seem to be getting I might as well say how to remove Opera preferences on all platforms. After all doing so can be useful. Often bugs or problems that people hit are related to specific preference settings and starting from scratch often quickly remedies such issues.