[Opera Tips] Disable Regular User Surveys and Rating Options to Improve Privacy

Opera is one of the most popular and widely used web browsers and many people prefer to use Opera due to its innovative features such as built-in VPN, currency converter, ad blocker, RSS newsreader, power saver mode, etc.

If you also use Opera web browser, you might have noticed that Opera shows user surveys and options to rate Opera at regular intervals. Actually Opera developer team wants to collect feedback from its users, that's why Opera web browser regularly brings surveys and rating options to users.

Rate_Opera_Feature.png

Although there should be no harm in providing feedback to development team but sometimes Opera users might get annoyed by these frequent surveys and rating windows. If you don't want to provide any feedback to Opera team, you might find these surveys irritating and useless.

Today in this article we are going to provide simple steps to disable these regular user surveys and rating options.

If you also want to turn off surveys and rating feature in Opera, following steps will help you:

1. Launch Opera web browser and open its hidden secret advanced configuration page using opera://flags command in addressbar as mentioned in following tutorial:

How to Access "Advanced Configuration" Pages in Web Browsers?

2. Now click inside "Search experiments" text box and type rate opera. It'll show following option in the result:

  • Rate Opera

3. The option would be set to "Default (enabled)". Change value of this option to Disabled using the drop-down box.

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4. Now again click inside "Search experiments" text box and type survey. It'll show following option in the result.

  • User surveys

This option would also be set to "Default (enabled)". Change value of this option to Disabled using the drop-down box.

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5. Opera will show you a message "Your changes will take effect the next time you relaunch Opera" along with a button to relaunch Opera. Click on the "Relaunch Now" button to restart Opera web browser.

That's it. Upon restart, Opera will never show surveys and rating options to you.

In future, if you want to re-enable these features, simply set these options value to "Default (enabled)" again.

Also Check:

Secret Tips to Disable Statistics and Data Collection in Opera Web Browser

[Tips] Tweak Opera Web Browser Settings to Improve Your Privacy





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Comments

  • Hi VG. using portable Opera but couldnt find these flag-options mentioned in the topic :
    http://www.askvg.com/secret-tips-to-disable-statistics-collection-and-surveys-in-opera-web-browser/
    Recheck it , You may need to update !!

  • Also, forgot to ask in previous comment , but can you share any tips about how to keep portable Opera folder lite on space usage...it seems to be quite a space-hogger for a portable app !
    I couldnt find anyother folder except for "cache(in profile>data)" to be safe to remove without messing it up ....hope you would find some way !

  • VG

    ^^ Did you try to clear cache using Opera settings? It should decrease folder size.

  • @VG, Yeah always doing it that way...it just recovers about 30-40mbs.
    Also, it looks like whenever it gets updated, it installs itself to a new folder with that ver. name and it also keeps the older version there and thats frustating..considering there release schedule is similar to that of chromium releases!!

  • VG

    ^^ Which portable version of Opera are you using? Portableapps version or manual portable version created using the installer?

  • This one = "manual portable version created via installer"

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