How to Delete Opera From Mac

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Delete Opera From Mac

Are you looking to uninstall Opera from your Mac? Whether you want to switch to a different browser or simply need to free up disk space, deleting Opera is a straightforward process.

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to completely remove Opera from your Mac.

Step 1: Close Opera Browser

Before uninstalling Opera, make sure all Opera browser windows and processes are closed. To do this, click on the “Opera” menu in the top-left corner of your screen and choose “Quit Opera” from the dropdown menu.

Step 2: Locate the Applications Folder

To find the Applications folder where Opera is installed, click on the Finder icon in your Dock (the smiling face). In the Finder window that opens, select “Applications” in the left sidebar.

Step 3: Move Opera to Trash

In the Applications folder, locate the Opera.app file. Click and drag it to the Trash icon on your Dock.

Alternatively, you can right-click on Opera.app and choose “Move to Trash” from the context menu.

Step 4: Empty Trash

To complete the uninstallation process, empty your Trash. Right-click on the Trash icon and select “Empty Trash” from the context menu.

Confirm by clicking on “Empty Trash” again when prompted.

Note: Deleting Opera using these steps will remove all associated data, including bookmarks, browsing history, cookies, and extensions.

Additional Steps (Optional)

  • If you want to ensure a thorough removal of Opera, you can also delete its related files from your Library folder. Open a Finder window and click on “Go” in the top menu. Press and hold the Option key to reveal the hidden “Library” option. Click on it.
  • In the Library folder, navigate to “Application Support” and locate the Opera Software folder.

    Move it to Trash.

  • Next, go back to the Library folder and open the “Preferences” folder. Find any files starting with “com.operasoftware” or “com.opera”. Move these files to Trash.
  • Empty your Trash once again to permanently delete all Opera-related files.

By following these steps, you have successfully uninstalled Opera from your Mac. Remember that deleting Opera will not affect any other browsers or applications on your computer.

Conclusion

Removing Opera from your Mac is a simple process that involves closing the browser, moving it to Trash, and emptying your Trash. If you want to ensure a thorough removal, you can also delete Opera’s related files from your Library folder.

Now that you know how to delete Opera from your Mac, feel free to switch to another browser or reclaim disk space as needed.

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