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How to add ad blocking exceptions in Opera

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when hired opera Having used it as my default web browser, I quickly started to appreciate its many useful features, including its built-in features. ad blocker. Opera Ad Blocker works out of the box and does a great job of blocking most ads. This makes your site load faster and reduces the chances of ads injecting malicious content.

Unfortunately, some sites refuse to view their content. Some sites immediately pop up an unchangeable warning telling you to disable your ad blocker. Interestingly, nearly every site I visit that has this feature has the wrong instructions for disabling the ad blocker (at least for Opera).

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Rather than disabling ad blockers entirely, I prefer to add exceptions to sites I want to visit that deny access to content due to ad blockers.This approach means I still protect myself from potential malicious content while allowing sites you trust to function properly.

Fortunately, adding exceptions is very easy. Here’s how.

How to add an adblock exception in Opera

Things necessary: All you need is a running instance of Opera. I will demonstrate this technique with Opera version 101.0.4843.33.

Search field in Opera settings.

The easiest way to find the ad blocking section is to search.

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If your ad blocker may be disabled,[広告をブロック]of[オン/オフ]Click the slider to surf the web up to 3x faster.

Default exception list.

Default sites in the Opera ad blocker exception list.

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Suppose you add msnbc.com (a site that will deny functionality if an ad blocker is enabled).

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In the Add Exception popup window, enter: [*.]msnbc.com (This will add an exception for all sites connected to msnbc.com). Click Add to save the exception.

Add popup for The Opera site.

Add an exception for msnbc.com.

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Sites associated with the exception will no longer have issues. You don’t have to close and restart Opera for the changes to take effect. However, you will have to refresh the page on the site that is showing the ad blocker warning. As soon as you refresh, your site should appear as expected.

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That’s all there is to adding ad blocking exceptions in Opera. Doing this for sites that don’t work well with ad blocker features enabled should greatly improve your experience on those particular sites.



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