Changing Opera Themes

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 24, 2008

One of the many things that Opera is doing really well is providing an easy way to changing themes in the web browser. Everything from choosing a theme to downloading and installing it can be done from right within Opera without having to open a website first. Firefox is providing a similar service since version 3 of the web browser although Opera provides a cleaner easier to use interface.

The menu itself in Opera is a little bit hidden. The easiest way to get there is to hit the keyboard shortcut [Shift F12] and click on the Find More Skins box when the Appearance window pops up. This opens an interface that is divided into the four tabs Popular skins, New skins, Editor's picks and Top rated.

The layout of each tab is similar. They all contain lists of themes that include the theme's title, the author, a screenshot of the theme, information provided by the author, a link to comments and the download button.

A click on the Download button will automatically download and activate the skin and the user will be asked if he wants to keep it. Clicking Yes will move the skin to the installed skins.

The Show Installed Skins menu in Appearance contains a list of all downloaded skins. Selecting a skin in the list will automatically change the Opera theme. A click on OK will make the selected theme the default theme in Opera.


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  1. MK said on November 25, 2008 at 4:28 am

    And thanks again Martin. I never really bother with Opera themes until you mention it ^^

  2. Zachary said on November 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    Love the Opera publicity!

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