Opera GX introduces a distinctive yet practical function – the “panic button.” This feature swiftly closes all open sites and redirects to a designated resource, ensuring discreet browsing to avoid uncomfortable inquiries.
The “Panic Button” Functionality
The F12 key acts as the panic button, muting sound, pausing all tabs, and initiating a new window with a pre-selected site. This feature allows users to swiftly avert potential awkward situations by discreetly changing browsing content. Opera GX comes with a default list of “safe” sites such as YouTube, Twitch, and Wikipedia, though users have the flexibility to customize this selection.
Activating and Customizing the Feature
Enabling the “Panic Button” functionality involves navigating to the main page in the settings section and activating the “Early Bird” option, which grants access to the latest builds for testing developmental features, including the panic button. Users can further personalize their panic button feature by configuring their list of sites accessible via the panic button, adds NIX Solutions. Accessing this customization requires inserting the following address into the browser’s address bar: “opera://settings/panic_button_settings.”
Additional Browser Offerings
Opera GX also previously offered a unique feature allowing users to replace browsing history with a simulated one after two weeks of inactivity, catering to privacy concerns or unforeseen circumstances.
The browser’s innovative “panic button” feature provides gamers with a discreet browsing solution, customizable to individual preferences, reinforcing Opera GX’s commitment to user-centric functionalities.