If Opera does not load certain pages or fails to display them correctly, or even worse, the browser won’t load any web pages, here’s what you should do to fix these problems.
How to Fix Opera Not Loading Web Pages
1. Check your Internet connection
Make sure your connection is working properly and you can access other websites and online platforms.
Not being able to load websites could also indicate there’s a problem with your network. If this is the case, here are some useful guides to fix it:
- Windows 10: Connected to WiFi, No Internet Fix
- How to Reset Network Adapter in Windows 10 Using Network Reset
And please don’t forget to update your Opera browser, if there are any pending updates.
If you did all that, but your browser still won’t load web pages, we recommend pursuing further troubleshooting steps.
2. Refresh the page
Spam the refresh button, close the browser, launch it again, and check if web pages now load.
Some users suggested that disabling the VPN fixed this problem for them without even needing to refresh or restart the browser.
3. Check your firewall settings
If certain web pages won’t load, that may not be Opera’s fault, especially if you’re using a third-party firewall. First, make sure the website you’re trying to visit is not suspicious or known to inject malware into your computer — which may explain why your firewall blocked it. Then, go to settings and tell your firewall to let the website connect.
4. Clear your browser cache
Your browser’s cache is used to locally store copies of the web pages, images, and other data related to the websites you visited.
Over time, the cache accumulates and stores way too many files on your machine which can prevent web pages from loading.
To fix that, click on the Opera logo, select History, then Clear browsing data. Select the time range and the data you want to clear and then hit the Clear data button.
5. Disable add-ons
If you’re using an adblocker, try disabling it and check if Opera can now load web pages. Adblockers interfere with the scripts behinds websites and they might sometimes block the browser from loading web pages containing ads — especially if the website owners added additional scripts to counter adblockers.
Speaking of add-ons, you can also disable all your Opera add-ons and check if that helps.
6. Check your time and date settings
If your time and timezone settings are not configured correctly, Opera may fail to validate the security certificate of the website you’re trying to visit.
- Go to Settings → Date & Time
- If the date and time values are incorrect, toggle off Set time automatically
- Go to Set time and date manually and click on Change
- Manually edit your system date and time.
Another solution is to sync your computer’s time to the Windows Time Server. Go to Date & Time and hit the Synchronize your clock option.
If Opera still won’t navigate to any website, uninstall and reinstall it or try a different web browser.
Other users suggested that creating a new user profile in Windows worked for them. You can use this solution if you really need to keep on using Opera. Otherwise, switching to a different browser is an easier and more convenient solution.