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How to Uninstall Opera on Mac Completely [Guide 2024]?

Updated on Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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A Comprehensive Guide on How to Uninstall Opera on Mac

Summary: This post included two working ways to uninstall Opera on Mac. One is to use the traditional Trash, and the other is to run iBoysoft MagicMenu to fully uninstall Opera on Mac. 

how to uninstall Opera on Mac

Opera is one popular web browser that's well known for its powerful strength in security and privacy. However, Mac users complain that Opera has some performance issues when compared with general browsers such as Chrome and Safari. Therefore, how to uninstall Opera on Mac has become a problem.

It's no secret that a simple drag-drop to the Trash can't completely uninstall an application. This post will show you how to uninstall Opera on Mac thoroughly, including the executables, associated files, and caches on Mac.  

Options to uninstall OperaDetailed stepsDifficulty level
iBoysoft uninstallerSelect Opera and right-click on it in Finder, click Uninstall.Super easy
TrashDrag-and-drop Opera to Mac Trash, then empty Mac Trash.Easy
Uninstall manuallyDrag-and-drop Opera to Mac Trash, delete Opera library files, caches & preferences and empty Trash.Medium

How to uninstall Opera on Mac with a professional uninstaller

A specialized uninstaller is your first choice if you want to get rid of any unwanted third-party software on Mac. With a few clicks, you can uninstall Opera quickly and effectively. Here we are going to use iBoysoft MagicMenu, a small yet powerful right-click utility to help you uninstall Opera on Mac.

Step 1. Free download iBoysoft MagicMenu by hitting the green button below. After double-clicking the .pkg file, follow the onscreen instructions to finish the installation phase.

Step 2. Enable the Finder extension in System Preference and start using iBoysoft MagicMenu.

enable Finder extension

Step 3. Locate Opera and right-click on it. From the menu list, scroll down to find Uninstall. Click on this option.

uninstall applications

Step 4. A window will pop up and start to examine this software. Once done, you'll get a report with all searched files scattered in different folders. For example, Program files, Supporting documents, Preference files, etc. By default, these folders are ticked for uninstallation. You can also choose to uncheck them.

Step 5. After selecting which folders to remove, click on the Uninstall button at the top-right corner. A prompt will ask you whether to uninstall it and remove selected files. Confirm it by selecting Yes.

Step 6. iBoysoft MagicMenu will start to uninstall Opera on your Mac. Wait for the uninstallation process to be completed.

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How to uninstall Opera on Mac with Trash

Generally speaking, users drag-drop desired applications alone to the Trash and empty the Trash to uninstall programs on Mac. However, most Mac applications take up your Mac storage more than you expect, with not only the executables but also junk files, configuration, preferences files, caches, etc.

Therefore, it's far from enough to uninstall Opera on Mac just by moving it to the Trash. To completely remove Opera on Mac as well as free up your storage, follow the three methods below to remove anything related to Opera from your Mac.

How to remove Opera on Mac manually

Unlike the traditional way mentioned above, this method has a few extra steps to follow to make sure there won't be any remaining files behind.

Step 1. Completely quit Opera from your Mac.

  1. Hit Command + Space bar to bring out Spotlight search. Type in Activity Monitor and press the Return key to launch this program.
  2. Under the CPU column, find and select any process that's related to Opera. Click on the stop button (X) on the top menu bar.
  3. A prompt window will pop up to confirm your action. Quit the Opera by clicking on the Quit or Force Quit option.

quit Opera in Activity Monitor

Step 2. Remove Opera to the Trash. Go to Finder > Applications > Opera. Right-click on it and choose Move to Trash.

move Opera to Trash

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Step 3. Remove Opera library files, caches & preferences.

Apart from the stand-alone executive package, other components of Opera, including preferences, supporting files, login items, and kernel extensions, will be scattered around your system. Luckily, you can delete app leftover files on Mac in two Library folders, /Library and ~/Library.

  1. Launch Finder. Go to the top-left menu bar and click Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Type in the folder path: /Library and hit Enter.
  3. Under the top-level Library folder, you can search for Opera-associated files in the following sub-folders.
  4. /Library/Caches
    /Library/Preferences
    /Library/Application Support
    /Library/LaunchAgents
    /Library/LaunchDaemons
    /Library/PreferencePanes
    /Library/StartupItems
  5. Right-click on the found remaining files and move them to Trash.
  6. Similarly, repeat the above process to search for Opera leftover files in the ~/Library folder and put them in the Trash.

library folder

Step 4. Permanently remove all Opera data by emptying the Trash.

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In this case, you can manually uninstall Opera on Mac by moving the majority of Opera-related data to the Trash. Unfortunately, there are some inevitable flaws in uninstalling Opera on Mac with Trash.

To start with, it can be dazzled to filter out the Opera data among a wide range of locations in the system. And this makes it easy to miss several files unwarily. What's more, some leftovers are not obvious to identify, and you have to do research on the app components before performing the manual removal. Is there a better way to uninstall Opera on Mac?

Conclusion

This post introduces two ways to uninstall Opera on Mac completely. Although users can choose manually drag-drop Opera files to the Trash and empty them afterward, using a specialized uninstaller is a more suggested way. The uninstall function of iBoysoft MagicMenu goes over multiple folders to delete an app as cleanly as possible.

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FAQs about how to uninstall Opera on Mac

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Download and install iBoysoft MagicMenu on your Mac. Right-click on Opera and choose Uninstall from the menu. Follow the onscreen wizards and you can completely remove Opera.

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Opera is a desktop browser that values your privacy and content enjoyment as well as maximizing your productivity. Possibly, once you downloaded Opera on your Mac but hardly used it.

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You can drag Opera GX to the Trash and empty the Trash to delete Opera GX on Mac, however, for a more thorough and complete deletion, you should use a professional uninstaller.

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Go to the Opera official site from any browser you have. Then click the download button and finish the following installation process.