How to Enable Power Saver Mode in Opera Browser

These days notebook computers have become much more popular that the older desktop computers. The main reason, as you can guess, is the portability factor – you can put your notebook computer in your backpack and carry it with you everywhere you go. In fact, if you have a look in some of the coffee shops, you will find many people diligently working on their laptops completely unaware of their surroundings. But since all the notebook computers run on batteries, you have to recharge the battery every few hours and making the battery last a tad longer is always desired by the users.

Opera developers perhaps faced this issue in their own lives and it is anybody’s guess that this is why they have added a new Power Saver feature in the upcoming version of the Opera web browser. According to the Opera blogs, this mode can extend the battery life as much as 50% more compared to some other major web browsers. At the moment, this feature is available only in the Opera Developer but soon will be able in the other channels too.

Opera Power Saver

So how do you enable this Power Mode feature in Opera. It is very simple really. If you are running on the laptop’s battery – that is, if you have unplugged the power cable from the wall outlet and have stopped charging the battery, then a battery icon will appear in the Opera web browser. You have to click on this battery icon and enable the Power Saver mode by flipping the switch to the ON state.

What the Power Saver mode does is that it reduces the background tabs activity to a minimum, optimally runs the JavaScript code, pauses the unused plug-ins, stops the animations embedded on the web pages and more. All this reduces the load on the CPU/GPU and consequently battery lasts a little bit more.

Conclusion: If you use a notebook computer outside where the power outlets are a scarcity, then you must use the Power Saver feature of the Opera browser to make the laptop battery last longer.