Using Opera’s Power Saver Feature on Desktop Computers

We have earlier posted about how you can enable the Power Saver mode in the Opera web browser. But since the option appears only when your notebook computer starts to use the battery power (when you unplug the power cord from the wall socket), you cannot really use this feature on the desktop computers that always run on the AC power. Even the power backup sources like the UPS systems convert the DC power into AC before supplying it the desktop computers.

If the Power Saver mode can reduce the energy consumption of a notebook running on the battery power, won’t it save the energy consumption of a desktop computer even if it is running on the AC power coming from the wall outlet? Had the feature was made available on the desktop computers, you could run the Opera in the power saving mode and cut down on your overall energy consumption, reduced your carbon footprint and helped a little bit towards cutting down on the global warming.

Fortunately, you can manage to use the Power Saver mode of the Opera browser on desktop computers too. And here is how:

  1. Click on the Opera Menu (on the top-left corner of the Opera window) and choose Settings.
  2. In the settings scroll down a little and you will find the Power saver settings. You have to check the checkbox labeled Always show power saver icon.Opera Power Saver Icon
  3. You will see the power saver icon appear in the Opera toolbar instantly. You can click on this icon and toggle the power saver mode to the ON state.Opera Power Saver Icon
  4. This should help you save some energy even when you are using the desktop computers.

Saving the energy consumption should not be a goal towards extending the battery life so that you can enjoy your online activities for a longer time when outdoors. You should strive to save energy to reduce your carbon footprint and help reduce the excessive changes in the climate. You can learn more about reducing carbon footprints at the website.