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Introducing SOCKS 5 support in Opera (Yay!)

Long-time fans of the Opera web browser have loved the innovations. Opera was years ahead of the competition with features like Speed Dial, User CSS, User JavaScript, and of course, their integrated email client. Other browsers are either just now implementing some of these features, or they're only available with extenstions. The email client feature isn't available on other browsers as far as I know.

The one thing that Opera was sorely missing was support for SOCKS Proxy servers. I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw in the Change Log for version 11.10 that support for SOCKS 5 was added. It hasn't gotten much attention yet. The Knowledge Base still says it isn't supported. The option isn't available in the regular menus. You have to put "opera:config" in the address bar and edit the settings there.

For complete, step-by-step instructions, including screen-shots, see How To Configure Opera to use a SOCKS Proxy.