Opera Mini 5 was released to much jubilation for those Android users seeking a light, quick browser replacement. The problem was, Opera couldn’t be set as the default browser for opening links from e-mails, messages, and other sources…that is until now (sort of).
OperaBridge is an app that provides a solution to the defaul browser problem by creating a workaround that launches Opera when clicking outside links. You set OperaBridge as the default app for opening said links and it in turn launches Opera Mini 5. You’ll have to sit through Opera’s loading screen, but for some the time saved on page loads well makes up for this.
So here is how you do it:
- Install Opera Mini 5 on your Android
- Install OperaBridge, too.
- Click an external web link, launching the “Complete action using…” dialog.
- Check “Use by default for this action.”
- Tap OperaBridge
External links should now open in Opera Mini 5 by default. Thanks to Andrew over at Androinica for this very helpful little bit of info.