If you are using Opera, you may or may not be aware that Opera now has a Free VPN built in. VPN or Virtual Private Network is like using a proxy server to hide your browsing habits, but unlike simple proxy servers, VPNs encrypt your data for that extra layer of security and privacy.
With Opera during the last few days, I noticed the VPN button was orange with a message saying it was Connecting…, but it never connects.
In the drop-box where it says Optimal location, if you click on that, you can choose which country you want. I tried them all with no success.
The Temporary Fix
An on-line search found other people with a similar issue. Solutions included changing locations, clearing caches, disabling security, and waiting until Opera fixes it.
I found a temporary solution until Opera fixes it. Just turn it off and on again. I call it ‘temporary’ because it seems to hold when the browser remains open, but I have to do this every time I close, then open the browser.