The key Opera functions are available from the main menu. Note that nearly every element of the browser can be right-clicked to display a context menu offering further options.
To view the main menu, click on the big red "O" icon on the top left of the browser.
|Tabs and Windows||New tabs and windows, closed tabs, and sessions|
|Page||Edit, display, and developer tools|
|Print and print preview|
|Bookmarks||Bookmarks and bookmark manager|
|Extensions||Extensions installation and management|
|Opera Unite||Opera Unite login and management|
|Synchronize Opera||Opera Link login and management|
|Widgets||Opera Widgets installation and management|
|Mail and Chat Accounts||Mail and chat account manager|
|Appearance...||Skins, panels, toolbars, and buttons|
|Settings||Preferences, toolbars, work offline, clear private data, and import/export|
|Help||Help files, about Opera, and other support channels|
|Show Menu Bar||Toggle between the main menu, and a traditional horizontal menu|
Alternatively, to display the menu as a traditional menu bar, select "Show Menu Bar" from the main menu. The menu bar contains the following default elements:
Optional menu items
Additional items appear on the menu when you enable other Opera features, for example:
|Feeds||appears when you subscribe to a newsfeed and allows you to manage your feeds|
|appears when you set up an Opera Mail account and allow you to manage your mail and contacts|
|Contacts||appears when you set up an Opera Mail account and allow you to manage your mail and contacts|
|Chat||appears when you set up an chat account and allow you to manage your chats|
|Window||appears if you choose to display it and shows a list of open windows and tabs. To display the Window menu, selectand select "Show window menu".|
Context menus appear when you right-click various items and elements, either in the browser or on a webpage. They contain options relevant to the current element.
The page menu appears when you right-click a part of a webpage where there are no links, images, or forms.
Options of note include:
- Reload Every
- Monitor page by reloading frequently
- Send Link by Mail
- Compose an email message to tell a friend about the current page
- View the source of current document
- Validate the source of current document using an online service
The context menu for selected text contains a number of useful options.
The link menu appears when you right-click a link and lets you decide how to open or save the linked document or address. Try here
The image menu appears when you right-click an image and contains multiple options for opening, copying, and saving the image. Select "Image properties" to get all available metadata on the currently selected image.
When you click an image that has a link, a menu will appear that combines items from both the image and link menus.
The "mailto:" menu appears when you right-click a "mailto:" link and lets you copy, save, or use the linked email address. Try it here
When you click an image that links to an email address, a menu will appear that combines items from both the image and "mailto:" menus.
The form menu appears when you right-click inside a form field. It holds a number of text editing options as well as the option to insert personal information from the Forms preferences and notes. Select "Check spelling" to perform a spelling check on all content in the current form field.
Some of the most useful and frequently-used preferences are available in the "Quick preferences" menu.
You can access this menu at any time by pressing F12 or selectingfrom the menu.
|Open All Pop-Ups||Let websites open pop-ups freely|
|Open Pop-Ups in Background||Show all pop-up windows behind my ordinary pages and windows|
|Block Unwanted Pop-Ups||Opera tries to show only pop-ups requested by you|
|Block All Pop-Ups||Prevent all kinds of pop-up windows|
|Enable Animated Images||Allow images that change|
|Enable Sound in Webpages||Allow audio files|
|Enable Plug-Ins||Let webpages launch plug-in programs|
|Enable Opera Turbo||Optimize pages with Opera Turbo|
|Enable Cookies||Let sites set cookies|
|Send Referrer Information||Let sites know which page you came from|
|Enable Proxy Servers||Connect to internet via proxy server|
|Edit Site Preferences||Specify permanent settings for current site|
Tip: Open Opera's preferences (press Ctrl+F12) for access to more settings.