Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  6. Opera Widgets
  7. Notes
  8. Geolocation
  9. Opera Link
  10. Opera Turbo
  11. Opera Unite
  12. Content blocking
  13. Fraud and Malware Protection
  14. BitTorrent
  15. Display modes
  16. Developer tools
  17. Preferences
  18. Advanced Preferences
  19. Skins
  20. Keyboard shortcuts
  21. Using the mouse
  22. E-mail and news
  23. Feeds
  24. Chat
  25. Dialogs
  26. Auto-update
  27. Backing up Opera

Display modes

Opera comes with a selection of different display modes to accommodate your hardware and your browsing habits.

Use Page Up and Page Down to switch slides.

Two of these display modes that are particularly useful for laptop users: fit to width and full-screen mode.

Fit to width

Opera's rendering engine supports flexible reformatting of all webpages. A lot of webpages are made for specific screen resolutions and sizes. Fit to width adjusts the page size to the available screen space.

You can permanently enable fit to width in the Webpage preferences.

If you prefer to browse in normal display mode, simply hit Ctrl+F11 or go to Page > Fit to Width to enter fit to width mode when you encounter a page that is too wide for your screen.

Full screen

Full-screen mode allows you to use the entire computer screen for browsing. This removes all menus and toolbars from view, but you will of course still be able to use context menus, mouse gestures, and keyboard shortcuts.

To enter full-screen mode, press F11, select it from the webpage context menu, or go to Page > Full Screen. F11 and the context menu also let you return to normal screen view.

Opera Show

If a web document is styled for the "projection" media type, switching to full-screen mode turns Opera into a presentation tool. Use Page Up and Page Down to switch slides.

Kiosk mode

Opera can be started with the command line switch -kioskmode. Kiosk mode takes advantage of the full-screen mode to present users with a limited version of the browser, for use for example in schools, libraries, or public information kiosks.

Print preview

Print preview mode lets you see how a webpage will appear if printed. Press Ctrl+Shift+P, or go to Print > Print Preview to switch screen modes.

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