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  4. Speed Dial
  5. Bookmarks
  6. Opera Widgets
  7. Notes
  8. Geolocation
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  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

Shortcuts

Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Shortcuts

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Opera's keyboard shortcuts and mouse gestures allow for fast and flexible use of the browser once you learn how to use them.

This page explains how to edit the mouse and keyboard shortcut setups in Opera.

Changing setups

If you wish to change the default mouse or keyboard setups:

  1. Select the configuration you wish to change, and click "Edit".
  2. Find the operation you wish to edit by typing in the "Quick find" field or clicking the list.
  3. Click "Edit" and enter a sequence of keys or mouse movements to associate with the event.

Mouse setup

Note that if you do not want to use mouse gestures, you can disable them completely to avoid accidentally triggering events. If you are left-handed, you may choose to enable corresponding back and forward gestures.

The "Middle click options" dialog lets you choose what Opera should do when you click the middle button or scroll wheel on your mouse. The default action is to open the clicked link in a background tab.

Keyboard setup

Opera 9.5 significantly altered the "Opera standard" shortcut setup, eliminating most of the single-key shortcuts. Select "Opera 9.2 compatible" to recover the keyboard shortcut setup used in Opera 9.2. A compromise approach that enables some of the more popular single-key shortcuts is to check the box marked "Enable single-key shortcuts".

Select the "Opera Standard for UNIX" keyboard setup to enable common UNIX keyboard shortcuts, such as Ctrl+A for "Go to start of line" in place of "Select all".

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