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Keyboard shortcuts

Press Page Down and Page Up to switch slides.

You can browse a lot faster using the keyboard, and this page gives you an overview of the available keyboard shortcuts. Some operations have multiple shortcuts; use those you find most convenient.

Notice that the keyboard shortcuts have changed considerably since Opera 9.2. The old shortcuts are still available if you choose "Opera 9.2 Compatible" in Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Shortcuts. A compromise approach that enables some of the more popular single-key shortcuts is to check the box marked "Enable single-key shortcuts".

Note: Selecting the alternate keyboard setup "Opera Standard for UNIX" in the preferences will override some Opera shortcuts with classic UNIX shortcuts.

Standard keys

Movement

Move one line up
Move one line down
Move one character to the right
Move one character to the left
Move one screen-full up
  • Page Up
  • Shift + Space
Move one screen-full down
  • Page Down
  • Space
Move one screen-full to the left Ctrl + Page Up
Move one screen-full to the right Ctrl + Page Down
Go to top Home
Go to bottom End

Focus

Cycle focus forward within active context Tab
Cycle focus backward within active context Shift + Tab
Activate Enter
Exit context or cancel Esc
Display context (right-click) menu Shift + F10
Properties dialog
  • Alt + Enter
  • Ctrl + I

System keys

Open file Ctrl + O
Save copy of page Ctrl + S
Print page Ctrl + P
Close Opera Ctrl + Q
Hide Opera Ctrl + Alt + Shift + H

Text keys

Editing

Undo recent changes Ctrl + Z
Redo recent changes
  • Ctrl + Y
  • Ctrl + Shift + Z
Copy selection to clipboard
  • Ctrl + C
  • Ctrl + Insert
Move selection to clipboard
  • Ctrl + X
  • Shift + Delete
Paste from clipboard
  • Ctrl + V
  • Shift + Insert
Copy selected text to Notes panel Ctrl + Shift + C
Select all Ctrl + A
Delete selection (or character right of cursor) Delete
Delete selection (or character left of cursor) Backspace
Toggle text-style bold Ctrl + B
Toggle text-style italic Ctrl + I
Toggle text-style underline Ctrl + U
Convert hex to Unicode Ctrl + Shift + X

UNIX editing keys

These are classic UNIX keyboard shortcuts, which you can enable by choosing "Opera Standard for UNIX" from Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Shortcuts.

Go to end of line Ctrl + E
Go to beginning of line Ctrl + A
Go to next character Ctrl + F
Go to previous character Ctrl + B
Go to next line Ctrl + N
Go to previous line Ctrl + P
Paste (Yank) Ctrl + Y
Delete to end of line Ctrl + K
Delete next character Ctrl + D
Delete previous character Ctrl + H

Find

Find text Ctrl + F
Find next instance of text
  • Ctrl + G
  • F3
Find previous instance of text
  • Ctrl + Shift + G
  • Shift + F3
Search for text in page (press F9 first to set focus on page)
  • (numeric) /
  • . (period)
Search for text in links in page (press F9 first to set focus on page)
  • Shift + (numeric) /
  • , (comma)

Loading keys

Access

Go to your home page
  • Ctrl + Space
  • Alt + Home
Enter a web address F2
Paste and go in current or new tab Ctrl + Shift + V
Display a Speed Dial Ctrl + 0-9
Enter nickname for fast bookmark access Shift + F2
Save page address as new bookmark Ctrl + D
Save as new bookmark in active bookmark folder Ctrl + Shift + D

Transmission

Reload (get latest version of) page
  • Ctrl + R
  • F5
Reload selected frame
  • Alt + F5
Stop page loading Esc

Navigation keys

History

Go to next page in history
  • Alt + →
  • Ctrl + →
  • Shift + Backspace
  • Shift + scroll wheel up
Go to previous page in history
  • Alt + ←
  • Ctrl + ←
  • Backspace
  • Shift + scroll wheel down
Fast forward
  • Shift + Backspace
  • Space

Site navigation

To remove the last part of any web address (such as a sub-directory) and go to that address, press Ctrl + Backspace.

Display modes

Print preview (toggles on/off) Ctrl + Shift + P
Use entire screen for browsing F11
Toggle "Fit to width" Ctrl + F11

Source

View page source Ctrl + U
View source of active frame Ctrl + Shift + U
Validate source of active page or frame Ctrl + Alt + Shift + U

Developer Tools

Open developer tool Ctrl + Shift + I

Zooming

Increase zoom % by steps of 10
  • Plus
  • Ctrl + Plus
Decrease zoom % by steps of 10
  • Minus
  • Ctrl + Minus
Restore zoom to 100%
  • *
  • Ctrl + 0
Select next link in page Ctrl + ↓
Select previous link in page Ctrl + ↑
Follow selected link Enter
Open selected link in new tab Shift + Enter
Open selected link in background tab Ctrl + Shift + Enter
Save link target (such as document or image) Ctrl + Shift + S

Spatial navigation keys

Navigate between links and form elements Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Tip: The combination of the Shift key and arrow keys is the fastest way of moving around a webpage when wanting to locate links and webform elements.

Form keys

Log in/auto-fill form using the Password Manager
  • Ctrl + Enter
  • For a series of connected pages, see Fast Forward
Go to next element in form Tab
Go to previous element in form Shift + Tab
Select form element
  • Space
  • Enter

Access keys

These shortcuts are unique to pages that have access keys enabled.

Toggle HTML access keys Shift + Esc
Enter HTML access keys A-Z and 0-9

Page keys: basics

Browse in new tab Ctrl + T
Close active tab
  • Ctrl + W
  • Ctrl + F4
Undo closing of tab Ctrl + Shift + T

Application windows

Browse in new application window Ctrl + N
Browse in new private window Ctrl + Shift + N

Tab keys: switching

Cycle to next tab (defaults to recently used order) Ctrl + Tab
Cycle to previous tab (defaults to recently used order) Ctrl + Shift + Tab
Switch to previous tab on tab bar Ctrl + Shift + F6
Switch to next tab on tab bar Ctrl + F6

Panel keys: activation

Toggle last active panel with panel selector F4
Toggle last active panel Shift + F4
Activate panels for keyboard navigation F7
Expand all folders/views in panel Shift + →
Collapse all folders/views in panel Shift + ←
Toggle Search panel Ctrl + Shift + 1
Toggle Bookmarks panel
  • Ctrl + Shift + 2
  • Ctrl + B
Toggle Mail panel Ctrl + Shift + 3
Toggle Contacts panel Ctrl + Shift + 4
Toggle Chat panel Ctrl + Shift + 5
Toggle Notes panel Ctrl + Shift + 6
Toggle Downloads panel Ctrl + Shift + 7
Toggle History panel
  • Ctrl + Shift + 8
  • Ctrl + H
Toggle Links panel Ctrl + Shift + 9
Toggle Windows panel Ctrl + Shift + 0

Panel keys: actions

Bookmarks

Open bookmark Enter
Open bookmark in new tab Shift + Enter
Open bookmark in background tab Ctrl + Shift + Enter

Mail

Mark all email in selected view as read Ctrl + Shift + A

Contacts

Show messages associated with contact Enter
Compose message to contact Shift + Enter

Downloads

Open downloaded file Enter

Preferences

Edit your preferences
  • Alt + P
  • Ctrl + F12
Quickly edit most popular preferences F12
Edit browser appearance Shift + F12

Bars

Toggle main menu Alt + F11

Focus keys

Set focus to webpage (to enable keyboard navigation) F9
Set focus to address field
  • F8
  • Ctrl + L
  • Alt + D
Set focus to search field Ctrl + E
Set focus to bookmarks bar (only when you have search fields) Shift + F7
Restore original address in address field and set focus to page Esc

Manager pages

Manage bookmarks
  • Ctrl + Shift + B
Manage downloads
  • Ctrl + J
Manage history
  • Ctrl + Shift + H
Manage links Ctrl + Shift + L

Mail keys: reading and sending

Basics

Check email Ctrl + K
Write new message Ctrl + M
Attach files to message Ctrl + O
Upload queued messages to mail server Ctrl + Shift + K
Send composed message
  • Ctrl + Shift + S
  • Ctrl + Enter

Navigation

Go to next message J
Go to previous message U
Go to next unread message
  • H
  • Shift + J
Go to previous unread message
  • Y
  • Shift + U
Move one screen-full up Shift + Space
Move one screen-full down, then go to next unread Space
Scroll up in message body (even if focus on message list) Alt + ↑
Scroll down in message body (even if focus on message list) Alt + ↓
Set focus to message list F8
Set focus to message F9

Threads

Expand all threads Shift + →
Collapse all threads Shift + ←
Mark thread as read M
Mark thread as read, go to next unread N

Mail keys: managing

Marking

Mark selected message as read K
Mark selected message as read, and go to next unread email G
Mark selected message as read, and go to previous unread email T
Mark selected message as unread Shift + K
Mark all messages in active view as read Ctrl + Shift + A
Move selected message to Trash Delete
Delete selected message permanently, without moving to Trash Shift + Delete

Responding

Reply to message R
Reply to all recipients of message, including sender Shift + R
Forward message F
Redirect message D
Continue editing message (Drafts, Outbox, and Sent views) Enter
Focus "Quick reply" field
  • Q
  • Shift + F9

Handling

Save sender's address as new contact A
Save attachments Shift + S
Label message (for example important or funny) L
View all messages associated with sender E
Copy raw message data to clipboard C

Viewing

Toggle different layout of message list and message body I

Chat keys

Download and list available rooms on chat server Ctrl + Shift + J
Set focus to chat input field Shift + F9

Help keys

Open Opera Help F1
Search while viewing help page Ctrl + F

More information

Learn more about using the keyboard.

Single-key shortcuts

Opera 9.5 disables the following single-key shortcuts, which were enabled by default in Opera 9.2 and previous. To re-enable these shortcuts, check the box marked "Enable single-key shortcuts" in Settings > Preferences > Advanced > Shortcuts.

Function Single-Key Shortcut
Switch to previous tab on tab bar 1
Switch to next tab on tab bar 2
Cycle through frames in page 3 and Shift + 3
Minimize tab 4
Restore/Maximize tab 5
Restore zoom to 100% 6
Zoom out by 100% 7
Zoom in by 100% 8
Zoom out by 10% 9
Zoom in by 10% 0
Cycle through links in page A and Q
Cycle through headers in page S and W
Cycle through elements in page D and E
Toggle between author mode and user mode Shift + G
Address bar history drop-down H
Load and display all images I
Toggle loading of images Shift + I
Speak selected text V
Forward X
Fast forward Shift + X
Back Z
Rewind Shift + Z