Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  5. Widgets
  6. Notes
  7. Content Blocking
  8. BitTorrent
  9. Display Modes
  10. Source Viewer
  11. Preferences
  12. Advanced Preferences
  13. Skins
  14. Keyboard Shortcuts
  15. Using the Mouse
  16. E-mail and News
  17. Newsfeeds
  18. Chat
  19. Dialogs
  20. Backing Up Opera


Press Page Down and Page Up to switch slides

You can have multiple Web documents and messaging views open at the same time, they are all visible as tabs on the tab bar.

right-click a tab to see its context menu, which lets you perform actions such as:

Tab Preferences

The preferences let you tweak Opera's tab setup to your liking.

Tab cycling

By holding the Ctrl key and repeatedly pressing Tab, you can cycle through all the tabs you have open within the Opera workspace. This setting allows you to choose what order the tabs should be cycled in, and whether you want to see the list of open tabs while you are cycling through them.

New tabs

The "New tabs" setting lets you decide how much size a new tab should take up when opened. If you always want to use the whole workspace for viewing tabs, leave the setting as "Always maximize".

When you open an item from the panels, such as a bookmark, would you like the document to open in a new tab or to appear in the tab that is currently active? If you want to avoid opening new tabs with each item, opt to "Reuse current tab".

Check the "Open new tab next to active" option if you want new tabs that you open to appear next to your current page on the tab bar. By default, new tabs will be added at the right end of the row of tabs on the tab bar.

By default, when you open new tabs, they will open within one Opera application window. Select "Open windows instead of tabs" to change this.

Multiple Document Interface

Opera defaults to a an easy-to-use tabbed browsing setup. However, Opera is also a full-fledged MDI application, and all tabs can be resized, juxtaposed, tiled, and cascaded.

For the look and feel of "classic" MDI: