Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  5. Bookmarks
  6. Widgets
  7. Notes
  8. Content Blocking
  9. Fraud Protection
  10. BitTorrent
  11. Display Modes
  12. Developer Tools
  13. Preferences
  14. Advanced Preferences
  15. Skins
  16. Keyboard Shortcuts
  17. Using the Mouse
  18. E-mail and News
  19. Newsfeeds
  20. Chat
  21. Dialogs
  22. 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 Web pages. A lot of Web pages 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 Web pages preferences.

If you prefer to browse in normal display mode, simply hit Ctrl+F11 or go to View > 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 Web page context menu, or go to View > 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.

Small Screen

Small-screen mode, entered by pressing Shift+F11 or by going to View > Small screen lets you see how the current Web page would look if displayed on a mobile phone running Opera, a convenient feature for Web developers who want to make sure their design works across platforms.

You can also use small-screen mode on Web panels to ensure that they fit the available space.

Print Preview

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

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