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  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

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.

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

Mouse options

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 the background.

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