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Multiple Web documents and messaging views are accessible as tabs on the tab bar.
There are numerous ways to open a new tab:
- from the menu, select
- use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + T
- click the plus icon ("+") on the tab bar
- double-click the tab bar
and to open a link in a new tab:
- Right-click a link, and select from the menu
- middle-click a link, or Shift-click it (opens in background)
and to close an active tab:
- from the menu, select
- use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + W
- click the close icon ("X") on the tab
- middle-click the tab, or Shift-click it.
To recover a closed tab, open the trash can on the right side of the tab bar, and select the tab.
Tabs can be rearranged on the tab bar by dragging and dropping them.
Tab context menu
Right-click a tab to see its context menu.
|New Tab||Opens a new tab|
|Duplicate Tab||Opens a copy of the current tab, retaining its history|
|Create Follower Tab||Opens a background tab. Any link you click in the current tab will open in the follower tab.|
|Restore||Restores tab to its original size and position|
|Arrange||Resizes and rearranges all tabs according to options in the submenu|
|Lock Tab||Protects the tab from being closed, particularly useful for chat sessions|
|Close||Closes the current tab|
|Close All||Closes all tabs|
|Close All but Active||Closes all tabs except the current tab|
|Detach||Moves the tab from the tab bar to a separate window|
|Customize...||Customize the tab bar|
The preferences let you tweak Opera's tab setup to your liking.
When cycling through tabs with Ctrl + Tab
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.
- Cycle in recently used order
- The default setting places the recently used tabs at the top of the list
- Cycle in tab bar order
- This setting lists the tabs in the order that they appear on the tab bar
- Cycle without showing list
- This setting uses tab bar order, but does not show the list
Show thumbnails in tab cycle
Check "Show thumbnails in tab cycle" to display a thumbnail of the selected tab in the tab cycle.
When closing a tab
- Activate the last active tab
- The default setting returns focus to the most recently used tab
- Activate the next tab
- This setting returns focus to the next tab on the tab bar
- Activate first tab opened from current tab
- This setting returns focus to tabs created from within the closed tab
Reuse current tab
When you open an item from the panels, such as a bookmark, the default action is to open the document in the current tab. If you prefer such items to be opened in a new tab, uncheck "Reuse current tab".
Open new tab next to active
By default, new tabs are added at the end of the tab bar. Check "Open new tab next to active" if you want new tabs to appear next to the active tab on the tab bar.
Show thumbnails when hovering tabs
By default, a thumbnail of the page is shown when hovering a tab. To disable this behavior, uncheck "Show thumbnails when hovering tabs".
Additional tab options
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".
Allow window with no tabs
By default, an Opera application window must have at least one tab. Choose "Allow window with no tabs" to permit a window with zero tabs.
Click on tab to minimize
By default, clicking the active tab on the tab bar has no consequence. You can minimize the active tab if you check "Click on tab to minimize".
Show close button on each tab
By default, a close button is displayed on each tab. Uncheck "Show close button on each tab" to remove the close buttons.
Open windows instead of tabs
By default, new tabs open within a single Opera application window. Select "Open windows instead of tabs" to make new tabs open in a separate window.
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:
- Enable "Allow window with no tabs".
- Disable "Show close buttons on tabs" to display minimize/maximize, restore, and close buttons on the right end of the menu bar.
- Enable "Click on tabs to minimize".
- In the Browsing preferences, select "Show window menu".
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