Opera Software
  1. Toolbars
  2. Menus
  3. Panels
  4. Speed Dial
  6. Extensions
  7. Opera Widgets
  8. Notes
  9. Geolocation
  10. Opera Link
  11. Opera Turbo
  12. Opera Unite
  13. Content blocking
  14. Fraud and Malware Protection
  15. BitTorrent
  16. Display modes
  17. Developer tools
  18. Preferences
  19. Advanced Preferences
  20. Skins
  21. Keyboard shortcuts
  22. Using the mouse
  23. Email and news
  24. Feeds
  25. Chat
  26. Dialogs
  27. Auto-update
  28. Backing up Opera


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The key Opera functions are available from the main menu. Note that nearly every element of the browser can be Ctrl-clicked to display a context menu offering further options.

Main menu

The main menu contains the following default elements:

Optional menu items

Additional items appear on the menu when you enable other Opera features, for example:

Context menus

Context menus appear when you Ctrl-click various items and elements, either in the browser or on a webpage. They contain options relevant to the current element.

Page menu

The page menu appears when you Ctrl-click a part of a webpage where there are no links, images, or forms.

Options of note include:

Reload Every »
Monitor page by reloading frequently
Send Link by Mail
Compose an email message to tell a friend about the current page
View the source of current document
Validate the source of current document using an online service

Text menu

The context menu for selected text contains a number of useful options.

Link menu

The link menu appears when you Ctrl-click a link and lets you decide how to open or save the linked document or address. Try here

Image menu

The image menu appears when you Ctrl-click an image and contains multiple options for opening, copying, and saving the image. Select "Image properties" to get all available metadata on the currently selected image.

When you click an image that has a link, a menu will appear that combines items from both the image and link menus.

Mailto menu

The "mailto:" menu appears when you Ctrl-click a "mailto:" link and lets you copy, save, or use the linked email address. Try it here

When you click an image that links to an email address, a menu will appear that combines items from both the image and "mailto:" menus.

Form menu

The form menu appears when you Ctrl-click inside a form field. It holds a number of text editing options as well as the option to insert personal information from the Forms preferences and notes. Select "Check spelling" to perform a spelling check on all content in the current form field.

Style menu

Opera's built-in user style sheets can be used to improve readability, debug markup, and drastically change the appearance of webpages. To use the available style sheets, select View > Style and choose from the following:

Tip: You can add your own style sheets, and configure "Author mode" and "User mode", in the Content preferences.

Learn more about user style sheets

Quick preferences

Some of the most useful and frequently used preferences are available in the "Quick preferences" menu.

You can access this menu at any time by pressing F12 or selecting Quick preferences from the Opera menu.

Tip: Open Opera's Preferences (press ⌘+,) for access to more settings.