All your bookmarks can be accessed and managed in the Bookmarks panel. If you have a large selection of bookmarks, use the "Quick find" field to quickly retrieve what you are looking for.
Web panels ¶
You can also display a site in the panel itself, which is called a "web panel". To add the currently displayed page as a web panel:
- Select .
- Make sure that the “Create In” field shows the Bookmarks folder.
- Click the “Details” button.
- Click “Show in panel”, then “OK”.
- In your panels, you'll see a new icon for this page, which when selected, displays page content in the panel.
Some webpages provide special links (rel="sidebar") that make it easy to add webpages as panels.
Opera's history panel keeps a list of webpages that you have recently visited. In Opera's History preferences, you can choose how many addresses to keep track of.
Tip: If you recall having visited an interesting site, but forgot to bookmark it, use the "Find" field in the History panel to locate it.
Click history entries to open them in the current tab, or hold ⌘ while clicking to open the entry in a new tab.
This panel is only available if you have set up an email account.
Create contacts and store email addresses, telephone numbers, and postal addresses. This panel is only available if you have email enabled.
|Operation||How to do it|
|Create new contact||Click "Add"|
|Create folder for group of contacts||Click the drop-down arrow on the "Add" button, select "New folder"|
|Show messages associated with contact||Click contact|
|Make contact available at all times||Drag contact to any toolbar|
Press ⌘+I to:
- Edit selected contact's name, email address, home page address, postal address, and phone numbers.
- Write down notes about the contact.
- Select a picture (about 60x50 pixels) that you would like to associate with the contact.
- Select a small icon you would like to have displayed next to messages from the contact.
Tip: If you type the word "party" in the "Notes" field of your best friends, you can later type "party" in the "Quick find" field to find all those people, then drag and drop them into an email to send a party invitation.
Opera's download panel lets you monitor and control downloads to your computer.
|Operation||How to do it|
|Download file linked to from a webpage||Click the link to the file or drag the link to the "Quick download" field|
|Download file||Enter file address in the "Quick download" field|
|Resume, stop, or restart download of selected files||Click "Resume", "Stop", or "Restart"|
|Sort list of files||Click column headers|
Note: Not all websites support resuming of downloads.
The Notes panel can serve as a clipboard manager, a "to do" list, a template archive, and much more.
The links panel extracts all links in the current webpage so you can easily find images, music, video clips, zip files and other downloads, as well as links to other pages.
Example: Type "mp3" in the "Quick find" field to find all mp3 files on the page.
Tip: Click the "Lock" button to keep the current list of links even if you browse to other pages.
The Info panel displays technical information about the current webpage.
The Search panel contains search possibilities for various search engines and online services.
Windows panel ¶
The Windows panel contains a tree-structured, clickable view of your open tabs and application windows.
Panel setup ¶
To customize your panel setup, go to, or Ctrl-click a panel and select "Customize".
From the list of available panels, select which ones to display and which ones to hide. Note that the "Mail" and "Contacts" options will be grayed out if the relevant account has not been set up.
You can also select whether and where to display panels.