Opera Help

Toolbars

Opera's most important functions can be found on toolbars in the form of buttons, input fields, and drop-down menus.

Address bar

The Address bar contains buttons for the most important browser functions as well as the web address (URL) field.

Image Item Explanation
  • Back
  • Forward
Go back and forth in page history
  • Stop
  • Reload
Interrupt page load in progress or update current page from server
Password Manager Automatically log in to sites using Password Manager
Page icon Drag to Bookmarks panel or bookmarks bar to create bookmark
Address field Displays the address of the current document. You can enter web addresses directly, or simply type a keyword you remember to activate the full text history search. You can resize this field by dragging the right edge. The web address is shown in a shortened version to help you identify websites. If you prefer to see the full web address for all sites, go to Opera > Preferences > Advanced > Browsing and check "Show full web address in address field".
Progress indicator Displayed on the right side of the address field while the document is loading
Security indicator Displays the security status of the current document in the address field. Click on it for additional information.
RSS icon Displayed within the address field if the current page contains a valid link to an RSS or Atom feed
Address drop-down button Access recently typed addresses
Search field Search the web directly. You can resize this field by dragging the left edge.
Search drop-down button Select search engine

Tip: If you have a web address on the clipboard, press + Shift + V to "paste and go" to the address.

Progress indicator

When a page loads, a progress indicator appears within the address field.

Tab bar

See the Tabs topic for more information.

Status bar

The status bar displays information about hovered items in webpages as well as in the browser.

Fit to width Squeeze page contents to avoid horizontal scrolling
Show images Toggle image display: all, none, or cached images only
Zoom field Zoom in to enlarge text and images, or zoom out to get an overview

Optional toolbars

Main bar

The Main bar is hidden by default. It mainly contains buttons for document handling, such as saving and printing files, as well as buttons that will tile or cascade all open documents on your workspace.

Some sites provide special navigational links to make navigation within the site easier. Opera can display these links in the form of a navigation bar above the page contents.

Which buttons are active (not grayed out) on the navigation bar, depends on the information provided by each page. This toolbar is not turned on by default. A particularly useful setting for this bar is "Show only when needed", which will hide the navigation bar completely whenever it is empty.

The Start bar is disabled by default. It drops down from the address field when the latter is focused.

Home Go to your home page
Top 10 Access your 10 most visited links
Bookmarks Access your bookmarks

View bar

The View bar is disabled by default.

Find in page Search within current document
Find next Find next occurrence of search term in document
Fit to width Squeeze page contents to avoid horizontal scrolling
Page mode Customize page style; click button to toggle between modes, use drop-down to select style
Print preview button Preview printed version of current document
Show images Toggle image display: all, none, or cached images only
Zoom field Zoom in to enlarge text and images, or zoom out to get an overview

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