Opera Help

Menus

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

Main menu

To view the main menu, click on the big red "O" icon on the top left of the browser.

O menu

Alternatively, to display the menu as a traditional menu bar, select "Show Menu Bar" from the main menu. The menu bar 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 right-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 right-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
Source
View the source of current document
Validate
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 right-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 right-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 right-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 right-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.

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 Tools menu.

Tip: Open Opera's preferences (press Ctrl+F12) for access to more settings.

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