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The key Opera functions are available from the main menu. Note that practically every element of the browser can be right-clicked to display a context menu offering further options.
The main menu contains the following in its default setup:
As you register accounts and activate Opera's messaging clients, their corresponding menu items become available. In the Browsing preferences, you can select to add a Window menu to the main menu.
Context menus appear when you right-click various items and elements, either in the browser or on a Web page. They contain options relevant to the current element.
The page menu appears when you right-click a part of a Web page 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 e-mail message to tell a friend about the current page
- View the source of current document
- Validate the source of current document using an on-line service
The context menu for selected text contains a number of useful options.
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
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.
The "mailto:" menu appears when you right-click a "mailto:" link and lets you copy, save, or use the linked e-mail address. Try it here
When you click an image that links to an e-mail address, a menu will appear that combines items from both the image and "mailto:" menus.
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 Wand preferences and notes. Select "Check spelling" to perform a spelling check on all content in the current form field.
Opera's built-in user style sheets can be used to improve readability, debug markup, and drastically change the appearance of Web pages.
- Click the Author/User mode button on the View bar to toggle user mode.
- Click the arrow on the button to select the style you want from the drop-down list.
|Author mode||Show page as its author intended|
|User mode||Complement page style with your own|
|Manage modes||Adjust settings for user mode and author mode|
|Emulate text browser||Pretend to be a non-graphical browser|
|Nostalgia||Pretend to be an old 8-bit browser|
|Accessibility layout||For people with visual impairments or reading disabilities|
|Show images and links only||Hide plain text|
|High contrast (W/B)||Show white text on black background|
|High contrast (B/W)||Show black text on white background|
|Hide non-linking images||Hide images with no navigational purpose|
|Disable tables||Dissolve table columns into separate lines|
|Show structural elements||Show essential page markup|
|Debug with outline||Use borders to mark important page elements|
|(Available alternate style sheets for current site appear here.)||Click to switch|
Tip: You can add your own style sheets, and configure "Author mode" and "User mode", in the Content 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 selectingfrom the menu.
|Open all pop-ups||Let Web sites open pop-ups freely|
|Open pop-ups in background||Show all pop-up windows behind my ordinary pages and windows|
|Block unwanted pop-ups||Opera tries to show only pop-ups requested by you|
|Block all pop-ups||Prevent all kinds of pop-up windows|
|Enable GIF/SVG animation||Allow images that change|
|Enable sound in Web pages||Allow audio files|
|Enable Java||Let Web pages run Java applets|
|Enable plug-ins||Let Web pages launch plug-in programs|
|Enable cookies||Let sites set cookies|
|Enable referrer logging||Let sites know which page you came from|
|Enable proxy servers||Connect to Internet via proxy server|
|Edit site preferences||Specify permanent settings for current site|
Tip: Open Opera's Preferences (press Ctrl+F12) for access to more settings.
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