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Opera's most important functions can be found on toolbars in the form of buttons, input fields and dropdown menus.
This page refers to the default toolbar setup. Toolbars are easily added and removed by going to. You can also open for more customization, such as removing and adding toolbar items and changing toolbar positioning.
The Tab bar displays your open Web pages as tabs and contains buttons to help manage your tabs. The trash can drop-down button on the right end of the tab bar contains lists of closed pages and blocked pop-ups so that you can easily retrieve them.
The easiest way to change focus between tabs is clicking on the tab you want. You can also press Ctrl+Tab to cycle through your open pages. Drag and drop the tabs to rearrange their order on the tab bar.
Read more about how tabs work in Tabbed browsing.
Tip: If you want to bookmark a Web page, you can drag its tab directly to the Bookmarks panel or a toolbar.
The Address bar contains buttons for the most important browser functions as well as the Web address (URL) field.
||Go back and forth in page history|
|Fast forward||Analyze page and go to the most likely next page.
|Rewind||Jump back in history
||Interrupt page load in progress or update current page from server|
|Wand||Automatically log in to sites using the Wand|
|Page icon||Drag to bookmarks panel or personal bar to create bookmark|
|Address field||Displays the address of the current document. You can enter Web addresses directly|
|Security bar||Displayed within the address field if current page uses security protocols. Padlock icon indicates level of security, name of certificate holder will be displayed|
|RSS icon||Displayed within the address bar if current page contains valid link to an RSS or Atom newsfeed|
|Progress field||Displayed within the address bar while document is loading|
|Address drop-down button||Access recently typed addresses|
|Search field||Search the Web directly|
|Search drop-down button||Select search engine|
|View bar toggle||Display or hide the view bar|
When a page loads, a progress field appears within the address field that displays information on the status of the document transfer.
Tip: If you have a Web address on the clipboard, press Ctrl+B to go to the address.
The Start bar drops down from the address field when it is focused.
|Home||Go to your home page|
|Top 10||Access your 10 most visited links|
|Bookmarks||Access your bookmarks|
The View bar is toggled by the View button on the right end of the Address bar.
|Find in page||Search within current document|
|Find next||Find next occurrence of search term in document|
|Voice||Click to initiate voice command|
|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|
|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|
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.
This toolbar is disabled by default, but is easily activated from.
Put your favorite bookmarks/bookmarklets, bookmark folders, and Web searches on the Personal bar so you can use them quickly and at any time. Bookmarks and folders from the bookmarks panel, links, page tabs, and bookmarklets can be dragged directly to the personal bar.
To add a search to the bar, select it from the toolbar's right-click menu.
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 status bar is also turned off by default. When enabled, it displays information about hovered items in Web pages as well as in the browser.
Tip: You can move the status field to another toolbar to save space.
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