Command the browser with your mouse

Opera's mouse gestures let you perform common browsing actions with quick, small mouse movements.

These gestures are enabled by default. To disable mouse gestures:

  1. Select 'Settings' from the main menu.
  2. Click 'Browser' in the sidebar.
  3. Under 'Shortcuts', tick the 'Enable mouse gestures' checkbox.
Note: Enabling mouse gestures while using a Magic Mouse or trackpad can cause unpredictable behavior.

Mouse gestures work by holding the right mouse button, moving the mouse a certain direction, then letting go of the button. With practice, navigating with the mouse can become fast and efficient.

Navigation

ActionGesture
Go back one pageGo back gesture Move left
Go forward one pageGo forward gesture Move right
Open a new tabOpen a new tab gesture Move down
Reload the pageReload gesture Move up, then down
Close current tabClose current tab gesture Move down, then right

Rocker gestures

When you enable rocker gestures, you can navigate backwards and forwards through pages by rocking your fingers between the right and left mouse buttons. Simply click and hold one button, click the other, then release the first before releasing the second. With a little practice, you can speed through this gesture.

To enable or disable mouse gestures:

  1. Select 'Settings' from the main menu.
  2. Click 'Browser' in the sidebar.
  3. Under 'Shortcuts', tick the 'Enable rocker gestures' checkbox.

Rock right to left to navigate backward, and left to right to navigate forward.

Note: Enabling rocker gestures while using a Magic Mouse or trackpad can cause unpredictable behavior.

Navigate faster with keyboard shortcuts

You can browse a lot faster using the keyboard. Here's an overview of the available keyboard shortcuts:

Browser

ActionShortcut
Open Downloads pageCtrl+J
Open Extensions pageCtrl+Shift ⇧+E
Open helpF1
Open History pageCtrl+H
Open local fileCtrl+O
Open locationF8 or Ctrl+E or Ctrl+L
Open main menuAlt+F
Open Settings pageAlt+P or Ctrl+F12
Print current pageCtrl+P
Quit OperaCtrl+Shift ⇧+X
Save a page locallyCtrl+S

Find

ActionShortcut
Find on pageF3 or Ctrl+F
Find nextCtrl+G
Find previousCtrl+Shift ⇧+G

Navigation

ActionShortcut
Cycle forward through page elementsTab ⇥
Cycle back through page elementsShift ⇧+Tab ⇥
Go forward one pageAlt+
Go back one pageAlt+
Go to bottom of pageEnd
Go to top of pageHome
Page downPage Down or Space
Page upPage Up or Shift ⇧+Space
Reload the current pageF5 or Ctrl+R
View current page sourceCtrl+U

Tabs and Windows

ActionShortcut
Close current tabCtrl+W or Ctrl+F4
Close current windowAlt+F4
Cycle forward through open tabsCtrl+Tab ⇥ or Ctrl+F2
Cycle back through open tabsCtrl+Shift ⇧+Tab ⇥ or Ctrl+F1
Cycle through open windowsAlt+Tab ⇥
Minimize a windowWindows+M
Open new tabCtrl+T
Open new windowCtrl+N
Open new private windowCtrl+Shift ⇧+N
Reopen last closed tabCtrl+Shift ⇧+T
View previous active tabCtrl+`

Text

ActionShortcut
CopyCtrl+C
CutCtrl+X
PasteCtrl+V
Select allCtrl+A
UndoCtrl+Z
RedoCtrl+Shift ⇧+Z

Zoom

ActionShortcut
Enter full-screen modeF11
Zoom in+
Zoom out-
Reset zoom to 100%Ctrl+0

Advanced keyboard shortcuts

Single-key and alternatively-configured shortcuts are available by enabling advanced keyboard shortcuts. To do this:

  1. Select 'Settings' from the main menu.
  2. Click 'Browser' in the sidebar.
  3. Under 'Shortcuts', tick the 'Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts' checkbox.
ActionShortcut
Cycle left through tabs1
Cycle right through tabs2
Find on page, or . or /
Go back one pageZ
Go forward one pageX
Zoom in0
Zoom out9
Reset zoom to 100%6