Opera Software

Using Opera Mini


Opera Mini can be used with a stylus, joystick, 4 or 5-way navigation keys, or keypad.

If using a stylus, tap the screen to activate links, form inputs and menus. Drag the scrollbar to scroll up or down.

If using a joystick, or 4 or 5-way navigation keys, left and right provide the Page up and Page down functionality, up and down select the previous and next links or form inputs. If available, push activates links, menu items or form inputs. If push is not available, then either the "call" button (usually with a green phone icon), or the * key can be used instead. Note that you must activate text input fields before you can write in them.

If using a numeric keypad, the up and down keys select the previous and next links, and the following key combinations can be used:

#, 1
Enter URL.
#, 2
View bookmarks.
#, 3
Jump to start of main content, or beginning and end of page.
#, 4
Go to start (portal) page.
#, 5
#, 6
Page information.
#, 7
Save bookmark.
#, 8
Edit settings.
#, 9
Web search.
#, 0
#, #
Navigate forward.
Toggle display of toolbars (if available).

The phone's softkeys (or option keys) provide the back button and menu functionality. The softkeys are usually located to the left and right, immediately below the screen. Their functions will change depending on what is written at the bottom of the screen.

Using the Opera Mini interface

When you start Opera Mini, you are presented with the portal page, where you can search, access services, review your history, and access the help pages.

You can use the softkeys to access the Opera Mini menu. The menu allows you to enter a URL to browse to, access bookmarks, return to the portal page, access tools, or exit Opera Mini. When entering a URL, you can access a list of previously typed addresses using the More menu, or the Opera Mini menu.

The Tools menu allows you to modify your settings, review or navigate through your history, add bookmarks, or view help, and report a bug. You can also view information about the page currently being displayed, such as the page title, address, icon, size and security information. Note that the connection between Opera Mini and the Opera Mini server is not secure, so all pages will show as insecure, even if they are accessed using the HTTPS protocol.

In the settings, you can say if you want to load images, if you want to use high resolution images, if you want to jump directly to the start of the main page content when loading a page, and what language you want to use for the Opera Mini interface. Depending on your handset, you may also be offered the option to use smooth fonts.