Shortcuts

Command the browser with your mouse

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

To enable or disable mouse gestures:

  1. Go to Settings (Preferences on Mac).
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Under Shortcuts, turn on Enable mouse gestures.
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.

Navigate with mouse gestures

The following mouse gestures work when clicking the empty space of pages.

Action Gesture
Go back one page Left gesture Move left
Go forward one page Right gesture Move right
Open a new tab Down gesture Move down
Reload the page Up down gesture Move up, then down
Close current tab Down right gesture Move down, then right

The following mouse gestures work when clicking links on a page.

Action Gesture
Open a link in a background tab Down up gesture Move down, then up
Open a link in a new tab Down gesture Move down
Open a link in a new window Shift ⇧ + Down gesture Move down, holding shift

Go backward and forward through a tab’s history with 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 web pages this gesture.

To enable rocker gestures:

  1. Go to Settings (Preferences on Mac).
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Under Shortcuts, turn on Enable rocker gestures.

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

Opera allows you to customize browsing actions to your own keyboard combinations.

To customize your keyboard shortcuts:

  1. Go to Settings (Preferences on Mac).
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Under Shortcuts, click Configure shortcuts.
  4. Hover your mouse over a command, and click Type a shortcut.
  5. Type your new shortcut.

Here’s an overview of the available keyboard shortcuts and their default keyboard combinations:

Command the browser

Action Mac Windows/Linux
Open Downloads page +J    Ctrl+J
Open Extensions page +Shift ⇧+E Ctrl+Shift ⇧+E
Open History page +Shift ⇧+H Ctrl+H
Open local file +O Ctrl+O
Focus address bar +L Ctrl+L
Open Preferences (Settings) page +, Alt+P
Print current page +P Ctrl+P
Quit Opera +Q Ctrl+Shift ⇧+X
Save a page locally +S Ctrl+S
Open help F1

Find text on the page

Action Mac Windows/Linux
Find on page +F Ctrl+F
Find next +G Ctrl+G
Find previous +Shift ⇧+G Ctrl+Shift ⇧+G
Action Mac Windows/Linux
Cycle forward through page elements Tab ⇥ Tab ⇥
Cycle back through page elements Shift ⇧+Tab ⇥ Shift ⇧+Tab ⇥
Go forward one page + Alt+
Go back one page + Alt+
Go to bottom of page + End
Go to top of page + Home
Page down Space Space
Page up Shift ⇧+Space Shift ⇧+Space
Reload the current page +R Ctrl+R
View current page source +U Ctrl+U

Control tabs and windows

Action Mac Windows/Linux
Activate tab menu Ctrl+M Ctrl+M
Close current tab +W Ctrl+W
Close current window Alt+F4
Cycle forward through open tabs Ctrl+Tab ⇥  Ctrl+Tab ⇥
Cycle back through open tabs Shift ⇧+Ctrl+Tab ⇥ Shift ⇧+Ctrl+Tab ⇥
Cycle through open windows +` Alt+Tab ⇥
Minimize a window +M Windows+M
Open new tab +T Ctrl+T
Open new window +N Ctrl+N
Open new private window +Shift ⇧+N Ctrl+Shift ⇧+N
Reopen last closed tab +Shift ⇧+T Ctrl+Shift ⇧+T
Toggle tab menu Ctrl+M Ctrl+M
View previous active tab Ctrl+` Ctrl+`

Manipulate text

Action Mac Windows/Linux
Copy +C   Ctrl+C
Cut +X   Ctrl+X
Paste +V   Ctrl+V
Select all +A   Ctrl+A
Undo +Z   Ctrl+Z
Redo +Shift ⇧+Z   Ctrl+Shift ⇧+Z

Zoom in and out

Action Mac Windows/Linux
Enter full-screen mode Ctrl+Shift ⇧+F  F11
Enter presentation mode +Shift ⇧+F
Zoom in ++  Ctrl++
Zoom out +-  Ctrl+-
Reset zoom to 100% +0  Ctrl+0

Use and configure advanced keyboard shortcuts

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

  1. Go to Settings (Preferences on Mac).
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the page.
  3. Under Shortcuts, turn on Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts.
Action Mac Windows/Linux
Cycle left through tabs 1  1
Cycle right through tabs 2  2
View previous tab Ctrl+`
Find on page /  /
Go back one page Z  Z
Go forward one page X  X
Zoom in +  0
Zoom in more 8  8
Zoom out -  9
Zoom out more 7  7
Reset zoom to 100% 6  6