50 Best Keyboard Shortcuts to Use in Opera Browser

There are several already assigned keyboard shortcuts to tweak

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Keyboard shortcuts are there to help facilitate and use different functions of a program quickly without needing you to follow multiple steps to put them into action.

Not only can you use keyboard shortcuts on Windows operating systems, such as Copy and Paste, but there are multiple keyboard shortcuts for browsers as well.

The Opera browser is one of the best browsers available in the market, which comes with a plethora of features.

For instance, it has an inbuilt adblocker, a VPN, and a feature-loaded sidebar from where you can access social media apps such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and WhatsApp, negating the need to download separate apps and much more.

It also features a data saving mode, a floating video screen, snapshot tool, search in tabs, etc. All these and other features make Opera a versatile web browser available across all platforms.

In this guide, we will give you 50 keyboard shortcuts for the Opera browser that will make your browsing experience much more smooth and easy. The list will include both the common set and unique keyboard shortcuts exclusive to the Opera browser. Let us get right into it.

Quick Tip:

To get the most out of the Opera browser and fully utilize keyboard shortcuts, make sure you have the most recent version installed.

The version of Opera used in this guide is 76. We can remark that each time we updated Opera, additional shortcuts were enabled and mouse motions were improved.

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Have the latest version of Opera to use all the keyboard shortcuts available.

How do I make a keyboard shortcut?

If you are wondering whether you could create a keyboard shortcut to add to the list of already available keyboard shortcuts, then you would be glad to know that yes you can create a keyboard shortcut, all by yourself.

In this section, we will discuss how you can create a keyboard shortcut on your Windows PC as well as assign or change keyboard shortcuts in the Opera browser.

Windows don’t let you assign or create a keyboard shortcut built-in. For that purpose, you need to use the WinHotKey application, which is third-party software. However, it is very effective and lets you create keyboard shortcuts.

For the Opera browser, there are several already assigned keyboard shortcuts that you can tweak and set as per your liking, which we have explained in the below section.

Create Windows keyboard shortcuts

  1. Download WinHotKey and install it on your PC.
  2. Open the program.
  3. Click on the New Hotkey button on the top.
  4. Type in the description for the hotkey.
  5. Under I want WinHotKey to drop-down, select Launch an application.
  6. Press Browse.
  7. Select the app that you wish to open using the HotKey.
  8. Click OK.
  9. Select the keyboard shortcut from the drop-down list.
  10. You can also select hotkeys such as AltCtrlShift, or Windows along with your hotkey.
  11. You can tweak the keyboard shortcut further by clicking the Advanced button.
  12. Click OK to exit the Advanced window, and again press OK to add the new hotkey to the keyboard shortcut.

The WinHotKey application lets you set keyboard shortcuts to open third-party apps and Windows programs.

Configure Opera keyboard shortcuts

  1. Launch Opera.
  2. Click on the Opera logo and select Settings.
  3. In the Search settings bar, type Configure shortcuts.
  4. Open Configure shortcuts option.
  5. Here you will see all the keyboard shortcuts.
  6. You can move the cursor onto the keyboard shortcut and click on the Type a shortcut button to add a new keyboard shortcut to the function.
  7. Also, you can hover over the already assigned keyboard shortcut, delete it, and set a new shortcut altogether.

How do I see all the keyboard shortcuts?

On Windows, you cannot see all the keyboard shortcuts that are available by default or the ones you have created in a single place. Thankfully, Microsoft has a support page available for you where you can check out all the keyboard shortcuts that Windows 11 offers.

In fact, there are keyboard shortcuts for previous Windows versions as well. The page very nicely sorts out the keyboard shortcuts based on their category.

Else you can check out our dedicated guide on 50 best keyboard shortcuts that you can use on your Windows 11 PC.

For the Opera browser, you can follow the above steps to see all the keyboard shortcuts that you can use within the browser that are Opera-specific shortcuts.

What are the best Opera keyboard shortcuts?

Opera-specific keyboard shortcuts

Basic shortcuts Keyboard shortcuts
Add to bookmarks Ctrl+D
Add to Speed Dial Ctrl+B
Back Ctrl+Left
Alt+Left
Print without preview Ctrl+Shift+P
Show sidebar S
Clear browsing data Ctrl+Shift+Del
Close all duplicate tabs Alt+Del
Close tab Ctrl+W
Ctrl+F4
Close window Ctrl+Shift+W
Alt+F4
Cycle forward through tabs Ctrl+Tab
Cycle backward through tabs Ctrl+Shift+Tab
Developer tools Ctrl+Shift+I
Focus address bar Alt+D
Ctrl+E
Ctrl+L
Toggle full screen F11
Extensions Ctrl+Shift+E
Speed Dial Alt+Home
New tab Ctrl+N
New private window Ctrl+Shift+N
Open Settings Alt+P
Ctrl+F12
Go to the parent directory Ctrl+Backspace
Reload without the cache Shift+F5
Ctrl+F5
Remove highlighted suggestion Shift+Del
Reopen the last closed tab or window Ctrl+Shift+T
Reset zoom to 100% Ctrl+0
Ctrl+Num 0
Save page Ctrl+S
Save page as a PDF Ctrl+/
Manage bookmarks Ctrl+Shift+B
Downloads Ctrl+Shift+7
Ctrl+J
Snapshot Ctrl+Shift+5
Show task manager Shift+Esc
Force dark page Shift+D
View page source Ctrl+U
Zoom in Ctrl+Num Plus
Shift+=
Ctrl+=
Ctrl+Shift+=
Zoom out Ctrl+Num -
Ctrl+-
Open Facebook Messenger in sidebar F
Open Instagram in sidebar I
Open WhatsApp in sidebar W
Open My Flow in sidebar M
Open Player in sidebar P
Zoom in or out Ctrl + Mousewheel
Scroll down Spacebar
Closes tabs if clicked on a tab, opens links in a new tab, scroll Mousewheel Press
Scroll up Shift+ Spacebar
Scroll down/up Page Down / Up
History Ctrl+H
Toggle sidebar’s recently used messenger Ctrl+Shift+M
View page source Ctrl+U
Toggle mute tab T
Save tab to pinboard R
Switch to the last tab L
Reload all tabs A

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In addition to the above shortcuts, you can also use multiple other common keyboard shortcuts that work across all web browsers.

How do I change keyboard shortcuts in Opera?

  1. Launch Opera.
  2. Click on the Opera logo and select Settings.
  3. In the Search settings bar, type Configure shortcuts.
  4. Open Configure shortcuts option.
  5. Here you will see all the keyboard shortcuts.
  6. You can move the cursor onto the keyboard shortcut and click on the Type a shortcut button to add a new keyboard shortcut to the function.
  7. Also, you can hover over the already assigned keyboard shortcut, delete it, and set a new shortcut altogether.

The best part about the Opera browser is that not only there are Opera-specific keyboard shortcuts, but it even lets you change or assign a new shortcut to the ones already available.

Now if you wish to change the keyboard shortcut for Add to bookmarks, then follow the steps below:

  1. Hover your mouse on Add to bookmark’s shortcut key.
  2. Click on Type a shortcut button.
  3. Press the keyboard shortcut you wish to assign to this shortcut.

The above is just an example of how you can change the keyboard shortcut in the Opera browser. Following the same steps, you can easily tweak other shortcuts or even add additional ones.

What are the Opera mouse gestures?

Apart from using the keyboard shortcuts to access various functions within the Opera browser, you can also use mouse gestures to perform common browsing tasks.

Opera’s mouse gestures are a unique way of using different Opera functions with quick and small mouse movements.

In order to use the Opera mouse gestures, you need to first enable it. Once you do that, all you need to do is click and hold the right mouse button, and while holding, move the mouse in a certain direction and perform the tasks.

Once you get used to it, it becomes very easy to navigate with the mouse. But first, let us check out the steps to enable Opera mouse gestures.

  1. Open the Opera browser.
  2. Click on the Opera logo at the top left.
  3. Select Settings.
  4. Select Basic from the left pane.
  5. Scroll down and under Shortcuts section, toggle on Enable mouse gestures option.

After you have enabled the mouse gestures to feature in the Opera browser, the question arises: how can you use the mouse gestures? What are the gestures available in Opera that you can perform with your mouse?

Below are all the Opera mouse gestures that you will be able to perform once you enable the mouse gesture option.

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)
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)

There is one more feature that you can use with your mouse in the Opera browser called Rocker Gestures. This enables you to navigate forward and backwards through pages by clicking the right or left mouse buttons.

Though it can be a bit difficult to use, but when mastered, it makes it fun and easy to cycle forward and backward through pages.

Here’s how you can enable Opera Rocker Gestures it:

  1. Launch Opera.
  2. Click on the Opera logo and select Settings.
  3. Select Browser from the left pane.
  4. Toggle on the Enable rocker gestures option.

After enabling this feature, you can easily use the different rocker gestures mentioned above to navigate within the browser.

Do note that enabling rocker gestures with a magic mouse or a trackpad could cause unpredictable behaviors. So, that is not a big issue or a problem.

In case you come across an issue where the Opera browser is stuck in full screen mode and does not come out of it, you can check out our dedicated guide that includes some effective solutions that will help you resolve the problem.

Moreover, we also have a guide where we have explained 6 methods that will resolve Opera browser not working or responding errors.

That is it from us in this guide. We hope that you found this guide helpful and now you can use some functions in the Opera browser using the keyboard shortcuts mentioned in this post.

You can comment in the comments section below and let us know which one of the keyboard shortcuts you use most frequently in the Opera browser.

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