We’d like to share a couple of handy browser settings and tools in Opera for computers you might not have noticed before. Here are some tips and tricks to help you customize your desktop browser.

Link to Download Opera for computers


Using the bookmarks bar

There is an even faster way to access your bookmarks. When you enable Opera for computers’ bookmarks bar, it appears right under the URL bar.

Browser settings - Bookmarks bar

You can enable the bookmarks bar in your settings by clicking Settings/Preferences → Browser →  User interface → “Show the bookmarks bar”

Quick tip: There are three different ways you can save a bookmark in Opera for computers:  

  1.     Click the “+” on the bookmarks bar;
  2.     Go to “Bookmarks” in the task bar; or

Browser Settings - Bookmarks bar

 Use fast keyboard shortcuts as described above.

You can add as many bookmarks as you like.

To view all your bookmarks:

  1. Click on the arrows on the right-hand side of the bookmark bar; or
  2. Click on “Bookmarks” in the taskbar and choose “Show All Bookmarks” or use one of your predefined shortcuts.

Personalize your keyboard shortcuts:

If you enter Settings/Preferences and click on “Browser” you will see the shortcuts menu, as shown below.

Browser settings - keyboard shortcuts

Here you can enable or disable mouse gestures, rocker gestures and advanced keyboard shortcuts.

If you are unsure what these mean you can click on “Learn more” and you will get more detailed information on the respective gestures/shortcuts.

Once you click on “Configure Shortcuts” you can review all the default combinations and personalize them to your own taste. To do so, hover over the individual shortcut and type in the new combination.Browser settings - keyboard shortcuts

Are there any more tips you would like for the Opera browser? Please leave them in the comments or write to us on Twitter or Facebook.

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  • Hi Rosette..really I like your post keep in touch from INDONESIA.

    • Rosi Opera

      Hi Syahran . Thanks so much. If there’s anything you’d like to have more info or similar tips on let me know:) Have a nice weekend!

  • Александр Галковский

    Really cool feature which I’ve faced in Yanex Browser.
    “Showing bookmarks only on new tab”
    Why is it cool ? Because:
    1 – Usually you need to open bookmark in new tab. So, user will open new tab and then look for needed bookmark in 90% cases
    2 – You save very expensive space on laptop’s monitors during web-surfing

    • Umut TURUNÇ

      Hope Opera will get same feature asap

    • Nachiketa Ramesh

      Congrats, you just described speed dial!

      • Александр Галковский

        No no !
        There is a difference ! On speed dial you have most visited sites like ‘google’ ‘facebook’ etc. And in bookmarks you hold everything else

        • Nachiketa Ramesh

          It trivial to copy paste. I use speed dial for the very purpose you described. I have my most used news pages in a folder and i right click and open all of them at once when I want to get updated,

          • Александр Галковский

            Yeap. Agree. But holding all bookmarks in SpeeDial is not convenient for me because it is not good in synchronisation.
            Each synchronised device has it own copy of SpeedDial.
            Example: You can browse your PC’s SpeedDial from android device, but you can’t add something to PC’s SpeedDial fom android. You have only two options ‘view’ and ‘import all’. So If I want to ‘bookmark’ something from android I have to add it to regular bookmarks and then move it from general bookmarks to PC’s SpeedDial.

            Because of theese restrictions SpeedDial for me it’s only 4-5 sites. Not more.

          • jedy123

            As Speed Dial doesn’t sync across Opera browsers it isn’t ideal to use instead of bookmarks. I use Speed Dial to bookmark my most frequently visited sites and group some of them like ‘news’ into folders. I use bookmarks for everything else. I have created a number of folders on the bookmarks bar and use those to save sites so it appears like a series of easy access dropdown folders. Best of both worlds.

  • Stve

    another way to save a bookmark Ctrl D & one I use a lot to toggle the bookmark bar under keyboard shortcuts scroll down to show bookmark bar .

  • Thanks so much Rosete Belesi i w’ll try

  • Cenon M.

    Thank you!

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  • bazen Very Good. I am using opera min on my Iphone6. Let me try in my phone.
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