Explore 3 hidden features in Opera for Android

In case you don’t already know it, Opera for Android is a browser with many secrets. Last week, we showed you how it can sync your  bookmarks. But, there’s much more you can do with this browser.


We think these three tips will particularly be useful to those of you who search a lot, watch videos or are left-handed. Well, that’s pretty much covers most of us in one way or another, doesn’t it? 🙂

How to quit an app as a lefty

For those of us who navigate smartphones left handed, reaching the quit button can be a stretch.


Here’s a solution to that: long- press the back button, and a sub-window with the most recent browsing history and a quit button will pop up.

How to add another search engine

The app includes a  prefilled list of search engines, including Google, Dictionary.com and IMDb. among others. They are conveniently stored in a tray to the right of the combined search and address bar. And, adding another search engine is only a few taps away.

Go to any website with a search function, such as a search engine site, a shopping site, an online encyclopedia or dictionary. Long-press the search field, and a pop-up menu appears that says Add search engine. Click it, and your new search engine will be added to the list to the right of the combined search and address bar.

If you would like to add the same search engines to your Opera for computers browser, read our how-to article here.

How to browse in fullscreen

The design of websites are so much more media rich today, and, sometimes, we feel like getting the navigational bars out of the way.


To turn on fullscreen browsing, simply tilt your smartphone to landscape position (remember to turn on Screen Rotation). A little expansion button will appear on the bottom-right side. Tap it to browse in fullscreen mode.

Have you discovered any hidden features in Opera for Android? Tell us below!

If you haven’t, don’t worry. Stay tuned for three more hidden features on Opera for Android, coming soon. Until then, happy browsing!


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