Opera keyboard shortcuts

Opera's keyboard shortcuts are powerful, just like the browser. They can make you browse much faster. If we forgot to add your favorite shortcut, please give us a hint in the comments box below.

↑   Shift +

Select the next link or form input in that direction

or ↑   Shift +
or ↑   Shift +
or ↑   Shift +
⤶ Enter

Activate links or form inputs

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open a link in a new tab


Go back in history

or Alt +

Go forward

or Alt +

Reload the current page

or Ctrl + R

Focus the address field


Focus the page

Ctrl + T

Open a new tab

Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Cycle through the list of open tabs

Ctrl + W

Close the current tab


Get keyboard focus on the active page


Focus on the page's address field


Load and focus the panels

↑   Shift + F4

Toggle the last active panel


Toggle the last active panel selector


Go back

or ⬅ Backspace
or Alt +

Go forward

or Alt +

Move one line up

Move one line down

Move one character to the right

Move one character to the left

Page Up

Move one screen-full up

or ↑   Shift + Space
Page Down

Move one screen-full down

or Space
Ctrl + Page Up

Move one screen-full to the left

Ctrl + Page Down

Move one screen-full to the right


Go to top


Go to bottom

⭾ Tab

Cycle focus within active context

or ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab
⤶ Enter


Alt + ⤶ Enter

Edit item properties

or Ctrl + I

Exit context or cancel

Ctrl + M

Display context (right-click) menu

Ctrl + O

Open file

Ctrl + S

Save copy of page

Ctrl + Alt + S

Save copy of page with all images and elements

Ctrl + P

Print page

Ctrl + Q

Close Opera

Ctrl + H

Hide Opera

Ctrl + Z

Undo recent changes

Ctrl + Y

Redo recent changes

Ctrl + C

Copy selection to clipboard

or Ctrl + Insert
Ctrl + X

Move selection to clipboard

or ↑   Shift + Del
Ctrl + V

Paste from clipboard

or ↑   Shift + Insert
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + C

Copy selected text to "Notes" panel

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + V

Copy text in clipboard to "Notes" panel

Ctrl + U

Clear all

Ctrl + A

Select all


Delete selection (or character right of cursor)

⬅ Backspace

Delete selection (or character left of cursor)

Ctrl + B

Toggle text-style bold

Ctrl + I

Toggle text-style italic

Ctrl + U

Toggle text-style underline

Ctrl + F

Find text

Ctrl + G

Find next instance of text

or F3
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + G

Find previous instance of text

or ↑   Shift + F3

Search for text in links in page (press F9 first to set focus on page)

or ↑   Shift + /

Search for text in page (press F9 first to set focus on page)

or /
Ctrl + Space

Go to your home page

or Alt + Home

Enter a Web address

Ctrl + B

Paste and go in current or new tab

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + B

Paste and go in background tab

↑   Shift + F2

Enter nickname for fast bookmark access

Ctrl + D

Save page address as new bookmark

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Save as new bookmark in active bookmark folder

Ctrl + R

Reload (get latest version of) page

or F5
Alt + F5

Reload selected frame

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + R
Ctrl + F5

Reload all open pages

or Ctrl + Alt + R

Stop page loading


Read selected text using voice function


Cancel current voice prompt


Go to next page in history

or Ctrl +
or Alt +
or Ctrl + ]

Go to previous page in history

or Ctrl +
or Alt +
or ⬅ Backspace
or Ctrl + [
↑   Shift + Z



Fast Forward

or ↑   Shift + X
or ↑   Shift + ⬅ Backspace
Alt + X

Show entire forward history

Alt + Z

Show entire backward history

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F


Ctrl + ↑   Shift +


Ctrl + ↑   Shift +


Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⬅ Backspace


Note: These site navigation shortcuts only work on pages with elements like
Ctrl + ⬅ Backspace

Remove the last part of any Web address (such as a sub-directory) and go to that address


Load and display all images

↑   Shift + I

Toggle loading of images

↑   Shift + G

Toggle between "Author mode" and "User mode"

↑   Shift + P

Preview page as if printed


Use entire screen for browsing

Ctrl + F11

Toggle "Fit to width"

↑   Shift + F11

Pretend to be small-screen device

Ctrl + F3

View page source

Alt + F3

View source of active frame

Ctrl + Alt + V

Validate source of active page or frame

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + V

Validate source of active page or frame in the background

Tip: Enable the numeric keypad on your keyboard by pressing Num Lock.

Increase zoom % by steps of 10

or 0

Decrease zoom % by steps of 10

or 9
Ctrl + +

Increase zoom % by steps of 100 (1000% is maximum)

or 8
Ctrl + -

Decrease zoom % by steps of 100 (20% is minimum)

or 7

Restore zoom to 100%

or 6

Select next link in page

or Ctrl +

Select previous link in page

or Ctrl +
⤶ Enter

Follow selected link

or Space
↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open selected link in new tab

or ↑   Shift + Space
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open selected link in background tab

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Space
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + D

Save selected link as new bookmark

Ctrl + Alt + C

Copy selected link address

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Save link target (such as document or image)

↑   Shift + ← ↑ → ↓

Navigate between links and form elements


Cycle through headers in page

or W

Cycle through elements in page

or E

Cycle through frames in page

or ↑   Shift + 3
Tip: The combination of the Shift key and arrow keys is the fastest way of moving around a Web page when wanting to locate links and Web form elements.
Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Log in/autofill form using the Wand

⭾ Tab

Go to next element in form

↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Go to previous element in form


Select form element

or ⤶ Enter
Ctrl + L

Left-adjust text in form

Ctrl + R

Right-adjust text in form

↑   Shift + Esc

Toggle HTML access keys


(to Z


(to 9) Enter HTML access keys

Ctrl + T

Browse in new tab

Ctrl + Alt + ↑   Shift + N

Browse in duplicate of active tab

Ctrl + W

Close active tab

or Ctrl + F4
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Close active application window

or Alt + F4
Ctrl + Alt + W

Close all open tabs

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + Alt + W

Close all open tabs except active

Ctrl + Alt + Z

Undo closing tab

Note: If you enable "Open windows instead of tabs" in the Tabs preferences, closing all open tabs means closing Opera.
Ctrl + N

Browse in new application window

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + W

Close application window

or Alt + F4
Ctrl + ⭾ Tab

Cycle to next tab (defaults to recently used order)

or Alt + Page Down
Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⭾ Tab

Cycle to previous tab (defaults to recently used order)

or Alt + Page Up

Switch to next tab on tab bar

or Ctrl + F6

Switch to previous tab on tab bar

or Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F6
↑   Shift + F5

Cascade open tabs top-left to bottom-right

↑   Shift + F6

Tile open tabs left to right

Alt + F6

Tile open tabs top to bottom


Minimize active tab


Switch between restored and maximized tab

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F3

Restore all tabs

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F4

Minimize all tabs

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F5

Maximize all tabs


Toggle last active panel with panel selector

↑   Shift + F4

Toggle last active panel


Activate panels for keyboard navigation

↑   Shift +

Expand all folders/views in panel

↑   Shift +

Collapse all folders/views in panel

Ctrl + 1

Open "Search" panel

Ctrl + 2

Open "Bookmarks" panel

Ctrl + 3

Open "Mail" panel

Ctrl + 4

Open "Contacts" panel

Ctrl + 5

Open "Chat" panel

Ctrl + 6

Open "Notes" panel

Ctrl + 7

Open "Transfers" panel

Ctrl + 8

Open "History" panel

Ctrl + 9

Open "Links" panel

Ctrl + 0

Open "Windows" panel

⤶ Enter

Open bookmark

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open bookmark in new tab

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Open bookmark in background tab

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Mark all e-mail in selected view as read

⤶ Enter

Show messages associated with contact

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

Compose message to contact

⤶ Enter

Open transferred file

Alt + P

Edit your preferences

or Ctrl + F12

Quickly edit most popular preferences

↑   Shift + F12

Edit browser appearance

Ctrl + F7

Toggle scroll bars

Ctrl + F8

Toggle address bar

Ctrl + ⤶ Enter

Autocomplete Web address, by default adds "www." and ".com"

Alt + V

Show autocomplete drop-down list


Close drop-down list


Set focus to Web page (to enable keyboard navigation)


Set focus to address field

or Ctrl + L
↑   Shift + F8

Set focus to search field

↑   Shift + F7

Set focus to personal bar


Restore original address in address field and set focus to page

Ctrl + K

Check e-mail

Ctrl + E

Write new message

Ctrl + S

Save message draft (continue later)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + K

Upload queued messages to mail server

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + S

Send composed message


Go to next message


Go to previous message


Go to next unread message

or Ctrl + J

Go to previous unread message

or Ctrl + U
↑   Shift + Space

Move one screen-full up


Move one screen-full down, then go to next unread

Alt +

Scroll up in message body (even if focus on message list)

Alt +

Scroll down in message body (even if focus on message list)


Set focus to message list


Set focus to message

↑   Shift +

Expand all threads

↑   Shift +

Collapse all threads


Mark thread as read


Mark thread as read, go to next unread


Open Opera's help window

Ctrl + F

Search while viewing help page

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Program information

Program name: Opera (General)

Opera is a light, fast and multi platform web browser developed by Opera Software. Popular browser includes tabs, pop-up blocker and more. It first released on 1995. In time of writing, Opera 47 was available. Opera uses Chromium engine like Google's Chrome browser for some years.

Web page: https://www.opera.com

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