In many cases, using keyboard shortcuts in the browser can make your work faster compared to relying on the mouse only. In fact, shortcuts can replace most of the pointing and clicking you do, and you won’t even need to take your hands off the keyboard. According to the portal Brainscape, keyboard shortcuts we can save us an average of 2 seconds every minute.

2 minutes of precious time saved every hour – sounds attractive, doesn’t it?

Useful keyboard shortcuts in Opera browser

Here are some of the most popular shortcuts that can help you browse faster in Opera. The combinations below are for Windows users. If you’re on Mac, you’ll need to press instead of Ctrl.

  • Activate the address bar: Ctrl+L
  • Save the page: Ctrl+S
  • Find a word or a phrase on the page: Ctrl+F
  • Reload the page: Ctrl+R
  • Open a new tab (open Speed Dial): Ctrl+T
  • Close the current tab: Ctrl+W
  • Re-open the last closed tab: Ctrl+Shift+T
  • Open the history: Ctrl+H (Cmd+Shift+H on Mac)
  • Cycle forward through open tabs (forward): Ctrl+Tab (Windows and Mac)
  • Cycle backward through open tabs (backward): Ctrl+Shift+Tab (Windows and Mac)
  • Open a private window: Ctrl+Shift+N

Most of these shortcuts work in all the main browsers. So, if you switched to Opera just recently, you won’t need to change your navigating habits.

If you want to use advanced keyboard shortcuts, single-key or alternatively-configured, go to the preferences page, click on Browser in the pane on the left-hand side, scroll to Shortcuts and check the following box: Enable advanced keyboard shortcuts.

Enabling advanced keyboard shortcuts in Opera browser

For the full list of keyboard shortcuts that work in Opera for computers, please review our help pages. There, you’ll also find instructions about mouse gestures.

What keyboard shortcuts have you turned into a habit while browsing in Opera?

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  • NoName

    I use “1” and “2” a lot to change tab, with the advanced keyboard shortcut.
    Sadly it’s buggy, and have been since the feature came.

  • Stve

    I love keyboard shortcuts but its very annoying that there is no shortcut to toggle the bookmarks bar.

    • There is: Shift + ⌘ + B. I use it all the time!

      • NoName

        What the equivalent for Windows?

        • Andrey

          Ctrl+Shift+B

          • NoName

            No, that opens the “Bookmarks” tab.
            We are talking about the bookmark bar.

  • I have used ⌘ +T & ⌘ +N and a few others for many years, others I find by accident or mentioned or reading the help section

  • Jave

    Save a new bookmark: Ctrl + D.

  • Kamen Minkov

    Ctrl + Z instead of Ctrl + Shift + T could save me ten minutes alone.

  • Shion

    Wow! Shortcuts! Finally Opera devs discovered this awesome feature. Would you kindly exchange CTRL+SHIFT+T to CTRL+Z then, like all them good people ask you to for this whole year, please.

    • L33t4opera

      Hi Shion, you can rebind it to Alt+Z, or Ctrl+Shift+Z (also to Ctrl+Z, although this is not recommended), just follow the below steps:
      1. Close the Opera, go to the Opera’s profile directory (find the path in: O-Menu>About Opera>Paths>Profile),
      2. Open the “Preferences” file in your text editor, and edit it as below:
      2.1. Alt+Z:or to “Alt+Z”:{
      "Keybindings": {
      "Basic": {
      "ReopenLastClosedTab": [ "Alt+Z" ]
      },
      "Settings": {
      "AdvancedEnabled": true
      }
      },
      2.2. Ctrl+Shift+Z:{
      "Keybindings": {
      "Basic": {
      "Redo": [ "Ctrl+Y" ],
      "ReopenLastClosedTab": [ "Ctrl+Shift+Z" ]
      },
      "Settings": {
      "AdvancedEnabled": true
      }
      },
      2.3. If you insist to use “Ctrl+Z” (you should be aware, that this will not work on the address bar, since it seems to be permanently assigned to the “Undo” function):{
      "Keybindings": {
      "Basic": {
      "ReopenLastClosedTab": [ "Ctrl+Z" ],
      "Undo": ["Alt+Backspace"]
      },
      "Settings": {
      "AdvancedEnabled": true
      }
      },
      Save the changes, close the file, and reopen the Opera. Small note: the value for “AdvancedEnabled” can be “false”, or “true” if you use advanced keyboard shortcuts.

      • Shion

        THANK YOU! Very interesting. Anything else you can point out in there? Like disabling the downloads popup or the full list of possible options and their values?

        • L33t4opera

          You’re welcome 😉 You can check the default keybindings – please read about it here.

  • Vladislav Shishkin

    Only one question. Will be there any possibility to configure shortcuts?

  • raju roczz

    to speed up u r browser delete all recent history all those stuff
    i found this website is very speed on opera onlinefullmoviez than other browsers

  • José Alberto

    is there a shortcut for Opera turbo? like “ctrl+T” on-off it

  • ndo7

    WOW, maybe in one year we get mouse gestures like open link in a new tab. Hm, I think there was a browser before that actually had that feature, which one was that again?

  • John Jones

    Opera needs to bring back CTRL-SHIFT-L that opened an index page of links that could be selected and opened simultaneously in multiple ways.

  • I hate the cycle tabs thing. Fortunately, because Opera is awesome, I could get rid of the cycle tabs crap by removing its shortcuts and giving the same shortcuts with the expected browser behaviour for the switch tab options.