Opera Hotkeys

Standard keys


Move one line up
Move one line down
Move one character to the right
Move one character to the left
Move one screen-full up
  • Page Up
  • Shift + Space
Move one screen-full down
  • Page Down
  • Space
Move one screen-full to the left Ctrl + Page Up
Move one screen-full to the right Ctrl + Page Down
Go to top Home
Go to bottom End


Cycle focus within active context Tab and Shift + Tab
Activate Enter
Edit item properties
  • Alt + Enter
  • Ctrl + I
Exit context or cancel Esc
Display context (right-click) menu Ctrl + M

System keys

Open file Ctrl + O
Save copy of page Ctrl + S
Print page Ctrl + P
Close the Opera application Ctrl + Q
Hide Opera Ctrl + H

Text keys


Undo recent changes Ctrl + Z
Redo recent changes Ctrl + Y
Copy selection to clipboard
  • Ctrl + C
  • Ctrl + Insert
Move selection to clipboard
  • Ctrl + X
  • Shift + Delete
Paste from clipboard
  • Ctrl + V
  • Shift + Insert
Copy selected text to "Notes" panel Ctrl + Shift + C
Copy text in clipboard to "Notes" panel Ctrl + Shift + V
Clear all Ctrl + U
Select all Ctrl + A
Delete selection (or character right of cursor) Delete
Delete selection (or character left of cursor) Backspace


Find text Ctrl + F
Find next instance of text
  • Ctrl + G
  • F3
Find previous instance of text
  • Ctrl + Shift + G
  • Shift + F3
Search for text in links in page (press F9 first to set focus on page)
  • , (comma)
  • Shift + (numeric) /
Search for text in page (press F9 first to set focus on page)
  • . (period)
  • (numeric) /

Loading keys


Go to your home page
  • Ctrl + Space
  • Alt + Home
Enter a Web address F2
Paste and go in current or new page Ctrl + D
Paste and go in background page Ctrl + Shift + D
Enter nickname for fast bookmark access Shift + F2
Save page address as new bookmark Ctrl + T
Save as new bookmark in active bookmark folder Ctrl + Shift + T


Reload (get latest version of) page
  • Ctrl + R
  • F5
Reload selected frame
  • Alt + F5
  • Ctrl + Shift + R
Reload all open pages
  • Ctrl + F5
  • Ctrl + Alt + R
Stop page loading Esc
Cancel current voice prompt Esc

Navigation keys


Go to next page in history
  • X
  • Ctrl + →
  • Alt + →
Go to previous page in history
  • Z
  • Ctrl + ←
  • Alt + ←
  • Backspace
Rewind Shift + Z
Fast Forward
  • Space
  • Shift + X
  • Shift + Backspace
Show entire forward history Alt + X
Show entire backward history Alt + Z

Site navigation

Home Ctrl + Shift + Space
Search Ctrl + Shift + F
Previous Ctrl + Shift + ←
Next Ctrl + Shift + →
Up Ctrl + Shift + Backspace

Note: These site navigation shortcuts only work on pages with elements like <link rel="home" href="index.html"/>.

To remove the last part of any Web address (such as a sub-directory) and go to that address, press Ctrl + Backspace.

Display modes

Load and display all images I
Toggle loading of images Shift + I
Toggle between "Author mode" and "User mode" Shift + G
Preview page as if printed Shift + P
Use entire screen for viewing page F11
Toggle "Fit to window width" Ctrl + F11
Pretend to be small-screen device Shift + F11


View page source Ctrl + F3
View source of active frame Alt + F3
Validate source of active page or frame Ctrl + Alt + V
Validate source of active page or frame in the background Ctrl + Alt + Shift + V


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

Increase zoom % by steps of 10
  • Numeric +
  • 0
Decrease zoom % by steps of 10
  • Numeric -
  • 9
Increase zoom % by steps of 100 (1000% is maximum)
  • Ctrl + Numeric +
  • 8
Decrease zoom % by steps of 100 (20% is minimum)
  • Ctrl + Numeric -
  • 7
Restore zoom to 100%
  • Numeric *
  • 6
Select next link in page
  • A
  • Ctrl + ↓
Select previous link in page
  • Q
  • Ctrl + ↑
Follow selected link
  • Enter
  • Space
Open selected link in new page
  • Shift + Enter
  • Shift + Space
Open selected link in the background
  • Ctrl + Shift + Enter
  • Ctrl + Shift + Space
Save selected link as new bookmark Ctrl + Shift + T
Copy selected link address Ctrl + Alt + C
Save link target (such as document or image) Ctrl + Shift + S

Spatial navigation keys

Navigate between links and form elements Shift + ← ↑ → ↓
Cycle through headers in page S and W
Cycle through elements in page D and E
Cycle through frames in page 3 and 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.

Form keys

Go to next element in form Tab
Go to previous element in form Shift + Tab
Select form element
  • Space
  • Enter
Left-adjust text in form Ctrl + L
Right-adjust text in form Ctrl + R

Access keys

Toggle HTML access keys Shift + Esc
Enter HTML access keys A-Z

Page keys: basics

Browse in new page Ctrl + N
Browse in duplicate of active page Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N
Close active page
  • Ctrl + W
  • Ctrl + F4
Close active application window
  • Ctrl + Shift + W
  • Alt + F4
Close all open pages Ctrl + Alt + W
Close all open pages except active Ctrl + Shift + Alt + W
Undo closing page Ctrl + Alt + Z

Note: If you disable "Open pages in tabs" in Preferences » General, each page has its own window, and closing all open pages means closing Opera.

Application windows

Browse in new application window Ctrl + Alt + N
Close application window
  • Ctrl + Shift + W
  • Alt + F4

Page keys: switching

Cycle to next page (defaults to recently used order)
  • Ctrl + Tab
  • Alt + Page Down
Cycle to previous page (defaults to recently used order)
  • Ctrl + Shift + Tab
  • Alt + Page Up
Switch to next page on page bar
  • 1
  • Ctrl + F6
Switch to previous page on page bar
  • 2
  • Ctrl + Shift + F6

Page keys: arranging

Cascade open pages top-left to bottom-right Shift + F5
Tile open pages left to right Shift + F6
Tile open pages top to bottom Alt + F6
Minimize active page 4
Switch between restored and maximized page 5
Restore all pages Ctrl + Shift + F3
Minimize all pages Ctrl + Shift + F4
Maximize all pages Ctrl + Shift + F5

Panel keys: activation

Toggle last active panel with panel selector F4
Toggle last active panel Shift + F4
Activate panels for keyboard navigation F7
Expand all folders/views in panel Shift + →
Collapse all folders/views in panel Shift + ←
Open "Search" panel Ctrl + 1
Open "Bookmarks" panel Ctrl + 2
Open "Mail" panel Ctrl + 3
Open "Contacts" panel Ctrl + 4
Open "Chat" panel Ctrl + 5
Open "Notes" panel Ctrl + 6
Open "Transfers" panel Ctrl + 7
Open "History" panel Ctrl + 8
Open "Links" panel Ctrl + 9
Open "Windows" panel Ctrl + 0

Panel keys: actions


Open bookmark Enter
Open bookmark in new page Shift + Enter
Open bookmark in background page Ctrl + Shift + Enter


Mark all e-mail in selected view as read Ctrl + Shift + A


Show messages associated with contact Enter
Compose message to contact Shift + Enter


Execute transferred file Enter


Edit your preferences
  • Alt + P
  • Ctrl + F12
Quickly edit most popular preferences F12
Edit browser appearance Shift + F12


Toggle scroll bars Ctrl + F7
Toggle address bar Ctrl + F8

Focus keys

Set focus to page (to enable keyboard navigation) F9
Set focus to address field
  • F8
  • Ctrl + L
Set focus to search field Shift + F8
Set focus to personal bar Shift + F7
Restore original address in address field and set focus to page Esc

Manager pages

Manage view for search panel Ctrl + Shift + 1
Manage bookmarks
  • Ctrl + Shift + 2
  • Ctrl + Alt + B
Manage e-mail
  • Ctrl + Shift + 3
  • Ctrl + Alt + M
Manage contacts
  • Ctrl + Shift + 4
  • Ctrl + Alt + O
Manage view for chat panel Ctrl + Shift + 5
Manage notes
  • Ctrl + Shift + 6
  • Ctrl + Alt + E
Manage transfers
  • Ctrl + Shift + 7
  • Ctrl + Alt + T
Manage history
  • Ctrl + Shift + 8
  • Ctrl + Alt + H
Manage links
  • Ctrl + Shift + 9
  • Ctrl + Alt + L
  • Ctrl + J

E-mail keys: reading and sending


Check e-mail Ctrl + K
Write new message Ctrl + E
Save message draft (continue later) Ctrl + S
Upload queued messages to mail server Ctrl + Shift + K
Send composed message Ctrl + Shift + S


Go to next message J
Go to previous message U
Go to next unread message
  • H
  • Shift + J
Go to previous unread message
  • Y
  • Shift + U
Move one screen-full up Shift + Space
Move one screen-full down, then go to next unread Space
Scroll up in message body (even if focus on message list) Alt + ↑
Scroll down in message body (even if focus on message list) Alt + ↓
Set focus to message list F8
Set focus to message F9


Expand all threads Shift + →
Collapse all threads Shift + ←
Mark thread as read M
Mark thread as read, go to next unread N

E-mail keys: managing


Mark selected message as read K
Mark selected message as read, and go to next unread e-mail G
Mark selected message as read, and go to previous unread e-mail T
Mark selected message as unread Shift + K
Mark all messages in active view as read Ctrl + Shift + A


Reply to message R
Reply to all recipients of message, including sender Shift + R
Forward message F
Redirect message D
Continue editing message (Drafts, Outbox, and Sent views) Enter
Focus "Quick reply" field Q


Save sender's address as new contact A
Label message (for example important or funny) L, 1-7
View all messages associated with sender E
Copy raw message data to clipboard C


Toggle different layout of message list and message body I

Chat keys

Download and list available rooms on chat server Ctrl + Alt + J
Type name of chat room to join Ctrl + Shift + J

Help keys

Open Opera's help window F1
Display keyboard help Ctrl + B
Search while viewing help page Ctrl + F

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