Occasionally I'll stumble upon some Opera gem, and a few weeks back I found Tamil's brilliant Mnemonic Keyboard Shortcuts piece he wrote for his ever-growing Opera tips blog.
In a nutshell it's a way to create easy-to-remember keyboard shortcuts for Opera by typing out abbreviations of the command you want to use.
For example typing "chrome" could be set up to open the current page in the Chrome browser.
Whhhy oh why! 😉
Or using 'exten' to toggle the extension icons.
Read on for more shortcuts, including handy ones like "pin" to pin/unpin tabs.
Adding your shortcuts
- Open Preferences>Advanced tab>Shortcuts and under 'Keyboard setup' select the 'Opera Standard' item and click the 'Duplicate' button to make a backup copy.
- Double-click the duplicated copy, select the 'Application' item in the pop-up window, then click the 'New' button to add a new shortcut.
- Add any of the following shortcuts to the columns.
Input context and shortcut
Execute program, "C:Documents and SettingsusernameLocal SettingsApplication DataGoogleChromeApplicationchrome.exe", "%u"
Execute program, "/Applications/Chrome.app", "%u"
New page & Go to page, "opera:config" & Delay, 500 & Focus next widget & Focus next widget
View document source
Set alignment, "Extensions Toolbar", 6 | Set alignment, "Extensions Toolbar", 0
Lock page | Unlock page
Show popup menu, "Style Menu"
Select user CSS file, 4 | Deselect user CSS file, 4
Set preference, "User Prefs|Speed Dial State=2" | Set preference, "User Prefs|Speed Dial State=1"
*On OSX only the first initial page opens.
**The addressbar must be unfocused for shortcut to work.
Note for 'Single-key' shortcuts users
If you have enabled 'single-key shortcuts' in the Preferences then any shortcut beginning with a d e h i q s v w x z will trigger an existing Opera shortcut instead. Because of this I decided to delete the 'h', 's' and 'e' single-key shortcuts as I don't use these anyway.
Try them out or play around with your own and have fun!