Maximize Opera viewing area for better browsing experience
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:28:31 PM
I don't use any toolbars except tab bar to get maximum screen space for browsing. Here are a few tips to gain more space for viewing websites in Opera.
Hide menu bar
Shrink entire menu bar to a small button in tab bar Alt key.. You can also remove menu button and access menus using
Disable address bar
Disable address barand access address bar functions using alternate methods.
To enter web address use keyboard shortcut, F2 or drag & drop address field from to other toolbar. Enable show address in caption and restart Opera to show web address in title bar or use Breadcrumb URL UserJS to show web address at top left corner of the page.
Address field in tab bar
To view page loading progress.
Progress bar pop-up at bottom
Use Get feed link UserJS to show feed icons at the top left corner of the page.
Get feed link
To search type search engine keyword followed by search query in address field with space in between them. For example, g opera tips will search for opera tips in Google. If there is more than one search word you can search without entering search engine keyword in default search engine.
Disable status bar
then drag & drop required buttons from status bar to another toolbar and disable status bar.
Change the placement of personal bar to left/right and style to images only or disable it and use the following alternate methods.
Add button to websites in toolbar by holding Shift key and dragging & dropping links or tab to toolbar.
Full screen mode
Run Opera in full screen mode (F11 key) without any toolbars or full screen mode with toolbars.
Space saving skin
Opera Standard 10 Slim skin
- Auto-hide toolbars after certain time.
- Hide title bar (Windows only)