By Anna RohlederAnnaMetro. Tuesday, June 26, 2012 1:32:18 PM
Who doesn't like a good internet research project?
As fun as doing searches is, however, that's only the beginning. The next step is to collect and organize all the good stuff you've found. So whether you're looking something up online for a class or simply to satisfy your own curiosity, using the Notes function in Opera can help turn your search results into useful information.
Here's a quick guide to help you get started!
- You can either select Notes from the main Opera menu, or from the panel that shows the note as a square of paper with the corner folded over.
- To write your own note, click on Add, and just start typing. (Instant to-do list!)
- To save information from a webpage, highlight the text, right-click and select Copy to note. If the text you're copying is from a well-known site, it will be saved along with an icon of the website's logo to help you remember where it came from.
- You can also combine text from websites with your own thoughts into individual notes about different subjects. That's the beauty of Notes in Opera!
- When you're done with a Note, you can send the entire note by email or even just one part of it by right-clicking and selecting Send by Mail. Alternately, you can right-click the edit field and select Insert note to paste the highlighted text into a status update, email message, or chat window.
- Take your notes with you! If you use Opera Link, you can store the information you need right inside Opera. So for example, you can do a search on a regular computer and save the results in a note that you store inside the browser. Once you synchronize your notes with Opera Link, you can look them up later from your phone or tablet.
That's it - quick and easy!
What kinds of things would you like to use Notes to do?
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Friday, September 30, 2011 9:44:10 PM
We just got a pretty scary report from Chasapple on Twitter regarding a Opera Mini malware being spread around Russia. This is a good time to remind you to always stay safe when downloading files Online. You should always either use m.opera.com or a safe download site like GetJar or Handster!
If you are curious, Trendlabs Malware Blog posted this picture of the fake site. Stay safe kids!
TL;DR: Download Opera Mini from m.opera.com.
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Monday, July 18, 2011 10:38:29 AM
From time to time, we come across questions on our Facebook page and Opera Twitter profile. A common questions from new users is how to open links in new tabs. Our usual answer is "middle click EVERYTHING", but further customization allows you to:
||Right Click » Open In Background Tab
||Right Click » Open In New Tab
||Right Hold » Move Down and Up
||Right Hold » Move Down
|Keyboard + Click (Windows)
||Ctrl + Left Click
||Shift + Left Click
|Keyboard + Click (Mac)
||Cmd + Left Click
||Cmd + Shift + Left Click
What's your preferred way of opening tabs?
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Monday, March 7, 2011 1:45:28 PM
Creating custom searches in Opera is easy, cool and you can create shortcuts to your favorite blogs on My Opera. This is how you do it:
- Right-click the search field and "Create Search...".
- In the URL field, replace everything after my.opera.com/ with %s (the percentage s means search in Opera).
- Add a keyword, like mo (for My Opera) and click OK.
- Try now to type mo chooseopera in your address field.
Have fun, and please share other cool tips and tricks you can do with search in Opera as a comment below!
By Aleksander AasAleksander. Thursday, February 24, 2011 1:32:37 PM
Sessions were first introduced in 1994, but didn't reach final until late 1996. You might have heard about them, but do you know how to use them? Check out this short introduction to sessions in Opera desktop.
What are Sessions?
Sessions allow you to store your open tabs and open them all at a later time. Let's say you have a laptop you use at school or work. You work on it all day, but it's time to head home. When you come home you want to browse something not related to work. Instead of adding to your existing list of tabs, save your session and close the tabs. The next time you go to work or school just open your old tabs through a session and resume working!
- Go to "O Menu (or File)" > "Sessions" > "Save this session...".
- Give it a name like "work".
- Close all your tabs.
- Go to "O menu (or File)" > "Sessions" > "work"
- Enjoy your work session!