Opera: Quick Tip

By | September 25, 2009 | 6 Comments

Click and hold the Back button and you’ll get a list of all visited pages for the current tab.

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  • http://blog.tcx.be/ Tommy Carlier

    You don’t even have to hold and wait: it’s faster to click and drag down.

  • Steve

    This is not new. Have been using this feature since version 7.5 or 8.

    :)

  • http://nocontinues.net/ Tiago Sá

    Something Firefoxy I found out about a few weeks ago and that’s incredibly cool. I don’t know if it’s because of some extension I might have, but I doubt it, since I haven’t installed anything that’s supposed to add this:

    CTRL + SHIFT + ~ (the upper left key of the main key body on the keyboard, for me, ptPT keyboard, it’s a \ ) works as a Reload all tabs in this site. Awesome :D

  • Foo

    Click and hold the back button (or the other back thingy) and you’ll get a backlog of ‘earlier’ visited pages for that tab.
    Click and hold the forward button (?or the other forward thingy?) and you’ll get a list of ‘earlier’ visited pages that you have ‘backed’ from for that tab.
    Yeah, I know the explanations sounds strange, but they are more accurate. I think they should do what everyone else does. Allow you to right-click the forward/backward buttons to get a partial history listing for that tab centered at the current location in the history.

    Also, it makes no sense to have the same menu for both the regular back/forward buttons as the alternate ones :-/

    On the topic of traversing history, you can use shift+scroll-wheel or alt+arrow keys to do that. Well, except for shift+scroll-wheel if you’re using Opera and your current location is the dial.
    Found another shortcut for Opera by accident, shift+middle-click will give you the settings pane for the middle-click.

  • http://yellosoft.us/ Andrew Pennebaker

    This functionality is not limited to Opera. Many browsers do this.

  • KT

    Very useful Opera tip for a majority of (any) browser users still don’t know about it.

    A great Opera tip for my friends/family is press/hold the REWIND button (not the Back button)…and go back through your history by jumping web sites, not just individual pages.

    (Another great feature is the FAST-FORWARD button, unique to Opera also.) I’m still blown away that more people haven’t discovered Opera’s usefulness…and Opera v10 just added on to that list — oh, and the Stop/Reload/Go buttons were already integrated YEARS ago, if you’re waiting breathlessly for that in your current browser.

    Check out Opera and play with it for a few days and you’ll see what I mean. ;)