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Accessing power user mode without the konami code

  • Hello, i have a wonky laptop keyboard, more precisely the left key is non-functioning. Normally I manage, but it seems entering the opera power user mode is one of the rare times when it's necessary. I was wondering if there was a method to do this any other way, by modifying the preferences files perhaps. I'm using the 32-bit opera-developer 32.0.1899.0. Much obliged.

  • Not that i know.

  • Here's an alternative approach that might help you if you are using Windows:
    Get autohotkey from

    Open notepad. Paste the following text (excluding the --code sections) and Save as operaPowerMode.ahk (note the extension)

    --code start

    WinActivate, Settings - Opera

    SetKeyDelay, 250

    Send, {Up}{Up}{Down}{Down}{Left}{Right}{Left}{Right}ba

    ---code end

    Open settings in opera. Find the ahk file you saved earlier and run it.

  • Hi @soleno1d @leocg @devocalypse,

    You can simply go to the address bar, and type opera:settings/powerSettingsOverlay, press enter, and add it to the Bookmarks, or to the Speed Dial page :cheers: 😉

  • Once you get there, you could just select the checkbox to keep power user setting enabled.

  • Cheers everyone. I'm on Lubuntu, so I used l33t4opera's method and it worked like a charm. I'm very, very grateful, thank you.