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  • Hello everybody,

    I searched around a bit but could not find anything about my question.

    I have Opera 39.0.2256.48 and I want to change the middle click behavior for Opera in the taskbar. My previous searches suggest that I can do so in Opera's Preferences window, but I can not find it in my version of Opera.

    The current taskbar-middle-click behavior is to open a new tab, but I would like it to open a new window.

    Can you help me?


  • You can't change it AFAIK. Those instructions is probably for old Opera Presto (Opera 12 and older).

  • I wanted to achieve the same behaviour and I believe I found a way to do it. Opera (at least 39.0.2256.48) support command line switches so here you will want to utilise the --new-window switch by editing Opera shortcut.

    • Find the location of Opera shortcut you usually use. If you start Opera from a pinned shortcut to taskbar then the shortcut will be in %appdata%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar. However, if you start Opera from start menu then the shortcut should be in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    • Edit the properties of the shortcut and add --new-window to the end of Target field so it reads (on x64 system): "C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe" --new-window .
    • Click OK and relaunch Opera
    • Done

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    Enjoy !