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Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix

  • @op3000 I couldn't find ctrl + shift +number in the list of Outlook keyboard shortcuts.

  • Even with Opera closed, those shortcuts did nothing here.

  • @leocg Try following the steps in this article:

    Search the page for "shortcut keys" to see how to tie a quick step to a keyboard shortcut.

  • Even with all extensions disabled, I find that when Opera is open on Windows 10, the shortcuts Ctrl-Shift-1. Ctrl-Shift-3 and Ctrl-Shift-8 are disabled in other programs, including one where I use these shortcuts frequently. As soon as I close Opera the shortcuts work again. I believe that this has been introduced in the last month or so in an Opera update, and it is very annoying, because I have both applications open most of the time. Any way to suppress this?

  • Merging related topics

  • I join the author of the topic. After the last update (hidden) Opera resetting language keybinds. Hope they will fix this issue quickly.

  • I am experiencing this too. Its about 3 days that this is happening.
    My current Opera version is Version:62.0.3331.43
    It takes over

    I am experiencing this in my code editor PSPad. When Opera is opened, i cannot use the bookmarks (nothing happens). When i close Opera, all works fine.

  • Immediately after updating to Opera 62.0.3331.72 (on Windows 10) this began to affect me as well. When attempting to use Ctrl-Shift-8 in gMail or gDocs to add bullets, nothing happens. I routinely use Chrome for those two pages, but even loading them in Opera itself does not work. As soon as Opera is closed, the shortcut works as expected.

    Has anyone at Opera reproduced this yet?

  • Bizzare issue: As title says, this shortcut input stops working when Opera is open. I've tried closing all tabs, so it's not a site problem. Closing opera is the only solution.

    I essentially need to have Opera open most of the day for employment reasons, and my software that I use the shortcut in as well. How do I solve this conflict?

    I've already checked Opera's shortcuts for this input and I didn't see it. I removed some other ones, but nothing changed. I also tried a keyboard checker program and confirmed this was not limited to software. THose 3 keys together are just not working when Opera is open.

    The bizarre part: CTRL+SHIFT+2, CTRL+SHIFT+4 - 0 all work. Only 1 and 3 seem to be affected.

  • Hello, I am having this issue as well. I am using Ctrl+Shift+1, Ctrl+Shift+2 and Ctrl+Shift+3 as a means to switch between languages in Windows 7 and Opera overrides those shortcuts as long as it is open (Ctrl+Shift+2 still working though). Tried deleting all shortcuts and disabling all extensions, nothing. It is somewhere inside the code as some user pointed out and it is definitely a bug and a very annoying one as it hampers my workflow. Hope developers fix it quickly, as it is really driving me nuts.

  • Still happens with 62.0.3331.99

  • Confirmed. This is still an issue for me as well.

  • Opera Developer 64.0.3388.0 has now reserved Ctrl+Shift+Home and Ctrl+Shift+End. Ctrl+Shift+1 and Ctrl+Shift+3 are working properly again in this Opera version. Again, like before, there isn't any functionality in Opera (that I am aware of) that is triggered by these key combinations.

    Opera Stable 62.0.3331.72 still reserves Ctrl+Shift+1 and Ctrl+Shift+3.

  • There is no good reason for Opera to be reserving any of these combinations outside of its own focus. What is the rationale for commandeering shortcuts which would have no value if you are not using the browser directly?

    I love this browser, but it is causing me so much aggravation while attempting to work I'm looking at alternatives to use if this doesn't get resolved quickly.

  • @op3000 said in Orphaned Keyboard Shortcut - Please Fix:

    Opera Developer 64.0.3388.0 has now reserved Ctrl+Shift+Home and Ctrl+Shift+End.

    Wow, well done. There is no way I will be able to use opera and loose possibility to select text to the beginning/end of file.... Looks like the switch to Opera didn't work out very well...

  • Here too, as of a few days Opera is stealing keys:

    Very simple to verify:
    download Nirsoft - HotKeysList from
    launch HotKeysList with Opera not launched -> these keys don't appear in the global hotkeys list
    launch Opera -> the keys are added to the global active hotkeys (press the refresh button to see the active keys list change immediately)
    exit Opera -> the keys are removed from the global active hotkeys

    And I don't even know why it's even doing this (so that I can try disabling the behaviour). I suppose that it's something to do with mediakeys, but disabled "Hardware Media Key Handling" and "Experimental system keyboard lock" in opera flags but no change.

    These keys are used all the time in other programs, so if this doesn't go away quick, it seems that after some 20 years I'll finally stop using Opera, something that even all the removed functionalities that happened when they moved to the new chrome based builds hadn't been able made me move.

  • @leocg , do you have any way of getting an update on whether this is being fixed or not?

  • I am also using Opera to browse the web, but I do not usually use these function keys so I do not notice. And the test time is still wrong ..!

  • @leocg, please check and make sure the original bug report is still open and please also update the status if possible. Thank you.