F12 to open DevTools

  • Chrome opens/closes DevTools with F12, can we have the same in Opera? It would make Opera a more feasible replacement for Chrome.

    Thank you.

  • Hi @ilkkah, if you would like, you can rebind it, just follow the below steps:

    1. Close the Opera, go to the Opera's profile folder (find the path in O-Menu>About Opera>Paths>Profile), and open the "Preferences" file in your text editor, then add/edit the first lines, as below:
    {
       "Keybindings": {
          "Basic": {
             "DevTools": [ "F12" ],
             "QuickPreferences": [ "Ctrl+Shift+I" ]
          },
          "Settings": {
             "AdvancedEnabled": true
          }
       },
    

    (the value for the "AdvancedEnable" can be "false", if you don't use advanced keybindings)

    1. Save the changes, close the file, relaunch the Opera \m/ :cheers:
  • Thanks - I'll do that at some point.

    There are also some other keybindings though that I would like to see implemented in Opera, like Ctrl+PgUp to previous tab and Ctrl+PgDn to next tab. These can probably be redefined by myself too, so it's a partial solution, but I'm seeing the possibility that people would jump to Opera from Chrome if it had all those nice things that Chrome has.

    Also Ctrl-num to switch to tab number "num". E.g. Ctrl+2 to tab number 2.

  • What would be the settings for these key bindings:

    • Next Tab
    • Previous Tab
    • Tab number #N

    Is it possible to define the key bindings for these?

  • Also key binding for:

    • Show bookmarks bar

    Possible?

  • @ilkkah: "Ctrl+PgUp to previous tab and Ctrl+PgDn to next tab":

    {
       "Keybindings": {
          "Basic": {
             "CycleToNextTab": [ "Ctrl+PageDown" ],
             "CycleToPreviousTab": [ "Ctrl+PageUp" ],
             "PageLeft": [ "Ctrl+Shift+PageUp" ],
             "PageRight": [ "Ctrl+Shift+PageDown" ]
          },
          "Settings": {
             "AdvancedEnabled": true
          }
       },
    

    "key binding for: Show bookmarks bar": AFAIK, there is no single shortcut key for this function, but you can press the key sequence: alt b enter c enter, or using mouse: go to O-Menu>Bookmarks, select "Show Bookmarks Bar" 😉

  • Thanks, my copy of Opera is now a bit easier to use for a long time Chrome user.

    Oops - I just noticed that this disabled the normal Ctr+Tab for cycling through tabs, it's not possible to defined both of these to cycle, is it?

  • To answer myself, yes it is.

    CycleToNextTab": [ "Ctrl+PageDown", "Ctrl+Tab" ]

  • @ilkkah: Yep :yes: you can use both at the same time:

    {
       "Keybindings": {
          "Basic": {
             "CycleToNextTab": [ "Ctrl+Tab", "Ctrl+PageDown" ],
             "CycleToPreviousTab": [ "Ctrl+Shift+Tab", "Ctrl+PageUp" ],
             "PageLeft": [ "Ctrl+Shift+PageUp" ],
             "PageRight": [ "Ctrl+Shift+PageDown" ]
          },
          "Settings": {
             "AdvancedEnabled": true
          }
       },
    

    \m/ :cheers:

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