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How to make Opera custom button without using make button webpage

  • Hello there,

    If I want to make a button for example : Read Mail, 2,, "Received"

    If I do not want to use the easy method such as using this :

    Is it possible I can do this in my window 8.1 machine ( Opera 11.xx )

    Thank you

  • If you really wanted to, you could type it in the address bar yourself.

    The old forum had a special version of the URL tag named [opbut] which would convert the command syntax to the button syntax, but that is no longer available. Unfortunately this forum will not recognize URLs starting with opera: so even if I used a URL tag it would not work. I can type it, but you'd have to highlight it and select "Go to URL".

    The general syntax is ... start with "opera:/button/" then type the command - but replace all the spaces with the symbol %20 which is the escape code for space. You can leave out spaces around commas and other symbols, but spaces between words - between Read and Mail in your case - are required.

    So yours should be


  • Hi Sgunhouse,

    Thank you . Could you please tell me the following what I have done are the correct result ?

    1. I have hight-lighted your " opera:/button/Read%20Mail,2,,"Received" " , Right click , go to web address.

    2. Opera tells me : Invalid address You tried to access the address opera:/button/Read%20Mail,2,,%22Received%22, which is currently unavailableThe web page is non-reachable of couse and Opera tells me, it has the same link . blah blah blah

    3. I click on above opera:/button/Read%20Mail,2,,%22Received%22.

    Opera gave me this custom button named " Received "

    Is it correct ?

    Thank you very much.

  • Shouldn't it be two slashes after "opera:"?

  • Is it correct ?


    Shouldn't it be two slashes after "opera:"?


  • The button codes on the Wiki have only one slash there, such as


    Maybe "Go to web address" - or just pasting it into the address bar - isn't acceptable.

  • Hi,

    If opera:/button/..................

    I want a button of my frequently use email address such as myfriend@mailcom

    How this button I can make ? ( and if this button will function correctly so that once I click it will insert in the To: Field ? )

    Thank you very much.

  • Easiest way to do that is with a mailto: URL ... you know, in Opera 12 if you click on a link mailto:someone@mailhost.whatever it'll open a Compose tab with the To: field filled in already.

  • Thanks & I have just done it ...............


    This custom button came up but say external action & I put it in my button.

    I open M2, compose , click this button...................... nothing happen & not insert in the cc: field ( I click the button during in cc'ed field )

    Any workaround ?

    Thannk you very much.

  • A: Try opera:/button/Go%20to%20URL,""

    B: A button which would insert a name in either the To or CC field would be Insert,"text" - but it would only work if focus was already there. Easier to just click To or CC and pick it from the list.

  • Thanks !

    Unfortunate above not work .

    I then tried : opera:/button/insert%20""

    When I am in M2 in the to: field, click this button, it inserted only in the mail body in stead of I am in the To Field when I click that.

    Thank you very much.

  • Buttons can take focus away from the field, you may need to add a delay first to allow focus to pass back to the text field.

    Delay, 10 & Insert, ""

    To make it into a URL, change all the spaces to %20 and add the opera:/button/ at the beginning.

  • Thank you & works PREFECTLY !


    Now the button name have assigned itself say " Delay "

    How to change to a custom name if I want to call this button: " my friend " ?

    Thanks again to your time


  • opera:/button/Delay,10,,My%20friend&Insert,

  • Bingo g00g00 !!

    Thank you very much.

  • Sorry,,,,,,,,,,,,, QUESTION............

    Why need an extra comma after the 10 ,, ?


    Thank you

  • The name for the button has to be on the first action (before the &) but for Opera to know what it is there must be 3 commas before it (the first one between Insert and the text to be inserted, then the other two.)

  • Thanks to all of you to your time.................

    Now I am able to up and run making lots of powerful thing in Opera v.11.xx using custom button. !

    YEAH !


  • Hi

    New question...............

    I am ok to make button and how to make a button with more than 1 function ?

    II have see in M2 panel there is a button like ' Forward & re-direct ' .

    How this button made ? ( so that I can copy the concept to make my own multi function button with dropdown like this)

    Thank you very much.

  • The button has a menu, by either long-clicking or dragging down you can show the menu (or by carefully clicking the little arrow, if present).

    If you write a button with a + in it, the actions after the + will only be performed after a long click or a drag down. Standard buttons will follow that with Show popup menu, "menu name" or with Show hidden popup menu (no arrow), though Pesala was known for buttons that had other actions after the +.