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Customizing Opera 26

  • I would like to configure Opera so that new pages and tabs do not display either the default search bar or speed dial boxes - I'm looking to display my custom background either with or without the speed dial/discover/bookmarks sidebar. Can this be done? Setting my homepage to About:Blank simply returns a blank white window.

    Also, is there a listing of Opera's internal pages available? If so, where can I get it? It seems to me that both Chrome and Firefox provide this detailed information more readily than does Opera - unless I've totally missed an Opera support/documentation channel...

  • Setting my homepage to About:Blank simply returns a blank white window.

    Just knock out a basic html page with your background image, save it somewhere convenient and set it as your homepage.

  • I can only help you with one of the things you asked for. To hide the default search bar, follow these steps:

    1. Press Alt P to enter opera's setting
    2. Move cursor and press left mouse button on a blank area so there is no "I" bar in the "search settings box"
    3. Using the arrow keys using this combination ↑↑↓↓← → ← → b a You now see a box pop up that says "power user settings". Click on "I understand, proceed" button.
    4. Scroll down to "Start Page" area. Place a check mark "Hide the search box in Speed Dial"
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