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How to duplicate (clone) a tab with its browsing history in Opera?

April 26, 2007 16 comments

One of the neat tab features of the Opera browser that I use every so often is duplicating tabs. It comes in useful when you want to go back in the tab’s history, while staying on the same page.

What does it mean to “duplicate” a tab?
Opera clones the current tab with its browsing history, and still allowing you use the “Back” button in the cloned tab.

How to duplicate a tab in Opera?
Opera offers three methods for duplicating tabs (that I’m aware of)

  1. Right-click on the tab in the tab bar, and click on “Duplicate” (see screenshot below).
  2. Using Opera’s popular Mouse Gestures, hold down the right mouse button while moving down and then up then release the mouse button.
  3. Using your keyboard press the following buttons together: CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+N. It’s kind of a long keyboard shortcut, but it works. 🙂

Duplicating a tab in Opera

Categories: Desktop, Opera Tips

How to disable Opera's BitTorrent client?

February 23, 2007 12 comments

I get many questions about Opera’s built-in BitTorrent client from Opera users. The most popular question I get is how to disable the Opera browser from downloading the torrent files, and instead use their preferred torrent client.

What’s good for some isn’t for others. I, for example, only use Opera’s built-in BitTorrent client for small downloads, for bigger ones, however, I use a program called BitTornado.

There isn’t any option in the preference dialog (Tools > Preferences) or even on the torrent dialog pop-up (I don’t know why that is). So here’s how to disable it.

To disable the BitTorrent client in Opera:

  1. Copy and paste the following into the address bar (the URL bar): opera:config#BitTorrent|Enable
  2. Unselect “Enable”
  3. Click “Save”

To use another BitTorrent client with Opera:

  1. Go to Tools > Preferences > Advanced > Downloads
  2. Unselect “Hide file types opened with Opera”
  3. Type “torrent” in the Quick find box
  4. Double-click the line that looks like this: application/x-bittorrent torrent
  5. Select “Open with default application”
  6. Click “OK”


Categories: Desktop, Opera Tips