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How do I prevent Opera from switching to the Download tab? How to disable the Download tab?

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  1. Click on Tools menu / Transfers or press Ctrl+J to open the Transfers tab:


  2. In the Transfers tab, click on the View button and select Never Show When Starting Download or Show in Background When Starting Download as per your preference


Note: You can always press Ctrl+J to view the tab in future if you turned it off completely by selecting the Never Show option.

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