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There are search engines I don't trust, which is why I keep searches inside private tabs. Is it possible (and how) to open a normal tab from a private tab? I.e. so that if one of the search results points to a website (like this one here) where I can vote and where I'm logged in, I can vote?!

Currently I do:

  • F8 (go to URL bar)
  • Ctrl+X (snip the URL)
  • Ctrl+T (open new normal tab)
  • Ctrl+V (paste URL)
  • Enter (load the URL)

The Ctrl in the "inner" three steps means I can keep the finger on Ctrl of course, but it would still be good to have an easier shortcut than the above ... uhm procedure.

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  • F8 (Go to URL bar)
  • Shift+Enter (Open the selected link in a new tab)

Some more nifty short-cuts on the Opera Help Page.

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how does that help me, except that it opens the search in a new tab? I want a link on the page with the search results opened in a normal tab, not the search itself. – 0xC0000022L Sep 4 '13 at 21:05
Oh sorry, I misunderstood your question. You said you wanted an easier shortcut to the one you currently use. The solution I have posted does shorten the process you're currently using to snip and paste a URL. – Yass Sep 4 '13 at 21:08
you are right. My question was wrongly worded. Your answer perfectly answers the question as asked. – 0xC0000022L Sep 4 '13 at 21:10
No problems, glad I could help. – Yass Sep 4 '13 at 21:11

Opera 12.xx is customizable in many ways. In newer Opera 15 versions it's not so easy anymore to modify things. Anyway, in Opera 12, you can:

Set up two custom shortcuts under Preferences » Advanced » Shortcuts » Keyboard setup » edit. Use & to execute multiple commands

Copy document address & New page & Paste and go
Copy document address & New private page & Paste and go

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Add custom mouse gestures. Its basically the same procedure as for shortcuts.
Go to Preferences » Advanced » Shortcuts » Mouse setup » edit and add your shortcuts

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Edit your context menu

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  1. Create a new context menu by duplicating your current one under Preferences » Advanced » Toolbars » Menu setup. Select Opera standard and hit duplicate
  2. Close Opera
  3. Search your profile folder depending on what Opera mode you use
    • installed mode » C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Local\Opera\profile\menu\
    • portable mode » ..\Opera\profile\menu\
  4. In a sub-folder called menu you will notice a file called standard_menu (1).ini. Open it with any editor and look at the section [Document Popup Menu]. Insert new context menu entries by adding these lines

    Item, Open in private tab = Copy document address,,,,"New private page menu" & New private page & Paste & go
    Item, Open in normal tab  = Copy document address,,,,"New page menu" & New page & Paste & go
  5. Save & Close the file and re-open Opera. Make sure the new layout is still selected/enabled under Preferences » Advanced » Toolbars » Menu setup

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thanks, good answer, that works well, too. Thanks. – 0xC0000022L Sep 4 '13 at 21:17

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