How can I quickly access DevTools in Opera?

When I open DevTools > Settings > Shortcuts in Opera and scroll to the bottom of this page, you'll see a link "Full list of DevTools keyboard shortcuts and gestures", that points to a document for Google Chrome (a bit weird). Section "Accessing DevTools" says, that to open Developer Tools I should hit F12 key.

Hitting F12 key does nothing in my Opera (33.0.1990.115, up to date). What am I missing?

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    Not really weird, since Opera uses Blink (since version 15, a.k.a. Chropera) as Chrome does. That section you're referencing happens to be for Chrome, and Opera has its own shortcut (Ctrl+Shift+C, as you can see on the context menu). If you were using Vivaldi (also in the same browser family), you'd see it defaults to Ctrl+Shift+I or F12, but, being Vivaldi, it lets you configure your own preferences. – Amos M. Carpenter Dec 14 '15 at 13:37
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    a) Because someone else might know another shortcut and have a more complete answer. b) Because it's pretty self-explanatory (just right-click to see the shortcut yourself). c) Because historically, this shortcut has been changing and my answer would only be correct for so long. d) Because I wanted to get my comment about Vivaldi in there - Vivaldi is targetting exactly the kind of users that used to love the old Opera. Enough reasons? ;-) – Amos M. Carpenter Dec 14 '15 at 22:38
  • Well... :) a) This site is not limited to one answer, b) I have seen thousands of "pretty self-explanatory" answers around SE and by some meaning they also add some value to these sites (people tend to look at answers, not comments!), c) We have an edit link around each answer, ya know? :) So... I may agree on (d) comment only, however, you could craft your answer without it and keep that one in a comment. But... after all... it is your answer and no one can force you to write it, if you don't want to (except lord Darth Vader)! :) – trejder Dec 15 '15 at 19:36

Currently (up-to-date Opera version is 53.0.2907.57), you can do the following:

  • go to the O main menu -> Settings
  • type "short" in the search box on the top to quickly find the Shortcuts settings
  • click Configure shortcuts button
  • type "dev" in the text box on the top to quickly find the Developer tools key binding.

This way you can see the current key binding and change the default Ctrl + Shift + I to more common F12 or whatever you like.

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