Hide Menu Bar in Opera

December 18th, 2008

Menu Bar is such a waste of screen real estate in web browsers. There was no inbuilt preference in opera that would enable me to hide or show menu bar with a single key toggle. Opera allows the users to customize its keyboard shortcuts to a great extent. So, here’s how you go about toggling the menu bar in opera.

  1. Go to Tools -> Preferences.
  2. Click the “Advanced” tab.
  3. Select “Shortcuts” from the left side menu.
  4. Select “Opera Standard” under “Keyboard Setup” and click on “Edit” button.
  5. From the “Edit Keyboard Window” popup, select “Application” and then on “New” button.
  6. Now type “F10” without quotes, press Tab key & then type “Enable menu bar | Disable menu bar” without quotes.
  7. Now click “OK” button on both the windows.


12 Responses to “Hide Menu Bar in Opera”

  1. 1 Says:

    I tried with the latest version of Opera (9.63) in windows Vista and it does not work.

  2. shanahben Says:

    works like a charm! thanks!

  3. Slack Says:

    nice, it works fine!

  4. Gopper Says:

    Brilliant! Thanks Aswin! Just what I was looking for.

  5. cjborodin Says:

    i tried it and yes it does work on vista! thank you so much.

  6. Z Says:

    Works like a clock, thanks mate ;]

  7. Ali Says:

    I love you man … it works

  8. Nick Says:

    For everyone that tries this and it does not work…

    Change it to “Disable menu bar | Enable menu bar” instead of Enable then Disable. This made it work!

  9. Aswin Anand Says:

    Thanks for the tip Nick.

  10. Ticus Says:

    work great in the new Opera 10!! thanks!!

  11. arindam Says:

    man…u made be stickin to opera over firefox…awesome.

  12. Jackeline Says:

    Thank you sooooo much for the tip! My Opera looks perfect now.