How to Activate Full-Screen Mode in the Opera Browser

You're just a toggle away from full-screen mode

Scott Orgera

The Opera web browser is compatible with Windows and macOS operating systems. This free browser separates itself from its larger competitors by including a built-in ad blocker, battery saver, and free Virtual Private Network.

With Opera, you can view webpages in full-screen mode, hiding all elements other than the main browser window itself. This includes tabs, toolbars, bookmarks bars, and the download and status bar.

Full-screen mode can be toggled on and off quickly.

Toggle Full-Screen Mode in Windows

To open Opera in full-screen mode in Windows, open the browser and click on the Opera menu button, which is located in the upper-left corner of the browser window. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your mouse cursor over the Page option to open a submenu. Click on Full screen

Note: you can also use the F11 keyboard shortcut to enter full-screen mode in Windows.

Your browser should now be in full-screen mode.

To disable full-screen mode in Windows and return to the standard Opera window, press the F11 key or the Esc key.

Toggle Full-Screen Mode on Macs

To open Opera in full-screen mode on a Mac, open the browser and click on View in the Opera menu located at the top of the screen. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Enter Full Screen option.

To disable full-screen mode on a Mac and return to the standard browser window, click once on the top of the screen so that the Opera menu becomes visible.

Click on View in that menu. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Exit Full Screen option.

You can also exit full-screen mode by pressing the Esc key.