How to Activate Full-Screen Mode in the Opera Browser

You're just a toggle away from a bigger view

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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 web pages in full-screen mode, hiding all elements other than the main browser window itself. Hidden content includes tabs, toolbars, bookmarks bars, and the download and status bar.

How to Toggle Full-Screen Mode in Windows

To activate full-screen mode in Opera for Windows:

  1. Select the Opera menu button, which is located in the upper-left corner of the browser window.

  2. When the drop-down menu appears, hover your mouse cursor over the Page option to open a submenu.

  3. Select Full-screen

    Use the F11 keyboard shortcut to enter full-screen mode in Windows. Many Windows apps use F11 as a hotkey to enter full-screen mode.

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

How to Toggle Full-Screen Mode on Macs

Follow these steps to open Opera in full-screen mode on a Mac:

  1. Click View in the Opera menu located at the top of the screen.

  2. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Enter Full-Screen option.

    The keyboard shortcut is Control+Shift+F.

    Full-Screen Mode in Opera
  3. 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 View in that menu. When the drop-down menu appears, select the Exit Full-Screen option.

  4. Exit full-screen mode by selecting Exit Full-Screen from the View menu. You can also press the Esc key.

In Full-Screen Mode, the top menu will appear when you mouse over it.