Opera 56 on the developer stream has received an update. Opera Software has introduced an ‘enhanced address bar’ that will show speed dials and other page functions in dropdown such as copy, paste, Paste & Go, Save as, Save as PDF, Screenshot and Add to Speed dial.
What is the Enhanced address bar in Opera and how to use it?
Here is how the new feature works:
Enhanced address dropdown will appear when you press the down arrow on your keyboard on the start page or if you click on the combined address bar and search bar while browsing. Opera feels this feature avoids the need to go to the start page for speed dials, and on the whole, the company claims enhanced address allows users to carry their speed dials wherever they browse.
Here we feel, you’ll find Save as PDF option in the enhanced dropdown the most useful. FYI, the Save as PDF option is available in the page right-click menu and in the Page Sub-menu in the Opera menu.
By using the enhanced address bar you can quickly launch websites on the speed dial, Save a web page as PDF, capture the screenshot of a page, and add the current page you’re on to the Speed dial.
If you like the feature and going to use it, that’s fine. If not, like us, if you’ve felt enhanced address as intrusive and annoying that comes in your way while browsing when you press left mouse click in the address bar, you can disable it, here is how that can be done.
Disable enhanced address bar dropdown in Opera browser
- Click on the Opera Menu icon
- Select Settings
- Scroll down and go all the way to Advanced and expand its Settings
- Scroll down and go to Enhanced Address bar and toggle switch for “Show enhanced address bar” setting to off.
Alternatively, you can on the settings page and search for “enhanced” and disable the enhanced Search bar setting highlighted.
Now tell us what’s your take on the enhanced address bar? Have you liked it? Are you going to use it? Let us know in the comments below.
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