Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Disable Ctrl+Space Opera Keyboard Shortcut

How to disable the the "Go Home" keyboard shortcut in Opera

This is the most anoying Opera browser shortcut as whenever typing I have more then once accidently lost my work due to this "Go Home" shortcut. The previous button will only work if the form is initialy empty but if you are updating a post, or a comment it restores that and so you loose your work, hence most counter productive keyboard shortcut.

Disable this productivy killer by doing the following steps:

  • Click 'Opera button' on goto to 'Settings' > 'Preferences'
  • Go the 'Advanced' tab
  • Select 'Shortcuts' at the bottom of list on the left
  • Select 'Edit' next to the 'Keyboard setup' list
  • In the search window type 'space ctrl'
  • Press 'Delete'
  • Press 'Ok'
  • Add me to your G+ "Cool" Circle

Disable "Back" - backspace keyboard shortcut

Don't even get me started on this one - symptom Opera has focus but you think you are in Putty and press Backspace and loose the latest blog you were writing - I will leave you Opera one day!

  • Click 'Opera button' on goto to 'Settings' > 'Preferences'
  • Go the 'Advanced' tab
  • Select 'Shortcuts' at the bottom of list on the left
  • Select 'Edit' next to the 'Keyboard setup' list
  • In the search window type 'backspace'
  • Locate 'Platform Windows-Unix-MCE, Backspace'
  • Press 'Delete'
  • Press 'Ok'
  • Add me to your G+ "Cool" Circle

4 comments:

  1. THANK YOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!
    *hug*
    Those shortcuts have been responsible for 98% of any frustration I've felt the past few years. Just lost a long comment and got mad for the last time. *points wand at shortcuts* Avada Kedavra!

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    1. No problem, I'm glad I was able to help you out - feel free to follow me on twitter - https://twitter.com/danielsokolows :)

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  2. freakin' eh, thank you very, very much. the backspace / ctrl backspace one has been killing me...

    Dear Opera, when you are in a text field. you should not have the same key bindings enabled. control is reserved for whole-word editing. -_-;
    so hard to break the habit of control+backspace when I notice a typo.. dang reaction is faster than my brain it seems. oi.

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