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How can I add more options to Opera's quicklist such as: new tab, new private tab, new window, mail, etc?

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Basically the same way as shown in this question: How do I add a static quicklist that opens a web page?

Just change the Exec= lines for the quicklist items (running opera --help in a terminal will get you the commands you can use).

Here's how the desktop file (/usr/share/applications/opera-browser.desktop) would look like when adding a private tab quicklist item:


[PrivateTab Shortcut Group]
Name=Open a new private tab
Exec=opera -newprivatetab
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1) Open a terminal and enter the following:

  • gedit ~/.local/share/applications/opera-browser.desktop

2) At the bottom of the file, add the following lines:


[NewTab Shortcut Group]
Name=New Tab
Exec=opera -newtab

[NewPrivateTab Shortcut Group]
Name=New Private Tab
Exec=opera -newprivatetab

[NewWindow Shortcut Group]
Name=New Window
Exec=opera -newwindow

[Mail Shortcut Group]
Exec=opera -mail

3) Save and close Gedit.

4) Add the icon to your launcher if it is not already and your quicklists should now be working.

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You can also make Mail open a new tab at a specific address if you want by replacing its Exec command to be (for example):

Exec=opera -newtab ""


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