Opera: Disable context menu on double click

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I like Opera. It's fast, slick and clean but some of it's default behaviour really puts me off making it my default browser.
One of which is the double clicking of text brings up the context menu. The way I like to read is to highlight as I go, and often I do so by double or triple clicking text.
To stop this from happening:
  • Click on the Opera button
  • Go to "Settings"
  • Select "Preferences"
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  • Click on "Advanced"
  • "Toolbars"
  • Untick "Double-click to display context menu"
  • OK to save and exit
Voila! No more stupid context menu unless you right click.
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22 comments:

  1. THANKS! I am trying to get into Opera and I keep finding silly issues like this that turn me away.

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  2. Thank you! It's not that easy to find in settings how to switch it off :)

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  3. I agree, I had to come back to my blog the other day because I forgot how to switch it off lol

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  4. Thanks a lot, it was really helpful. That option started to be very annoying. I'm glad it's off now.

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  5. I always double click something to copy and paste. and this pissed me off forever. I am glad i found this

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  6. Thanks so much!

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  7. YES! YES! That was extremely annoying, they should disable that option by default.

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  8. Thanks, very useful tip

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  9. Thanks! Often highlight to use ctrl-c into another tab/window and ctrl-c didn't work with that window open. Now it's gone, gone, gone! :D

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  10. Wow, totally awesome tip! Btw, why is this option even in the Toolbars settings?? It has nothing to do with Toolbars!

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  11. Thank you! Such a basic need. I'm really surprised Opera devs don't double click to select and ctrl-c.

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  12. but you still can't dlb-click and drag to select words.

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  13. yeah you can't drag and keep selecting. this is just annoying.

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  14. Thank you so much for this information! I was just trying to figure it out, because I actually triple-click paragraphs to make them easier to read. I've been doing it since I was, like, ten years old, so it's not a habit that's going away soon!

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  15. thanks !!
    helped me

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  16. "Thank you so much for this information! I was just trying to figure it out, because I actually triple-click paragraphs to make them easier to read. I've been doing it since I was, like, ten years old, so it's not a habit that's going away soon!"

    Exactly my thoughts too!

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  17. Thanks I double click words and then press the the Word Web shortcut to get a definition. It was annoying to have to select the word by had because of that menu.

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  18. Forgot how to turn it back on ... thanks.

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    1. Exactly the same for me. Does this qualify as irony?

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  19. Thanks! This feature of opera is driving me mad.

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