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Navigate Forward and Previous Pages in the Opera on the Computer

Do you need to navigate pages in the Opera browser? Learn how to move between the previous and next pages within the browsing session.

The Opera browser navigation allows navigating to the previous and next pages using arrow buttons near the URL address bar. The navigation buttons are active when you browse the web pages within an active browsing session.

You can also access old pages by browsing history. Click and hold either of the arrow brackets to view the page visit history.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to navigate between the next and previous pages in the Opera browser.

Navigate with Backward Arrow Pointer

Suppose you’ve moved ahead of several pages and want to return to the previous page to check for something. The backward navigation arrow helps at this time. Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on the computer.
  2. Open a website and navigate through a few links and pages.
  3. Click on the back-facing arrow < near the address bar.
    Backward Navigation button in Opera browser
  4. It will take you to the previous page that you’ve visited.

If you press it constantly, it’ll take you to the first page. You can move backward smoothly throughout the browsing session you want. If you want that, it can also take you to the first page, and the button will be greyed out.

Navigate with Forward Arrow Bracket

If you are currently on a page you’ve visited using the backward button, the forward navigation button is your key to navigating to the next page.

  1. Launch the Opera browser on your computer.
    Assuming you’ve already navigated to the previous page using the backward arrow.
  2. Click on the Forward-facing arrow >.
    Next page forward navigation button in Opera computer browser
  3. It will take you to the next page within the browsing session.

If you continue to hit the forward navigation button, it’ll take you to the last page until you’ve visited.

Bottom Line

Many times, we may skip a page or two while reading on our laptops. It is also expected that we may want to go back to a page we left behind and go through it. The navigation buttons are helpful in such cases.

We can use the left-facing angle to navigate backward and the right-facing angle to the next pages within the browsing session.

If you click and hold any of these arrows, it will display the list of pages (current browsing session history) where you can choose the page to load on the tab.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified Analytics & IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with an Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

2 comments and feedback

  1. What I want since the most recent update which I hate, is to be able to go back a page once again by using the back arrow on the upper right corner of my keyboard.

    please advise, because I truly hate this new configuration. I also hate the semi transparent speed dial icons.

    1. Hello Susan, the new Opera One has drastically changed the UI and configuration beneath it. If you want to navigate to previous page, then you can use the Cmd/Ctrl + Back Arrow key.

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