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How to Open Private Window and New Tabs on Opera Browser

Opera browser supports the private browsing mode, which can be activated using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + Shift + N or the New private window option under the Opera menu. Similarly, we can open new tabs and windows from the same menu list. The private browsing mode safeguards our browsing behavior and history.

The Opera browser works differently than the other browsers since its functionality and UI are unique and far more different from the others. You may not know how to use a few unique features. I will help clear the fundamental doubts in you.

For instance, like every other browser in the world, the Opera browser also offers the option to open a new tab for all your needs and multitask. You can switch between the tabs seamlessly for a swift browsing experience.

On the contrary, it also offers the option to browse privately when you don’t want to leave any residue of your data or information. It is recommended to browse in private mode when using a public computer.

Due to personal reasons, I also have to use a public computer frequently for my work, and browsing in private mode is my only option.

I also prefer using the Opera Browser for all my needs. It also supports a free VPN service, which is a great add-on feature.

Enable Private Mode

The Private Mode or Incognito Mode ensures your privacy and safety by leaving no trace of your information on the computer you are browsing. It is recommended for all those data skeptics.

Follow these steps to open incognito mode or a private window in Opera:

  1. Launch the Opera browser and ensure you are using the latest version.
  2. Click on Opera opera logo to open the menu list.
  3. Select New Private Window from the list.
    Open New Private Window in Opera browser

When you select the private window option, a new tab will open in the private mode. Now, you can safely browse in private mode.

How to Open Private Window and New Tabs on Opera Browser 1

You can use keypress Ctrl + Shift + N if you are using Windows, and + Shift + N if you are using MAC to open private window on Opera browser.

Both these methods will help you browse Opera in private mode so you can be assured of your privacy even when you exit your browser. It makes your browsing experience more secure and user-friendly.

Open New Tabs and Windows

It is evident that we all want to get more work done quickly. To ensure this, one can use the new tabs option on the Opera browser that lets you open multiple tabs and work on them simultaneously.

Follow these steps to open a new tab on the Opera Browser:

  1. Launch the Opera browser on a computer.
  2. Click on Opera opera logo to open the menu list.
  3. From the list, select a New tab menu.
    Open New Tab in Opera Browser

This will launch a new tab that you can work on. Likewise, you can open multiple new tabs and work on them.

Open New Tab under same Window on Opera Browser

You can also use keypress Ctrl + T for Windows and + T for MacOS on your keyboard to open a new tab on Opera browser.

Using these methods, you can open a new tab on the Opera browser and browse through them swiftly as per your requirements.

Bottom Line: Opera Private Browsing

Although the Opera browser can be a bit more complex than its contemporary work, its UI and speed are unmatched. That is the reason it is one of my favorite browsers of all time. I prefer it over Chrome as well. All its features are unique and load faster than others.

Two of its most important features include the new tabs option and private browsing mode. However, it may sometimes be confusing, given the UI of the Opera browser. I have tried my best to simplify the steps in this article using both of these features. Both features are equally helpful and will help you work faster and better daily.

The private browsing mode feature has been a lifesaver for me as I no longer have to worry about data leaks or privacy protection. I use this feature even when using my sister’s laptop so that she can not spy on me.

What do you use in the private browsing mode for the opera browser? Do you use it very often?

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Ishika Sinha

Ishika is a Master of Arts in English and Literature. She is a passionate content creator and editor with 4+ years of experience in different domains, including the media and technology industry. She is an avid reader and social media expert. Connect her on LinkedIn.

2 thoughts on “How to Open Private Window and New Tabs on Opera Browser”

  1. I use private mode while using Opera. I was wondering if you can reopen a closed tab. I don’t close the opera browser but sometimes i close tabs and later want to revisit the site. Is this possible. I am new navigation Opera. Thank you

    1. Private browsing mode do not store any information including closed tabs, hence it’s technically no possible to reopen closed tabs.

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