How to Save Web Pages in Opera Desktop Browser

The desktop version of the Opera web browser makes it very easy to save web pages offline. You may want to do this to keep an offline copy of the web page on your hard drive, or to go through the source code of the page in your favorite text editor.

No matter the reason, downloading a page in Opera is very easy. You can do it through the program menu or by pressing some keys on the keyboard.

There are two types of downloads

Before you start, know that there are two different types of pages you can save.

If you save the entire page, including its images and files, you can access all that stuff offline, even if the live page changes or crashes. This is called Web Page, Complete , as you’ll see in the steps below.

The other type of page you can save is just the HTML file, called Webpage, HTML Only , which will give you just the text of the page, but the images and other links still point to online resources. If those online files are deleted or the website goes down, the HTML file you downloaded can no longer render those files.

One reason you might choose to download just the HTML file is if you don’t need to download all of those files as well. Maybe you just want the source code for the page, or you’re sure the website won’t change during the time you’re going to use the file.

How to save a web page in Opera

The quickest way to do this is to press the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+S ( Shift+Command+S on macOS) to open the Save As dialog . Choose the type of web page you want to download and click Save to download it.

The other way is through the Opera menu:

  1. Click on the red menu button in the upper left corner of the browser.
  2. Go to Page > Save As…. .
  3. Choose to save the web page as Web Page, Complete to download the page and all its images and files, or select Web Page, HTML Only to download only the HTML file.

Another menu that can be accessed to save a web page in Opera is the context menu. Simply right-click in the blank area of ​​any page you want to download, then select Save As…. to get to the same menu described in step 3 above.