New window trickFloating windows in Opera

Up until now I've been using IE to capture screen shots of websites, the last task I regularly have been using it for. Although Opera has been my default browser for some time now, I haven't been able to find a quick and simple way to perform this one specific task (at least not one that gave the desired results). Up until now that is!...

The problem has been that I want the screen shots to have a specific size, be without a browsers toolbars and contain the window borders. With IE I used a small JavaScript that simply popped up the desired window. In Opera this would pop up a correctly sized window, but since Opera is an MDI application it would be as a new tab/document inside the already open browser. Of course technically this is the correct behaviour, most of the time it would be the desired behaviour as well, but when taking screen shots (of websites) it would include too much wasted space (tool bars, address bar, bookmarks etc).

Opera on my desktopThe solution was as simple and logic as everything else about this browser. Simply drag the desired tab out of the Opera window. This takes the dragged tab/document and creates a new window instance of it, accordingly a new button also appears on the taskbar. Simple logic. Why didn't I try this in the first place? There must be a fundamental flaw somewhere with the way we use, and are thought to use computers. When searching for a solution to this specific problem I tried everything I could imagine would do the trick; right clicking, double clicking, shift clicking and numerous other keyboard/mouse combinations. I basically tried everything but the logic solution.

If anybody wonders how I found this solution, I literally stumbled onto it. Earlier today I nearly fell of my office chair while dragging a tab and reaching for my phone at the same time, this made me drag the tab outside Opera's window and let go of it there. As luck would have it, that this created a new window of it...

Kudos to Opera for re-introducing logic to computers! ;-)

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