While most people like the standard interface options in browsers, some people may prefer alternative options. No matter which layout you prefer, having the ability to choose how to interact with your browser is a good thing. The Opera Touch browser on Android offers two navigation interfaces for you to choose between.
The standard navigation layout uses a navigation bar at the bottom of the app with three buttons. From left to right, you have the tabs button, a new tab button, and the Opera button. The tabs button allows you to manage and switch between open tabs. The new tab button allows you to instantly open a new tab, although it is replaced with a search button on the new tab page itself. The Opera button is used to access a number of functions, such as your history, private browsing mode, your downloads, and the settings.
The alternative navigation layout, called “Fast Action Button”, uses a single button. By pressing and dragging the button a range of context-sensitive options appear. For example, when pressing the button while on a webpage you have options to reload or close the tab, open a new tab, search, or add the current page to “your flow” (a bookmark type system on the new tab page). When on the new tab page, you still have the option to search but now also have a voice search option, as well as a QR code scanner.
To enable the fast navigation feature you need to configure the in-app settings. To be able to access the settings, tap the Opera icon in the bottom-right corner of the app.
In the popup menu, tap “Settings” to open the in-app settings.
In the settings list, tap “Navigation” in the middle of the “General” settings.
In the navigation settings, you can choose between the “Standard” view and the “Fast Action Button”.
Tip: To open the settings while using the Fast Action Button, you need to tap the triple-dot icon in the top-right of the app, which is not visible in the new tab page, then tap “Settings” from the drop-down menu.