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Trick: Flexible Zooming in Opera Mobile 8.65 (Smartphone)

Posted by sleewok on 2008, January 13

Originally posted here.

Okay, this isn’t exactly as dynamic as the zoom function for operamini, but it works and makes browsing with Opera Mobile 8.65 a lot more acceptable.
When using Opera Mobile 8.65 I can now zoom to view an entire page width with a single button, and then zoom to a section as well. I have also altered the directional pad/scrollbar to actually scroll and remapped the traditional link navigation to another set of buttons.

Here is the new button Key Mapping:
a = zoom out to 25%
/  = zoom in to 100%
q = zoom in 10
w = zoom out 10
scroll wheel = scroll up and down
u = navigate up to link
j = navigate down to link
h = navigate left to link
k = navigate right to link

Setup Guide (link to download ini below):
This is done by modifying the opera.ini that is located in the /ApplicationData/Opera/ folder. You can edit that file yourself and configure the keys however you like. If you don’t want to copy the file to your desktop everytime, you can grab PocketNotepad (http://tillanosoft.com/ce/pnotepad.html and make the changes from your phone.
There are sections in the INI file defined by [Section] which controls when you are in various modes of the browser.

CHANGE/ADD the following code into the opera.ini file within the [Browser Widget] section:

Code:

h = Navigate left
k = Navigate right
u = Navigate up
j = Navigate down
Up = Scroll up
Down = Scroll down
Left = Scroll left
Right = Scroll right

CHANGE/ADD the following code into the opera.ini file within the [WinCE Application] section:

Code:

q = Zoom in, 10
w = Zoom out, 10
a = Zoom to, 25
/ = Zoom to, 100

For those of you that want it now, grab the INI file here (right-click save-as) and copy it to /ApplicationData/Opera/ folder on your device:
http://seyet.com/sleewok/input.ini

That about does it. I’m sure we could come up with even better tweaks, and I hope people will add them to this thread.

You can find a more comprehensive list of available actions here:
http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=136316&t=1199834729&page=1#comment1547713

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