I recently started using Opera 20. I had been using SRWare Iron. But now I want to import my Bookmarks and everything seems to be very complicated. Also I am using a Mac OS 10.6.8 and a lot of instructions don't apply because what they refer to in the Mac version just doesn't exist. As an example there is no Bookmark manager.Therefore I would like to add my voice to the Chorus and request a more robust Bookmark feature in the browser.
Check that accounts.ini in the mail folder still has the feeds account listed.
Your feed subscriptions will be in the "newsfeed" folder in the mail folder. There's a binary file for each feed.
The "Feeds" category and each feed folder/view is defined in index.ini.
As for the feed messages themselves, they're in the store/accountN folder where N is the number for the feeds account as seen in accounts.ini.
As for keeping track of the feed messages, that's stored in the binary omailbase.dat. The search indexes for the feed messages are stored in the lexicon folder in binary files. What views those feed messages belong to are stored in the indexer folder in binary files.
If the feeds account is just missing from accounts.ini, you can try adding its section back. Just make sure you make it the same numbered section it was before and make sure the account count and the next available account values at the top are correct then.
If it's just the views, you might be able to restore index.ini with a very recent backup.
If the files are missing from the newsfeed folder, you might get lucky if you restore them from a super recent backup.
If the database and or indexer is corrupted, you can close down Opera and edit opearprefs.ini in the preferences folder (see help -> about Opera for the location). Under the "Mail" section, add/set:
Mail Database Consistency Check Time=0
Then, start Opera up and close it so you get the mail check dialog. Then, Opera will shut down and fix a few things if it can.
If fails, you can try replacing the indexer and omailbase.dat files with a super-recent backup.
If all else fails, you'll want to export your feed list via "Menu -> settings -> import and export -> export feeds list" (if your subscriptions are still there) and close Opera. then, you'll need to rename the "mail" folder and start Opera so Opera creates a new one. Then, you'll import your feed list (or manually subscribe to each feed if you have to).
Then, since Opera doesn't have an option to import feed messages as feeds, you're going to have to goto "Menu -> settings -> import and export -> import mail -> import generic mbox -> add folder" and choose the mail/store/accountN folder that's your feed messages folder and import them all together into a local POP account so you at least have them somewhere. Only new messages will show in the feed views though.
Also note that with multiple accounts in Opera, you can right-click in the mail panel, goto "show messages from" and choose to only show one account at a time if you want in Opera's "All Messages" views for example. This is useful if you have mail accounts too and don't want to see the local imported feeds mixed in with other mail there.
Note that if you have mail accounts too, you'll have to set up your IMAP accounts again. For POP accounts, you'll have to set them up again then import from their corresponding accountN folders from the old mail folder and then remove any imported messages that are duplicates of ones on the server. You'll also lose all your labels, so you'll have to set them up again.
Hopefully you won't have to do that though and can just use your backup. As Leo said, check that the mail folder location that Opera is uses is correct. Byt default, it'll be "C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera\mail" (or "Opera Mail\Opera Mail\mail" if you're using Opera Mail 1.0 instead of Opera 12.16). But, if the "Mail Root Directory" line is present under the "Mail" section in operaprefs.ini, Opera will use whatever path is specified there.
Those are pretty much the only options you have available to fix the problem.
I always thought that Alternate Data Streams were an implementation of NT operating systems using NTFS file systems, not the DOS/GUI systems that characterized Win95 and 98. But it's indeed been a long time since I rooted around in the bowels of such things, so at this distance, I'm not really certain...
Your first quote has nothing to do with the hosts file, per se. It involves the Opera internal check against its list of 'untrusted' sites supplied by Netcraft/PhishTank.
Your second quote (the link to the msdn blog) mentions a "bug" in Opera 10 that actually seems to make little sense as Jameson describes it, and one that I've never seen confirmed elsewhere. Browsers communicate with the Internet through the OS's network stack. That stack will use the target site's IP number if one is supplied by the browser, but if the stack receives a domain name instead, it will check the local hosts file and, if no such domain name is present there, will then check a DNS server to get the IP number. If a domain name is present (and correctly formatted) in the hosts file, the stack will direct the communication request to the location specified in the hosts file's entry line for that domain... often, that entry's target will be a "block" for the domain name, by directing such requests to 127.0.0.1. But none of that correlates with the author's few references that somehow that is all magically being bypassed by the 'bug' in Opera 10. And, presuming there actually were such a bug, it would have been long-ago fixed along the way, since there are no currently-open bugs on the various Cert-type software vulnerability listings.
Any browser that uses a proxy (including Opera's "Turbo" mode) will inherently bypass the local hosts file limitations by going out to the proxy server's address to make its connection requests, so the target site's domain-name lookups will be made at that proxy server, not through the user's local OS network stack and hosts file (other than to check the proxy's own address). If you are using a proxy, then your local hosts file will have no effect and will provide no blocking for browsed sites. Also, if the "blocking" entry in the hosts file is not correctly entered in the file, the lookup process will ignore that entry and will proceed as if the entry wasn't there.
I'm not aware of anything "odd" in KernelEx that would cause the hosts file to be bypassed by its mods... and it certainly never did for me when I last used KernelEx with Win 98 First Edition and Opera 10.52 a couple of years ago.
agreed blackbirdy. my browsers in a sandbox, so that helps ... however, it's the sandbox that doesn't like the autoupdater (which seems to operate externally from opera and breaks the updates). my firewall currently stops the updater, but the pesty thing is still busy trying to connect. so hopefully this will remedy that a little.
In Opera 12.14, I still get the usual site security message from Netcraft/Phishtank when I check the left-hand "globe" icon in the address bar (with Fraud/Malware Protection enabled). I think the protection will continue at least until Opera "officially" ceases "support" of 12.16... or at least, it seems like that's part of "supporting" the product and its features.
I've fed some black list of ad/counter urls to my firewall, so basically, it's the firewall that does most of the work for me. Don't know if you can afford running a firewall on your laptop, though. The only thing I still use AdBlock for is the nasty inline ads, embedded right into html like, img src="data:image/gif;base64,XXXXX". I guess it can be done by a simple css hack.
I absolutely agree with you! That is a sad state of affairs, but in todays society where there are so many Sue happy and companies view admission of anything wrong as horrible. But that seems to go for many many people, not admitting they have done anything wrong and take responsibility. But I believe most people can forgive a sinner but not a liar. It would be better for all of us if when things go wrong people would just admit the error and then work to fix it.
after designing user interfaces for about 10 years, I'm simply shocked relating software quality these days. Younger people (software programmer) shouldn't be seen as "innovative" only because they make lots of things, an experienced programmer would dump instantly. Sucks. How many loads of shit one can bear.
...back to the problem: how can I place the TAB-bar to the left?