Given that they're installed in the same folder I'd much appreciate more information before I reinstall 18 and check it out.
I alwasy use the USB install option, which makes it easy to keep things separate. To import your settings from 12.16 to Opera 18 use a command line switch with Windows Key + R:
"<Full path to Opera 18>\launcher.exe" --presto-small-prefs-dir="<Full path to old Opera>\profile"
As you read in the link that you gave, Opera 18 is far from complete yet. You could safely ignore it for now, but it's not a bad idea to start getting used to it. Opera 12.16 will become obsolete later, though it is still being maintained, i.e. 12.17 may be released if security updates are needed.
Many features are not available in the new version. Some may return later, but not all.
Speed Dials should import OK. You can enable the Quick Access Bar (aka Bookmarks Bar) by typing "opera:flags" in the URL field, then enabling it in Settings. Use the Bookmark Importer to add bookmarks to Speed Dial or the Quick Access bar.
Note that their code boxes scroll ... there's a lot more in that box than you see at first. Also note, they are using an external program compiled from an AutoHotkey script - without that program, it presumably won't work.
It looks like another case where the user "secured from himself", because there can be no distinction between a search engine set willingly and covertly, unless they make it possible for the engine URL to be enterable via the GUI, and then encrypt it. But I guess that is not acceptable, because copying and seeing the URL is considered too complex for the user. I'd still see that method as unnecessary "secure" for a simple search engine, because if there is unwanted software writing to my configuration files running on my computer, setting the search engine is the least of my concerns. The only "safe" solution appears to be a set of search engines set by the authors.
Look, he raised the comparison to cameras not I. I simply accommodated him in his imperfect analogy. Opera is not going to reverse its direction. It's too late now. We've heard these same sob stories for months now with the result that... the new browser continues to be developed and the old becomes increasingly incompatible. If you don't like it - tough. That's life so deal with it.
Thanks for the reply. Opera version is what it says.
Control panel states Intel Celeron cpu 900 @ 2.2GHz. What's the diff between processor and core processor?
Looking at device manager, I don't see anything that says graphics card.
i do have "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family" but not sure if that's what you want to see.
Run it and uninstall Opera run the powerful scan after to delete any leftovers, then reinstall Opera from scratch. Make sure to back up your bookmarks and whatever else you want to save.
Otherwise just try renaming this file operaprefs.ini, usually in your profile folder, to operaprefs.ini.back with Opera closed. Then open it. It will act like a new install. Again backup before doing anything and this second method only works with Opera 12.xx or earlier. I don't think it will work with the newer versions.
Enable it in "opera:flags" first, restart Opera, then enable it in settings. The feature is not complete yet, so it's not enabled by default. Closing a tab still cycles to the previous tab on the tab bar, but Ctrl Tab and Ctrl Shift Tab work OK. They are working on improvements to tab-handling.
No loading images in Opera 18 Final, but if I clear cache, it worked.
The issue was in Opera 17 as well. I wanted to fix it in Opera 18.
Well, whenever the images don't load, should I clear my cache and reopen Opera? :down:
Opera 18 uses the same bookmark files ("Bookmarks" and "Favicons" and "Favicons-journal") as Google Chrome and other Chromium browsers. You can always copy these bookmark files from one browser to another, say from Chrome's user profile folder to Opera 18's user profile folder. You can also use many Chrome extensions, including Chrome bookmark extensions, in Opera 18. On the other hand, the Opera bookmarks extension is not recommended. It was designed for an earlier version of Opera Blink, which had no bookmarks, and does not use the same bookmark files used by Opera 18 and Chrome.
Bookmark and other Chrome extensions are available for download from the Chrome Web Store. Prior to visiting the Chrome Web Store, you should install the Download Chrome Extensions extension from Opera add-ons.
@rilef thanks for the tip. do you recommend any specific bookmarks extension?
I just had what sounds like the exact same problem with Opera 12.15, but I found a workaround. Flash worked the last time I tried it and then today it didn't work and I was getting messages that I needed to install flash, even after I just did several re-installs. But I fixed the problem by going to a recent file backup of Opera and identifying any different files (I used BeyondCompare file comparison program), and I found some files in the 'defaults' folder (C:\Program Files\Opera\defaults) and also a couple of files in the 'profile' folder I think, I forget, but it was only about 6 files altogether that were different between the existing Opera and the very recent backup. Since I knew that Opera hadn't changed much, if at all, I copied the old files back into the Opera folders, and Presto! Problem solved. Flash is now working. So I don't know exactly what caused the problem, but at least I was able to overcome it. The only thing I can think of that might have caused the problem is a Windows XP Update that I ran last night, but that doesn't sound very likely.