There is an answer... Download Opera 19 Developer then under the 'More tools' drop down menu synchronize your previous bookmarks bar into Opera. It takes a while, but it's worth it.
One annoying fault that you will notice is that your bookmark icons will disappear. to fix this, left click on the folders within the newly created bookmarks bar and click on Open All. Again it takes a while, but once done, KERRCHING Opera is back to the great browser it used to be in Opera 12.
I will never understand the reasoning behind Opera's decision to scrap bookmarks. Speed Dial is farcical when you have more than say 20 bookmarks!
Update stream: Stable
System: Windows Vista 32-bit
Installing any extension with the "Add to Opera" button gives a message "An error occurred when installing the extension: Download interrupted"
Open the install link in a new tab. Then open the extension manager and install the extension.
There is no reason for Opera 15/16/17/18. This fact has been stated multiple times for months now and the reasons have been provided. Use another browser before downloading useless Opium. This thread can be closed now.
Originally posted by ar2rsawseen:
About making it as a side panel, then I would really need to dive in browser specifics, to hook up it to internal extension api, which I'd rather not do for now.
OK, since it is based on pure web code I think I will be able to achieve the result without difficulty, I suppose ... I'll try to do my port when (and if) I'll switch my O12 to FF
Originally posted by ar2rsawseen:
It's plain text... that obviously isn't something "absolutely needed" ... I suggested only to make things easy
You can try one of the Opera's extensions:Violent monkey, or Tampermonkey Beta.
Alternatively you can install one of the extensions for Chrome: Tampermonkey BETA, or Tampermonkey, but you need first install theDownload Chrome extensions extension, which allows you to install Chrome's extensions in the new Opera.
Originally posted by LouieChuckyMerry:
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.
When you install Opera Blink for the first time you should see a dialog asking if want to import some of your Opera Presto data.
If it not happens, just start Opera Blink once with the parameters --presto-small-prefs-dir=ROAMING_PROFILE_DIR' and your bookmarks, passwords and SD should be imported.
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.
In this case I would download iobit uninstaller http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/iobit_uninstaller.html
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.
Just a few things I would try.
:idea: If you put your OS and other details in your forum signature, it saves us asking, and saves you repeating yourself.
It also helps a lot to provide an active link when reporting site problems, to make sure we're checking the same page.