Perhaps, when I uninstalled Opera I saved the Bookmarks folder, so that is why it's so full, and won't import correctly?
Yes. That's possible. As in, if you start with fresh "Bookmarks" and "BookmarksExtras" files in Opera's profile folder and then import, things might go better.
Actually I just noticed, when I open Bookmarks, there is a folder with "imported from Firefox" with random folder names: Current Tabs, Reading List, and Unfiled. Under the Unfiled heading, there are thousands of bookmarks in folders marked New, Newer, Newest!
If you have existing bookmarks, the importer puts imported bookmarks in an imported folder. So, that's normal. As for the folder names inside that, "unfiled" usually means "other bookmarks". As for the new, newer, newest folders, maybe that comes from Firefox's bookmarks.html you exported or from Firefox's palces.sqlitge bookmarks file if you directly imported from Firefox. I would goto opera://bookmarks, select all bookmarks and folders in the "unfiled" folder and drag them to Opera's "other bookmarks" folder. Then, for bookmarks and folders in New, newer, and newest that are now in Opera's "other bookmarks" folder, I would select all messages in each and drag them to the root of the "other bookmarks" folder and then delete the new, newer and newest folders. For the bookmarks bar, I would select and drag those to Opera's bookmarks bar.
Then, ass for the other bookmark categories from Firefox, I would drag what I wanted from them to "other bookmarks" and then delete the whole "imported from Firefox" folder.
Long story short, Chromium and Firefox bookmark hierarchies are different.
However, if another Chromium-based browser imports from Firefox in a better way, import from Firefox into that browser first. Then import into Opera.
When I group speed dial bookmarks into folders, they won't stay put. Sometimes when I reopen Opera they're all loose again in the speed dial tab, and sometimes when I put them in folders they a;; 'leap' out again before my eyes! 😲
I'm using the latest beta of Mac OS Ventura btw.
Anyone else seeing this?
Update. Instead of dropping one speed dial icon on to another to create the folders, and then dragging more icons in to add to them, I went through the process of saving a url to a new folder from the add bookmark menu, then opened it in speed dial and clicking Add site, then manually typing the url. Did this for every site in my Speed dial setup. And it worked, the newly created folders and their contents stay put, even over night. Great!
However, even though I deleted all the original Speed dial items, they reappear each morning, outside of any folders (not all of them, though).
Can't include a screenshot as something keeps going wrong with parsing server response or something.
@nero002 That issue is not specific to either Opera (we've now seen reports from Firefox and Chrome) or Mac OS. It is caused by some sort of malware, most likely an extension installed in your browser (excepy on Android as Opera for Android bges not support extensions). See the corresponding thread in the Opera GX forum for a list of some of the suspect extensions.