All I had to do was to restart Opera so a new patch would be applied. But since it has been lasting so long for you I would try reinstall Opera if you haven't before. If not that works it might be related to another program on your computer such as flash player etc. So I would just check what kind of stuff you got on your computer and update everything that is outdated.
I think that my extention isn't compatible. I installed Download Chrome Extension and Dropmark sidebar. When installing Dropmarks I got a yellow bar at the top of the browser, I forgot what it said , and when taken to my extentions page, checking if it's enabled, and clicking Extention keyboard shortcuts I got this.
Not sure but i think that flags are also stored on Preferences. At least i always see that file being updated when i change a flag.
Yes, I thought so too, but as I checked it to write the answer, I didn't find them. Instead, their names were in Local State.
I would like to ask how to get the drop down address bar on earlier versions of Opera on Opera 20?
There isn't one.
Also is there a way to open a blank page instead of speed dial?
You can set Opera to Open with any pages, so i think it's possible. But i never tried.