Not looking for a tutorial. Figured it all out after dicking with it for an hour. Looking for opera developers to improve the workflow.
If anyone cares just try doing a dry run of this process as a new user, presuming zero knowledge of the app, and see how much effort it takes.
For me half the problems stemmed from google authentication indicating I was logged in but then not syncing anything. Then the synced tabs page is just blank not indicating anything helpful, have to go to settings to find out anything's wrong. Then when I finally figure out you need an extra passcode on top of google authentication for some reason, and I enter my old one, opera no long recognizes it - passwords apparently expire, or get screwed up when you start selecting log-in with google. When I get on my pc to figure out what's going on with my account, it's showing my old device several times from each OS update. Then the page of synced tabs are simply not up to date for some reason for several minutes, and there seems to be no way to force a refresh on either end. Then when those finally populate I go to my new phone and have to load in each tab one by one. And there's another step to import speed dial sites. And when you select a synced tab to recreate, the behavior is inconsistent between creating a new tab (if I'm on speed dial) or replacing the current tab (if I'm on the last tab I just populated). Just a total mess.
Sorry if this seems overly negative. I love opera on mobile so I will be sticking with it, this just seems like an area that could be hugely improved.
@leocg I try to log-in with same devices same e-mail same account and try to sync but everything is gone like a beginner account
So I'm give up now.
Thanks for answer me. I'm so tired now I'll make new speed dial and always backup and remember all my password.
So i logged-in for syncing from my pc-opera again. And here it looks different.
When i open "tabs" it shows my open tabs on my pc and has two sections for my tablet.
One section is listing those 5 tabs, which are actually (really) open on my tablet. The second section (names exactly the same) shows the open tabs before i reinstalled opera on the tablet.
In https://www.sync.opera.com/tabs i find the same sections, but those 2 sections for the tablet show exactly the same tabs, and it is as an addition from what i see now here on my pc (new install and former install mixed together and doubled)
There is definitely something going wrong.
@riemie2 said in can not login > passphrase needed > temporary server error, retry later:
https://www.sync.opera.com offers me:
"Do not remember your key synchronization password (passphrase)? Reset Passphrase."
this helps! was a little afraid. all online-data where deleted, but logout in android and new login works fine.
so i can reinstall opera to solve my google login-problem...
I mean that how can i put the accounts, the websites, etc, to other browser.
But more later, like 5-10 minutes, i understand how i can bring from one browser (opera), to other (opera gx), and the answer was that i have to create an account for opera to sync from one browser, to the other.
But thanks for answering, i apreciate that much.
Well... As Mac-2 is on the way to repair service, I decided to purge the HD and reinstall the MacOS operating system, altogether. With Mac, its not such a big deal as with Windows. But one only needs to do it in very rare occasions - like now, when I'm testing a heating problem of Mac-2.
After the OS was installed, I downloaded Opera and logged into sync. And now I can see all three devices - Mac-1, Mac-2 and Windows-PC open tabs, bookmarks and speed dial.
I guess we can call this case solved, even though we don't know what caused the problem, initially. Thank you @lecog for your help, and let's carry on from here. Have a great summer and stay healthy!
over and out!