Setting up a sidepanel in 31.0

  • In Opera 12.17 you have the elegant efficient and retractable panel which contained my bookmarks, RSS feeds, history, notes and downloads. In my opinion this was what set aside this browser from the rest and made me use that version up until now. But unfortunately, the lack of updating made it incompatible with many website features. I'm reluctantly making the switch to the Opera 31.0 and trying to mimic the old opera functioning.

    I have a bar on the left that is similar to the old version one (although not retractable by clicking it), using an extension I added a bookmark menu to it (with an ugly red heart as a symbol). Now I want to add my RSS feeds to it. I downloaded a RSS feed extension, but it did not appear in the bar. Instead it appeared in the upper right corner at the end of the URL bar. I don't know how to move it to the extension bar, can this be done? And do people have tips to mimic the 12.17 panel bar as much as possible?

  • as for RSS...
    InoReader Sidebar, that is using online service

    there is also Smart RSS (not in sidebar, but new tab)
    I'm using it... (I asked Martin, Smart RSS author, to port his extension into sidebar form, but I think he is busy with personal life/job currently for such a task)
    you probably installed RSS Detector, from the same author, that places RSS icon in address bar...it is addition to main Smart RSS extension

    as for other sidebar extension, there is around 35 of them (bookmarks, notes, history...)
    https://addons.opera.com/extensions/?tag=sidebar&order=popular&ref=sidebar
    try them and find what you like....

    I made couple of them, trying to mimic old opera behavior... and to suit new Opera engine/UI/logic/code/blabla...

  • Thank you vux. I downloaded your notes and bookmarks extensions, they are great, thanks for putting in the effort to preserve some of the great old opera features.
    I downloaded the Smart RSS one, to bad there is no sidebar version for it yet. Hopefully it will be added in the near future.

  • Thank you vux.....

    you're welcome ツ

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