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How I Solved the Bookmark Issue In Opera 33

  • Hi David, the downside you mention is not a downside for me at all, because I never use the Ctrl+Shift+B Bookmarks sidebar interface. If you want a nice extension that does many more things than the Ctrl+Shift+B Bookmarks sidebar interface, check out::

    V7 Bookmarks, as an Opera Extension... https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/v7-bookmarks/

    which you can bring up as a side bar with Ctrl+Shift+S Bookmarks sidebar interface.

    The only reason I installed that was because if you want to do a search for a specific bookmark in the Ctrl+Shift+B Bookmarks sidebar interface, it does the search but does not tell you WHERE that bookmark is located. TheV7 Bookmarks is outstanding in that if you search for a specific bookmark it will display it in tree view and tell you if it occurs anywhere else and where it is.

    All the three notes I knew, and yes, the possibilities are WAY more extensive doing bookmarks this way. As you saw with the images I noted, I have some other subfolders dragged from the Bookmark tab directly on to the the Bookmarks Bar.

  • V7 Bookmarks is an awesome extension. Thanks for recommending it.

  • @bbildman

    The V7 Bookmarks extension looks good, but I want to be clear about alphabetization. I am more or less happy with the latest Opera--held out for years with Opera 12 waiting for a bookmarks fix--but I am finding it a major PITA to constantly have to alphabetize my bookmarks.

    Does this extension have a permanent sort order feature? Or am I not understanding something about standard Opera?

  • @bbildman
    The V7 Bookmarks extension looks good, but I want to be clear about alphabetization. I am more or less happy with the latest Opera--held out for years with Opera 12 waiting for a bookmarks fix--but I am finding it a major PITA to constantly have to alphabetize my bookmarks.
    Does this extension have a permanent sort order feature? Or am I not understanding something about standard Opera?

    I'm with you on this, haleba. I don't know about V7, but at least in Opera 32 alphabetical sorting is strictly manual.

  • @haleba @davidr
    V7 Bookmarks doesn't sort automatically (or something like that without user action)
    You can sort bookmarks in three way

    • from settings page... it will sort all bookmarks except speed dial, bookmarks bar and trash
    • from right click menu, it will sort only that folder children

    Alt

    • from bottom bar, it will sort currently opened panel (my folders or bookmarks bar or ....)

    Alt

    Sorting works only in one way, alphabetically (ascending order)
    Opera doesn't expose any dates for bookmarks (added, last edit etc), only for folders...
    so any date sorting wouldn't make any sense

  • Thanks, vux777. In a few weeks I will have some time to upgrade from Opera 32 to 33 (or 34 if it is out by then), and then I'll see how things look and perhaps look into V7. Frankly, I'm trying to avoid complicating my life with extensions, but if it's a big improvement it will be worthwhile.

  • @vux777

    Just installed V7 Bookmarks and it looks to be working like a charm organizing my bookmarks. Past history at this point, but I think Opera 32 imported my bookmarks unsorted, which severely ticked me off.

    Past history because--Presto!--one click and all my folders are alphabetized. I have 2000+ bookmarks that I use extensively as a productivity/research toolkit, so not having to constantly reorder them helps tremendously!

    Note to others with this issue: V7 Bookmarks does not sort (or see) bookmarks outside of the main bookmarks folder/Speed Dial areas, so imported sessions and Opera bookmarks aren't sorted. but once they're moved to the primary bookmarks area you're set with one click.

    Still missing the the detailed bookmark tracking and annotation features of the old Opera--looking into an external bookmarks application for that--but this is a great starter organizer.

    Thanks again to all for this lead.

  • haleba, actually I like the BMs unsorted, because I have certain ones I use a lot at the top of each folder, and as I add new ones I place them exactly where I want them. I pretty much KNOW where each one is located, so unsorted works perfectly for me. I rarely use V7 except to search for a bookmark, I use MY Bookmark configuration as explained in my post (first and 3rd one) in this thread, using a dropdown "tab" on the Bookmark Bar that has ALL my BMs, including all folders. When I use a certain folder a lot, I just place that folder also on the BMs bar. (see images in 3rd post here)

    Thus I do not have to have the V7 sidebar opened at all (takes up too much display space) nor do I have to go to the O33 native Bookmarks (ctrl shift 😎

    🙂

  • @haleba

    Note to others with this issue: V7 Bookmarks does not sort (or see) bookmarks outside of the main bookmarks folder/Speed >Dial areas, so imported sessions and Opera bookmarks aren't sorted. but once they're moved to the primary bookmarks area >you're set with one click.

    Imported bookmarks are on bottom menu, because that button is rarely used (when importing)

    http://prntscr.com/934b1q

  • @vux77

    Imported bookmarks are on bottom menu, because that button is rarely used (when importing)

    Didn't notice that features. Apologies. But the operational note stands for bookmarks in the primary work area of the extension, i.e. once the Other Bookmarks are in the work area sorting would only affect them. Please correct if this is wrong.

    @bbildman

    Understood your method: my replies were to the add-on comments about V7 Bookmarks that addresses my vexation about manual sorting.

    I use the Speed Dial for priority-order bookmarks. I'm the opposite on using drop-downs because I have so many sub-folders I find it difficult to get my mouse pointer lined up to run through them and almost always go to browsers' bookmark manager feature to pull up sub-folder links.

  • What I did was to copy my Bookmarks (including Subfolders) to the Bookmarks Bar,

    Can you tell me how to do this?

  • rif, what I did was to open the Opera native bookmark manager, (cntrl-shift-B) and snimply dragged the Imported Bookmark folder onto the Bookmarks Bar, from there you can change the name of the folder as you wish. At that point, you will have a Bookmark folder on the Bookmark Bar. That new tab/folder can be clicked and you will have a dropdown box with all of your imported bookmarks including subfolders.

    let me know if I am not clear as to how to do it.

  • @haleba

    Didn't notice that features. Apologies. But the operational note stands for bookmarks in the primary work area of the extension, i.e. once the Other Bookmarks are in the work area sorting would only affect them. Please correct if this is wrong.

    np.
    yes, I excluded Imported bookmarks folder from sorting (on settings page) and also canceled/grayed Sort button on panel when Imported bookmarks are active.
    There is still active sort command on right click menu

    At the time when I was writing this extension, opera didn't had sort functionality.
    I thought it will stay restrictive, something like Unsorted folder (users were not allowed to drag something in it, now it's possible)
    Imported folder wasn't visible if it was empty (also changed in newest Opera versions)
    I'm not sure if should be sorted from settings page with all others (maybe users want to have original structure imported and then organize it in default/main Opera folders...
    ...but I think I'll make it possible from panel button at least

  • rif, what I did was to open the Opera native bookmark manager, (cntrl-shift-B) and snimply dragged the Imported Bookmark folder onto the Bookmarks Bar, from there you can change the name of the folder as you wish.

    It won't let me drag the Imported Bookmark to either the actual bookmark bar or to the bookmark bar folder

  • Is there any option to move saved Speed Dial from OPERA LINK to sync.opera.com?

  • Is there any option to move saved Speed Dial from OPERA LINK to sync.opera.com?

    Go to sync.opera.com/web and import your Link dsta.

  • Hey, I don't have that option?!

    http://s24.postimg.org/atjc9l9bo/nasss.jpg

  • Hey, I don't have that option?!
    http://s24.postimg.org/atjc9l9bo/nasss.jpg

    Sorry, my bad. I guess you can only import bookmarks.

    You will have to re-add them manually.

  • Ok, you didn't help me... Why are you trying to answer people, when you are even not working for Opera?

  • This is a user forum. You get help from users, not Opera staff here. From your attitude though I don't think you'll be getting much help from anyone anymore.

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