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Where are the bookmarks in Opera 18?

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    the snapshot of the prior web page can be viewed at any time

    This sounds like a replacement for Stash.

  • I too have just found that there is no Bookmark Tab in Opera 18 or 19. The first thing I looked for.
    In effect Bookmarks have been replaced by a clumsy cumbersome bookmark bar. Useless for anything over 50 or so bookmarks.
    Having read all the posts above and tried all the suggestion I am going back to Opera 12.6 for productivity reasons.

    Getting rid of the Bookmarks tab will do irreparable damage to the Opera user base which will migrate to Chrome (which can manage a Imported Bookmarks Tab) or Firefox. Can not believe the developers would get rid of a prime productivity tool.

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    So, Zotero is recommended to every Opera 18+ user

    Sorry, but you cannot sell Zotero to me. I am already fairly happy with the Bookmarks Bar in Opera 18 — with a few more improvements it will be enough. I am not sure what to do about notes yet. Mostly I use notes for boiler-plate text like this at the moment.

    :idea: Install Opera on an encrypted drive using the USB Installation option. This will create your Opera profile in the installation folder on the encrypted drive. Then your mail and all sensitive data will also be on the encrypted drive.

    I wouldn't consider any other system as properly secure. Opera contains a lot of personal information — contact details, email correspondence, passwords, etc., which will be very useful to anyone who steals your PC. Never mind hiding stuff from your family or friends — thieves will do you a lot more harm if they get hold of this information.

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    The "Zotero" research tool has never worked in Opera 12 or prior, but now works in Opera 18+, using the "Zotero Connector" Chrome extension. To use Zotero, first download Zotero Standalone from zotero.org. Then download the Zotero Connector from the Chrome Web Store. Prior to visiting the Chrome Web Store, you should install the Download Chrome Extensions extension from Opera add-ons.

    Zotero automatically senses content in your web browser, allowing you to add this content to your personal library with a single click. Zotero collects all your research in a single, searchable interface. You can add links to web pages (bookmarks), snapshots of web pages, your notes, document files from Microsoft Office, Open Office, or Libre Office, PDFs, images, audio and video files, and really anything else. Zotero automatically indexes the full-text content of your library, enabling you to find exactly what you're looking for with just a few keystrokes. You can sync your Zotero data among different browsers and computers (such as between Opera 18+ and Firefox). You can also store your Zotero data on the Zotero servers....

    You might consider putting the full information over in the Helpful Extras to customize Opera 18/19 (Mostly 19) thread in the Opera for Windows forum... it's becoming a good repository of useful tricks and software for the New Opera versions.

  • Just go bk to opera 12.50 and pretend all others do NOT exist thats what i did i will never try upgrading to the new opera they actually concider a browser everything that was great with it is now gone and creators just shrug there shoulders over it :yikes: i concidered everything newer dead long ago Opera :rip: you will be missed 😞

  • Before posting please educate yourself in relation to Opera's new browser. V.18 is capable of far more that v.15 and I suspect your 5 or 10 minutes with the new browser has given you the wrong idea. I'm not going to fill you in on what you're missing. You can do that by reading the developers' blogs.

  • Please, do you really think that the Opera link web page is a solution? I think that it is something like 8 years or more that I use Opera. I find really frustrating that Opera Link has not yet been implemented in the interface of new version browsers. It is something like 6 months or more that bookmarks don't work properly. I think I'll switch to another browser if they are not going to fix it in a reasonable time. And I am really sad about this, because I really like Opera.

  • I must be blind, dumb, or stupid cause I don't see any reference anywhere to a _Quick access bar_ on Opera 18 that I just downloaded minutes ago. Just a stash that has no way to load bookmarks into.

    Why release this junk? Who doesn't use bookmarks? Even a quick access bar would not work for my mom who has no organization skills and bookmarks her pages into one big folder.

  • Originally posted by softmoonwebware:

    Even a quick access bar would not work for my mom who has no organization skills and bookmarks her pages into one big folder.

    Your mom would be better off using the Stash, which has a search field.

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    There%27s" target="_blank">https://files.myopera.com/Pesala/files/Opera%2018%20Bookmark%20Importer.png]There%27s a bookmark importer on the Opera Menu, Tools submenu. If that's greyed out, then search the forum for "importer" or "bookmarks."

    There is no bookmarks toolbar offered to me when I import. I just downloaded Opera 18 today.

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    Originally posted by softmoonwebware:

    Even a quick access bar would not work for my mom who has no organization skills and bookmarks her pages into one big folder.

    Your mom would be better off using the Stash, which has a search field.

    You've been up for too many days high on YOUR stash, twwekin on 27000 blog posts, my friend of the devil.
    How is she going to import them to the _stash_ ?

  • The real problem is that by using Opera 10 some years ago, when it WAS the best browser, locked me into its favorites in the first place. No browser can import from Opera, and Opera 12.16 mangles the HTML export of the favorites, so not only do sub-foldlers become top-level folders, many folders just disappear and their contents mingle randomly at the top-level. And I am only guessing that no links were lost that way...

    So to move to another browser becomes a real pain when you have 1000 links.

  • Originally posted by softmoonwebware:

    27000 blog posts

    :yes: :hat: :wizard: I think I deserve a ☕

  • Originally posted by softmoonwebware:

    The real problem is that by using Opera 10 some years ago, when it WAS the best browser, locked me into its favorites in the first place. No browser can import from Opera, and Opera 12.16 mangles the HTML export of the favorites, so not only do sub-foldlers become top-level folders, many folders just disappear and their contents mingle randomly at the top-level. And I am only guessing that no links were lost that way...

    So to move to another browser becomes a real pain when you have 1000 links.

    I've had no problem exporting my bookmarks and sub-folders over to Firefox. The only problem is having to sort them manually. http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sort-bookmarks-quickly-find-ones-you-want

  • Originally posted by Tradeofjane:

    Originally posted by softmoonwebware:

    The real problem is that by using Opera 10 some years ago, when it WAS the best browser, locked me into its favorites in the first place. No browser can import from Opera, and Opera 12.16 mangles the HTML export of the favorites, so not only do sub-foldlers become top-level folders, many folders just disappear and their contents mingle randomly at the top-level. And I am only guessing that no links were lost that way...

    So to move to another browser becomes a real pain when you have 1000 links.

    I've had no problem exporting my bookmarks and sub-folders over to Firefox. The only problem is having to sort them manually. http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/sort-bookmarks-quickly-find-ones-you-want

    Use the Firefox addon Auto-Sort Bookmarks
    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/auto-sort-bookmarks/?src=userprofile

  • Good question - where are the bookmarks?

    How do I import bookmarks if there is not prior Opera installation?

    After reading this thread, it appears that I am to intuit that first I'm to install Google Chrome, import my bookmarks to them, export them to something else, and then import to Opera from Chrome. I went to Opera to avoid Chrome in the first place! ANd then I discover that Opera apparently does not support frames, whcih is kind of critical when the CAD software "Help" files require them. WHich was one of the reasons I was attempting to go back to Opera after all these years - I need to use those help files!

    As for importing bookmakes (some how) and then sorting them manually.... if I only had a dozen or so, it might be viable. But I have more than a dozen bookmarks, the html file is 738K, and the toolbar starts with 8 buttons for the top level on the Bookmarks toolbar.

    I wanted to get Opera up and running so I could get back to work. I already have enough non-sequitor "instructions" which make no sense, I didn't need another layer of nurdling cordwainers prior to deplenrating the nurfor trunion dingle arms.

  • Originally posted by p114:

    As for importing bookmarks (some how) and then sorting them manually

    If you can figure out the first bit, sorting them is easy enough.

    I would not bother with Opera 18, but just install Opera 11.64 or 12.16, which can import your bookmarks from other browsers.

  • I agree rilef, this is currently a big mess. The directions are difficult to find, complicated, Opera even warns anything could happen, and it's ridiculous there is just not some simple way to create & store bookmarks. I also wonder where the hundreds of bookmarks I had in Opera previously are, and if they can be "re-imported" back, if there was an importer, that imported bookmarks...
    Not being a full on computer geek, I am not willing to jump through a whole lot of complicated, confusing hoops, potentially harmful to other aspects, especially when there's not even unanimous agreement as to how effective a workaround it actually is. By removing many of the most basic functions of a browser, including this one, without communicating why & what is happening, and when changes will be coming, and if they'll be returned, the developers may be left with few users left to make use of their efforts....

  • It's been that lack of communication from the get-go that has been one of the major disappointments as well as the Achilles heel of the new browser. Very unfortunate that even now, after months of complaint threads, we still have relatively little communication regarding these issues. I'm at a loss to explain it.

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    Simple solutions are often the best — at least until something better is available.

    Users who have synchronised Opera can simply bookmark this page to find their bookmarks using any browser without needing to import them anywhere.

    Well, that looks like it could be a "simple solution", if it actually explained how, instead of only "for now, you can use this web interface to access your bookmarks and other data," which basically, tells me nothing. So, HOW do you use this web interface, exactly?

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