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Where are the bookmarks in Opera 18?

  • Opera has become a bad browser, probably worst than IE.

    Netscape went bankrupt because they made an awful bookmark system compared to IE.
    Now Opera will cease to exist.

    I encourage everyone to leave for Chrome. It's a much better browser, it doesn't have a corporate-like behavior like Opera where they force people to accept the fact that they stopped supporting an easy bookmark-system.
    Instead of having a single one-click-button to add and manage bookmarks, you will need now to go and acquire a masters degree in CS, which I happen to have, then spend some hours figuring out how the bad-engineered Opera functioned.

    That is called bad-programming and UI-design of lowest possible level, which will lead to the ultimate death of Opera.

    Long live Chrome
    P.S.: Mr. leushino, you are a pain in the a... - Stop complaining about complaint of the worst programming job ever done and try to do something to improve. Put your ego aside for a while, it won't do you harm, and mess with the lousy Opera programmers instead with us.

  • Originally posted by korame16:

    Opera has become a bad browser, probably worst than IE. ... I encourage everyone to leave for Chrome. It's a much better browser, it doesn't have a corporate-like behavior like Opera where they force people to accept the fact that they stopped supporting an easy bookmark-system. Instead of having a single one-click-button to add and manage bookmarks, you will need now to go and acquire a masters degree in CS, which I happen to have, then spend some hours figuring out how the bad-engineered Opera functioned. That is called bad-programming and UI-design of lowest possible level, which will lead to the ultimate death of Opera.

    Long live Chrome ...

    You must be joking! Seriously. A large number of the posted complaints here about New Opera actually accuse it of being a "Chrome clone"! Basic reality: Opera's a free browser - nobody's forcing you to use or accept anything... you are free to use whatever you want, including Old Opera versions. Opera has said that improved bookmark management will be returning for New Oprea in an upcoming version, so it's no longer valid to argue they're "forcing people to accept the fact that they've stopped supporting an easy bookmark system." If what's there with regard to bookmarking at the moment displeases you, simply wait for that manager to appear before making such a wide-ranging accusation.

    I have my own complaints about New Opera, as do others, but at least please be fair and reasonable with yours.

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    Originally posted by korame16:

    Opera has become a bad browser, probably worst than IE. ... I encourage everyone to leave for Chrome. It's a much better browser, it doesn't have a corporate-like behavior like Opera where they force people to accept the fact that they stopped supporting an easy bookmark-system. Instead of having a single one-click-button to add and manage bookmarks, you will need now to go and acquire a masters degree in CS, which I happen to have, then spend some hours figuring out how the bad-engineered Opera functioned. That is called bad-programming and UI-design of lowest possible level, which will lead to the ultimate death of Opera.

    Long live Chrome ...

    You must be joking!

    korame16 posted exactly the same thing on another thread. A total of two postings from this user, both the same. A useless post and considering what's in it and considering it was posted twice: trollish.

    leuschino's reponse to korame16's duplicate troll in the other thread was appropriate
    http://my.opera.com/community/forums/findpost.pl?id=15029612

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    Opera has said that improved bookmark management will be returning for New Oprea in an upcoming version, so it's no longer valid to argue they're "forcing people to accept the fact that they've stopped supporting an easy bookmark system." If what's there with regard to bookmarking at the moment displeases you, simply wait for that manager to appear before making such a wide-ranging accusation.

    I have my own complaints about New Opera, as do others, but at least please be fair and reasonable with yours.

    I think waiting for almost six months is being perfectly fair & reasonable. We were told it would be re-instituted in Opera 18, back in July. Well, 18's here, it's mid-December, and still no bookmarks. Every browser, including Opera, has had bookmarks for over 20 years, so how difficult is putting them back can it really be?

  • What do you mean by "putting them (bookmarks) back"? If you mean a bookmark manager then I agree that this has not been implemented but we've been told it is in the works. Meanwhile, the devs have provided ways to bookmark several hundred of your favorite sites. Those sites you visit daily can be added to the Speed Dial. The bulk of your bookmarks can be added to the QAB which is being renamed the Address Bar. On this you can import your bookmarks from Opera v.12 and create folders. In addition, you can nest folders within folders to make better use of the limited space provided on a tool bar.

  • Originally posted by StevenCee:

    Originally posted by blackbird71:

    Opera has said that improved bookmark management will be returning for New Oprea in an upcoming version, so it's no longer valid to argue they're "forcing people to accept the fact that they've stopped supporting an easy bookmark system." If what's there with regard to bookmarking at the moment displeases you, simply wait for that manager to appear before making such a wide-ranging accusation.

    I have my own complaints about New Opera, as do others, but at least please be fair and reasonable with yours.

    I think waiting for almost six months is being perfectly fair & reasonable. We were told it would be re-instituted in Opera 18, back in July. Well, 18's here, it's mid-December, and still no bookmarks. Every browser, including Opera, has had bookmarks for over 20 years, so how difficult is putting them back can it really be?

    You're blurring together bookmarks, bookmarking a site, and bookmark-managing. Currently, you can already import Old Opera bookmarks, as well as bookmark new sites. Full bookmarks-management is reportedly awaiting the design of a comprehensive scheme of dealing with all the saved-site data and presentation modes in New Opera: SpeedDial, Stash, and QAB/Bookmarks. It might be useful to recheck exactly what was said, and by whom, back in July.

  • yeah - I can import bookmarks ... :rolleyes:

    I started the launcher with the additional parameters, but no UI came up. After waiting for about 10 minutes, I killed the 3 idling processes. Then I launched Opera-Chromium again (normal, without command line switch) just to see that most of my previous settings are gone and my speedial is riddled with the default advertisement stuff, facebook etc that I don't use. OK, that was easy to kill.

    Then I typed in the bookmark-importer URL and got the option to import to QAB, I clicked it and after tedious confirmation orgy for each of my folders they really were there.

    After some sorting QAB became somewhat useful, (I should have sorted them into one folder in O12 before, it would have been easier because there is a decent bookmarks manager) but then I saw the drawbacks:
    I can't keep 2 folders open at the same time, I can't stick to a certain "scroll" position in a folder, I can't select multiple bookmarks to open at the same time, I can't associate keyboard shortcuts, I don't see when I have last accessed the bookmark (which was very handy for checking if several sites are still working) etc. pp.

    In the end it is still a long way to go until the new system becomes really usable. I wonder what takes so long to implement it - it is more than half a year now - and according to the claims of several employees the Desktop team is now bigger than ever ...

    PS: Interesting read: http://asktog.com/atc/the-third-user/
    Replace the names and the products and you see basically the situation we have here with Chromium-Opera ...

  • Originally posted by blackbird71:

    It might be useful to recheck exactly what was said, and by whom, back in July.

    Indeed. It would sure save a lot of hot-air, about why haven't they done what they promised, when they did it long ago. The emphasis is mine:

    Originally posted by "Krystian Kolondra":

    But we understand that removing bookmarks entirely for the people who actively use them is a big change, so we are going to build bookmarking functionality as a priority.

    I can't give you a date, and it won't be a clone of Opera 12, but I wanted to tell you that we are listening to you, and that I realize that not having bookmarks as people are used to makes it harder to switch to Opera, whether you are coming from Opera 12, or from any other browser.

    Then, on August 14th, when the Bookmarks API had been implemented and the Quick Access Bar was first available:

    Originally posted by "Helge Gjølme":

    If you have missed bookmarks or bookmarklets, you can start playing with the Quick Access Bar now. Enable the bar in opera:flags, and then enable the feature in opera:settings under "User Interface". Now you can drag and drop pages to the Quick Access Bar for easy access, or add new pages by simply pressing the plus button. Right clicking allows you to add folders, remove entries etc.

    This is the first iteration; QAB will be further developed in future releases to allow nicknames, and search through bookmarks by keywords from the addressbar. Note: Right-click to manage QAB is not yet implemented on Windows.

    The Quick Access Bar is built upon the newly-implemented Bookmarks API, so you can get extensions to interact with it. For example, you can download a bookmarks menu extension and then disable the QAB from the interface to save space.

    Several improvements were made since then to the QAB.

  • Originally posted by QuHno:

    In the end it is still a long way to go until the new system becomes really usable. I wonder what takes so long to implement it - it is more than half a year now - and according to the claims of several employees the Desktop team is now bigger than ever ...

    Not to mention that—as Pesala quoted in the post above this one—bookmarking functionality is allegedly a priority. Technically they have implemented some form of "bookmarking functionality", but if that was the intended meaning it's doublespeak territory. The logical conclusion there would be that we won't get a panel. That isn't great news either, but at least it wouldn't ultimately remove any functionality.

  • Originally posted by QuHno:

    PS: Interesting read: http://asktog.com/atc/the-third-user/
    Replace the names and the products and you see basically the situation we have here with Chromium-Opera ...

    Indeed, thank you!

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    The "Zotero" research tool

    This looks like a useful extension to replace Notes, but it's overkill just for bookmarks.

  • 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.

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