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Frustrated! upgraded from v12. to v30; Bookmark problems, finding tools, etc ---a royal PITA---

  • Seems to me that those whining users who have "left" Opera for other browsers but return here to continue adding their displeasure at the browser's features or lack thereof, are doing little more than trolling. Genevalgene, we're all delighted you love Chrome and have not "looked back." Uh... seems to me you're still looking back. :troll:

  • those users who have "left" Opera for other browsers but return here

    Are you talking about yourself ?

    YOU are the big troll here.

  • Look. The forums exist to assist people in using their Opera browsers. What part of that intention do you not understand? People who come here to brag about how great other browsers are and state that they will never return to Opera are not asking for assistance but in fact are trolling. Evidently this simple fact seems to be beyond your grasp.

    Opera v.33 is a superb browser. Learn to use it properly. Find the extensions that will allow you to customize it to do the things you want. If you fail to understand how to use it, ask questions and you will be helped. But be respectful.

  • those users who have "left" Opera for other browsers but return here

    Are you talking about yourself ?
    YOU are the big troll here.

    That thread containing @canadagoose4ever's comment was moved early-on into the Lounge forum, where topics are less - uhmm - 'inhibited'. This present forum is an English-language forum for Opera users to help other Windows Opera users, answer their questions, or make suggestions to solve their problems - even for 'frustrated' posters. Now, there are some things with which I and others have had major design disagreements with Opera, and where those criticisms are useful or constructive, they have a relevant place even in certain threads in such a forum as this one. But one's general object should always be to either raise a request for help or information, or to supply help and provide helpful information.

    Having left Opera's browser and returning to Opera's own helps forums simply to post old thrashed-out complaints or tout other browsers is frankly out of place and rude, at best. I can't see how one can view it any other way. It's only a free browser, not an unfaithful spouse. If you don't like Opera, find and use another browser - there are lots of them out there. And then get constructively involved in their helps forums. Put more in than you take out. Contribute more and complain less.

  • I just found out that bookmarks can't be exported to html and the only extension that does it can't handle nested bookmarks. Thats really bad considering Chromium has it, I don't know why Opera put in the extra effort to rip it out.

  • Opera only brought over the renderer from Chromium, not the interface. Also, as far as I know V7 Bookmarks supports exporting nested bookmarks to HTML.

  • Opera only brought over the renderer from Chromium, not the interface. Also, as far as I know V7 Bookmarks supports exporting nested bookmarks to HTML.

    That doesn't make sense at all since it would be alot easier to customize Chromium to add Opera features like the speedial/tab thing/sync button, and Opera looks to be that way. The bookmarks file format is the same as Chrome's so I'm quite sure Opera could've used Chromium's export to html functionality if they wanted to. I could write a script to do it manually but its another hassle.

  • Or you could just use V7 bookmarks, which is a nice little extension and does more than just export bookmarks.

  • I'm back, the original poster. And I still cannot get my bookmarks. I did it ok on Chrome a while back, and I don't remember how I did that.

    Anyway, When I click Opera in the upper left corner, I get a drop down list, the 4th entry is Bookkmarks with an arrow to the right, and the 10th entry is also Bookmarks with a 'heart' sign on the left. Why two bookmark entries??

    The 1st Bookmark entry arrow to the right brings me 5 drop down lists to find the BM I'm looking for. But I have to read thru multiple entries on each list to navigate to the next one.

    The 2nd bookmark entry, when clicked, opens a new page tab with the bookmarks as a new page(why?), and a multi list to the right of the 'Star' icon on the side panel. Multiple clicks later, I now can find the bookmark I'm looking for. Also, clicking the 'star' icon opens a blank space in the side panel. Right click on star brings up V7 options, etc.

    I originally exported my bookmarks from V12 as HTML and then imported them to V30, so I have all the old BM's, but cannot access them conveniently. I cannot do a right click, for example, to do a copy paste of 'sorted bookmarks' up on to the bookmarks bar. It would be so nice it they were just ONE CLICK A WAY!!!.

    Please tell me the simple solution to get one click to the bookmarks. And please, no silly keyboard multiple key presses as that is so old Passe DOS. I have a mouse that does things for me, and my left brain is already filled up with useless key clicks from 40 years of programming.

  • Why two bookmark entries??

    Because one is inside a submenu (which can also be used to enable the bookmarks bar and view all bookmarks) and the other is in the main menu. Same deal in Windows. There is more than one way to get where you are going.

    The 2nd bookmark entry, when clicked, opens a new page tab with the bookmarks as a new page(why?),

    Because its the bookmarks manager.

    clicking the 'star' icon opens a blank space in the side panel.

    It should show a list of all your bookmarks in the My Folders area of your bookamrks.

    It would be so nice it they were just ONE CLICK A WAY!!!

    As with Windows you don't have to click to get the bookmarks inside the Opera menu to open. Just hover your mouse over a folder for a second and it will expand. You can do the same with the bookmarks bad if you enable it.

  • Версия:
    12.15
    Сборка:
    1748

  • @pdw

    The 2nd bookmark entry, when clicked, opens a new page tab with the bookmarks as a new page(why?), and a multi list to the right of the 'Star' icon on the side panel. Multiple clicks later, I now can find the bookmark I'm looking for. Also, clicking the 'star' icon opens a blank space in the side panel. Right click on star brings up V7 options, etc.
    I originally exported my bookmarks from V12 as HTML and then imported them to V30, so I have all the old BM's, but cannot access them conveniently. I cannot do a right click, for example, to do a copy paste of 'sorted bookmarks' up on to the bookmarks bar. It would be so nice it they were just ONE CLICK A WAY!!!.
    Please tell me the simple solution to get one click to the bookmarks. And please, no silly keyboard multiple key presses as that is so old Passe DOS. I have a mouse that does things for me, and my left brain is already filled up with useless key clicks from 40 years of programming.

    When you import bookmarks into Opera, they go into Imported bookmarks folder
    You can access that folder from Opera bookmark manager (it's down on the left list, and not visible if you didn't import anything)
    or you can access that folder in V7 Bookmarks, it's on bottom bar

    Alt

    from there you can select your bookmarks and cut-paste or drag&drop them to other main folders (same in Op. manager and V7 Bookmarks)
    fastest way to access your bookmarks is from Bookmarks bar or from sidebar

  • Hello. Please know that you have two options to get to your bookmarks easier. The first is getting the bookmark sidebar add on, and the second is moving folders to the bookmark bar. I haven't been with opera for that long, but feel like it has improved alot since 2011 (used it on a public pc)