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Helpful Extras to customize Opera 18/19 (Mostly 19)

  • (4) To get a Booksmark button on your Search toolbar: (where you can have ALL your bookmarks organized as you wish in folders and sub-folders)

    Go to extensions and get extension:

    Download Chrome Extension (https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/download-chrome-extension-9/?display=en)
    (this enables many other extensions to work on Opera such as the Home button and the bookmarks button, etc.)

    Then download:

    Bookmarks Manager (https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/bookmarks-manager/?display=en)

    This puts a button on your Toolbar for all your bookmarks (separate from QAB)

    OK, I did those things, but I still don't see any bookmark button or my bookmarks. My bookmarks - about 4,000 of them - seem to have been imported somewhere but I don't know where...maybe the speed dial...

    I just want to have my bookmark panel on the left like Firefox has it and like Opera always used to have it, but which Chrome doesn't, which is basically the only thing I don't like about Chrome. Is Opera morphing into a bad copy of Chrome?

  • Did you restart Opera every time it asked you to? You should see a button on the right of your address bar where all your bookmarks should be.

    It worked perfectly for me and my hundreds of bookmarks are now all there.

  • Oh, I see there's a button on the right, and it opens up some sort of truncated "bookmark - manage and import" thing that apparently shows a few (?) of my 4,000 bookmarks, but unless I'm doing something all wrong this is no good at all for me. I just want my bookmarks to stay open on a left panel like they used to, plus Opera used to have an additional nice feature where you clicked the left edge of the screen and the bookmark panel opened and closed. Something like this is, I think, like Chrome, only worse, at least for me. I want my many bookmarks to be easily accessible without going through multiple steps.

  • Bookmarks Manager! i like
    Chrookmarks - Chrome Bookmarks
    im sure opera will made bether speed dial than it is now (beta)

    Great job, big job hard work, im fan of opera, great speed browsing, 😉

  • Originally posted by werewolf:

    Oh, I see there's a button on the right, and it opens up some sort of truncated "bookmark - manage and import" thing that apparently shows a few (?) of my 4,000 bookmarks, but unless I'm doing something all wrong this is no good at all for me. I just want my bookmarks to stay open on a left panel like they used to, plus Opera used to have an additional nice feature where you clicked the left edge of the screen and the bookmark panel opened and closed. Something like this is, I think, like Chrome, only worse, at least for me. I want my many bookmarks to be easily accessible without going through multiple steps.

    Ah!!! Okay. I just wanted my bookmarks imported period. I never use the panel. Thanks for the clarification

  • Originally posted by picro:

    Bookmarks Manager! i like
    Chrookmarks" target="_blank">https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrookmarks-chrome-bookma/kcdheengilgkagjehknnnofigbmlnnfj]Chrookmarks - Chrome Bookmarks
    im sure opera will made bether speed dial than it is now (beta)

    Great job, big job hard work, im fan of opera, great speed browsing, 😉

    Interesting but I cannot figure out how to import my bookmarks to this extension? I must be missing something

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    I cannot figure out how to import my bookmarks to this extension?

    Hi Brenda (bjdobson), maybemy tips will be helpful.

  • Originally posted by l33t4opera:

    Originally posted by bjdobson:

    I cannot figure out how to import my bookmarks to this extension?

    Hi Brenda (bjdobson), maybemy" target="_blank">http://my.opera.com/community/forums/findpost.pl?id=14990772]my tips will be helpful.

    Nope, sorry, not helpful. I don't WANT all my bookmarks in that toolbar. I DO have the "Bookmarks Manager" extension where all my bookmarks are neat and tidy but I cannot figure out how to bookmark a page using that.

    When I tried to use the Chrookmarks - Chrome Bookmarks, it only imported my bookmarks from the quick task bar, which are just a few of my common bookmarks.

    I only have my FULL list of bookmarks in the "bookmarks manager" extension and, of course, in my other Opera.

    I'd like to import ALL my bookmarks into this Chrookmarks - Chrome Bookmarks extension but NOT have them all on my quick access bar as that's way too many. I just leave my common ones there.

    I hope that's not too confusing?

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    I DO have the "Bookmarks Manager" extension where all my bookmarks are neat and tidy but I cannot figure out how to bookmark a page using that.

    What is name of this "Bookmark Manager" extension?
    Nope, it's not confusing, don't worry 😉

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    Bookmarks Manager (https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/bookmarks-manager/?display=en)

    Oh, forget about this extension please, you can't do this within it, and by the way, no any new changes in this extension since 5 months.

  • Originally posted by l33t4opera:

    Originally posted by bjdobson:

    Bookmarks Manager (https://addons.opera.com/en-gb/extensions/details/bookmarks-manager/?display=en)[/quote]
    Oh, forget about this extension please, you can't do this within it, and by the way, no any new changes in this extension since 5 months.

    Okay. Well, for me, THAT extension gave me all of my bookmarks and folders in one spot.

    Otherwise, ALL my bookmarks were on the QAB, where I definitely did not want them.

    So if you can explain to me how to import all my bookmarks THEN get them into this extension you're promoting, THEN remove all the ones I want to remove from the QAB, that'd be awesome. 🙂

  • Firstly, I don't recommend, nor advertise any extension - the choice is yours, and by the way, I'm Opera's user, just like you 🙂

    Originally posted by bjdobson:

    I'd like to import ALL my bookmarks into this Chrookmarks - Chrome Bookmarks extension but NOT have them all on my quick access bar as that's way too many.

    If for some reason you do not want, or can not use the "Xmarks Bookmark Sync" extension to sync your bookmarks, and your bookmarks in the "Bookmarks Manager" are already better organised, than in the old Opera, so in this case, I have another idea for you:
    1. Export your bookmarks from the "Bookmarks Manager" to html file, and then import them to the Chrome, or Chromium,
    2. Close the Opera and Chrome/Chromium, and then copy the files: "Bookmarks", "Favicons", and "Favicons-journal", from the Chrome's profile folder (e.g. "...Chrome\User Data\Default"), to the Opera's profile directory (e.g. "...Opera Developer\profile\data"),
    3. Launch the Opera, and then open the "Chrookmarks" menu, and move (drag and drop) all of your bookmarks and/or folders (which you don't want to have in the "Bookmarks Bar"), to the "Other Bookmarks" subfolder, as it's shown below:

  • Nope, won't work. Oh, well, I'll just live with what I have for now. Thanks for trying 🙂

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    Nope, won't work.

    :yikes: 🇳🇴 How so? Which part of the idea, doesn't work in your case? This works flawlessly, here on my desktop :spock:

  • The bookmarks don't come. Just the ones already in my QAB, even though they're all there in Chrome. In Opera, they're not there - except in my OTHER bookmarks extension but not in the chrome crook one

  • I don't get it. Why have they done away with the perfectly functional and excellent Opera setup, including the left side bookmark panel, and come up with all this cryptic stuff? Did Google buy out Opera? Luckily - so far anyway - Firefox is still normal, something I can understand.

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    The bookmarks don't come.

    Really strange, I suppose, that you're doing something not right. Are you sure, that both browsers: the new Opera and Chrome have been closed, prior to the step "copy / paste three files"?, and If so, then are you sure, that you copied them to the correct folder? You can check the path to the profile folder, under the O-menu->"About Opera".

    Edit: Brenda, out of curiosity I will ask you something more, if you don't mind of course?
    You mentioned, that you already have some bookmarks added/imported to the "Bookmarks Bar". If that's the case, then when you tried to copy the files mentioned above, to the profile directory of the new Opera, the warning message should appear, asking you, if you want to override the existing files, and if that didn't happen, then I'm quite sure, that the files have been copied to the wrong directory.

  • Okay, trying again.

    You said:

    "3. Launch the Opera, and then open the "Chrookmarks" menu, and move (drag and drop) all of your bookmarks and/or folders (which you don't want to have in the "Bookmarks Bar"), to the "Other Bookmarks" subfolder, as it's shown below:"

    How do you drag and drop anything? When I open Chrookmarks, then try to drag anything, Chrookmarks closes automatically.

  • I need to import my bookmarks into speed dial again (since I deleted them, most of them, the first time when I didn't want them in the QAB). It won't let me - grayed out. Any idea how to do it?

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