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

  • 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?

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    (1) To get the FULL "back" menu to appear in Opera 18:

    … and I miss the back button one could add (or replace with the existing back button) with a pulldown menu to go several steps back in one go. Practical for sites that often spins you forward a step or two when you follow a link. (I have not found any such on Opera 18)

    Just keep the mouse button pressed down for about a second when clicking on the back button and said menu will appear.

    Is it that hard to press the right button like normal people have been doing for ages now?

  • Originally posted by lolkidspain:

    Is it that hard to press the right button like normal people have been doing for ages now?

    Opera users are accustomed to using right-click to remove toolbar buttons. To show the menu more quickly than click and hold, use click and drag down. Right-click in Opera 18 is easier, but it is not that easy to relearn skills if you are a long-term Opera user.

  • Originally posted by lolkidspain:

    Originally posted by bjdobson:

    (1) To get the FULL "back" menu to appear in Opera 18:

    … and I miss the back button one could add (or replace with the existing back button) with a pulldown menu to go several steps back in one go. Practical for sites that often spins you forward a step or two when you follow a link. (I have not found any such on Opera 18)

    Just keep the mouse button pressed down for about a second when clicking on the back button and said menu will appear.

    Is it that hard to press the right button like normal people have been doing for ages now?

    Dear pain of lolkids,

    There are many things old Presto users miss after having migrated to Blink. Even though some of it is retained, it is not placed anywhere an old Presto user would expect to find it. I am afraid Opera Software has been gambling a bit with the patience of these previously faithful users by changing a lot with relatively scarce information to the old users.

    (Personally I am glad they released a Opera Mobile Classic for Android, as, even though the speed and rendering of the web pages were better in the new Opera Mobile, they removed a lot of the functionality I felt made the old Opera Mobile the perfect Android browser for me.)

    Since there are a lot of us old pre-Blink Opera users out there who do fail to find the way to use the Blink versions fully, I would ask you to try to please abstain from patronising comments for the comments own sake (even if it is tempting, I know), and rather concentrate on constructive contributions.

  • Originally posted by MortenOSlash:

    even though the speed and rendering of the web pages were better in the new Opera Mobile

    Not for me. :right:

    I note that no one here mentioned the Konami Code yet. Do it in preferences.

  • @rilef : Very cool tool. Thank you! 🙂

  • Quick question
    Is the 'new' version anywhere near as customizable as the old (and better) versions?

  • Originally posted by smurfinaus:

    Quick question
    Is the 'new' version anywhere near as customizable as the old (and better) versions?

    I find Opera 19 very customizable BUT you have to install a TON of extensions. It is not even CLOSE to being as customizable as version 12, though, but it's so fast and works so well with almost every other website now that I'm slowly getting used to it.

  • What a bunch of crap. Just installed the new version and its nowhere near as customizable as 12.****. I want my tabs at the bottom like i always have. Cant do that *sigh*. Any mods to made tabs at the bottom?

  • The most obvious answer is to use Firefox with Tree Style Tab. There's a thread with many more suggestions in that direction.

  • Originally posted by Frenzie:

    The most obvious answer is to use Firefox with Tree" target="_blank">https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/tree-style-tab/]Tree Style Tab. There's a" target="_blank">http://my.opera.com/community/forums/findpost.pl?id=14929082]a thread with many more suggestions in that direction.

    I despise Firefox. Always have. If I wanted to use Firefox, I wouldn't be here in the Opera forum, would I?

    Using another browser is no solution to anything.

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    Using another browser is no solution to anything.

    It is if the new Opera does not fulfil your needs.

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    I despise Firefox. Always have. If I wanted to use Firefox, I wouldn't be here in the Opera forum, would I?

    Using another browser is no solution to anything.

    The question isn't whether you want to use Firefox, but what's the best (or least-bad) browser to replace Opera/Presto. Clearly smurfinaus does not think Opera/Blink is up to the task, so it stands to reason the answer is much more likely to be Firefox than anything else.

  • Well, since this thread is how to help you customize Opera, I think suggestions of using Firefox or another browser are just silly. That option is always available so what's the point?

  • That's true. Please take discussion on that subject here.

  • Originally posted by Frenzie:

    That's true. Please take discussion on that subject here[/url" target="_blank">http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1773722]here[/url].

    I didn't bring up that subject - you did. I was suggesting this is not the place for talk about that subject.

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