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

  • 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.

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    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?

    The point is that a simple no is quite unhelpful. No, but here's an alternative that might work for you is much more helpful. If someone really wants their tabs on the bottom, Opera 18+ is simply not the answer.

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    I may be late to this conversation, but how does having a tree-style tab relate to having tabs on the bottom?

    It doesn't. However, the name is somewhat deceptive. The tree-style-tabs are optional and you could use it just for plain tabs on any side. I just checked and Tab Mix Plus also allows basic top or bottom configuration. I don't think Firefox has ever allowed tabs on bottom natively.

    Originally posted by rilef:

    Also, there are Chrome extensions which customize tabs and some of these extensions work in Opera 18+ (including Sidewise Tree Style Tabs).

    Interesting. That's really screaming for a panel though. 🙂

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    The buttons project, from upway2late.com[/url" target="_blank">http://www.upway2late.com/projects/buttons-project]upway2late.com[/url], is a collection of 12 toolbar buttons, all Chrome extensions, 11 of which are simple toolbar buttons, and the final extension is a button bar combination of the other 11. These toolbar buttons provide users several handy alternatives to using the Opera menu (such as a print button and a downloads button and a settings button). There are also several buttons providing features not presently available in Opera, such as a tab refresh button and a second home page button. Not all the buttons work in Opera 18+ (such as the history button and the bookmarks manager button). But these non-working buttons can be hidden or not downloaded. Note, clicking "install" on the buttons project webpage should take you the Chrome Store for installation of these toolbar button extensions.

    I downloaded the buttons I wanted and the history button works fine for me. Downloads, print, history, duplicate tab work great!! I always loved that button!! (used to be an option for me in Opera in the bottom status bar on the right)

    Awesome!!! I love a few of these buttons. Now if I could just get another toolbar to put all my new buttons on, I'd be happy!

  • Originally posted by bjdobson:

    (2) To find the Quick Access Bar (QAB):

    To find a LOT of options for Opera, including the Quick Access Bar, type "opera:flags" in your search bar in Opera 18 or 19 then scroll down.

    There you will find:

    1. BOOKMARKS BAR which is actually the Quick Access Bar (QAB)
    2. Themes
    AND MANY OTHER OPTIONS

    Hmmm...
    Just converting from Presto to Blink on one more of the computers I use. This time, however, there seems for some reason to be trouble with D&D from the Speed dial to the Quick Access Bar. What can have happened?

  • Originally posted by rilef:

    The third-party utility CCleaner includes cookie utilities to delete unwanted cookies, in Opera 18+ and other browsers, without deleting cookies you want to keep (Open "CCleaner", click "Options", then click "Cookies". Right-click either on the "Cookies on Computer" window or "Cookies to Keep" window, to use CCleaner's "Intelligent Scan" utility. Or, move cookies with the arrow buttons between these two windows).

    Awesome!!! I've used CC Cleaner for years. Love this new option in this utility. Thank you. 🙂

  • I've been using Stylish to give me the ability to apply custom CSS stylesheets to individual websites and its been working pretty good. Not as good as Opera 12's Site Preferences, but its a start.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylish/fjnbnpbmkenffdnngjfgmeleoegfcffe

  • So, i am going to assume, there are no mods or anyway to have tabs for pages at the bottom of the browser like in 12.x and lower versions of Opera?

    What *exactly* do people see positive about 18.x and above??????

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