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Let's get right down to it, Opera Devs: Where, on God's green earth, are BOOKMARKS??

  • Ha ha! OK, I'm trying out the new Opera 21 now - b-b-but i have over 4,000 bookmarks!

  • Maybe I'm getting the hang of it a little bit now...

    🙂

  • Save your bookmarks to html. play with online bookmark managers and extensions. Find the one you like and in the process backup your bookmarks, tidy your bookmarks, learn more about your bookmarks, try new tools and techniques, increase your learning curve. Go on be brave and enjoy 64 bit, hardware accelerated, state-of-the-art, way fast Opera Browser for it's leaps, bounds and stuff like that.

  • Why isn't this a thing yet!?!? Can you hear us devs!?

  • It seems to me that Opera V.22 has many bookmarking options. They do not emulate the Bookmark menu with which you are familiar but the functionality is still there. Between that bookmarks bar, speed dial and stash I have found there is no lack of bookmark saving options.
    I agree with you that at first glance it seems as Opera has been left wanting but I have found that with time I am able to navigate to my favourite pages with ease.
    I have further found that in reality there are fewer than 10 or so bookmarks that I access with any kind of regularity.

  • I have to import my bookmark folder to the speed dial to be able to search them from the address bar.
    Besides gaining this search function, what's the point of cluttering the speed dial with a bookmarks
    folder you will never browse because of the sheer size and the fact they are not organized alphabetically.

  • I really have to say my thought about this now.
    As so many others, it seems, I have been using opera for a loooong time, since it was a paid browser.
    I am still using 12.17, because well, its the best browser there is really. Well, with one problem, that you have to restart it every so often otherwise it hogs up way to much resources.
    And as irritating as that can be, its not nearly as irritating as upgrading to a new version of the browser and there is NOTHING of the old left.

    I tried Opera Next as late as today to see if it was any better, had it installed since earlier and also tried a fresh install.
    The biggest problem ofc is Bookmarks, and NO Stash and Speed Dial are not good replacements.
    Bookmarks bar... erhh... I dont want another bar to take place in my browser, its fine with a menu or quick access manager (F4).
    On that note, Bookmarks bar seems to really fucking bad implemented, I cant import any bookmarks to it.
    There is just no option where its supposed to be. Menu - More Tools - No import bookmarks.

    I know about extensions also, the official Bookmarks Manager is just SHIT and all the rest wants to use the bookmarks bar.

    It is REALLY bad that you would need to spend hours of time just to get a WEB BROWSER in good working condition. That is just not a good program then.

  • Failure is not a problem, unless it is failure to recognize failure.

    i have used opera exclusively since Netscape on OS/2 went away. I have enjoyed Opera because they were always willing to innovate, to push the bar, and to introduce new ways of doing things. I comment Opera for trying to find a replacement system for Bookmarks. The problem is that they have failed miserably.

    For now i keep going back to opera 12. and waiting for someone to recognize that the options provided are insufficient for some percentage of their user base. And to realize that because options are good, they can Add 'Old Fuccedup way of managing bookmarks' as an option. Make fun of me for using it while the enlightened crowd uses stash and scrolls through speed dial. I'm OK with that. Just don't tell me the emperor's clothes are nice. Be blind and stay blind. i don't care. But don't limit my options. I'm tired of O12.. but here i go again..

  • Open opera://flags/#bookmarks and enable it.

    Than open chrome-extension://knohfebhibeknbfioecpdmdkjkjdnjnl/manager/bookmarks.html

  • On Opera Next and Developer editions there is also the address opera://bookmarks that will open the bookmark window.
    And, if you bookmark a page and then click again on the star, you will have an option to look to the bookmark just created in the very same bookmark window mentioned above. But, as tomekaze says, you have first to enable them in the "Experiments" page.

    I don't like the way they hide those settings, and it's a real mess to come up with those hidden address, as the address for opera://flags and the Experiments that they propose. I don't like the stash idea either nor the bookmark bar as the default repository for bookmark, and that cannot be changed easily or, better, intuitively.

    So, I totally agree with the OP and the many others that complains about this Devs choice to tailors the browsing experience in a draconian way. This is not 'choice' this is an imposition that we USERS do not like. Devs, please, do something about it.

    Anyway, the search function on opera://bookmarks is broken. I really hope that in the 'improvements' that the Devs are promising there will be a search feature proud of its name.

    Finally, do I MUST really rely on 'extensions' to have a 'standard' browsing experience? This is ridiculous!

    BTW, the search feature in the forum is broken too... have you noticed?

  • Well, I have been using Opera since Version 5, today is the day I will abandon [it]

    Why am I posting this, while knowing nobody cares about that?

    Because [] devs at opera thought it would be a good idea to not let me export my bookmarks to a format which is readable by firefox.

    Are you for real? No export button for the stash?

    My stash file is a mere 150 MB and now I am supposed to fiddle with a sqlite manager? (Which I already did, but still can't import the stash data into firefox,because the exported format ALSO sucks)

    []

    Seriously, the people who decided to rape opera like this should be fired and banned from software development forever..what a crying shame.

    Just abandon opera, they deserve it, it's dead, some clueless suits killed it.

    Ok, that's it. I will be busy the next few days, manually importing the urls from the stash into firefox....thx again opera devs, well done.

    tl;dr: Opera sucks big time, doesn't let you export the stash data, preventing you from switching to another browser.

    [mod edits: Watch your tone!]

  • You know, there are important things like reimplementing bookmarks, sync and downloads functionality and then there are some features like exporting stuff.
    Have fun using FF. Bye.

  • "some features like exporting stuff"

    That's what I'm talking about 🙂 Have fun moderating a forum for a broken piece of code. Bye.

    So, just for clarification: I can't export my stash data right now, because it's not that important?

  • sound of crickets

  • L.B.W ?.

  • So, just for clarification: I can't export my stash data right now, because it's not that important?
    Spot on.

  • Opera sucks big time, doesn't let you export the stash data, preventing you from switching to another browser.
    Perhaps ask Mozilla to implement a Stash importer. The stash.db database can be easily read. How about that? 🙂

  • Opera sucks big time, doesn't let you export the stash data, preventing you from switching to another browser.
    Perhaps ask Mozilla to implement a Stash importer. The stash.db database can be easily read. How about that? 🙂

    So, you are telling us that there is so scarcity of manpower, brainpower and willingness in Opera Devs that 'other developers' must implement import capabilities for functions that really few and poorly knowledgeable users appreciate (and that, as I've read several time in this forum, are the main target for the present and future Opera Browser innovations) and that Opera has implemented?

    That's really funny... I'm not sure if you are really helping the discussion in here.

    And note the load of work that Opera users are putting in their 'normal' use of this browser trying even to gain some kind of access to their sacred and most valuable bookmark db with any means. Even a sqlite manager. A bookmark db that has grown in years of daily Opera browser use... since Opera 5!!!! This is a hell of user retention policy for sure. BRAVO Opera! So, at the end, Opera is not even compatible with their own user base. Very smart!

    This is another huge and hot issue and this is something that simply break the standards that we are used to have in web browsing. If I cannot simply move my bookmarks from one browser to the other means that the 'other' browser is out of standard and deemed to doom. There are format in which bookmarks can be read by any other browser and simply ignoring standards is a less than a smart way to work in this World.

    Again, who's responsible of this lack of vision?

    You know, there are important things like reimplementing bookmarks, sync and downloads functionality and then there are some features like exporting stuff.
    Have fun using FF. Bye.

    Really? christoph142 are you sure to understand what's going on in here, or are you just trying to be smart, looking the opposite? Please have a look at the word 'standards' on Wiki, and what imply for a company health and the probability of its future, then think again on how to look smart.

  • So, just for clarification: I can't export my stash data right now, because it's not that important?
    Spot on.

    What would you expect from a company who lets mods like this into the open....

    Figured out a way to convert the stash.db into a firefox-readable html. Need to create a python script for that, so thx opera devs, i have way too much freetime anyway ^^.

    If the script is ready and working, I will publish it somewhere for the next poor souls who just want to leave a bad browser.

    Oh, and I just learned that this is only a tip and trick forum, so we really should not try and go over Christophs abilities, he's just a mod with no knowledge of developing software.

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