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Manipulating bookmarks from Firefox / other issues

  • Opera 37 for computers
    Win XP Pro

    1--I can't find anything on bookmarks in the Opera Help file. Firefox is my default browser, but I use Opera for a particular set of sites because it's faster.

    I've imported my bookmarks from FF, but the particular folder I use heavily is now 6 sub-folders deep. In FF, I can move such a folder or individual bookmarks up in the hierarchy or remove bookmarks. I can't find any way in Opera to manipulate FF bookmarks, although I have no trouble manipulating Opera bookmarks. Is the FF bookmark folder locked into its status when imported?
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    2--LastPass has disappeared from my extension menu, although the extension page tells me it's installed.

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    3--How do I keep the bookmark sidebar permanently? It's gone now and I can't find anything in Help about getting it back

  • 3--re: sidebar. All my imported bookmarks were in the sidebar and disappeared with it. That sort of solves the problem of the bookmarks being buried ,-)

  • I can't find any way in Opera to manipulate FF bookmarks

    Have you tried the Bookmarks Manager?

    It's gone now and I can't find anything in Help about getting it back

    Ctrl + Shift + S

  • I just reopened Opera after several hours, and the sidebar and LastPass icon mysteriously reappeared.
    Now the sidebar's gone again. CTL+SHF+S gives me a little plus sign on the left, and when I click it, the extension page appears in a new tab. No sidebar, no bookmark managers. Is it somewhere in the main Menu?

  • The bookmark manager can be accessed from the menu and the Speed Dial page.

  • I have something whose icon looks like a 2-legged table that I got from the menu. The bookmarks appear in the sidebar, but I can't do anything like renaming, moving or removing. I downloaded an other extension called "V7 bookmarks," but it blanks out the sidebar completely.

    I don't know what Speed Dial does. It just produces a blank page when I click it.

    This browser has become a disappointment. The manual is missing so many things. It had been so easy to use a few years ago, more intuitive and with fewer "improvements." It's going the way of Firefox.

  • can't do anything like renaming

    Right click > Edit?

    moving

    Have you tried to drag the bookmark to the folder you want?

    removing

    Right click > Move to Bin.

    I don't know what Speed Dial does

    In menu? It opens your Speed Dial page (also knows as Start Page)

    It had been so easy to use a few years ago, more intuitive and with fewer "improvements."

    AS an Opera user since the 1990's i think i can say that it's easier to use nowadays.

  • I'm not a newbie; I've been computing 20 years. I wouldn't bring it up if I already succeeded.

    The rt-click menu has this for both Opera and FF bookmarks:
    "Open in new tab
    in new window
    in private window
    background tab"

    No"edit."

    The bookmarks will not drag; I get the "do not enter" symbol.

    Speed-dial is not my homepage; changed it long ago to NYTimes.com. OK, so now SD shows my bookmarks interactively, but I want to do that on the sidebar of a webpage. Speed-Dial takes up an entire window. Is that possible?

  • I also downloaded this extension yesterday:
    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/v7-bookmarks/?display=en
    The "please wait" icon spins, but nothing comes up.

    I was just thinking: maybe the newest Opera can't run properly on Win XP.

  • The rt-click menu has this for both >Opera and FF bookmarks: "Open in new >tab >in new window in private window >background tab"

    No"edit."

    Try selecting the bookmark and click on the edit icon, the one that looks like a pen.

    . Is that possible?

    Only by using an extension.

  • I have no "edit" icon that looks like a pen, a bus or a sweet potato.

    I'll do the editing in Speed Dial.

  • which version of Opera do you have?
    for XP, latest is 36.0.2130.75
    (you can find it in O-button >> About Opera)

  • V. 36.0.2130.75

    I'm going to uninstall and reinstall.

  • I uninstalled and reinstalled, but nothing has changed. I can interact with the Opera bookmarks in the toolbar, but not the Firefox ones in the sidebar. They're in a folder called "Other bookmarks," and I can't drag that into the toolbar on top.

  • select all inside that folder and drag it where you need it
    you can't move that folder (other/imported bookmarks)

  • Nothing moves, but I just D/L this, and it lets you produce that rt-click menu. I have about 1500 bookmarks, so orderly sorting is important.
    https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/bookmarks-by-the-side/?display=en

    I'm getting the feel of Opera. Some of the functions that are native to Firefox have to be added to Op with extensions.

    Thanks to everyone who helped