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Unwanted bookmarks on speeddial at every start

  • Platform: windows 7 Pro 64bit / Thinkpad T400
    Version: Opera 39
    I have only five sites on my speeddial. But the next time Opera starts it will hang itself for a bit (SSD!) and then put 12 (!) unwanted bookmarks on it, half of which land in a sub-folder.

    Here are the added bookmarks:
    http://imgur.com/a/IjS1J

    Note: some of them I already had (configured to my liking), but it adds them anyway.

    It's annoying as f--k and has driven me to install FF there instead.

    On my desktop (Opera beta 40.0.2308.11) this doesn't happen (thank god), except sometimes a bar with sponsored links appears UNDER the speed dial with it's own dedicated [ x ] close button - which I can deal with - for now.

    Now, is this unplanned buggy behavior or is this just the new Emperor's policy?

  • Firs Opera 39 it seems that Opera doesn;t have permission to write to your profile directory. So you make changes, close the browser, it tries to save them, fails, and it goes back to the default the next time you load. This is often caused by problems with your OS in my experience.

    For your issue in Opera 40 I can't really say anything as I don't run it. This is also not the Beta board so you might not get the best support for it. That said, getting "sponsored links" is a web browser is generally a sign of an adware infection. You might want to look into that.

  • Opera 40 - click the cog icon for speed dial settings, there is a check box to turn off the Suggested links. Nothing to it.

  • I'm encountering the same problem with Opera 39 as mentioned above:

    I customized my speed dial page (new theme, own bookmarks, deleted the standard ones as far as I didn't need them) without any problems, but after closing and restarting Opera the standard page is back again (standard theme and the preset bookmarks). Fortunately my own speed dial bookmarks are still there. Nevertheless, it's pretty annoying to delete the preset bookmarks and change the theme every time I start Opera.

    I'm using Windows 8.1 as OS.

    Are there any solutions for this problem?

  • +1 here

    Every time I restart Opera I get theme changed to green leafs and 2 bookmarks from the default ones restored.

    Windows 10 x64

  • Help plz! ;)

  • After the security problem I had to reset the password and I got after a new sychronization 100's of bookmarks that I didn't have anymore. Is there a way to delete more than one item at a time?

  • After the security problem I had to reset the password and I got after a new sychronization 100's of bookmarks that I didn't have anymore. Is there a way to delete more than one item at a time?

    As you should already have noticed, this topic subject has nothing to do with your problem. So please read the Posting Guide and the Forum rules before you violate it again and open a new topic to discuss your issue.

  • i would delete the stock bookmarks and close reopen the browser only for the changes to disappear. I'm on windows 10 64x

  • Exactly that is the problem. The standard speed dial bookmarks and the standard theme come back while newly added bookmarks stay. I mean, it's not a massive problem, but still...

  • Hey guys,

    a quick update on my behalf: After the recent small patch the described problem went away by itself. I restarted Opera to install the patch and after this restart my modified speed dial page was showing up without any changes. :)

    Hope, the problem dissolved for you, too.

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