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I've finally decided to upgrade to "Next"

  • Thank you all for your comments and help! Greatly(!) appreciated!

    I never found extensions quite useful; now it seems one needs them 😃

    Anyway, I'll be going through them and if I'm lucky, they are going to do the job and I finally can let the good old Opera12 RIP ("you will never be forgotten!)^^

    Until then,

  • Man I've tried quite a few tab managers (from Opera and Chrome store), but for now, Sidewise is about the only one that might do the trick...
    I still have to use it the next couple of days to see if it really does work as I hope it will^^
    The other two promising candidates:

    Tab-Sidebar (
    Extra window with not really that many features, but is "small and lightweight". It does the trick of listing and switching tabs (and windows for that matter)

    Tabs Outliner (
    If your really want to manage everything about your tabs and windows with notes/seperators/folders and what not, this is for you. But although it has a lot of features, it is pretty easy to use!

    Next I'm gonna try to get myself into "searching" in the new Opera...

  • I don't know if I should keep posting questions about different topics in here, but I just might as well:

    Is it only me, or doesn't Opera allow to create URL files anymore? I extensively create links to websites as .url files by dragging and dropping the URLs into a folder on my harddisk...

    Thanks in advance!

  • @dlder

    I believe the next version of Opera will have the full URL in the address bar. Are you sure if you select the entire address, and click copy and then paste it, you aren't getting enough of an address in your folder. I think you might be. Now we don't see the full url, but if I select it, copy it, and enter it in a the address bar of a new tab, the link works and you go to where you are supposed to go. 🙂

    I wanted to mention that I also like the extension Add Bookmark from the Opera store

    It gives you if you right click on the page, the ability to click "bookmark it" Now you also can create bookmarks by (a) clicking on the green star on the right of the address bar, (2) dragging a link from the speed dial to the personal bookmarks bar, or (3) dragging the icon on the far left of the address bar to the personal bookmarks bar. I do find useful and intuitive though having that right click context menu for adding a bookmark, so I wanted to pass it along to you as a suggestion/my recommendation. 🙂

  • Opera doesnt show the full URL in the address bar, but if you copy/paste it into something it will have the full Http:// and WWW attached to it.

  • Oh, and a little tip: type "launcher.exe --help" into CMD
    There are some nice features to add 🙂

    --with-feature:activation-order-tab-cycling : Enables tab cycling in activation order rather than tab strip order.

    --with-feature:restore-contenteditables-state : Enables restoration of contents of content editable elements when restoring session and when navigating in history.

    -> I'm not quite sure what that does...

    Unfortunately nothing to set a different profile location :-\

  • @dlder
    2.2: I didn't even notice there were not all search engines... On the other hand, it's sort of logical, as there can be too many custom engines.

    Anyway, the list in the suggestion dropdown contains the hardwired engines, from default_partner_content.json, followed by custom ones, in the order of their ids, as specified in the database Web Data, the table keywords. I've just tested changing the ids, it works. 🙂 I use SQLiteManager for that. Close Opera and backup the database before hacking it.

  • Unfortunately nothing to set a different profile location :-\


    You might also want to use --disk-cache-dir=path

  • @dlder it's easier to enable those features in opera:flags so they're enabled regardless of how Opera is launched.

  • I believe the next version of Opera will have the full URL in the address bar.

    It already has but it's not enabled by default iirc.

  • @lem729
    I believe the next version of Opera will have the full URL in the address bar.

    No, what I meant: I cannot drag-and-drop the URL to a file. I've had this issue once in an older Opera version and can't remember if there was a problem with my Opera install, or Windows, or what not.
    That's why I asked, if no one can do this, or if it's just me 🙂


    Nice one!!


    Really good to know, thanks!
    Is there any documentation on all those "opera:*" pages?