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Customizable speed dial thumbnails

  • Found my own work-around, that's working in V32 (my work install doesn't update automatically, presumably a network issue).

    Go the website using the speed-dial link, click the heart and choose a new picture. It will update the speed-dial accordingly. Would still be nice to just right-click and edit, but at least there is a way around without deleting all of them and starting again.

  • I've been using Opera for about 2 hours.

    After installing a few extensions, the next order of business was to see what's going on with the Speed Dial.

    Monkeyfish8 wrote:

    Go the website using the speed-dial link, click the heart and choose a new picture.

    Thank you for sharing the procedure, Monkeyfish8. It wasn't intuitive at all!

    Specifically, when you open the speed dial link and click on the heart, you get a half dozen or so pictures you can choose from. After playing with two weather websites, I found one acceptable (usable) picture for each website from the choices I was given. I hope my luck holds out with additional websites, because the choice of pictures that are offered is pretty limited.

    With this speed dial, half the time I find myself typing into the Google search field instead of the URL bar. You think the Google field is big enough? Are you sure the placement smack-dab, big-in-the-middle really translates into profits for Google? I mean, it's not like I need their overgrown search field there or else I'll forget they exist.

    "If you don't want to use it, you don't have to."

    But, if you don't want to use it, it's pretty big, and smack-dab in the middle, which isn't too ergonomic or pleasant for something that you don't even want.

    I went into "Manage Search Engines," I added an "Other Search Engine," and I'm still waiting to see where my added choice is going to show up in the GUI. (Sure would have been nice if it had changed that Google field.)

    Ugh; this typing field doesn't have a vertical scroll bar, and my mouse-wheel doesn't scroll to the top of what I've written. (Using the arrow-key workaround.) Maybe I'm typing too much.

    Thanks for tolerating,
    -n-

  • I am new to Opera. I use it on Desktop Windows 10. I want to choose what my thumbnail looks like.

    I appreciate the generated thumbs as they do most times look very nice. But when they do not I would like to place my own thumbnail in. I can quickly edit a picture in Paint.net so I do not need an editor. Just an option that lets me access a .png with and it's suggested size.

    I understand there are probably several workarounds to this thumbnail problem. But non of them are user friendly, quick, simple, or already a part of Opera's options. I would like this option installed by Opera themselves. Currently if I right click a speed dial icon I get the option to (1)edit name, (2)address, or (3)move to trash. I would appreciate a forth option to insert your own thumbnail.

    Addons/workarounds are NOT user friendly and quick. I mean the word "speed" in Speed Dial suggests to me a fast solution. Not a forever search for addons or web geek inspired workarounds.

    Good browser so far. Thanks for listening to our suggestions.

  • Found my own work-around, that's working in V32 (my work install doesn't update automatically, presumably a network issue).
    Go the website using the speed-dial link, click the heart and choose a new picture. It will update the speed-dial accordingly. Would still be nice to just right-click and edit, but at least there is a way around without deleting all of them and starting again.

    Thank you, you made my day. 🙂

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