Tab(s) placement in Opera 20

  • Just installed Opera 20 after nearly ditching Opera entirely, and I have to hand it to Opera: They've nailed it, as far as I'm concerned. Much, much faster and far more stable than 12. My only issue now is that I cannot figure out how to move the tab bar from the top of the browser to the left. I strongly prefer that to top tab location due to my laptop screen aspect ratio.

    Thank you!
    Leon

  • You can't move the tab bar atm.

  • In Opera 20, it's not there yet. I mean, Opera might in advancing our ability to customize tabs in a later version give some latitude there. But who knows, though hope for you is not lost. It could happen further down the road. However, I did take a quick look at a Chrome extension, "Veritabs" (You can use a Chrome extension, as long as you download the Opera extension, "Download Chrome Extension."

    That Chrome extension permits you to organize your Chrome tabs vertically.

    Here's a link to the extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/veritabs/nehjgjnfanppoiaikadimdkobpdahnmg?hl=en

    An article in CNet

    http://www.cnet.com/how-to/view-chrome-tabs-in-a-vertical-list-with-veritabs/

    And an article about it in PC World. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048242/organize-your-chrome-tabs-vertically-with-veritabs.html

    It sounds like you can open up your laptop into full screen mode (the f11 key is the trick there), and get a vertical display of tabs on the left side. If it's not in full screen mode, the tabs may be on the top still, but you can still get the vertical display on the left side for organizing. 🙂 Anyway, I think you might want to take a look at this one.

  • Thanks for the replies. Again, I was about to jettison Opera for good after well over ten years of usage; 20 is such an improvement I'm not that concerned about the tab placement. The missing arrow on the address bar, however...

    😄

  • Missing arrow on the address bar? I'm confused there by what you mean. What arrow is missing?

    On your personal bookmarks bar, there should be two arrows all the way at the way at the right end. If you click on them, the remaining bookmarks and folders (that there is not enough room to display, horizontally across the top of the browser, should continue in a vertical display. Of course, you can always get a good bookmark manager extension for a vertical display of all of your bookmarks (even in lieu of the personal bookmarks toolbar) if you want a more minimalist look.

    No way, jettiston Opera 🙂

  • It's called the address bar drop down arrow, Which was a little black downward pointing arrow located in the far right of the address bar. if the arrow was clicked, it would expand the address bar horizontally into a scrolling list (with scroll bar) to reveal more content that it contained, such as visited web pages, typed addresses, previous searches etc. Basically an easy access to ones address bar history.

    http://www.technologyguide.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/55569.jpg

  • Thanks. I don't see an arrow, though, in the address bar of my Opera 12.17. When I start to type there in the Address bar, I do see previous searches, bookmarks, etc, come up beneath the where I am typing my search in the address bar (presumably because in Preferences, I have put a check in "enable suggestions in the address field." With Opera 20, when I start to type in the address bar, I see what appears to be the same type of thing -- previous searches, bookmarks, etc. coming up in the address bar, beneeath where I am typing my search Perhaps, the arrow was dropped before 12.17

  • No, it is still there in 12.17, it now needs to be enabled via opera:config, whereas before it was enable by default.

    opera:config#UserPrefs|ShowDropdownButtonInAddressfield

  • Ahhhh, thanks. I appreciate that. Am I getting right now the same information underneath the search inquiry, that I would be getting if I clicked the arrow. I mean, is it just a nice icon, or is it giving something more?

  • Ahhhh, thanks. I appreciate that. Am I getting right now the same information underneath the search inquiry, that I would be getting if I clicked the arrow. I mean, is it just a nice icon, or is it giving something more?
    It's just a icon that does the same thing as pressing the down arrow key without typing anything. In Opera 20 doing this will show a blank drop-down though, because of lack of "typed URL history".

  • Thanks rafaelluik.

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