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Opera start page: User configurable web site instead of speed dial

  • Opera V 57.0.3098.102
    Win 10 64 bit
    Recently, I started with Opera. All in all I like it, except for the following:
    Apart from other browsers like Chrome, IE, Edge and Firefox, I could not find any entry in the settings that allows to set a personal start web site, e.g., my google mail page.
    In other words, any time I start Opera I have to click the appropriate icon on the speed dial.
    Any suggestions?
    tnx & greez from good ol' Germany

  • It's right there in Settings > On Startup. Since the browser supports tabs you can start with multiple pages - Gmail in one tab, Facebook in another, etc.

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  • I think this is a recent development in Opera. You can no longer select a specific web site to show whenever you open a new tab. You can choose to make Opera start with a specific page whenever the browser starts afresh, but then you lose the functionality of continuing where you've left off. Previous versions of Opera allowed for both.

    Curiously, if you want to set a start page, you shouldn't select the option "Open the start page" but the rather "Open a specific page or set of pages". I have no idea why there is an option "Open the start page" if selecting that option won't allow you to set a start page.

  • Nothing has changed since the first Opera Chromium release in 2013. It was never possible to set a page to be loaded when a new tab is opened.

  • Start Page is the name of the page that opens by default when Opera starts. It's the one with Speed Dials, news, the search field, etc.

  • @leocg No, I remember quite clearly that until my recent re-installation, whenever I opened a new tab, the FVD speed dial was displayed.

  • @ugcheleuce said in Opera start page: User configurable web site instead of speed dial:

    @leocg No, I remember quite clearly that until my recent re-installation, whenever I opened a new tab, the FVD speed dial was displayed.

    That's the case if you're using Opera Developer (v59). Opera blocks FVD Speed Dial's new tab behavior on purpose so that it can't override Opera's speed dial page that has ads/promotions on it. Opera also removed the extension from the addon site. You're basically SOL now.

    If you have the nex file (which you can find at web.archive.org), you can still install the extension by dragging the file into Opera. The new tab behavior will still work fine in Opera Stable (57) and Opera Beta (58). But from 59 onward, the new tab behavior won't work. You'll still be able to make FVD Speed Dial load up at startup though by setting Opera to open this specific page chrome-extension://pncpfofkienlinhfknpmgjnjhdoclfhh/newtab.html.

    Note though that the real FVD Speed Dial is the Chrome version and that's never worked right in Opera as Opera already blocked its behavior. The Opera version was just to work around Opera's blocking of it.

    However, I think this thread is about something different and @sgunhouse answered the OP's question correctly.