How do I use the Chronium-based Opera?

  • Hello, I am switching from Opera 12 to Opera 21, but the new one really confuse me

    1. Where is the home button?
    2. Where is the search bar?
    3. How can I set that when I click on a bookmark or search on the address, I will get a new tab, while keeping the old page, without click the middle mouse? That setting was very useful.
    4. How do I remove the Close Tab button? The close tab button is really annoying me.
    5. How do I remove the Add Bookmark button? I need more space to display my bookmarks.

    If there is no way to change them, then I will go back to my old Opera for good.

    1. There isn't any. At least not a native one.

    2. You type your search on the address bar and choose the search engine on the bar that pops-up at the bottom.

    3. I don't think it's possible.

  • If there is no way to change them, then I will go back to my old Opera for good.

    Why not have both?
    I use Opera 12 still as my primary browser, and intend to carry on doing so until it fails on more websites than it works on, and I hope that's a long way away yet.
    I have a custom button on the main toolbar which opens the displayed page in the new Opera, so if a site doesn't work I just click that and it opens in the new version instead.
    🙂

    1. There isn't any. At least not a native one.
    2. You type your search on the address bar and choose the search engine on the bar that pops-up at the bottom.
    3. I don't think it's possible.

    So Opera kills their own browser just to mimic Chrome? What a waste. I am reusing my own Opera, I guess.

    If there is no way to change them, then I will go back to my old Opera for good.
    Why not have both?
    I use Opera 12 still as my primary browser, and intend to carry on doing so until it fails on more websites than it works on, and I hope that's a long way away yet.
    I have a custom button on the main toolbar which opens the displayed page in the new Opera, so if a site doesn't work I just click that and it opens in the new version instead.
    🙂

    Because its close button is so big so that I keep misclicking it. I usually use Opera Next to download from Mega, or upload image to FB. That's all. I don't need another useless browser.

  • Hello, I am switching from Opera 12 to Opera 21, but the new one really confuse me

    Where is the search bar?

    It's the Address bar that is also an Omnisearch bar, though you can certainly via extension get a separate search bar, if you want it. no big deal getting that.

    How can I set that when I click on a bookmark or search on the address, I will get a new tab, while keeping the old page, without click the middle mouse? That setting was very useful.

    For links, and bookmarks you can get a new tab by pressing ctrl + link (background tab), or ctrl+shift + link (foreground tab)
    For search -- alt+ link gets you a new tab for the search. there's an extesnion for links and bookmarks in the Opera store where a quick left click opens the link in the same tab, a long left click opens it in a new tab. I forget the name right now, and am not at my desktop to pass it along to you. Look for something on tabs in the Opera store and you can find it.

    How do I remove the Close Tab button? The close tab button is really annoying me.

    Live with it. 😉 It's no big deal. Sometimes you have to chose priorities. There are potatoes, and then, in my humble opinion, "small potatoes."

    How do I remove the Add Bookmark button? I need more space to display my bookmarks.

    That's an add tab button, I think. The bookmarks fold down at all the way at the right of the browser. If you click there, what doesn't show at the top, horizontally becomes a vertical display. You can get a complete vertical display with a bookmarks manager, like neater Bookmars, Chrookmarks for Chrome or Tidy Bookmars, all in the cpChrome Store. To download a Chrome extension, all you need is the Opera extension called, "Download Chrome Exyptension."

    If there is no way to change them, then I will go back to my old Opera for good.

    Nahhhhh, don't do that. Opera 21 is faster, can access more websites, is being worked on for the future. It has a super Speed Dial, where you can drag one link-thumbnail over another, and can create a folder of items for a speed dial position. For every link position you can have folders (which when you open them has its own speed dial). It's light years better than the old Speed Dial. I would call it wonderful -- the way in a minimum of space you can display so many favorites. Give Opera 21 more time. Or use both browsers for a while. You don't have to make an instant choice. I took a month or so using bothe Opera 12 and Opera 19-20 (at the time) before I understood enough how to make the new Opera work for me before making the switch. No one's pressing you to decide instantly. Use both browsers for a while, and have fun.

  • For searches, I meant to say, alt+ enter (the search) gets you the result in a new tab.

    1. In the absence of a native bookmark manager, we're contemplating:

    a) pushing our users to substitute speed dial as the local bookmark cache

    • The depends on our figuring out the schema of the speed dial dB and our ability to manipulate it
    • The layout of speed dial is somewhat malleable as you can spec the number of columns as well as the size of the thumbnails and the ordering of the speed dial thumbnails/folders

    or......

    b) using an extension/service like linkman lite as our bookmark manager

    1. Search in-page bar comes up with ctl-F. A free-form entry in the address bar that doesn't fit http specs is fed to teh default search engine that you've set up in opera://config

    2. AFAIK, there aren't (yet) a set of extensions that will restore or fully mimic the old UI of Opera Presto.

    3. Some of your list comes down to the differences in the UI between fully-developed Opera Presto (12.xx) and current in-development Opera (Chrome based) Blink. There is some uptake time needed to change over to Blink but the effort is well worth it.

    We have decided to participate in the Chrome development groups in the hope that we can push old-legacy Opera UI functionality into core Chrome and thus into Opera itself.

  • @kuhlmanck

    ?? What are you missing in the native bookmark manager that you can't get from a good bookmark manager extension, like Neater Bookmarks? https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/neater-bookmarks/ofgjggbjanlhbgaemjbkiegeebmccifi

    You get folders, folders within folders, a nice vertical display, easy ability to cut and paste folders and bookmarks so as to arrange it, an alphabetic display for sorting . . . And yes, you might want to add the Opera extension, Add Bookmark,https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/add-bookmark/?display=en also, so that when you make a bookmark, you get the option to select the appropriate folder (the lacking here is that the folders, folders from the subfolders, etc, are all treated the same, so you just get a list of folders (with no distinguishing where they come from). No you're not fully mimicking the bookmark treatment in Opera Presto (which is clearly better), but you can do pretty well. While you certainly have an option to use the Speed Dial instead with its infinite capacity to save links, I don't think you need to do it, at least in my opinion, because of any major deficiency in bookmarks manager extension (in conjunction with the Add Bookmark extension) to do the same. My personal preference, I guess, has always been to not overload the Speed Dial with the vast bulk of bookmarks, which has a tendency to make the Speed Dial setup less appealing aesthetically, maybe even, as some have complained, to slow down the initial load of the browser (to use a bookmarks bar, or bookmarks manager extension for that), but to use the Speed Dial for sites one goes to all the time/all time favorites, etc.

    On the other hand, if your business is not that bookmarks intensive, I can see what you're doing. Otherwise, I wonder why not use the extensions, and save the Speed Dial for higher priority or most used items.

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