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Side bar for only Speed Dial option | Opera 60

  • Hopefully a setting for putting the side bar only on the speed dial would be optional, not fixed. With the more recent versions of Opera, bookmarking no longer works from the heart symbol in the addressbar, and I need to use V7 Bookmarks in the sidebar.

  • @concretable You may have another issue there. The bookmark heart symbol has always worked fine for me and still does.

  • The problem with bookmarking seems to be selective. With some pages there is a problem and with others there is not (at least not the first time I try it). Pages in this forum and most other pages I have tried only produce a blank doorhanger from the heart symbol if I try to bookmark them.

  • I UP this too!

    It's very useful on the speed dial, easy and quick access to various features, but I don't want it on while browsing, not much of a use.

    Please bring back the option to only show it on speed dial!!!

  • Hello.
    I was about to post a topic regarding this 'issue' but found that it's already here.

    Having a sidebar is great.. at the speed dial page!
    Having a sidebar in every tab - not great!

    Main reason being the white space on the left part of the screen where you click while browsing stuff. It's a 'default' white space easy to navigate to (swipe mouse to the left), to clear any selection on the page or activate a page. Right side of the browser is the scroll bar so you can't easily swipe and click there.

    But when the sidebar is present in every window, this default functionality disappears so to speak.
    Thus we have to disable the sidebar in order to have fast and smooth usage of the web.

    Yet the side bar stuff itself is great, having whatsapp, bookmarks, Flow, and news right there with one click. But please have it in the speed dial only, just like it was there before.
    Or have an option to choose where the sidebar should be active.

    This needs to change back as it was before! The first adoption of the new sidebar was awesome. In user experience Opera has always been ahead of the others, at least the last 15 years I have been using this as a default browser (also use FF and Chrome daily, side by side with Opera).

    Thank you!

  • Bookmarking in Opera is still not working well for me. I have V7 Bookmarks which makes bookmarking easier, and that is in the sidebar. I need to have the sidebar visible for any page. If that were an option along with the one to have the sidebar only on the speed dial, fine. Hopefully, nobody is proposing that people use another browser to bookmark a new page and then copy the bookmark over to Opera later.

  • Up. Sidebar on SpeedDial only my choice too.

  • я перешёл на браузер Vivaldi. Opera пошла не по тому пути.

  • @temkem Use English in this forum.

  • ok. They don't hear us. That's crap. Now it's time to looking for a new actual browser....

  • @joe
    Slimjst is also a Chromium browser, and it does not normally have a sidebar. You can get bookmarks to appear in a sidebar, but you need to trigger that with a keyboard shortcut.

  • I know it's not a bug, but I created a issue to let this know.

    This "change" is very annoying, and lot of users complain about it, so I create an issue for it.

    There a a lot of explanation of why users want sidebar only in speed dial or opera pages only in the main thread in opera forum :

    Without it, flow becomes useless as we need to do a complex process to access saved flows on desktop...

    I really hope this feature will be back soon,


  • @manuelb Could you tell where have you created the issue?

  • @opera-user-from-2002 here but issues are not public so you can't see or vote for them

  • @manuelb Could you tell bug ID? It can tracked in the changelog.

  • So what's up here guys? As I understood from the messages Opera devs and designers are somewhere in a vacuum and they don't care of our opinion at all. This thing with the sidebar is the most annoying reason I stay with 58 at least for now, then I'm going to install firefox maybe.

  • yeah, this is is the worst change they've made yet.
    i find it very annoying and i might even stop using Opera because of it

  • Well, @anonan has been banned a few days ago, apparently. He's been making a lot of useful topics on the actual problems of the current versions of Opera starting from 60 and onwards. Mentioned lots of little and noticeable user-unfriendly details about newer version of Opera. Unfortunately, he wasn't very polite in regards to mentioning the competence of Opera staff lately, so this ban was only a matter of time.

    I'm starting to think they aren't going to listen to us at all. I guess they're more concerned when someone finds a critical data or safety loophole, rather than caring about adjusting user experience while using the browser. I'll have to continue using the older version because all the new functions and defunctions aren't compelling enough to move on. This Side Bar thing is only one small part of the abundance of interface problems the newer versions bring to the table.

  • He will be allowed back tomorrow. We do have rules about politeness in the forums.

  • @weirdtuned, 100% agreed. Did they move UI department to a 3rd world country after they sold Opera company to Chinese investors? That is the only one explanation for making the browser unusable multi-purpose machine with an intentional decay of the user interface.