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  • I really liked the old way to use sidebar (hide but still be able to use on speed dial) and I hope they fix this soon. But in order to keep using Opera, I had to improvise. So, I created bookmarks for every shortcut I use in the sidebar:

    Bookmarks > opera://bookmarks/
    Downloads > opera://downloads/
    Extensions > opera://extensions/
    History > opera://history/
    News > opera://news/
    And a few others...

    Every bookmark has it's own icon and you can put it on speed dial.

    Anotação 2019-05-01 100524.png

    Speed Dial:
    Anotação 2019-05-01 100552.png

    I hope I have helped someone.

  • Interesting alternative, however I agree that the sidebar should have never been removed from the speed dial. Its infuriating that Opera forces users to always have a sidebar that is completely useless while web browsing, but remove it in the one place that makes sense.

    I would also go as far as to advocate that turning on the sidebar after every update regardless of settings is not serviceable. I cannot count the amount of service calls I get about turning it off on the countless machines i've deployed Opera to.