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Bookmark bar reappears even after disabling it repeatedly

  • If there's a supposed fix for this I would appreciate it, because I keep having this stupid issue. I will bookmark and then move what I bookmark to a folder and as soon as I do the bookmarks bar will show up. It's very annoying having to disable the bookmarks bar every freaking time even after I have unchecked 'show bookmarks bar'. I do not like seeing the bookmarks bar. Ever.

  • @nikaalexandrov Same boat, I have no idea why adding bookmarks shows the bar again when I've selected it be off. This sounds like a real bug that perhaps needs to be logged.

  • @protivakid it needs to be addressed as well. I try to keep everything nice and neat. Because it is more useful. The fact that opera has such a slipshod manner when it comes to this does not seem very helpful indeed. I even just tested this by creating a new bookmark folder labled 'Issues' and then placed this specific page in it and low and behold several of my bookmarked pages suddenly showed up.

    I had unselected 'show bookmarks bar' yet it still does it, worse it automatically rechecks show bookmarks bar on its own against my express wishes. I've expressly insisted it not do so, but it still overrides the requests of the user i.e. me. Yet I see no fix in the works at all.

  • And unfortunately, it is still doing it. No update to fix it. I downloaded opera in the hopes it wouldn't become like brave or chrome or any other browser but apparently the people who have made it obviously do not seem to care.

  • Hi,
    Yeah, I know, some of you must like the bookmarks bar, there must be a reason why Opera introduced it. Anyway I have never used it and am not planning to do so, however my browser seems to want me to. Since a little while Opera opens the bookmarks bar whenever it likes. Have not yet found the pattern. Opening a PDF was my first suspect, but it only pops up every second time, not always. Also when I click on a link in an email, or I open a new tab: bam, here it is again. I switch it off, but I never have to wait long before it returns. First I regularly switched it off but meanwhile it tends to become a little annoying. So this is my question: how can I get rid of it forever? Any ideas? Thank you !

  • Usually, it is saving a bookmark to the Bookmarks Bar folder that makes it display.

  • I'm having what seems to be the same issue, and the bar keeps coming back without bookmarking anything or even looking at bookmarks.

  • In my case it's different. 5 minutes ago I received an email with a link (using Thunderbird), which I clicked and the next thing I saw was the bookmarks bar in my browser.

  • if bookmark tool bar is showing then right click bookmark and uncheck Show bookmarks bar..

  • @nvmjustagirl That's what I'm doing again and again

  • I have a link to the bookmarks on my sidebar... There is a keyboard shortcut to access it too.... WHY must it pop that bar I do not want at the top of my browser window up every time I add a link etc?? Is there no way to turn that one off without having to "remove" it every single time??

  • Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "Opera Test" on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install. Test in that Opera but do not enable Opera Sync and do not install any extensions. Turn the bookmarks bar off, close Opera and start it up again.

    Does it happen there too? You can do launcher.exe "" on the command line with Opera open or closed to see if an outside link somehow triggers it.

  • @nikaalexandrov this problem has STILL not been fixed. Is there someone around who will actually fix the issue? I am getting tired of repeatedly having to turn off/uncheck the stupid 'show bookmarks' box repeatedly whenever I try to drag bookmarks to the correct folder all the freaking time.

  • I have the exactly the same issue. I am wondering what their intention is.

  • @sgunhouse : ... and how can we stop it?

  • @moppera Selecting a different place to save bookmarks?

  • It's annoying. The same issue on Linux, Windows and MacOS 😞

  • @moppera So you dont use bookmarks bar? I find it the most useful tool there is. But and its a big but, I have the word bookmarks (BMKS) on the bar and use that to quickly find my favorite sites not on the speed dial. Speed dial is fine but not for like 20 icons or more.
    Ya if your bookmarks bar only has like google maps and such it serves no purpose. Try opening bookmarks bar and seeing if your bookmarks is on it. You may like it.

  • I had the same problem but fixed it tonight and here's how:

    Next time you're at a page that you want to bookmark, DON'T right click and add to bookmarks. Instead, go to the small heart icon at the far right of the address bar and click that to save. You'll probably see 'Bookmarks Bar' as the save option. Change that to something else, speed dial or as I do, 'Other Bookmarks'.

    Right click the bookmarks on the bookmarks bar and choose 'send to bin'. Do them all and assuming that you've unchecked the 'Show Bookmarks Bar' option, then the bar will disappear and won't return. Mine has been fine.

    For the bookmarks that you've deleted from the bookmarks bar and sent to bin, go into the bin, open each page individually and using the heart icon again, re-save them to wherever your preferences are.

    Now, next time you're on a page that you want to bookmark, just right click on it and choose the usual 'Add To Bookmarks' option. The heart icon will open and you can see that it's not being saved to the bookmarks bar.

    And that's it. It's worked for me and it'll work for everyone else too.


  • @holecrap Different people, different opinions, what can I say? I neither use the bookmarks bar, which I find annoying, nor speeddial, one of the most needless features that Opera came up with and all other browsers copied, I have no clue why. Oh, I see, there are people who like it like you. Could you explain why?

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