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Tags in bookmarks

  • @chrisofbristol You should be able to import your bookmarks from Firefox.

  • @chrisofbristol We've been discussing this the last year or so. And no, Opera does not support tags. So, you can import your bookmarks from Firefox. And when you want to add another, click the three dot menu, then select bookmarks, then verify the name is what you want to call it (usually I find it's ok), then look at the bottom of the page to see what folder it's going to, and if you don't like that you can click on it and change the folder or add a new one. Tags would be easier I think, and most of the "web 2.0" applications and social media platform just use tags. But for now, you only have bookmarks in Opera. But switching is a good thing. One thing Opera has that nobody else has is a killer Reader mode where you can see what your reading in mostly text mode, and easily resize the text with pinch and zoom. THAT is why I stay with Opera on my mobile devices. But there ARE a lot of other good features.

  • @leocg From OP "If Opera still hasn't got tags, can it convert mine to bookmarks which can easily be accessed from a pull-down menu like in Firefox?"

  • @chrisofbristol I do not think you can import tags from Firefox. I know in Firefox a "Export Bookmarks to HTML" feature does not include tags, only bookmarks. So I'd bet they won't be imported with bookmarks to Opera either.

  • @spthomas A logical thought! However I have checked the bookmarks.html file for an example and I've found this:

    <DT><A HREF="http://wiki.go-docky.com/index.php?title=GConf_Settings" ADD_DATE="1524828571" LAST_MODIFIED="1588703804" TAGS="Linux">GConf Settings - Docky</A>
    

    I know that I would have given that the "Linux" tag, so this line is the sort of thing I would expect. I suspect that from what I've read here, since Opera doesn't have tags, it hasn't imported them. However it would be good to preserve them in case the user wanted to switch to another browser later.

    I would give bookmarks a try, and provided they were easily accessed. Unfortunately they didn't import either! I started a separate thread about that here.

    I'm getting rapidly disillusioned I'm afraid, this isn't right either:
    opera no posts.png
    As you can see it says I've made no posts, but shows two. Also I can't login to this forum using Opera but I can using Firefox. Not important (and not part of the application) but it makes me concerned about how much support for Opera there is if this sort of thing hasn't been fixed yet.

  • @chrisofbristol The OP didn't say that.

  • @chrisofbristol Discussions about the forum itself should be in the Forum Feedback section.

  • @chrisofbristol It's a feature request, that may or may not be accepted and implemneted. There is nothing to be fixed.

  • @leocg said in Tags in bookmarks:

    @chrisofbristol The OP didn't say that.

    Didn't say what?

    Discussions about the forum itself should be in the Forum Feedback section.

    I'm not interested in discussing the Forum, just pointing out that the fact that something like that not being fixed makes me concerned whether there is enough support for Opera. The relevance to this thread is that unless I am convinced that there is good support for Opera I won't be switching to it and therefore me commenting about tags becomes irrelevant and I won't pursue the issue.

    It's a feature request, that may or may not be accepted and implemneted. There is nothing to be fixed.

    I'm not sure what you mean.

  • @chrisofbristol said in Tags in bookmarks:

    Didn't say what?

    What is in the post that I replied to.

  • @chrisofbristol said in Tags in bookmarks:

    I'm not sure what you mean.

    Tags in bookmarks is a feature request/suggestion and not a problem that needs to be fixed.

  • @chrisofbristol said in Tags in bookmarks:

    As you can see it says I've made no posts, but shows two.

    Please read it again.

  • @spthomas I've found the Bookmarks now and put them in a folder on the bookmarks toolbar. However it's very slow to open them - maybe because I've got so many. I don't want to have to reorganise everything into multiple folders on the toolbar as tags are much slicker. Tags also have the advantage that a page can have more than one - like a filing system or a database. Bookmarks only have one. I'd also have to keep a copy of my Firefox bookmarks somewhere with its tags as Opera doesn't even preserve in case I wanted to switch to something else later. I'll come back and have a look at Opera in a couple of years, hopefully it will have tags by then.

  • @leocg
    Sure - as you can see it says "This user hasn't posted anything yet."

    @leocg said in Tags in bookmarks:

    @chrisofbristol said in Tags in bookmarks:

    As you can see it says I've made no posts, but shows two.

    Please read it again.

    Sure - as you can see it says "This user hasn't posted anything yet."
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  • @chrisofbristol In a section that shows the member best posts.

  • @leocg said in Tags in bookmarks:

    @chrisofbristol In a section that shows the member best posts.

    LOL! What about if you asked me which was my fastest car and I replied that I don't have a car?
    I'm afraid that another reason for giving up on Opera is your patronising posts and your pedantry. What is your motivation for posting here - apart from trying to make yourself look clever at the expense of an ordinary user? I think you are enjoying being a big fish in a small pool - and you have just lost one more potential user.

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