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Opera Tab Sync has never worked but randomly

  • Will this feature ever be fixed?

    Can we have a button that forces Tabs to sync between Windows browser and Android browser?

    There is nothing worse than having to open Opera in Windows expecting the tabs you had going in your phone/tablet will just magically be there but more often than not, they are not there. When I say more often, it is a lottery winning ticket to see Tabs.

    This has been one of the longest annoyances and we need to get this fixed because it is very important. Think of how useful this feature is for someone who needs 1 device to be able to continue their work on another device. It has been one of the best features ever to be made in browsers.

    So this is more of a begging rather than a request to fix a 'bug' as it has been a very extremely excruciatingly long time this has been going on. People rely on this technology, for work, school, etc. Please make open Tabs syncing work. Please add something on the side bar that Forces it to sync.

    Thank you.

  • If you mean to this.

    The Icon shortcut disappears from left bar many times, but you can bookmark it.

    Opera://activity
    
  • @operalinknx1 You can also use the tabs menu.

  • @zalex108 said in Opera Tab Sync has never worked but randomly:

    Opera://activity

    Thank you but it is just showing tabs I no longer have opened. What I mean is that this sync feature just doesn't seem to work correctly at all.

  • @leocg Hi, I'm sorry but what is the "tabs menu" ? Is it the tabs section on the sidebar? Because that appears randomly and sometimes its not there at all.

    Also open tabs don't sync correctly so its a hit or miss. For example I closed all tabs on the Android device, but going to Opera://activity shows they are still open.

  • @operalinknx1 It's the arrow down icon next to the minimize button.

  • @operalinknx1 said in Opera Tab Sync has never worked but randomly:

    @zalex108 said in Opera Tab Sync has never worked but randomly:

    Opera://activity

    Thank you but it is just showing tabs I no longer have opened. What I mean is that this sync feature just doesn't seem to work correctly at all.

    Ok.

    Well,
    at least here it works fine on 2 accounts on Stable and Dev.

    You would try resetting and syncing again.

  • @zalex108 Yes I did both, and the link opera://activity works, but it does not see open tabs on the laptop, or tablet device. Upon reboot, the sidebar Tabs icon is no longer there. It appears to randomly appear and disappear.

  • @leocg Oh my I'm sorry about that, I click on this menu and in "Other devices" it has the tablet saved, but not updated with open tabs. As for the laptop it does not even show as a device. Have both running. Synchronization is on but it just does not see the laptop at all. Restarting the browser still does nothing.

    Also I went to https://sync.opera.com/web/ and clicked on "Devices" where it does recognize the laptop and shows all devices. Phone, Tablet, Laptop. The main problem is that open tabs have never synced properly, and appears to be a random issue. The sidebar Tabs icon is not persistent. And the top Tabs menu shows only the tablet (but not any open tabs on the tablet), and the laptop is not seen on the tabs menu at all.

    Reset Sync data did not help, and I have done this in the past as well. Both PC are on and tablet is on as well, always connected.

  • Update : Reset Sync data can all devices after signing back in but in the "Open tabs" section, it still does not show tabs that are open after a fresh sign in.

  • @zalex108 said in Opera Tab Sync has never worked but randomly:

    Opera://activity
    

    Interesting, I didn't know this address. I don't use Opera Sync, but I often have dozens of tabs open and for a better overview I often wish I could have them displayed in list form. Via this address this is possible. Unfortunately, entries in this list cannot be marked, e.g. to copy the page title or the web address from there to the clipboard.

  • @yanta said in Opera Tab Sync has never worked but randomly:

    the web address from there to the clipboard

    You can do it individually, "Right click".

  • As an experiment, I left Opera running on Laptop, Tablet, and Phone over a 24 hour period. The PC can now see the Laptop and Tablet but not Phone. The Tabs section on the sidebar now shows up but it randomly goes away at times.
    I believe a better Sync strategy is needed with a "Force sync" or "Sync Now" option. Can we have the devs look into this please? thank you.

  • @yanta Hi, you are right you cannot multi-select the list of open Tabs in that section but you can right click on each individual one and go from there. I am hopeful the developers are aware of it, let's wait and see what they tell us and whether a fix for Sync / Tabs etc is on the way.

  • @operalinknx1

    It is also not possible to search this list for a keyword: The keyboard command CTRL+F does not work and the menu command "Find..." is grayed out.

    Too bad, especially with a lot of open tabs this would be helpful.

  • There's a suggestion to enable some options on that page, you can use it adding those options and upvote it or create a new one.

    https://forums.opera.com/topic/31457/suggestion-reorder-tabs

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