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Add Speed Dial Entry on Windows Surface?

  • How in heck's name am I supposed to add an entry to speed dial on my Windows 10 Surface Pro? I can manually add a URL by clicking on the 'Add' button on the speed dial page, but that seems really tedious for about twenty websites. I can see my (Android) speed dial pages now I'm logged in, but can't for the life of me see how those pages can be added to speed dial. I can open those speed dial entries, but again can't seem to find any way of adding the current page to speed dial. There's got to be a way, but I can't see it.

  • I have been able to add the entries in a fashion... I found that if I long pressed on a 'Tab' I got a menu option to 'Add all Tabs to Speed Dial folder'. I then opened all speed dial entries from my main Android 'phone, held the first Tab and selected the 'Add all Tabs to Speed Dial folder'. This did indeed create a folder on my speed dial, containing all the tabs. Great! Now I need to figure out how to move them out of the folder, and onto the main Speed Dial page...

  • Well, I finally 'sorted' this. I had to plug in a USB mouse. Once I did that I was easily able to select all entries in one folder, right click, copy and then paste in the destination Speed Dial.

    This would have been much less frustrating, had there been a visible button in the toolbar to add the current page to speed dial. Or some obvious way of adding a visible button to the toolbar.

    I love opera, but wow, was this ever hard work?

  • @opmkstevo Can't you just click/press the heart icon at the right of address bar and choose Speed Dial?

  • @leocg said in Add Speed Dial Entry on Windows Surface?:

    @opmkstevo Can't you just click/press the heart icon at the right of address bar and choose Speed Dial?

    Sadly not. If I 'tap' on the heart icon, I don't get the choice of where to add the site to. Perhaps if I did that with a mouse, I would, but using the touchscreen simply adds it directly to the favourites (or bookmarks, I forget which). The option of a button on the toolbar to add a site to Speed Dial would make life, for me at least, so much easier. Or a button that showed a drop down menu, as it does on the Android version. Or at the very least, an option to add or show such a button in preference to the 'Heart' button that gave the user some choice.

    Perhaps I'm the only person who has used Opera on a Surface, without a separate mouse or trackpad, but surely I won't be the last?

  • Can you long press on the screen (on the page) to get the right-click menu and choose "Add to speed dial". If long press with a single finger doesn't work, try two fingers with a quick or long press.

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