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Workspaces as separate sessions

  • So that you can log in to different Facebook or Gmail accounts - work and private. It would also be helpful for webdevelopers.

  • I was looking for this option too. Workspaces makes so much sense to use for me. The only thing that would improve this feature even further would be to have each workspace work independently. I have services that require me to login to the same mainsite with different logins, workspaces would solve this in a better way than running each login in a private session.

    Maybe a comming feature in the future? 🙂

  • I think one need to remeber: separate storage/cookies means pages can't be moved between workspaces - so the funcionality cost is high. I think multilogin should be solved on webdeveloper side, like Google does with gmail for examples, not that browser tries to cover two mutually exclusive scenarios.

  • I think it would be better for Opera to support multiple user profiles as nicely as Chrome does.

    The purpose of workspaces is to keep "categories of tabs" within the same profile.
    The purpose of user profiles would be to allow different logins/history/favorites/etc... in order to easily separate home from work. Which is also immensely useful for web development in Chrome.

  • Opera is based on Chromium and Chromium doesn't have support for containers. So this is not an easy thing to do. Chromium has support for multiple profiles, but having each workspace use a separate profile and being able to switch between them all via workspaces, is likely very difficult to do for Opera. Chromium has private windows, but all private windows share the same session, so that's not really a good foundation to build upon either.

    It still might be possible, and it'd be great to have, but I think it'd be really difficult to implement. I would rather have each private window have its own session instead them all sharing the same.

  • In chromium, so also in opera, there is something called webview. Webview tag has a partition setting which allows to use different storage, e.g. different storage means different cookies. So technically there is a code that supports some form of separating page contexts. Though I am still rising question: should browser be in the business of allowing multing login? I am not do sure, it should.

  • @LeoDpt said in Workspaces as separate sessions:

    I think it would be better for Opera to support multiple user profiles as nicely as Chrome does.

    The purpose of workspaces is to keep "categories of tabs" within the same profile.
    The purpose of user profiles would be to allow different logins/history/favorites/etc... in order to easily separate home from work. Which is also immensely useful for web development in Chrome.

    Depends on how you define workspaces, to me it would make sense to have each workspace work as a "independent profile" When moving tabs to different workspace you would use the login details of the new workspace.

  • @Sengir said in Workspaces as separate sessions:

    @LeoDpt said in Workspaces as separate sessions:

    I think it would be better for Opera to support multiple user profiles as nicely as Chrome does.

    The purpose of workspaces is to keep "categories of tabs" within the same profile.
    The purpose of user profiles would be to allow different logins/history/favorites/etc... in order to easily separate home from work. Which is also immensely useful for web development in Chrome.

    Depends on how you define workspaces, to me it would make sense to have each workspace work as a "independent profile" When moving tabs to different workspace you would use the login details of the new workspace.

    Yes it's all about users definitions and use cases.
    But I think workspaces (as defined as "tabs folders inside a profile") and profiles (as defined as "separate sessions, bookmarks, history...") should be kept as separate independant features because they meet different needs.

  • @rafalspuka I'd really love this function, this may allow me to use multiple MS Azure accounts in the same time without using multiple browsers!

  • Hi! I use incognito because I have multiple user accounts on the same websites (in my case 2 different stores on an e-commerce marketplace like Amazon)

    And I cannot really login to Shop A on workplace 1 and Shop B on workplace 2,
    I need to login to the same ones because despite the workspace changes the website treats is as a single browser, when I Incognito I can log into the second account without having to log out of the first account. (Hope I am making sense here!) - So I was thinking that it would be good if:

    1. We could have workspaces which break continuity and don't login to the same accounts that other workspaces are logged in as
    2. Have an incognito mode so there's no need to really open incongito on a separate window.
  • I hope they can make it work, this would make life a ton easier.

  • Yes this is a very helpful feature for us developers

  • No. For me workspaces is good. One session with the division of tabs into several views (workspaces). But yes, I would like to have access to different sessions in one Opera installation. Only in a different form. Simply (on the toolbar?) There would be a switch to operate the profiles. Each profile would have separate extensions, bookmarks, cookies, etc.
    Only it's best to use multiple profiles at once (each in a separate Opera window). And additionally there could be a "guest" profile, temporary, which would not remember bookmarks / cookies / etc. after leaving him. According to me, Opera profiles make sense only in this form and I will vote 100% for such a proposal.

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