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Workspaces as separate sessions

  • 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.

  • This would be [Caps are not allowed]! Make it an option for those that don't understand its benefits. 😃

  • The implementation of containers/sandboxes currently found in Firefox Dev Edition is great. But I also love workspaces as implemented by Opera. They are really quite different things, but it would be nice to bring them together in this sort of way:

    • Allow creating a workspace that is simply an organizational device (what we have already, with Opera workspaces).
    • Allow the above, but sandboxed.
    • Make it a little easier to right-click and create new workspaces of either type 'on the fly'.
  • I would love for this to be an option with workspaces. It is very useful for separating work/personal accounts and multiple individual accounts on the same website without having to maintain a completely separate profile with separate settings and extensions (which is more hassle than it's worth). For reference, see the Multi-Account Containers feature on Firefox.

    @jojo0587 said in Workspaces as separate sessions:

    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.

    I'm sure if this was implemented it would be an option, not forced upon you. Please don't dismiss features just because you don't see the use for them. Profiles are not the same thing, and you can see this right now in Firefox where a similar option - Multi-Account Containers - is available.

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