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  • Hi,
    I use Opera on two windows laptops both running Windows 10. I've signed in to Opera on both, and set sync so that tabs (along with bookmarks, history and settings) sync between the two PCs. But the tabs I have open on one laptop are not synced open on the other.
    Am I misunderstanding what syncing tabs is supposed to do, or is this a bug?

  • @papercontracts Use the tabs icon in sidebar or type opera://activity in address bar. Opened tabs in one device will not automatically show up as a tab in another device.

  • I'm a new user and thought tab syncing meant all tabs would be open on all devices. When on mobile, I can find the desktop tabs when I click on the lower left icon. But the weird thing is it also shows what was last synced on the same mobile device and there's no way to get rid of it. Is that how it's supposed to work? Why would it sync a page that I've been to from two days ago and show up as if it was from another device?

    Another question - how do I add the tabs icon on the side bar? I don't see it in the sidebar settings. Thanks.

  • @NahcB It shows synced opened tabs from other Opera installations. So, if you have/had other Opera installations with opened tabs in the same device, those tabs will show up.

  • @NahcB Tabs icon on sidebar will appear automatically when synced opened tabs are detected.

  • @NahcB at the beginning I thought the same, then with some reflexion I concluded that it wouldn´t be a good thing to enable that feature. You can never be sure that all your sync devices have the same technical features and just imagine opening a tab with compromised information and then it suddenly pops up on your other devices.

  • @leocg I have the same problem. I'm transferring all of my stuff to a new laptop. I've installed Opera and, as near as I can tell, I've synced my data from Opera on my old machine. I don't see Any of these tabs show up when I log into Opera on the new machine. I have 409 open tabs and reopening all of them manually will be onerous. How do I get them to show up on the new machine?

  • Marking tabs in Flow is a very useful feature for instant syncing of individual tabs.