Where did all my bookmarks go in Opera 16?

  • I see no bookmarks, no way to get to them, nor can we customize the toolbar with any more icons, etc. What kind of upgrade is this?

  • And why when I search Opera Help for "bookmarks", does it say it can't find anything?

  • Ditto to all! What are these people thinking???? Speed Dial is good for touch devices, not personal computers. Metro is not a success -- why mimic it????

    Tried to import my bookmarks to Speed Dial, ended up with a tile with 838 entries! The least you could do is preserve my bookmark folder structure, which is what I expected to happen. This would have resulted in a useful number of tiles.

    This browser is not useable as is.

  • Bookmarks will return in a future update. In the meantime we have Stash and Speed Dial.

  • Ok. But, in the mean time, how do I recover my tens of bookmarks saved up to Opera 15?!?
    Please tell me that there is a way! And not the way onehorst says it happened... I need to be able to have my folders, in Opera or elsewhere.
    Otherwise, I promise that I will never use Opera again! And I have been using it since Opera 4...

  • I have far too many bookmarks to try and use Speed Dial, and I"m not sure what Stash is, or how that would work. And like cvladutz, I wonder where all my previous bookmarks are. Are they deleted, gone forever, or still stored in a previous file, to be accessed when you once again bring bookmarks back?
    I can't figure out how bookmarks are simply not an option, this is something that's been pretty much standard for 20+ years, and doing what most of us need to do, without them, is making Opera pretty much a nonentity, for how are we supposed to get to many sites in a timely manner?

  • Relax, your old bookmarks.adr file is definitely stored somewhere (that's if you didn't use Opera Link).
    It must be located at home /Library/Opera...

    About "getting to many sites", I've been using the Speed Dial and its groups as the sole place to store my favorites and it works fine for me. Right now I have more than 500 links there. I can either open the links with the mouse or type in the address field to get them as suggestions.

  • Here is probably the most workable workaround thus far. Silly that for bookmarks from a browser to its own next version you need such a workaround with third-party tools, but if you think v.15+ is your future, then here it is http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show.dml/94294452?startidx=250#comment111984952

    Originally posted by ayespy:

    Originally posted by randomforest:

    My question is, in this situation what's the best option?

    1. Keep on like this until a proper bookmark manager arrives
    2. Import all 700 into Speed Dial. Will nested folders be retained?
    3. Import all 700 into QAB. Will nested folders be retained?
    4. Something else

    There must be loads of people in this situation who haven't tried importing all bookmarks yet, so any thoughts?

    I installed Chrome (Firefox will do just as well), imported all of my bookmarks into it, installed the XMarks extension to both Chrome and Opera, synced Xmarks, and now have all of my bookmarks available thru QAB (in nested folders). Prior to all of this I activated the new bookmarks storage scheme in :flags (don't know if that was necessary).

    Then I undertook the fairly lengthy task of moving, renaming, updating all bookmarks on QAB so that what I have now is essentially the exact same pattern of bookmarks on QAB that I had on my 12.16 bookmarks bar, PLUS a folder named "Imp" (for "imported) with all of my OTHER imported folders of bookmarks.

    Doing this process has prompted me to clean up and update my several hundred bookmarks, some of which were obsolete, so currently my best, most valid set of bookmarks anywhere on this machine is in the new stream of Opera.

    I anxiously await something like panels so that, on the rare occasion it is necessary, I can keep my entire bookmark list or any folder in it, open and in view, plus the QAB, while I move from tab to tab and site to site, working.

  • And a coment on the previous post http://my.opera.com/desktopteam/blog/show.dml/94294452?startidx=350#comment112032582

    Originally posted by procoolheat:

    I used ayespy's idea for importing my bookmarks with the Chrome extension X-Marks.

    Management of the bookmarks such as removing them (extremely difficult to do) is missing.

    By default the nested and labeled folders that are under the blank folder I use on the QAB have 'add page' as a context menu.

    I found another Chrome extension that allows editing and deletion of the pages saved in the subfolders.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/chrookmarks-chrome-bookma/kcdheengilgkagjehknnnofigbmlnnfj/related

  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    Relax, your old bookmarks.adr file is definitely stored somewhere (that's if you didn't use Opera Link).
    It must be located at home /Library/Opera...
    About "getting to many sites", I've been using the Speed Dial and its groups as the sole place to store my favorites and it works fine for me. Right now I have more than 500 links there. I can either open the links with the mouse or type in the address field to get them as suggestions.

    Well, they may be somewhere, but they're not in any Opera folders, nor does a search find them anywhere, any ideas where they might be?

  • What on earth has happened to you people in Opera - removing bookmarks in version 16. This seem to be the case both for PC and MAC versions.

    And what is stash??? I add something to stash and so ??? where do I get it back?

    Speed Dial can by no means substitute bookmarks - people have hundreds or thousands of bookmarks for very specific things. SD can only take care of a handful or three without being completely messy.

    What is wrong with you?

    GET BOOKMARKS BACK NOW !

  • Originally posted by jangeriksen:

    SD can only take care of a handful or three without being completely messy.

    Nope, as I said I have easily more than 500 links in my Speed Dial now. I access them via clicking or typing in the address field and it's good for me.

    But don't bother too much with it... Classic bookmarks are already being re-included in the newest Opera beta builds (Opera 17 and 18).

    Originally posted by jangeriksen:

    And what is stash??? I add something to stash and so ??? where do I get it back?

    There's a big Stash button above the Speed Dial. It's more a comparison tool than a place to organize bookmarks though... Tips to go shopping with Stash.

  • I love Speed Dial and Stash, but not as a substitute for a bookmarks list, its great for those most used sites, but if you have a big list of bookmarks Speed Dial becomes a mess.
    Keep the Speed Dial and the Stash, but bring Bookmarks back please. 😉
    Keep up the good work.

  • Ugh. I agree. No bookmarks. No Toolbars. No key for entering in saved Passwords. And probably a lot more.

    I loved Opera's ability to be configured to what I need, but that is gone. Now it's just a flashy browser. Please tell me that there's a fix on the way.

  • And how do we bookmark new pages we come across? This is so crazy, & yeah, no toolbars, no way to change the font or font size, so everything is tiny, tiny, tiny, how is this an "upgrade"?

  • I am missing favorites, feeds and toolbars. The way "Weitere Tools" > "Lesezeichen importieren" doesn't works may be beacause this is a new computer. On the old one I had exported feeds and favorites -- but they are not importable.
    In Firefox I have different favorites so that the possibility which Ersi has described, isn't practicable for me.
    Gimme back favorites, feeds and toolbars !!!

  • Originally posted by pieterdh:

    The way "Weitere Tools" > "Lesezeichen importieren" doesn't works may be beacause this is a new computer.

    Nope. It's because of the innovative way Chropera is developed. That item doesn't work for pretty much anyone. And they call it stable.

  • Originally posted by ersi:

    Originally posted by pieterdh:

    The way "Weitere Tools" > "Lesezeichen importieren" doesn't works may be beacause this is a new computer.

    Nope. It's because of the innovative way Chropera is developed. That item doesn't work for pretty much anyone. And they call it stable.

    OMG Ersi, does this make two operating systems you don't use that you are sharing your little gems in? Not enough sycophants left complaining with you in the main board left?

  • Stay on topic and give a better answer, if you have it. Do you have it?

    Thought so..

  • Originally posted by StevenCee:

    And how do we bookmark new pages we come across? This is so crazy, & yeah, no toolbars, no way to change the font or font size, so everything is tiny, tiny, tiny, how is this an "upgrade"?

    It's an upgrade in the sense it's a more stable, more compatible and faster browser. No more hiccups of the whole interface, etc...

    Why do you keep repeating questions I've already answered above?
    You can bookmark pages in the new Opera, you bookmark them to the Speed Dial, simple as that. However listen! Don't reply mad at me because that's not the end of the road. In Opera 17 there's the experimental Quick Access Bar which can be enabled in opera:flags then in the settings after restarting. This is the initial classic bookmarks implementation and it'll be ready for Opera 18 release with 99% of certainty. Other options to get bookmarks right now is installing an extension (even Xmarks Sync from the Chrome Extensions Store works in Opera, because the bookmarks back-end is already there).
    Font size settings - you'll also find them in Opera 18.

    They have rewritten the basic browser interface with some flagship Opera features and released to people who can live with it so they could upgrade from Opera 12.x (it has become a very sub-par browser when the matter is the rendering of webpages and keeping itself lag-free), and they're adding important features back progressively.

    Originally posted by ersi:

    Stay on topic and give a better answer, if you have it. Do you have it?

    Neither you do. All you do here is to troll. Move on ersi, if the new Opera displease you there are a lot of folks that can fulfill you necessity to have your rants heard in Mozilla or Google's forums.

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