Do more on the web, with a fast and secure browser!

Download Opera browser with:

  • built-in ad blocker
  • battery saver
  • free VPN
Download Opera

Where did all my bookmarks go in Opera 16?

  • 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.

  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    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.

    I happen to be an Opera user, Opera fan even, so my place is here. I haven't seen the new version (apart from Mobile v.14), so it cannot really displease me. What displeases me is Chrome. And also, the way you talk about v.12 also displeases me, because I have none of the issues with it that you describe. Why are you so wrong in all your assumptions? Are you doing it deliberately?

  • The topics about incompatibilities (regardless of who's to blame), slowness and crashes on 12.1x can't be all illusions my brain created.

  • Originally posted by ersi:

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

    Thought so..

    Actually unlike you yes I in fact do.

    I am finally getting around to sorting out 8+ years worth of accumulated bookmarks, the majority of which are in FF of course, but an ever increasing number scattered between a number of devices, OS's and browsers. In attempting to tackle the problem I've decided to use this opportunity to refresh my bookmarks, a large chunk of which likely contains bookmarks for site no longer live or articles no long available.

    While having a decent bookmarks manager is a definite plus, it doesn't even begin to tackle the above problem. Xmarks used to offer a decent online bookmark option but that has definitely gone downhill and nothing in the way of a bookmark specific cloud-based solution has really stepped up to the same calibre. There are many browser-specific options but that isn't all that helpful... this may even go some way to defining why Opera browser stats showed such low usage of in-built bookmarks, as they just don't solve the problem for many who use multiple browsers and multiple devices.

    I've currently whittled the solution down to two possible candidates, Pocket and Springpad, and thus far Springpad is looking to be the keeper. It seems to offer the greatest flexibility in terms of bookmark organisation (as well as storing off-line content), good use of tags, using albums as opposed to traditional folders. It also seems the best in support for all browsers... those for which there isn't an extension (have installed the Chrome extension for Opera) these is a bookmarklet option provided.

    As I said before, with that many bookmarks I'm refreshing my favourites. I've done a bookmark export from FF to html, which I'm hosting on our server. As I make use of a bookmark I add that to Springpad, thus that way I'm only rebuilding with site links I actually use whilst retaining have that archived export as a back-up.

    Originally posted by ersi:

    I happen to be an Opera user, Opera fan even, so my place is here. I haven't seen the new version (apart from Mobile v.14), so it cannot really displease me. What displeases me is Chrome. And also, the way you talk about v.12 also displeases me, because I have none of the issues with it that you describe. Why are you so wrong in all your assumptions? Are you doing it deliberately?

    I seriously think you must be one of the rare few who saw no issues with Opera Presto... even most die-hards could admit there are rendering issues and site compatibility problems. The fact though that you continue to bemoan the new Opera with zero hands-on experience - and given that it continues to evolve further above the basics that Chrome offers, experience in that junkware does not qualify you to judge the Opera builds - really does make you look like a troll

  • Originally posted by elrice:

    Originally posted by ersi:

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

    Thought so..

    Actually unlike you yes I in fact do.

    I am finally getting around to sorting out 8+ years worth of accumulated bookmarks, the majority of which are in FF of course, but an ever increasing number scattered between a number of devices, OS's and browsers. In attempting to tackle the problem I've decided to use this opportunity to refresh my bookmarks, a large chunk of which likely contains bookmarks for site no longer live or articles no long available.

    While having a decent bookmarks manager is a definite plus, it doesn't even begin to tackle the above problem. Xmarks used to offer a decent online bookmark option but that has definitely gone downhill and nothing in the way of a bookmark specific cloud-based solution has really stepped up to the same calibre. There are many browser-specific options but that isn't all that helpful... this may even go some way to defining why Opera browser stats showed such low usage of in-built bookmarks, as they just don't solve the problem for many who use multiple browsers and multiple devices.

    I've currently whittled the solution down to two possible candidates, Pocket and Springpad, and thus far Springpad is looking to be the keeper. It seems to offer the greatest flexibility in terms of bookmark organisation (as well as storing off-line content), good use of tags, using albums as opposed to traditional folders. It also seems the best in support for all browsers... those for which there isn't an extension (have installed the Chrome extension for Opera) these is a bookmarklet option provided.

    As I said before, with that many bookmarks I'm refreshing my favourites. I've done a bookmark export from FF to html, which I'm hosting on our server. As I make use of a bookmark I add that to Springpad, thus that way I'm only rebuilding with site links I actually use whilst retaining the archived export as a back-up.

    Originally posted by ersi:

    I happen to be an Opera user, Opera fan even, so my place is here. I haven't seen the new version (apart from Mobile v.14), so it cannot really displease me. What displeases me is Chrome. And also, the way you talk about v.12 also displeases me, because I have none of the issues with it that you describe. Why are you so wrong in all your assumptions? Are you doing it deliberately?

    I seriously think you must be one of the rare few who saw no issues with Opera Presto... even most die-hards could admit there are rendering issues and site compatibility problems. The fact though that you continue to bemoan the new Opera with zero hands-on experience - and given that it continues to evolve further above the basics that Chrome offers, experience in that junkware does not qualify you to judge the Opera builds - really does make you look like a troll

  • I like the speed of Opera -- but I have to ask: Who is the "genius" that got rid of Bookmarks and a bookmarks bar? I agree with the other responders that this "Stash" thing is retarded as well -- for there seems to be no way to get it back! Every decent browser has a bookmarks bar option -- so I find Opera to be impractical until it re-implements a Bookmarks Bar! Wake up -- Opera!

  • Since I downloaded a new update I opened Opera up again, and began browsing, until I needed to see my Bookmarks in order to find something, and realized, oops, no Bookmarks on Opera! So, I'll close it and not use it again until the promised Version 18, and hope the assurances Bookmarks will return is accurate, cause it sure is nothing more than an exercise in EXTREME futility (& frustration) to try and use a browser, in 2013, that has no Bookmarks (or other common features, like setting your desired fonts & sizes, etc, that browsers have had for many, many years).... I still can't believe these versions are released and supposed to be used, without the most common features, it's really insane....

  • Originally posted by StevenCee:

    Since I downloaded a new update I opened Opera up again, and began browsing, until I needed to see my Bookmarks in order to find something, and realized, oops, no Bookmarks on Opera! So, I'll close it and not use it again until the promised Version 18, and hope the assurances Bookmarks will return is accurate, cause it sure is nothing more than an exercise in EXTREME futility (& frustration) to try and use a browser, in 2013, that has no Bookmarks (or other common features, like setting your desired fonts & sizes, etc, that browsers have had for many, many years).... I still can't believe these versions are released and supposed to be used, without the most common features, it's really insane....

    The developers are working on it but since the implementation still have some bugs it's disabled by default.
    This bookmarks bar is the initial implementation of bookmarks that will evolve as they release new versions (e.g. a fully featured bookmarks manager is not there yet, etc):

    1. Open the opera:flags page, enable the Quick Access Bar back-end
    2. Restart the browser
    3. Opera -> Settings -> Interface: tick the box to show the Quick Access Bar
  • Originally posted by rafaelluik:

    The developers are working on it but since the implementation still have some bugs it's disabled by default.
    This bookmarks bar is the initial implementation of bookmarks that will evolve as they release new versions (e.g. a fully featured bookmarks manager is not there yet, etc):

    1. Open the opera:flags page, enable the Quick Access Bar back-end
    2. Restart the browser
    3. Opera -> Settings -> Interface: tick the box to show the Quick Access Bar

    What & where is the Opera:flags page? I've never heard of it, nor do I see it anywhere. And if I did, and enabled the "Quick Access Bar back-end", what would that accomplish, as I have no clue what that is either....

  • Originally posted by StevenCee:

    What & where is the Opera:flags page?

    Type it in the address field.

    Originally posted by StevenCee:

    And if I did, and enabled the "Quick Access Bar back-end", what would that accomplish, as I have no clue what that is either....

    It's a bookmarks toolbar. In Chropera, you use your bookmarks either as speeddial or as "Quick Access Bar" (bookmarks toolbar). There's no normal bookmarks manager, such as sidepanel or bookmarks window.

  • I typed it in, and when I hit Enter it changed the address to: opera://flags%20page and I got a blank page saying:

    This webpage is not available

    The webpage at opera://flags%20page/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.

    So now what? And why am I reading that Opera 18 is available, and Opera 19 is almost ready, but when I click on About Opera, it says I have the most updated version?

  • opera:flags
Log in to reply