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Sync and Speed Dials

  • I am using Opera on Windows 10, Huawei Mate 9 phone and Samsung Tablet SE5 - both on Android 10, and all three have been updated to the latest versions. I have settings set to sync bookmarks and speed dials. Over three days ago I made a change to the speed dial on Windows 10 Opera, I have been continually logged in to sync on all three devices for my waking hours over the last three days or more, and the change has not been synced to the Android devices.

    Can anybody explain why this is?

    I can find no information about when syncing occurs.
    Where is this?

    Is there a way to manually sync the three devices, rather than waiting for Opera to do it automatically?

  • @alanbo As said many times here, Opera doesn't automatically populates the start page of current installation with the speed dials of the other installations.

    Speed dials from other devices/installations can be found in Other Speed Dials.

  • leocg, thank you for your rather terse reply. I have only just started using Opera and I am not aware, in spite of searching the forums, that your reply has been said "many times here". There seems to be a lot of confusion about speed dials in the forums.

    If Opera does not sync the contents of the speed dials why does this menu item exist: Settings/Sync and backup/Bookmarks and Speed Dials?

    Where is the "Other Speed Dials" menu item in Opera on Android? It does not appear in the Bookmarks menu, as it does in Windows.

    From my previous post: I can find no information about when syncing occurs.

    Where is this?

    Is there a way to manually sync the three devices, rather than waiting for Opera to do it automatically?

    In Windows 10 Opera/Bookmarks/Other Speed Dials I have made changes to the Android speed dials, but these changes do not appear in the Android speed dials on my Android devices

    Why is this?

  • @alanbo said in Sync and Speed Dials:

    Where is the "Other Speed Dials" menu item in Opera on Android?

    In start page there is an icon that look like a computer together with a phone, click on it.

    Is there a way to manually sync the three devices, rather than waiting for Opera to do it automatically?

    There isn't.

    In Windows 10 Opera/Bookmarks/Other Speed Dials I have made changes to the Android speed dials, but these changes do not appear in the Android speed dials on my Android devices

    What kind of changes?

  • In start page there is an icon that look like a computer together with a phone, click on it

    OK got it, leocg, thanks for that. However, my Windows 10 speed dial appears in my phone's speed dial, but not in my tablet's, again when I am logged in to all three devices.

    Why would this be?

    What kind of changes?

    In Windows 10 Opera/Bookmarks/Open full Bookmarks view/Other Speed Dials I have deleted some some sites on the speed dials, and added others so that the speed dials in all three devices are the same. These changes are not reflected in the speed dials on the Android devices.

    Again, if Opera does not sync the contents of the speed dials why does this menu item exist in the Android menus: Settings/Sync and backup/Bookmarks and Speed Dials?

    Again, I can find no information about when syncing occurs.

    Where is this? How often does it happen automatically? Immediately changes are detected?

  • @alanbo Opera syncs speed dials from different installations. However, issues may happen.

  • @alanbo I don't now how often sync is made but you can try accessing opera://sync-internals and watch how often there's a synchronization.

  • @leocg said in Sync and Speed Dials:

    @alanbo Opera syncs speed dials from different installations. However, issues may happen.

    Now we're getting down to it. What does this mean? It's certainly not syncing my speed dials. Is Opera synchronisation not fit for purpose?

    I've put a test bookmark in the bookmarks on Windows 10, and I'll wait to see if it gets synced to my Android devices.

  • @leocg A lot of this page opera://sync-internals is confusing. Perhaps you can help a non expert?

    opera://sync-internals/About/Local State says this:
    "Last Synced 0 hours, 2 minutes ago
    Sync First-Time Setup Complete true
    Sync Cycle Ongoing false
    Local Sync Backend Enabled false"

    To me this means that the last sync was 2 minutes ago, but "Sync Cycle Ongoing false".

    What does this mean?

    opera://sync-internals/Search/Unsynced produces zero results.

    Does this mean that nothing was left unsynced?

    If so this is not correct because my test bookmark and my speed dials have not been synced.

  • @alanbo That means that one of your Opera installations is not syncing or that the other ones aren't being able to get synced data from that other device.

  • @alanbo I know basically the same as you. The idea is to check if sync is happening and it seems to be as you said.

  • @alanbo You need to check on all devices, specially in the problematic ones.

  • @leocg Double checked each time I investigate.

  • @leocg said in Sync and Speed Dials:

    @alanbo I know basically the same as you.

    Sorry, I thought as a moderator you would have greater expertise than me.

    Is there no support structure beyond the forums, with more expert advice?

  • @alanbo So you opened opera://sync-internals on all devices and sync is happening on all of them?

  • @leocg Yes, exactly same data as on Windows 10.

  • @alanbo The column on the most right shows that your bookmarks are being synced?

  • @leocg Yes, and this shows in all three devices. Also the on the left the last sync was shown as about 3 hours ago. However, I put the test bookmark on Windows well before that and it has not synced to the Android devices.

  • @alanbo So, is there no support structure beyond the forums, with more expert advice?

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