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Booksmark doesn't save a picture

  • @burnout426 Haha , too complicated for me , didn't understand the instructions , thanks anyways - I will keep my browser like that 😞

  • @kaizu To clear your cache, goto the URL opera://settings/clearBrowserData, set the time range to "all time", uncheck everything but "cached images and files", and click "clear data".

  • @burnout426 didn't help 😞
    another question , If I enter the bookmarks folder inside my profile , can I edit the code? it will help me more because I know how to write code

  • Hi @kaizu, does the image selector under the "heart" pop-up doesn't work at all for you?
    Perhaps you run the Opera with the switch --disable-reading-from-canvas, if yes then remove it and check if this helps.

  • @l33t4opera said in Booksmark doesn't save a picture:

    --disable-reading-from-canvas

    Hello , I am quite new to this opera and I don't know how to do this , Explanation will help me alot 🙂

  • @kaizu From your reply it seems you don't do this, so the cause must be different. What is your operating system and GPU model?
    You can try this: go to opera:settings/system, and disable "Use hardware acceleration when available", restart the browser and see if this fixes the issue.

  • @l33t4opera Amazing - it solved the problem , thanks alot

  • @kaizu I see you already have it solved, but, to answer your question:

    The "Bookmarks" file in the profile folder is a JSON file. You can edit it with a text editor or with JSONedit (which is nicer). Since the speed dial entries are just bookmarks in a bookmarks "speed dial" folder, you'll see the start page entries right there in the "Bookmarks" file.

    Now, the speed dial entries are special though in that they have an imageID that's references a thumbnail. That imageID and its thumbnanil (as base64 data) are stored in the "BookmarksExtras" for each speed dial. The "BookmarksExtras" file is also a JSON file that you can edit.

    In short, use something like https://www.base64-image.de/ to base64-encode the image you want to use for a thumbnail, find the imageID in "BookmarksExtras" for the speed dial you want to modify, and replace the existing base64 data with the data for the new image (all while Opera is closed). Then, you can customize things how you like.

    Now, there is another way to do things. Directly load the URL to an image you want as a thumbnail and bookmark that image to the speed dial folder. Then, close Opera and edit the "Bookmarks" file. There, find the entry for the image, change its URL to the site/page you want, and change its name to what you want. In this case, you won't have to mess with the data in "BookmarksExtras" because the data for the image you bookmarked will already be there.

  • @kaizu Nice to hear that, but now the performance of the browser can be a little lower, especially when you replay videos.

    Can you open opera:gpu and paste here what you have on the right of "Command Line", please?

  • @l33t4opera Weird. I'm surprised that this was needed. But, glad it solved it. Thanks.

  • @l33t4opera said in Booksmark doesn't save a picture:

    @kaizu Nice to hear that, but now the performance of the browser can be a little lower, especially when you replay videos.

    Can you open opera:gpu and paste here what you have on the right of "Command Line", please?

    "C:\Users\nulla\AppData\Local\Programs\Opera\76.0.4017.107_1\opera.exe" --enable-quic --ran-launcher --started-from-shortcut --restore-last-session --ran-launcher --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --enable-quic

  • @burnout426 Not a problem ;-) It seems to be a bug in some cases, that's why I asked for the OS and GPU.

  • @kaizu Thanks, if that is all of it then it looks like the other switches is not the culprit in your case.
    Perhaps you can report the issue using this link, provide more details: your OS, GPU, etc. in the report. It could help the Opera to reproduce the problem and find a fix for it.

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  • @burnout426 said in Booksmark doesn't save a picture:

    Go to [...] opera://bookmarks, move the bookmark to the trash, empty the trash, and add the bookmark again[...]

    It worked for me. Thanks.