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[Solved]Edit speed dial thumbnails or use a third party dial

  • How can I edit Opera's speed dial thumbnails, besides clicking the red heart icon and chose from a limited set of images?

    I have many dials added and most of them are ugly, because I can't chose specific image for their thumbnails.

    An alternative is to use a more customizable third party speed dialer. Opera extensions catalog lists only one: FVD Speed Dial. The problem is opening a new tab doesn't open this extension's set of dials.

    I tried another third party speed dialer from Chrome Web Store - Group Speed Dial, but in Opera I can't set up to open a new tab with this extension.

    So, how can I fix the issues above?

  • @cris2d2 You can't use custom thumbnails in Speed Dials.

  • @leocg Actually, I managed somehow to fix my issue: I've read here, on the Opera forum, that someone recommended an add-on from Chrome web store to replace the New Tab with an address, in my case an already installed extension.

    The add-on is New Tab Start Page and the add-on I've used to replace Opera's speed dial is Group Speed Dial.

  • Some other issue that baffles me: I just discovered that bookmarks file from Opera profile folder is a json format file that hosts generated thumbnails for different bookmarks. So, there are https addresses for .jpe images hosted on Opera servers. If I edit this bookmarks file and replace a .jpe address with another image, when I launch Opera the replaced thumbnail doesn't change.

    I don't want to experiment further but I wonder if I backup this file and use it for a new Opera profile, those thumbnails from the file will be preserved?

  • @cris2d2 you can follow this steps to edit speed dial icons:
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/43200/solved-customize-speed-dial-icons

  • @diezi Thanks! Seems to be working just fine.
    Problem solved.