Separated bookmarks and speed dials for each workspace
DutchHarry last edited by
So - even in my spare-time I don't get really remembered with the bookmarks of the work all the time.
Sorry, my previous post was not good english.
@pavelopdev You descriped a way of organize the bookmarks that of course is possible for people who want it that way. Of course that way dont need to be changed!
I see this request as feature for people - who do not want to be reminded of or see work (or whatever) in specific spaces.
With 1 default bookmarkbar that is the same in every workspace - work and private life are mixed up. One in its free time is constantly reminded of the work that actually needs to be done. During work one is led to private content.
Or even - for a meeting one want to have a clean bookmarkbar with only the bookmarks needed.
In meetings I don't want to show anyone how I organize my bookmarks or which ones I have.
Of course I could use another browser but no.. let's stay with Opera
I think Opera is already capable of this feature!
If you open bookmarks to edit - it is already categorized as "Bookmarkbar", "Fast-choises" and "Other bookmarks".
At fast-choises I can edit bookmarks for every Opera-Browser connected to the same Opera-user-account on PC, Mac, mobiles, etc already!
Like on my PC I can edit the fast-choice-bookmarks for mobilephone, Mac, etc thats only for that specific device.
This is Opera default functionallity already.
Of course this feature need not to be activated by default!
There are no changes for people who want to have just 1 bookmarkbar with the same bookmarks on every workspace!
Technically it could be done/solved like this - what I would prefere and suggest!
** Default like now - no changes for the user!
There is just 1 same default bookmarkbar with the same bookmarks for every workspace.
** For the feature (add on) its an setting to activate on the workspace:
At each workspace there should be a setting/flag like "own bookmarkbar".
Now it is possible for this workspace to have an own bookmarksbar.
If this flag is not activated - the workspace just show the default bookmarkbar.
At bookmarks (edit) could be a category "workspaces" added. Now here I can see and edit the bookmarks belonging only to that workspace. Like with "fast-choises".
If I disable the workspace - the bookmarks should not be deleted. Maybe that workspace is activated later again.
Now I have even added an suggestion how it might could be done technically
A Former User last edited by A Former User
@dutchharry Hi, I'll reply you in few posts as you mixed few issues, as I see.
Let me first explain some points. You can translate my GNU/Linux Debian work environment mentioned in the following descriptions, into MS Windows realm easily.
- I like simple solutions - that's I always try to use Bash scripts instead of bloated applications (I'm Debian freak, yes, but w/out deep knowledge, alas.)
- I like to illustrate every idea on XXX forums - for example, using pictures aka screenshots (photoshopped too) mostly, they much better explain visions of requests of mine than words only. See the Open thumbnails too in directory with images, but pardon my horrible style (I'll rewrite that request soon).
- No offence, but you belong to the general users who do not dive into other web browsers' solutions deeply, if ever.
1. VivaldiIt developed new generation of Tab Stacks adding second "tab rows". Marvelous invention. See the Time to sort out your tabs. Move your tabs to the left place (of window's browser), add thumbnail tabs option and you'll obtain Workspaces.
[Fig. 1] The most left column (first one) represents Workspaces (they are Tab Stacks in Vivaldi). The second column shows a tab stack contents. You may switch off the thumbs and decrease the area the menu takes. Can you see direct relation to Opera's workspaces and with option of hidden bookmarks? What you would be able to define in Vivaldi, as far as your Tabs are concerned ,is beyond the scope of my answer here (first part).
2. FirefoxAs I erased my Firefox due to Mozilla plans to implement deplatforming web browsers users (censoring contents) into Firefox level, all my illustrations are gone forever. So, I've turned to pictures from extension pages. You have to pay attention to the two extensions: Simple Tab Groups + Multi-Account Containers. STG needs to have MAC installed. What they create is wonderful tool you could name it a Workspace Rolodex (my name ). Two selected images from STG page's gallery:
[Fig. 2] Illustration how STG works (details below, after the two pictures)
[Fig. 3] One of STG group opened with contents. Smaller pop-up window explains itself.
When you've created all your groups aka Workspaces (work1, work2, private, team, etc), you will be able to select them and open in one tab row browser (here Firefox). Those tabs who were visible previously (belonging to one of your many groups aka Workspaces) had been hidden - NOT deleted(!) - after choosing new group. When you hide Bookmarks Tab Bar all groups will be hidden (apart from the chosen one). Isn't the solution you searched for, is it?
- I do like to look for any viable solution using existing tools and/or extensions. Extensions are not my favored tools, but one likes what he has, not waiting till someone else has conjured up your idea into reality, either through application improvement or coding new functionality.
- Last but not least. Many users publishing on Opera Forums use many web browsers, among them Firefox. It has horrible solution concerning Snapshot naming. I worked for a while and changed Firefox snapshot names. See Creating screenshots with own names (timestamps, domains, pathnames etc). You'll find there my private URL where you will find new XPI files. Do not try reply to my Firefox post, I did remove my account from the bolshevik Mozilla kingdom. How the names can be changed shows the exemplary screenshot:
XPI versions generate other names.
- Solution for Opera will be described in next post. Stay tuned.
Celeblith last edited by
Each workspace could contain all the resources (i.e. bookmarks/extensions) you need for that particular area of your life.
For example, let's say you have a school workspace, a hobby workspace, and a gaming workspace. In your school workspace, your bookmark bar has your school website, Canvas, Google Drive, etc., and can hold any articles or resources you need for school.
For the hobby workspace, you can keep bookmarked supplies you need to order regularly, inspiration, and even side hustle tools if you have an Etsy Shop or blog.
For the gaming workspace, you have all of your online games, guides and walkthroughs, or gaming news sites.
Each workspace is distinct, so you can keep each area of your life distinct. You can focus on one at a time to boost productivity, keep everything organized, and manage your resources easily.
matanyaje last edited by
The concept for workspaces is great the only thing that bothers me is that the bookmarks are identical for every workspace
It would be very helpful to have different bookmarks for each workspace
A Former User last edited by leocg
I've recently switched to Opera from Chrome because of the great functionality it offers. Recently I made seperate Workspaces for Home, Work and School, hoping that I could finally sort my messy bookmark bar.
Sadly, this isn't an option anywhere in the browser. I think it is a solid idea which would drastically improve Workspace UX.
iwua last edited by
Is this being worked on? Can we expect to see it added to Opera in the near future?
This could be really helpful.
andy1 last edited by
I'd like to have the ability to have different bookmark bars for different workspaces. Part of the appeal of the workspaces is optimizing layout for different internet browsing activities. I'd like to have specific minimalist bookmark bars specific to the actions I'm doing in different workspaces. As it stands, I have too many bookmarks to have names listed, so I've opted for icons only. Recently, as a work around, I have begun using different browsers at different workspaces to accomplish the unique bookmark bar.. Chrome for personal, Opera for work, Firefox for school. While this works, I would much prefer to use exclusively Opera with this feature.
A Former User last edited by
I switched to OperaGX from Chrome specifically for RAM usage on my work computer. I also used different profiles in Chrome and thought the Workspaces feature in Opera would do this, but it sadly doesn't. Please add this!
LeNumi last edited by
I wanted to switch to Opera GX instead of using Google Chrome because there are lots of cool features.
However, I am a developer and work for several clients at the same time so having distinct bookmarks according to each workspace is a must have for me.
Until this option is available, I won't change my web browser...
KrishnanS2006 last edited by
@leocg agreed! although the other solution mentioned would also be fine, this makes much more sense. Something closer to Chrome profiles would be very nice, and something which doesn't change the already-amazing workspaces is also a good idea. I'm really hoping this becomes a thing - I don't want to have to use different browsers to just replicate a different bookmarks bar.
oeuvre last edited by
Agreed, this would be a superb addition.
freeman-lex last edited by
I agree with above users: separate bookmarks bar for each workspace would be very useful!! It is a must!
jharpj last edited by
Yes, I great idea.
jonahuk33 last edited by
Come on Opera, up your game.
Get this workspace feature set up!