How Many Bookmarks Do you Have?

  • Reading about one user with 10,000 bookmarks I am curious to know what the average is.

    I have 1413 bookmarks and 97 folders.
    (The easiest way to check is open bookmarks.adr in a text editor and do a F&R of #URL and #FOLDER)

  • probably less than 1000 (never counted), but having multiple folders with shortcuts on them for convenient opening of multiple sites at once (fun-sites, news-sites, lunch-menu-sites, etc)

    and obviously not having these sites in my face all the time, my speed dial is only for very few selected sites which I need _really_ often (as in tens of times a day)

  • Presently, I seem to have 313 bookmarks and 43 folders. I used to have a few hundred more, but because Opera Link couldn't handle the load I've been storing stuff which I in all likelihood don't need anymore externally.

  • Presently in research mode, when I need more of them, 291 items in 14 folders (incl Trash) and 8 subfolders.

    The way to count bookmarks in (the old true) Opera:
    - Open Bookmarks panel or tab.
    - Shift+Right to expand all folders
    - CTRL+A and CTRL+C to select and copy all
    - Paste to an editor that counts rows.

    291 is more than I expected to see. Last time I checked I had just below 200. When I have time, I'll see about stuff that should be deleted.

  • Originally posted by ersi:

    Paste to an editor that counts rows

    That will count the number of bookmarks + folders. Close, but no cigar.

  • Originally posted by Pesala:

    Originally posted by ersi:

    Paste to an editor that counts rows

    That will count the number of bookmarks + folders. Close, but no cigar.

    Hmm, correct. Yet it excludes the Trash folder name, while including the items in it (in my case the editor was Geany). Go figure.

    I correct my number of items to 270 then.

  • Until a recent PC crash I must have had about 3000.
    After this I reconstituted some of my Bookmarks to about 500.

    But I guess this question is becomeing irrelevant.

    The Opera guys no longer want us to use Bookmarks.

    We should have 6 or 8 sites on the Spped Dial, right?

  • Bookmarks: 620
    Folders: 82

    Originally posted by Pesala:

    That will count the number of bookmarks + folders. Close, but no cigar.

    To check the exact number of bookmarks you can try this:
    Export bookmarks as html file, open that file in opera and enter the following in the adressbar.

    javascript:alert('Bookmarks: '+document.querySelectorAll('a').length+'\nFolders: '+document.querySelectorAll('h3').length)
  • Thanks, artmil :)

    Interesting to see how bookmarks are counted. It seems to exclude Trash when the folder is empty, but includes other empty folders.

  • None.

    If you count SD and Stash entries as bookmarks, then i have 34.

  • I have about two dozen. I find that I just don't need to return to many sites, other than the two dozen mentioned. I suppose it's the nature of my circumstances in life whereby my job and my interests no longer require so many varied sites. I believe my wife has about double the number of bookmarks due to her own work and her interests in travel. But certainly she does not have more than a hundred.

  • Originally posted by artmil:

    To check the exact number of bookmarks you can try this:
    Export bookmarks as html file, open that file in opera and enter the following in the adressbar.

    javascript:alert('Bookmarks: '+document.querySelectorAll('a').length+'\nFolders: '+document.querySelectorAll('h3').length)
    

    I just realized we were all being way too difficult. It's in the Opera usage report thingy (which I enabled after discovering that in some parallel universe most users didn't use bookmarks).

      <section id="Bookmarks">
        <value id="NumberOfBookmarks" xml:space="preserve">314</value>
        <value id="NumberOfFolders" xml:space="preserve">36</value>
        <value id="LastCreatedBookmark" xml:space="preserve">1380697801</value>
      </section>
    

    Note that these numbers aren't the same as the #URL and #FOLDER-based method, which gave me this:

    Originally posted by Frenzie:

    Presently, I seem to have 313 bookmarks and 43 folders.

  • Originally posted by Frenzie:

    I just realized we were all being way too difficult. It's in the Opera usage report thingy (which I enabled after discovering that in some parallel universe most users didn't use bookmarks).

    opera:config#UserPrefs|EnableUsageStatistics

    ?

  • Ah yes, sorry. That one indeed.

  • I don't have it enabled. How did you get the report? Does it generate some file when you enable it?

  • That's correct. When you enable it, it generates ~/.opera/usagereport/report.xml. It also keeps a weekly archive, so I can see that back on July 18th (when I must've enabled it),

      <section id="Bookmarks">
        <value id="NumberOfFolders" xml:space="preserve">28</value>
        <value id="NumberOfBookmarks" xml:space="preserve">291</value>
        <value id="LastCreatedBookmark" xml:space="preserve">1373927600</value>
      </section>
    
  • That's not a bad idea, but integrated bookmarks have features like nicknames that you're missing out on. (Couldn't say if the same applies to Opera Next; I still can't get the damn thing to work.)

  • I have 245 bookmarks in 27 folders. I'm sure that almost 95+% web sites that I go to are in my speed dial and my Bookmark Bar.

    My wife and daughter also use Opera.
    131 bookmarks and 10 folders
    286 bookmarks and 15 folders

    Might be interesting to note that they both still had hundreds of sites bookmarked that came with the original Opera installation. They both never used them and were alright with them being deleted.

    They both also are at about 95+% using there bookmark bar and speed dial for there browsing.

  • Originally posted by scratchspace:

    Yes, but (1) accessing the bookmarked website via a nickname is—at least, with respect to the first nine "bookmarks" on Speed Dial, which may be accessed via a keyboard shortcut—slower than Speed Dial

    Not if you use go to nickname (Shift+F2 by default). I have F2 bound to new page & go to nickname. I've been using this since years prior to the introduction of speed dial. But alternatively you could just use small nicknames consisting of one or two characters if you preferred.

    Originally posted by scratchspace:

    (2) when you're talking about the relatively large number of bookmarks that people here (including me) are reporting, it's not likely that you'll remember more than a small fraction of your nicknames, so for most of your bookmarks you're dependent on manual navigation of Opera's native bookmark folders anyway

    Naturally most bookmarks are accessed by navigating your folder structure, but note that you can also give nicknames to folders and that you can have a far greater number of quick shortcuts than speed dial. And btw, why wouldn't I remember all of my nicknames unless I forgot about the very site it refers to? My MyOpera nickname is—wait for it—myopera. To access it comes down to F2, my (because I have more nicknames starting with m).

    Originally posted by scratchspace:

    My point being that the Windows method has the advantage of not being dependent on a feature that may not exist in future versions of Opera

    One can export Opera's bookmarks to the universal HTML bookmark sharing format at any time. Not using a useful feature now because it may break in the future would just have me throw out my computer.

  • Just made into the 500+ category. Have 515 Bookmarks and 52 folders in default profile for the work PC.

    Originally posted by Frenzie:

    When you enable it, it generates ~/.opera/usagereport/report.xml.

    Thanks for the tip, Frans. :) In 64 bit Windows the report is C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera( x64)\usagereport\report.xml

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