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  • Hello,

    please give a way to color up the buttons (different change sets!) in opera mail.

    it doesn't make the client faster, but keeps the user alive and happy !


  • Opera Mail is practically not being developed anymore.

  • Special colored buttons in the old Presto Opera versions were normally the result of a custom "skin" that could be added as a ***.zip file to the Opera browser 'skin' folder and selected via the Tools>Appearance>Themes menu path. Opera Mail is essentially an Opera browser 'suite' with the browser portion disabled or gutted, and because a lot of controls were disabled along with the browser portion, there may be no way to directly alter the skin/button effects... since I don't use or have installed Opera Mail, I've no way to look.

    One approach might be to simply install a later-version of a Presto Opera browser (12.1x) and only use the Mail portion of it just as you now do Opera Mail. Then, assuming you could track down an appropriate skin file, you could insert that into Opera, select it, and then you'd have whatever colored/styled buttons the skin provided. Or you could go with the native "standard" skin buttons Opera provided. I always preferred the us.Opera.Fugue.5.1.0 skin for its compact, colored button renderings, and still use it within Opera 12.14... but different skins provide different button effects. With a selected Opera skin file in the Presto browser, you got whatever that skin file contained for all its buttons, and it was an all-or-nothing situation for all its button renderings unless you took the major effort to construct your own custom skin zip file. The challenge (hence the earlier-stated "assumption") with this approach is to track down a skin file you can download, since the old Opera versions are so dated now. At the end of the day, this may all represent a lot more effort than its worth just for what you're seeking.