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Opera 28: new experimental start page looks ugly

  • Creegah, nah, you have the gist of it. Its only a feature present in 29. In 28 you can only change the icon at the time you made the bookmark.

  • Could someone explain how to change the look of the tile on the express panel after I added it to the express panel?

  • Could someone explain how to change the look of the tile on the express panel after I added it to the express panel?

    If you have Opera 29, click on the heart button at the address bar and change the picture.

  • Lando242,
    don't blame the users. The Opera team seems to have a new habbit, to cause trouble to the users by screwing up the modifications people have done on the Speed Dial. There is a saying full of sarcasm: "No-one is as wise than an engineer". There is a better way to manage updates. My son deleted his Opera already and I'm pretty close to it too.

    Please try the technical preview (very early stage software) of Vivaldi. https://vivaldi.com It's made by one of the original Opera founders. Despite rough edges still it is a very nice piece of work and will make O12 users very happy.

  • leocg
    I understood that the changes are made through the heart menu interface. I just don't get one thing - HOW do I do it? So, I click the heart button, and it takes me to a thumbnail list of bookmarks. I click the pen button on one of them, and that lets me change the adress and the description of the bookmark. But where is the button that switches the design of the bookmark tile? I don't see it! Please show.

    PS: Yes, I know that the design can be changed when I am just adding a page to bookmarks, but once its done - I can't change the design. That's the problem I'm talking about here.

    PPS: good practice in english!

  • garrybartsch
    I've tried vivaldi, but didn't find the experimental design of the express panel - in vivaldi there are screenshots, not logos or short URLs like in opera 26.

  • garrybartsch
    I've tried vivaldi, but didn't find the experimental design of the express panel - in vivaldi there are screenshots, not logos or short URLs like in opera 26.

    Remember that this is just a tech preview - it's probably not a good idea to make it your main browser yet, but you should definitely keep an eye on it. They keep adding more and more features that are actually requested by the users. I think that you can expect that feature to be added soon (there are logos for the default bookmarks in the speed dial page already, but there is no way to customize them manually - at least none that I know of).

  • In Opera version 29 (this does not work in version 28 earlier) navigate to a bookmarked or speed dialed website who's icon you want to change. Click the Heart button on the right of the address bar and a menu will pop up. In this menu you will see a picture, front and center. On the right and left sides of this picture are little arrows. Clicking these arrows will cycle the picture you can use for the icon.

  • eocg
    I understood that the changes are made through the heart menu interface. I just don't get one thing - HOW do I do it? So, I click the heart button, and it takes me to a thumbnail list of bookmarks. I click the pen button on one of them, and that lets me change the adress and the description of the bookmark. But where is the button that switches the design of the bookmark tile? I don't see it! Please show.

    Note that, as said, this feature only works from Opera 29.

    Open an already bookmarked page and click on the heart button at the right of the address bar. Click on the arrows to select a different image.

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