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Sync same Speed Dial on every device

  • I think I may finally have the answer. Duck Duck Go.

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  • @leocg leocg, I am truly stunned to see how unprofessional you are, as a moderator. You represent Opera directly to your consumers, and I find you to consistently be rude and antagonistic in the forums, both to me and to numerous other poor souls looking for answers and trying to make suggestions that they feel would make the browser that they have chosen, and obviously have allegiance to, better.

    Most recently, I submitted a suggestion that it would be nice if one could put subfolders into folders. Your brusque response: shouldn't be in forum, case closed. What? Thanks for caring.

    It seems that you would rather abuse your users than accept well-intentioned and usually great suggestions. You are a bully, and I can only assume that since Opera allows you to represent them that they must subscribe to your actions.

    I am moving to a different browser (probably back to Duck Duck Go), regardless of the inconvenience to myself, and would suggest others offended by your behavior do likewise.

    I am going to do my best to send this message to Opera administration, though I suspect, since they allow your behavior, that they won't want it. I would imagine that you will remove this, but at least hopefully you will see it.

  • I wish I had the option of 1 speed dial for both of my computers. I recently migrated PCs, and was startled to find that my speed dials had not appeared; it was only after poking around that I found them under a speed dial thingy from my other machine.; I then copypasted them into my new PC's speed dial. Not a biggie, but a little annoying. Ideally, it would be the same for both, since I use both machines the same, and it makes bookmark sync look messy, with speed dial folders from old computers I don't use anymore appearing. I keep my Work Only and Home Only and School Only sites in separate folders, anyway, so I don't need multiple speed dials. This feature request gets an upvote from me.

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    Stay on topic. Don't hijack other people's threads.

    And if you do it in other forums, you must probably will be banned.

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  • @darthagnon

    There is a way to achieve it.

    Look for 1 SpeedDial on 2 Devices Thread, - can be found on my Topics -.

  • I can easily live without this feature. It would be nice, but I can just copy/paste the speed dial every now and then.

    Unfortunately copy/pasting speed dial is something a little too complex to communicate to clients. People want now days a flow of using their devices, from home, to office, to phone while commuting and then back at home (PC/mac/tablet). Lack of one-speeddial between devices is, from average users point of view, something that is not a sales point for Opera in "tech enthusiast" crowd, for whats-a-browser crowd it most likely is. But which crowd is more likely to use Opera?

  • @zalex108 said in Sync same Speed Dial on every device:

    You just need to copy the SD bookmarks from Other Speed Dials to the SD of your other machine.

    BTW, a switch or a selector to select the behavior would be nice.


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    +!. Simple make it a choice. Toggle mutli device sync yes or no. Each device can opt out of the multi-sync.

  • I have found a solution to select any one of the "Other Speed Dials" as the default.

    1. Go to help->about and copy the profile path.

    2. Close the browser

    3. Locate the file "Bookmarks" in the profile path and make a backup copy.

    4. Edit the file using a text editor and search for the text "speed_dial_root_folder_guid". You will find something like this:

      "id": "121",
      "meta_info": {
      "speed_dial_root_folder_guid": "C362534A-560F-4370-B7CC-6E11CA38A54F"
      },
      "name": "DESKTOP2",

    5. Now CUT the entire meta_info section including the comma at the end, that is everything between the "id" and "name" lines.

    6. Search for the name of the speed dial you wish to select and paste the meta_info between the matching "id" and "name" lines.

    7. Save & open browser.

  • I just started using Opera, because i like design of this browser. But after few days I found, that it cant sync speed dial on devices šŸ˜ž
    That is reason, why I have to go back to use Maxthon browser, which can do that.
    Let me know if this funion will be availabe and I will be happy user of opera.

  • @ploink thank you so much, this is the simplest and the fastest solution, changing 2 lines and you are ready to go.
    Btw I'm surprised it is still an unsolved by the Opera team.

  • @ar7ur3k Well if you had actually read the thread, you would have noticed that not everyone see a problem there.

  • This is not a bug but a feature request.

  • I believe there are many guys like us that really want to synchronize one speed dial to all of our devices. It is really annoying to create the same speed dial for every device we buy or change. This thread begin in 2016. We are on 2019 and there are still people who want this feature integrated in Opera browser. It is a shame that 3 years after the initial request and nobody on Opera is really listening their customers.

  • @Atemporaryson The amount of time necessary to simply select all the speed dials and copy to another device is roughly ~ 30 seconds (including starting the browser and going to bookmarks link). I'm talking about using actual PC, since neither Google Chrome nor Firefox offer sync across Android devices, for instance. How often do you actually change PC/laptop? Is it really possible that this (let it be) minute means so much to you?

    Let's say you are the project manager in Opera dev team, and that I am your superior. Please elaborate (with actual arguments for a change, spare me the beliefs and thoughts) on why this feature should be implemented.

  • @maxdule

    • 2 work boxes
    • 2 laptops
    • one home machine
    • a phone,
    • a tablet.

    It takes quite awhile to copy bookmarks. (especially since you have to stop and figure out which is the current one - then which is the right computer). If you spend 10 mins a day trying to keep bookmarks in sync, that is a hour a week, 52 hours a year, 520 hrs in a decade. That is 21 days every 10 years you will spend doing nothing but fixing Opera's mess.

    Ya, it is time we had Speed Dial Sync. The backup to "other dials" is nice, but a modern browser without sync is sad.

  • @neoseo This post is about Speed Dials not Bookmarks, those are synced across devices (even android ones). So you calculus is basically crap.

    Or you'are actually telling me that you change speed dials every day? That issue won't be resolved by any feature in the browser bro.

  • @maxdule Yes, I rarely use other bookmarks other than speed dial folders. If you visit a site you want to visit later, but don't need it forever - SpeedDial is the way to go every time. The only way to keep them in sync with opera is to constantly edit your bookmarks 'other dials' folder.

    To differentiate between speed dials and bookmarks is kinda silly.

  • @neoseo I find it hard to grasp that use case, but ok. Is there any other browser that suites? As far as I know, none of the 98% market share.

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