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Setting up Opera to work like older browsers

  • I am sick to death of firefox and their constant cramming of all kinds of extra junk into their browser. But they have some options that I want. But I have stopped using firefox. I want to know if there is a way to make Opera more like the old style of browser because I use one system for my business and I want it clutter free, and constantly use some features that I simply can not find them in the "settings". I have searched opera help and there is very little info for much of anything, or I can not find it. I found instructions for Opera 12 but none of that is relevant.

    First, I want access to all of the toolbars. I want to have the "File, Print, Save" etc toolbar.

    Second, I want a separate search box. I hate the search in the address bar

    Third, a way to shut off tabs and open in new windows.

    I want a "Home" button

    I want to get rid of the "Speed dial" crap, including the icon on the toolbar.

    I want to be able to add and remove items from toolbars, and edit as I see fit, not as opera sees fit.

    I can explain my reasoning if necessary. If I can not change the things i want to I will unistall Opera and move on to something else.

  • First, I want access to all of the toolbars. I want to have the "File, Print, Save" etc toolbar.

    Not gonna happen.

    Second, I want a separate search box. I hate the search in the address bar

    Not gonna happen.

    I want a "Home" button

    Not in the default browser but their are extensions that do this.

    want to get rid of the "Speed dial" crap, including the icon on the toolbar.

    As above. Theres one extension that will do both actually.

    I want to be able to add and remove items from toolbars, and edit as I see fit, not as opera sees fit.

    Not gonna happen.

    Looks like you are gonna need to move on to something else. Sadly, it seems you were late to the game. These were all things you could do with Opera 12 but its tiny market share basically guaranteed the devs had to abandon it and move to a more 'mainstream' methodology. Sorry.

  • I want a "Home" button

    This you can fix with extensions. Either you can replace the start page button (the one next to reload) to go to a specific website instead of speed dial, or you can add another button for home page.

  • Hello,

    thanks for the replies. Looks like I will keep searching.