@johnbull44 There really shouldn't be confusion. In practical terms, a VPN encrypts your traffic and routes it to/from their server after contacting the destination IP on your behalf. If it's a browser VPN, that's the only traffic routed thru the VPN; if it's a whole-system VPN, all the system traffic flows thru the VPN. Since your traffic is routed thru the VPN, the destination/origin IP address of the traffic will always be that of the VPN server to which you're connected, rather than a website you're trying to reach. Assuming the VPN's connection encryption is robust, someone monitoring your connection can determine you're using a VPN by noting its IP address in the traffic, but they cannot know beyond that what site(s) you're contacting. Opera's VPN connection is https encrypted and should be secure, though the fact that you're using the VPN would be knowable to snooping.
Finally, because a VPN "sits in the middle" of your traffic flow, it inherently has access to your traffic and the details regarding it (including connection logging of who, what, when). In that regard, what matters most are the integrity of the VPN provider and the national laws applying to where they conduct business. In both those areas, Opera remains secure.
@leocg said in New Computer Set Up:
Only the bookmarks. Like I said, saved passwords can't be used in another computer, except by using sync.
Thanks again leocg, I will do the Flash Drive transfer and get my bookmarks loaded.
Passwords, I am back to what I said, manual entry from my HTML file and gradual accumulation saving on the new Opera.
Start a new life eh ?
For me syncing worked well, but I would export passwords as backup with nirsoft chromepass and backup opera profile folder (this contains bookmarks). If sync doesn't work properly for some reason, then you will have alternate backups this way.
Use the "preview" and the "edit" button if needed, wait a few seconds to your post be online, otherwise your post appears duplicated.
Have a look at Markdown too.
My post is not a discussion, it is a solution.
Sandboxie was not saving bookmarks on Opera closure. By inserting the fixes I give in my post into the sandboxie settings, this problem was solved and on browser closure now, all bookmarks saved during the sandbox session are now shown in the unsandboxed Opera after closure..