I’ve added the Opera Extension which allows you to use Chrome Extensions with Opera, and then subsequently installed the “Awesome New Tabs Page” extension, which I love in Chrome. Which I love to use in Chrome as my dash board / launching pad to all my favourite web sites with it’s highly visual, large, easy-to-click-on squares which my chosen images.
Problem is this, unlike Chrome where hitting the New Tab Button will open a new tab with my custom designed “Awesome New Tabs Page” (assuming the extension is enabled), in Opera, hitting the new tab button (or using any other method to open a new tab) does not yield my Awesome New Tabs Page (despite the extension being on/enabled, obviously), instead it takes me to the Speed Dial page, which I don’t want.
I’ve tried every settings to try to find a workaround. Using other settings open. Ticking the box to hide the speed dial page makes no difference, takes me to the same speed dial tab, but this time blank. Setting the On Start Up choice; “Open a specific page of set of pages” to my Awesome New Tabs Page URL, also fails to make a different. I even tried an extension that redirects a new tab page to a predefined url of one’s choosing. But no – taken back to the same stupid speed dial page rather than my extension OR any website I specify for that matter.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Also, in setting, under “on startup”, I select “Open a specific page or set of page” and then set the page (to my awesome new tabs page), this works to bring up ANTP once in one Opera window the first time around, but then if I open Opera up a new window, it’s straight back to that speed dial again.
Can anyone either solve these issues for me or give me a workaround / alternate way to easily, quickly, and ready access my Awesome New Tabs Page and not the speed dial page.
[p.s. I have managed to add the extension URL the bookmarks bar, but clicking on it is not only fiddly because of its size, and its slowness to load compared to a new Tab. But it also means I’m having to do one extra click and load every time I want to just reach a page when I can access my bookmarks, then find the one I want and clicking and loading again to bring up the site.]