I've been using Opera for about 2 hours.
After installing a few extensions, the next order of business was to see what's going on with the Speed Dial.
Go the website using the speed-dial link, click the heart and choose a new picture.
Thank you for sharing the procedure, Monkeyfish8. It wasn't intuitive at all!
Specifically, when you open the speed dial link and click on the heart, you get a half dozen or so pictures you can choose from. After playing with two weather websites, I found one acceptable (usable) picture for each website from the choices I was given. I hope my luck holds out with additional websites, because the choice of pictures that are offered is pretty limited.
With this speed dial, half the time I find myself typing into the Google search field instead of the URL bar. You think the Google field is big enough? Are you sure the placement smack-dab, big-in-the-middle really translates into profits for Google? I mean, it's not like I need their overgrown search field there or else I'll forget they exist.
"If you don't want to use it, you don't have to."
But, if you don't want to use it, it's pretty big, and smack-dab in the middle, which isn't too ergonomic or pleasant for something that you don't even want.
I went into "Manage Search Engines," I added an "Other Search Engine," and I'm still waiting to see where my added choice is going to show up in the GUI. (Sure would have been nice if it had changed that Google field.)
Ugh; this typing field doesn't have a vertical scroll bar, and my mouse-wheel doesn't scroll to the top of what I've written. (Using the arrow-key workaround.) Maybe I'm typing too much.
Thanks for tolerating,