Opera doesn't support a home page. It just has a startpage. You can set Opera to only open certain pages on startup though by going to the URL opera://settings/onStartup.
FVD Speed Dial's overriding of the start page has been blocked by Opera in upcoming versions (if not already in Opera Stable). The extension has also been removed from Opera's addon site. The Chrome version of FVD Speed Dial has never worked as Opera has always blocked its behavior.
Opera's start page contains sponsored promotions and Opera doesn't want you or anything messing with it.
You can add the page you want as your homepage on the start page as a speed dial and click it if you want. You can add a home button to the address bar with https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/home-button-at-top-right/bfejcgpdahgpmgadhgdadfiekmhgnifm, but that extension's overriding of the start page behavior won't work.
That folder should be confined to a special folder somewhere in the deep.
One would expect that the browser clears this folder automatically. For my Olde Opera, it wasn't exactly each time on exit, but it was regularly. So check it out - and maybe chillax, in the sense of not worrying too much.
Myself even created a desktop shortcut for that folder in yonder days so that I could get easy access, use files and clean it. So in a sense, you're lucky :jester: (however it's not normal).
You will want to open your settings (ALT+P) and type ‘ask me’. The default option is ‘Ask me when a site …’ for all of them.
You could remove the websites from ‘Manage exceptions…’ as well if applicable.
I conclude that in the post-Opera 12 versions of Opera the Speed Dial is not separate from the bookmarks but is actually a special kind of bookmarks folder
Yep, since a while Speed Dial is part of bookmarks.
Is there any sort of backup somewhere that would still have these entries, so that I could restore them?
Did you look at bookmarks manager's trash?
In my up-to-date Firefox, there's no titlebar nor such an option, by the way.
My other browsers do have a title bar, however. Including my Google Chrome, that's for XP it means.
Having just checked everywhere in Firefox ... you can enable the title bar under Customize, same as you can enable a menu bar. However ... this is an Opera forum.
Oh, my, Steve, thanks, you are right.
I just hit that, there is [Title bar] there.
Enabling it just makes the page narrower. Beside that the looks get a bit weirder...
Well, see, it's not a Firefox forum of course, but, see, my menu bar is only occupied by ~35%, the rest empty.
Could it be done - possibly - like to put the title itself, not the whole bar, only title, to that remaining 65% into the menu bar? It's a lot of space there, actually...
See, I need certain things that can seemingly be only reached using this menu bar: "Clear recent history", for example. If one could make a couple of respective buttons though and put them into some other partially occupied, or dynamic, or custom bar...
Firefox could theoretically do that. Olde Opera can do lots of things, too...
Well, why not also suggest to introduce some more custom buttons I mean? Or something?
The secret it to delete the C:\Users"Username"\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software folder and copy the new version in C:\Users"Username"\AppData\Roaming\ in its place. That made my Opera 42 on my new computer look and function exactly like my old computer.