1. Olaf


    I have come to like your blog, commented only once. Now I had the need to do so again:
    Instead of using bookmarks I mostly use NOTES.
    With Notes I can copy the – for me most likely to remember part of the page, search for it as good as I would be able to search bookmarks but add additional information. This information often is the URL itself (as I did not add this to the notes in the first place) but even this would not be needed since Opera knows from which site / URL you created the note.
    I created some categories in the Notes panel like “Webdesign”, “Writing” etc. for even better overview.
    Additional to this I am storing drafts for emails I often write e.g. “Congratlations – you won my auction”. In the Notes panel the information stays and is available longer than regular drafts of messages which become “sent” once sent ;-)


  2. sennapod

    “Ctrl+Shift+B opens bookmark management window with focus in search field;”

    It should read:”Ctrl+Alt+B”

  3. sennapod

    Apologies, Rarst.. I have an older version

  4. The DataRat


    Thanx for the Ctrl+Shift+B tip, Rarst ! Amazing how often I find stuff about Opera that I didn’t know …despite having used it for years (since back when it was ad-supported and users paid a small fee to get rid of the ad).


    The Computer Rodent


  5. Mojo

    As an exclusive Opera user… a word in edgewise…

    I’ve found out that my every attempt at effectively using bookmarks fails miserably every time. The solution to this problem (at least for my way of doing things) would be bookmark tagging. Because I don’t want to use delicious (for my needs it’s an overkill and not elegant enough) I thought about using Opera’s “description” field in bookmarks. The idea was that when I start writing text in the address bar – it would automagically scan the description fields and show me the matching results in the drop box. No need to mention that it don’t work (I thought it would do that based on… hoping basically).

    For those of you still trying to light a fire in this deep, dark well of bookmark madness (don’t tell me to start using delicious – unless the only option) I salute you…

    And if anyone tried/experimented/researched tagging bookmarks in Opera and getting a sort of functionality I described here… please for the love of god… say so. My bookmark use is at a bare minimum ever since they were “invented” because they soon deteriorate into utter chaos.

    With tagging that could be avoided in a very elegant way.


  6. Mojo


    Hm… I might be wrong on that one then. If it works for you… try clearing opera’s cache and do it again. I’ve noticed that it does seem to scan some meta-data but once I cleared the cache it no longer wants to do “what I want it to do”.

    Tagging is just my personal preference for organising some forms of data. For example: I have links that I categorize as HOWTO’s and searching through them using the address bar would be as simple as:

    address bar: howto linux somestuff

    P.S. I will try the “description” scanning thing again but I already did test it and it didn’t work (maybe it’s my Opera 10.10). Something obiously worked but after clearing all private data… no more searches giving “relevant” (from description field) results.

  7. Mojo

    Update: I did try it and found out that it “scans something” but only for accessed pages. If a page was visited it will behave as I expect it but as soon the cache is cleared it behaves differently – meaning it doesn’t scan the description.

    I would so much like to be wrong because it would mostly solve my issue with bookmarks and also add a nice and integrated way of searching through them by tags.

  8. The DataRat


    “Folders and search
    work quite good”


    I use an extensive system of categorical folders which works just fine.
    Doesn’t seem going to any more trouble creating folders than creating


    The Computer Rodent


  9. scott

    bookmark works first time then when i try to bookmark(same) into different bookmark folder will not go just leaves a blank star!!!!!
    old opera did not do this worked fine.

  10. The DataRat


    “Few version ago Opera
    made a change that you
    can no longer create
    duplicate bookmarks”


    One of the few Opera features I ~don’t~ like ! ( The
    others are v. 10.5x removing the minimize button from
    sub-windows, and removing the ability to categorically
    list widgets in folders. )

    You ~can~ create duplicate bookmarks in v. 10.5x (I’m
    currently using 10.53, but have recently used 10.52
    and 10.51. ). But you got to copy-and-paste an existing
    bookmark. Cannot simply bookmark the page again like you
    used to be able to do !

    I view this as a retrograde event with Opera, and part of
    a disturbing trend for this wonderful browser to unnecessarily
    remove features.


    The Computer Rodent


  11. The DataRat


    Yes, I know that the rationale behind Opera not allowing
    you to bookmark a page a second time is to prevent users
    from inadvertently filling up their bookmark lists with

    But some of us maintain extensive bookmark categorization
    through a system of folders. Often a given Web page fits
    into more than one category …and, therefore, folder !

    An aqequate way to address both issues would be to simply
    have an alert when a site is already bookmarked. This
    permits the user to decide if he wants to bookmark it again.


    The PC Rat


  12. Fill Craft

    I’ve been using Opera for years, yet I’m learning all kinds of new stuff about it from you. And what useful stuff it is, I must say! I was recently pulling my hair out trying to figure out how to find and create and then migrate all of my bookmarks and thanks to these instructions, I was able to get it all done in less than 5 minutes. Great job!

  13. lago

    OK Oera bookmarks facility……………useless
    ””””’Turbo? ”……………..what the f..k does it do?
    ”””””search ” ……………..never works?
    I use Chrome, Firefox & now Opera, the 1st 2 have no problems WITHOUT USING HOTKEYS, (just drag & drop with mouse, Opera never?
    So if you have to use soft keys or whatever it takes fore-ver
    What’s the point?
    How can you guys put up with it, WHY do you guys put up with it?

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