Opera bookmarks were covered in the early days of this blog. I wasn’t actually using bookmarks much at that time. Need to quickly create, navigate and manage large amount of bookmarks for research had arisen since.
So I present you two ultimate techniques to create and find bookmarks at lightning speed.
Issues with mouse-driven bookmarking
Common ways to bookmark in Opera involve navigating bookmark tree (either in sidebar or bookmark creation dialog) with mouse.
This introduces some quirks with precision:
- it is easy to hit wrong folder;
- even if you aim for correct folder, bookmarks can end up on another tree level – interface cues that explain that are rather subtle.
- Ctrl+D brings up bookmark dialog;
- Tab focuses tree list;
- Type first letters in folder name – focuses list on that folder;
- Enter confirms bookmark;
- Ctrl+W closes tab (finish it! :)
When you get hang of this sequence it is extremely fast to perform and very precise. It also fits perfectly when you need to bookmark and close multiply open tabs – you can breeze through them without even touching mouse.
It is just at important to find and open bookmark quickly. You can type in address bar and hope it serves you a match (unreliable) or browse through bookmarks tree in sidebar (slow).
Instead of that try:
- Ctrl+Shift+B opens bookmark management window with focus in search field;
- Type to find.
Bookmarks window also has additional column, that shows actual URLs – invaluable for bookmarks with crappy non-descriptive titles.
Have favorite bookmark technique? Share it in the comments.
And in any case – go slay that tabs backlog! :)