How to Import Bookmarks to Opera version 15+

2 01 2014

How to Import Bookmarks to Opera version 15+

  1. Export your Firefox or Opera bookmarks as bookmarks.html
  2. Install the Bookmarks Manager extension by Opera Software
  3. Import your Firefox or Opera bookmarks.html file


For Firefox:

Open the Bookmark Library and click “Import and Backup” » “Export Bookmarks to HTML…
Detailed instructions: Export Firefox bookmarks to an HTML file to back up or transfer bookmarks

For Opera ≤12:

Go to “Settings” » “Import and export File” » “Import and export.
Detailed instructions: Export data from Opera

The Bookmarks Manager should automatically launch after it completes installation. Click the [Choose File] button, then browse to your bookmarks file and upload.

If you have a lot of bookmarks, the import process may take a couple minutes to complete.

[ Bookmarks Manager for Opera 15 – Opera 17 ]

Get your bookmarks toolbar back!

  1. Type “opera://flags” into the URL field and hit Enter
  2. Search (Ctrl+f) for “Quick access bar”
  3. Set to ‘Enabled’
    enable Opera quick access bar
  4. Restart Opera

Promote The Web; Eliminate Internet Explorer

18 06 2007

As a web designer and avid surfer, I’m growing more and more perturbed by the lack of W3C standards support in the most used browser, Internet Explorer (IE). IE is slowing down the web and I suspect the vast majority of web users have no idea the enhanced web experience IE is robbing them of.

Perhaps greatest among these are the wonderful features offered by CSS2, a large many of which are not supported in IE7 although IE7 has made great improvements over its predecessors. CSS2 offers designers a vast array of tools and techniques for displaying web content but in order to maintain compatibility with those still using IE, designers must pass on using those enhancements or spend extra time developing 2 versions of their pages; one for Internet Explorer, and another for compliant browsers, (i.e. Firefox, Opera, Netscape, Safari).

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Views of Windows Vista

11 06 2007

Personally I believe there are many reasons Vista will not see wide adoption in the workplace except as forced by OEM hardware purchases. I see many businesses opting for XP on new desktops when given the option, much as many chose this option when XP came on the scene. Money is of course a big consideration but employee satisfaction is gaining importance to employers.

Despite all the claims that Vista is unstable, lacks good driver support and forces unnecessarily harsh restrictions on media playback via DRM, I have more basic reasons for disliking Vista.

  1. I strongly object to any software forcing me into “Candy mode” by default. I use Windows to get things done – period. I don’t care about alpha transparency, fancy Start menu’s or cool effects, they just add to OS bloat and consume valuable memory and processor resources. As with XP, I find “Classic Mode” is the way to go.
  2. Why does MS insist on completely changing how and where things get done in the OS every time they upgrade the OS? Anyone that understands basic human behavior knows people, in general, resist change. I strongly dislike the new “Personalize” desktop arrangement that splits the display options into separate areas. I also don’t understand why Add Remove programs isn’t in the Control Panel’s Classic view anymore. Speaking of change – seen Office 2007? Ouch!!!

What makes sense to me is to create an OS with Split personalities. Make it easy to switch from “Work mode” to “Play Mode” with the single press of a button (shortcut). This can be done using Profiles but that’s prior to the OS loading and changing themes requires too many steps. Windows Vista does look cool though!