Bookmarks arrive in Opera beta 25

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by pegas, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. pegas

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    The future of Opera bookmarks arrives to our freshly renamed Opera beta channel(formerly known as Opera Next). With Opera beta 25 we introduce a new way to experience bookmarks. Instead of just marking the page you can choose an image to go with it. With Opera bookmarks you are collecting “things” not just “links”.

    Bookmarks
    Here is how it works: Find something awesome on the internet. Like a recipe for Blackberry Frozen Yogurt Cake, Yum! Click the Heart to open a dialog and choose which image you want for this bookmark and where you want to put it:

    http://www-static.opera.com/blogs/multi/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/bookmarking.jpg

    Open the bookmarks manager and see your bookmarks in a beautiful, graphical collection:

    http://www-static.opera.com/blogs/multi/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2014/09/viewing_bookmarks.jpg

    We hope you will be as excited as we are about graphical bookmarks!

    A better startpage
    Did you try Opera Coast yet? Remember the first time you saw these cool icons for your favorite webpages? Well, we did and wanted them in Desktop, too! With Opera beta 25 we try out a new startpage that features Speed Dial with Coast-style tiles instead of screenshots. Try them and tell us what you think!

    Integrated PDF viewer
    Tired of losing focus when you are reading a PDF on a website? With Opera beta 25 we integrate a fast PDF Viewer directly into the browser so you can keep reading without changing applications.

    Web notifications
    Notifications are a convenient way for webpages to inform their users about events, such as the delivery of email or a comment posted on a blog. With Opera beta 25 we make them as native to your system as possible: You will receive them as normal Windows or Mac notifications.

    Support for H.264 and MP3
    H.264 video and MP3 Audio is widely used on the internet. With Opera beta 25 you will have native access to such media content. This feature has higher system requirements than the rest of Opera: Windows Vista or newer, OS X 10.9 or newer, and on Linux you need ffmpeg version 3.2 or newer.

    Linux now in the beta-Channel
    When we announced Opera Desktop for Linux we told you that we will put it into beta when we felt it reaches the quality that we expect from our products. Well, we are there! Linux will be available in the beta channel for the first time in Opera beta 25.

    Known issues
    • Some less popular plug-ins may fail to run
    Download Opera 25
    Full changelog
     
  2. pegas

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    This build should be a start up version for all those who complained for lack of bookmark manager in Opera. ;)
     
  3. Joxx

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    it took them this long to listen... ?
    no wonder FastMail users sighed in relief when Opera left
     
  4. pegas

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    Surely not. They simply prioritised other things at first. Since version 15 (the first Blink build) they said that BM will be included but in later builds. Impatience caused all the havoc.
     
  5. BoerenkoolMetWorst

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    Finally :)

    :eek: Social engineering galore
     
  6. Joxx

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    it took experienced code writers 10 builds
    to come up with what a Firefox extension can do ...
     
  7. Mayahana

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    Good. My favorite browser just got better.

    Thanks for posting this.
     
  8. taytong888

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    Had to uninstall Opera 25 Beta, since there's no Bookmark Manager or File Import/Export feature to import bookmarks from Firefox. What a pity!
     
  9. Jadda

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    It imports automatically. Though they are aware the import feature is not optimal yet, as these features will probably come in O26.
     
  10. zapjb

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    Still total **. Who are the sadists over there dangling bookmarks over users heads?
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    To be clear, the new bookmarking system will not work like the one in Opera Presto, right? :)
     
  12. Zero3K

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    That is correct. They got rid of the nicknaming capability that Presto had.
     
  13. Rasheed187

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    What a joke. :thumbd:
     
  14. guest

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    The bookmarks importing issue had a workaround, but the last time I heard it does not work on all systems. Although I have to appreciate the will to improve the software, it is still silly to have a web browser to not being able to import and manage bookmarks like the way it should. The integrated PDF reader is tempting tough.
     
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