Adding Speed Dial Boxes in Opera

Posted: January 18, 2009 in Generally Speaking..

I have to say first and foremost that I am hopelessly in love with my Opera web browser.  I have been ever since the day when my old Firefox 1.x crashed and wouldn’t run or reinstall…ah the fond memories of running Windows OS..if only I had known *sigh*

At any rate, I had to replace my comatose Firefox with something because the only other option was Internet Explorer (yeah, right!)

That started it all..the love affair I have had with Opera has continued now for what 3 or 4 years now?  I’m now a much smarter Linux user now and I don’t even have a regular email client…I just use Opera Mail and we suit quite well…I never had much use for the Speed Dial Feature though..until now.  Recently I have been acquiring a couple of domains and the hosts that inevitably come with as well as blog advertising opportunities I have been trying out for a little bit of money..

This has been quite a drain on my already far-gone memory, so I recently started using and then relying on my SpeedDial..so much so that I needed more speed dial!!  So here is the way to add Speed Dials to your Speed Dial…enjoy it as much as I have and fall even harder for Opera!

Step 1:  On Opera, on the toolbar..click on Help, then on About Opera.  Under “paths” section, Take note of the location on your computer of the Opera directory.

For example:  On Linux, my path to the Opera directory looks like this:  /home/pariah/.opera

Step 2:  Close Opera!! <–important

Step 3:  Using the info you got as to where the Opera directory is on your computer, go there and find “speeddial.ini” with any text editor such as gedit, kate, or *rolls eyes* Notepad

Step 4:  Add this to the bottom of the text file or at the top..somewhere you don’t have to look too hard for it in case you want to adjust it in the future…

Add this as you see it:

[Size]
Rows=3
Columns=4

Note:  This will give you 12 speed dial boxes.  If you have a widescreen monitor, feel free to make the Rows=4 and have little baby speed dials everywhere!

Step 5.  Save the changes and minimize in case you did something silly.  Don’t worry this would be very hard to screw up.

Step 6.  Restart Opera

Step 7.  Experience a moment of true happiness.

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