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Opera 10.70 Adds a Regular Bookmarks Bar

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Anyone who has used Opera is all to familiar with the lack of a regular bookmarks toolbar underneath the address bar. Opera’s newest 10.70 release now has an easy to activate bookmarks toolbar feature baked in.

All that you need to do is go to the Opera Menu, down to Toolbars, and select Bookmarks Bar. Instant satisfaction. Our browser’s Opera Menu Button and Tab Bar did offset some when not maximized, but is not hard to live with.

And here is how things looked with our browser maximized. Everything nice and compact while being extremely convenient.

Note: The blog post provides instructions for moving the new Bookmarks Bar to the old Personal Bar position for those who prefer that location.

Hello Bookmarks Bar [Opera Desktop Team Blog]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/16/10

Comments (4)

  1. Ivan

    So, they just renamed personal bar to bookmarks bar…. WOW amazing job. Is there any difference at all?

  2. AsianAngel

    @Ivan – From my use of it so far it seems a lot nicer to work with than the personal bar…and at least it is located in a much better UI position now. ^__^ So easy to hide or show too…so definitely an improvement. ^__^

  3. Jen

    Re: “Our browser’s Opera Menu Button and Tab Bar did offset some when not maximized, but is not hard to live with.”

    You can fix this by opening opera:config, and under “User Prefs,” go to “Chrome Integration Drag Area,” and change it from 20 to 3. I recommend 3, so that under XP, Vista, Linux, there will be a small area for to double clicking to maximize the window; With Win7, of course, you can simply drag to the top to maximize, so 0 or 1 should work fine. Just don’t forget to hit the “Save” button.

  4. AsianAngel

    @Jen – Thanks Jen! I will definitely have to try that. ^__^

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