If you are using a recent version of the Opera browser, you may have noticed that it is not that easy to import bookmarks from another web browser or a local bookmarks file.
Opera users came up with quite a few workarounds to that issue, from bookmarking a plain bookmarks file exported from another browser to importing into Chrome first and replacing Opera's bookmarks file with that of the Chrome browser.
As you can imagine, quite complicated and time consuming.
All of this changes with today's update of the developer version of Opera to 26.0.1646.0 as it introduces a proper bookmarking importer.
The bookmarks are added to the imported bookmarks folder of Opera. You can open all bookmarks by loading opera://bookmarks/ in the browser's address bar.
There you find "Imported from [browser name]" subfolders which list all the bookmarks imported by Opera. You can move the bookmarks from here to another folder. While it is also possible to move folders, it is not possible currently to make them a root folder.
You will also notice that you cannot move multiple bookmarks at once which means that it is quite cumbersome to move lots of bookmarks into different folders using the browser.
You need to use the file import option if you want to import bookmarks from an unsupported or unrecognized browser. To do so, you need to export the bookmarks to a HTML file in the other browser first before you can import them into the Opera browser using this option.
The feature has landed in the developer version of Opera. This means that stable users of the browser cannot use it right now but will be able to in the future. (via Deskmodder)Advertisement
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