Opera 19 Brings Back Bookmarks Bar, Adds Support For More Extensions


When Opera’s desktop browser moved to Google’s Blink rendering engine last year, it also dropped a number of features, including bookmark syncing and its bookmarks bar. The company brought back syncing after a short while and with today’s launch of Opera 19, it is also finally bringing back the bookmarks bar.

What the browser is still missing, though, is a regular bookmarks menu. #facepalm

Unsurprisingly, Opera’s user base was anything but happy when the bookmarks menu and bookmarks bar suddenly disappeared. Opera argued that its switch to the new engine also meant building a new native user interface, so it only launched with a basic set of tools. Given that early versions of Opera featured everything from multi-pane browsing to sidebar tabs and lots of other goodies, the new version came as quite a shock to Opera’s small but dedicated user base.

Over the last few versions, the team…

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