Can't seem to be able installing 1 Passw for Opera

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Cerberus
Cerberus
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Hi, I've used chrome as my default browser for a while now. But now I would like to go back using Opera again since most of my bookmarks are there. Each time I click the downloaded file to install it, chrome comes up. I successfully have installed the plug in for Chrome, Safari and FireFox a while ago. ut no success installing it to Opera. Anyone knows how to do it?

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  • Stephen_C
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    Sorry if you've tried it this way already, but have you gone to this page, clicked on Show all Extensions and then downloaded the Opera extension directly? I don't use Opera so am unsure how you install extensions once they're downloaded. Can you drag and drop into Opera?

    Stephen

  • Cerberus
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    Well, yes I've been to where it says "show all extensions" I clicked the install button at the Opera icon and while it was downloading the extension I was waiting for what the download side was telling me what i should see next. But none of it happaned. Here's what it says https://agilebits.com/onepassword/extensions/opera?beta=false

  • Cerberus
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    What do you mean with drag and drop into Opera. Like hover the extension over the Opera Icon in the application folder?

  • Stephen_C
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    Sorry, all I know is that with Firefox you can drag a downloaded extension into the list of add-ons, or to the menu bar, to add it. I wondered if there was more than one way to add an extension directly to Opera. As I don't use it I think we'll have to wait for someone to come along who knows more about Opera.

    Stephen

  • Cerberus
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    I also tried the drag thing w/o any success. I wonder if the developers know that their software won't work w. Opera. Anyway thanx for your help.

  • littlebobbytables
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    Hi @Cerberus‌

    I've just installed both Opera and the extension into Opera - it works. Of course I'm assuming you're referring to Opera 26 and not Opera 12 - the browser extension has never worked under the Presto engine

    1. Go to https://agilebits.com/onepassword/extensions/opera?beta=false and download the .crx file to your Downloads folder. If need be right click on the alternative download link and use the Save Linked Content As...
    2. Use the keyboard shortcut ⇧⌘E to bring up the extensions page.
    3. Drag the .crx file onto this page at which point the page will dim slightly and a small bar will say Drop to install
    4. Opera will bring up a small bubble with an install button.

    Once you confirm installation the browser extension will install and check that it can communicate with 1Password mini. At that point you're done :smile:

  • Cerberus
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    I have Opera Version 12.16. Hold on please, I'll try again as you advised.

  • Cerberus
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    I've tried what you said, but each time I drag the file to the extension page, no bubble appears. Then, when I dop the file, the other browser (Chrome) pops up into play and wants to store or open the ext. file. I tried to make Opera my default browser agai just to make sure it wont pop up during thois operation, but I can't find where I can set it.

  • littlebobbytables
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    @Cerberus‌

    Sorry

    not Opera 12 - the browser extension has never worked under the Presto engine

    I used to be an Opera user myself. Loved the old Opera but Opera 12 has been abandoned in favour of that Chromium monstrosity AKA Opera 26. After a while you can't avoid the fact that many updates to browsers are either for compatibility or security reasons and continued used of Opera 12 is a lesson in masochism.

    I still haven't quite replaced all the functionality that I used to love about Opera but I'm getting there.

    Unfortunately our browser extension never has and never will work with the old Opera. Even as a massive Opera fan at the time I conceded that its market share was very small and it often meant we got ignored. At the time I accepted there wasn't a 1Password 3 browser extension and simply cut and paste.

    Sorry it isn't better news.

  • Cerberus
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    As we#re now at it Bobby, I miss using Opera as my daily ride a lot. Reason is the the CPU load it produces. For instance Opera with 11 tabs will show 24% on CPU usage and up to 75/80° Celsius.
    Chrome shows 4,5 % w. 46 tabs @ 68° Celsius. So that and my fan spinning to the moon w. Opera made me go to an other browser.

    How does the latest Opera work regarding CPU and heat? And what were you referring to when you said that you're almost managed to get into the old Opera comfort zone? Are you saying that you made chrome work similar or do you use the latest Opera?
    Im really concerned about my loooong years gathering bookmarks.

  • littlebobbytables
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    @Cerberus‌

    Oh I don't use the new Opera. Have you tried it? it is @#$%&! awful or it was the last time I made the mistake. They didn't think people needed traditional bookmarks any more and a whole host of other nonsense.

    No, I shifted to Safari. The one feature I really missed was the ability to purge the cache on quit and @thightower suggested a program called Cookie (available on Apple's Mac App Store (MAS)). I tried it and it does exactly what it claims to so I'm happy. I preferred the keyboard shortcuts in Opera but I'm slowly getting used to ⇧⌘ + [ or ] for switching between tabs.

    I'd been a fan of Opera for a long time, way back when I could afford to own a 56K modem but I can't help and feel the move to Chromium was a bad one.

    As it was a while ago I can't remember too well how the migration of bookmarks went, I might have had to use another browser as an intermediary but I can't be sure.

  • Cerberus
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    I also had the bad Opera 6 experience on my pc a while ago. I second your impressions for the very same reasons you mentioned. I was using Opera since 1997, so 26 hit me hard. At the moment I can't see any alternative to chrome. Dunno, but for some reason I never liked Safari during my Opera days. I too was and still are used to short cuts and gestures, sessions, etc. etc. What I really like about chrome is the light load on CPU. As I'm writing these lines I have 49 tabs open and only 5,6% lCPU load on chrome. But other than that nothing else impresses me w. chrome.
    As for the migration things are difficult. I can't remember myself. I think I was using some kind of simple and free migration/conversion kind of tool. Just search for it and you'll probably find quite a few tools for just this purpose. Well, I might give Safari a shot one day. Not sure if it likes my chrome and my Opera bookmarks. BTW, the Opera link server seems to be down these days. Oh, well

  • rickfillion
    edited January 2015
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    Sorry that our extensions page didn't make that clear for you out of the gate, @Cerberus.

    I filed an improvement request to make that clearer on our website.

    Rick

    ref: AGW-140

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