Opera 7.54 bookmarks not found

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Ilias 08/20/2004 05:04 am
Hi

I downloaded (a still unregistered version of) Links Organizer 1.6 and tried it on two separate computers, 1 laptop and 1 desktop, with unfortunately the same results. Links Organizer can`t locate any Opera bookmarks. I am wondering why that is so. Has the format of the Opera bookmarks recently changed? How does Links Organizer locate the Opera bookmarks? Through some registry key/value perhaps?

The product looks very impressive, and the fact that it can work with both IE and Opera bookmarks was a strong selling point for me. Unfortunately, I can`t get it to work.

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

--Ilias.
Oleg Chernavin 08/20/2004 08:03 am
Thank you for letting us know! We just fixed this problem. You can download the new 1.7 version here:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/losetup.exe

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
08/20/2004 09:06 am
> We just fixed this problem.

I don`t know if it works for Ilias...

The problem still exists here, but this should fix the problem until MP releases a new version:

It seems like LO doesn`t detect all of the Opera registry entrys ("Last Directory3").
Here is a workaround for Opera 7.54:

Open notepad, write:

___________________________________________

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software]
"Last Directory2"="C:\\Program Files\\Opera7"

___________________________________________

(Change the above path to Opera to _your_ Opera install-directory!)
Save the file as opera.reg and import it (double-click on the saved opera.reg).

Of course, you can make the same changes with regedit.

Something that doesn`t work:
"Description allows you to write additional comments about the link."

(Properties dialog; neither with "DESCRIPTION=" nor without "DESCRIPTION=")

And another issue (menu):
Help... Contents (F1)
doesn`t work too.
(The context help is o.k.!)
Oleg Chernavin 08/20/2004 09:25 am
Links Organizer 1.7 uses another way to detect Opera profiles and it worked well on a fresh Opera 7.54 installation. Can you please test it on your computer and let me know how it works?

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/losetup.exe

Thank you!

Oleg.
08/20/2004 10:06 am
> Links Organizer 1.7 uses another way to detect Opera profiles and it worked well on a fresh Opera 7.54 installation.

As i said above, it doesn`t work (LO 1.7.117).
You missed one thing:
It only works if you have checked "Individual Opera profiles for each user on this computer".
08/21/2004 05:39 am
Maybe it would be a better idea to import the Opera bookmarks manually. I think, it`s nearly impossible to fetch all circumstances.
For example: You can start Opera with any ini file (and therefor with any link to the bookmark file in opera6.ini: "Hot List File Ver2="):
"opera.exe /settings c:\opera6.ini"

My suggestion:
File... Import... Opera bookmarks... (*.adr)
(Give the user the hint how he can find his bookmark path (in Opera): Help... About Opera... Paths... Bookmarks...)

Let the user the opportunity to import multiple Opera Hotlists (and let him choose any name for them in LO; not only "Opera 7.x Hotlist").


BTW, I found some more bugs:

- Click on Opera7.x Hotlist; Right-click... Add folder... (doesn`t work)
- If you drag any Opera folder on "Opera7.x Hotlist" it gets listed at the bottom of the bookmark list. But in fact, this folder will be deleted (try F5)!
- The characters aren`t encoded in UTF-8 format.
Oleg Chernavin 08/23/2004 09:07 am
Thank you! I will work on all these issues and let you know when they are done.

Oleg.
Oleg Chernavin 08/25/2004 10:20 am
I have just fixed the addition of an Opera folder and now Opera hotlists should be detected correctly.

Here is the updated lo.exe file:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/lo122.zip

Oleg.
08/25/2004 11:59 am
> Here is the updated lo.exe file:

Thank you!

>> - Click on Opera7.x Hotlist; Right-click... Add folder... (doesn`t work)
> I have just fixed the addition of an Opera folder

I`m sorry, but now I get a "List index out of bounds".
You will get the same error if you try this:
Add a bookmark in the root directory of the Opera Hotlist.
Then try to rename this last added bookmark in LO.

> and now Opera hotlists should be detected correctly.

Yes, good work!
(Although I hope that the additional manual import of multiple Hotlists is still in your plans.)

One more sugggestion:
Please let LO sort the folders in the left tree by name not by ID.
Oleg Chernavin 08/27/2004 10:56 am
I just fixed the bug. Here is the latest update:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/lo123.zip

I added the tree sorting to the plans.

Oleg.
08/27/2004 12:32 pm
> I just fixed the bug.

Hmm... maybe it`s not totally fixed.

> Add a bookmark in the root directory of the Opera Hotlist.
> Then try to rename this last added bookmark in LO.

This seems to be fixed.

>>> - Click on Opera7.x Hotlist; Right-click... Add folder... (doesn`t work)
>> I have just fixed the addition of an Opera folder
>
> I`m sorry, but now I get a "List index out of bounds".

This error still exists if you try do do that with a fresh Hotlist (that LO didn`t modified before).
It works if you first move a folder to any other place in LO.

> - If you drag any Opera folder on "Opera7.x Hotlist" it gets listed at the bottom of the bookmark
> list. But in fact, this folder will be deleted (try F5)!

After some first tests: it`s working correctly now. :-)

> I added the tree sorting to the plans.

Thank you, that`s fine.

Have a nice weekend!
Oleg Chernavin 08/30/2004 10:04 am
> >>> - Click on Opera7.x Hotlist; Right-click... Add folder... (doesn`t work)
> >> I have just fixed the addition of an Opera folder
> >
> > I`m sorry, but now I get a "List index out of bounds".
>
> This error still exists if you try do do that with a fresh Hotlist (that LO didn`t modified before).
> It works if you first move a folder to any other place in LO.

Can you please tell me once more in details on how this can be reproduced?

Oleg.
08/30/2004 11:41 am
You can`t reproduce the bug? Sorry that I wasn`t precise enough. I try to explain it in more details:

I`m doing my tests with a "fresh" Opera Hotlist.

- Close LO
- Save your Opera folder and/or your important Opera files (*.adr, *.ini ...) (it`s just a note for
the more inexperienced users, which are reading this message)
- Uninstall Opera and delete all *.adr files
- Reinstall Opera. Now you should have a fresh opera6.adr (20.724 Bytes).
- Save this opera6.adr for further tests.
- Start LO
- Click on Opera 7.x Hotlists (right beside the red Opera icon)
- Right-Click
- Add Folder...
- Click "OK"

Bang! "List index out of bounds ..."

- (move any folder to another place, for example:) drag-and-drop the last folder
"Computer Hardware" on "Opera 7.x Hotlists"
- Click on Opera 7.x Hotlists (right beside the red Opera icon)
- Right-Click
- Add Folder...
- Click "OK"

From now on: ... No more "List index out of bounds ..."
Oleg Chernavin 08/31/2004 08:26 am
I just fixed it. Thank you for the detailed explanation!

The updated file is here:

http://www.metaproducts.com/download/betas/lo123.zip

(the same address).

Oleg.
09/01/2004 12:26 am
> I just fixed it.

O.K.; Thank you!
Oleg Chernavin 09/01/2004 03:52 am
I am glad to help!

Oleg.