Opera: How to customize my speed dial thumbnails?

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(6.9k points) · opinion .
I think we should be able to change the images on speed dial. I want to have the site logo on the speed dial thumbnails but it shows a screen of the page instead.
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(1.5k points) · opinion .
I agree with you, It should be added too: choose the search engine of speed dial search bar and choose the order of Stash items (most used, recently added, alphabetical order and personal order).
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(1.1k points) · opinion .
Agreed. How does it get logos for things like Amazon? Is that hard-coded?
And YES, please no forced Google search bar!
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(6.9k points) · opinion .
The Google search bar can be removed by enabling Power User Mode, but who do you thinks pays for developing this browser?
If you want to search with other engines you can — it's not difficult, and no one is forcing you to use the Google Search bar on the Speed Dial.
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(2.4k points) · opinion .
Guys it's already possible & it's easy.
thumbnails.db is the database file that stores the Speed Dial thumbnails in your profile folder (to find he location of that folder select About Opera from the main menu), you can edit this file. It's easier using this utility called SqliteBrowser: http://sqlitebrowser.org
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(1.1k points) · commented .
Thanks
, I will try it.
But it could be easier, when you right click a thumbnail you have an edit option that could have the possibility to change the image. And I don't think this would be difficult to implement.
(1.1k points) · opinion .
This should be doable from the Opera UI, not requiring installing another software and editing the files manually. Besides, what happens when Opera decides to reload the thumbnails? Right, back to editing everything again...
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(1.5k points) · opinion .
It's funny how Opera doesn't let the user do what he/she wants to make it there "own". I use different web browsers, for development, in which one is a not-so-well-known one called Slimbrowser by Flashpeak. They recently implemented a "Speed Dial" to their browser and you can easily update the speed dial images.
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(1.5k points) · commented .
No databases required. Just a folder with .jpg or .png files that it points to and loads the image. No third party software needed either. Just locate a logo or pic on a web search, edit to get it to look right, typically 450px X 300px, and saved as the appropriate name, 1_Snap.jpg/png, 2_Snap.jpg/png, etc.
(1.5k points) · commented .
Note, I'm not promoting Slimbrowser, only it's speed dial editability. Since Windows 8 and 8.1, it doesn't work quite the way it used to (the browser, itself). Worked great with earlier versions of Windows, though.
(2.4k points) · opinion .
I was disappointed to find out we don't have the ability to customize speed dial icons. This feature should be added.
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