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Opera Link

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Introduction

Opera Link is a free service that enables data sharing between all your computers and devices. It synchronizes your bookmarks, Speed Dial entries, notes, and personal bar, so they are available to you wherever you go. The Web version of Opera Link makes your bookmarks available even from other browsers.

Tip: The username and password for your Opera account is also valid on the My Opera community Web site.

Logging in

To use Opera Link, select File > Synchronize Opera from the menu. If you have an Opera account, sign in with your username and password; if not, click the "Sign Up" button to create one. Clicking the button marked "Opera Link Options" at the bottom of the dialogue reveals a set of checkboxes that gives you detailed control over the elements that will be synchronized.

Once you are signed in to Opera, synchronization occurs, and a green icon appears on the status bar. Thereafter, Opera Link continuously and automatically registers any changes you make. To disable Opera Link at any time, choose File > Stop Synchronizing Opera from the menu.

Synchronization details

The first time that you log in, Opera makes a backup copy of the bookmarks and other elements that will be synchronized. The purpose of this backup is to protect you in case the results of synchronization were not what you expected. Please remember that when you use Opera Link together with more than one computer, a change on one is reflected on all others.

If you use Opera Link together with Opera Mini, you will discover an "Opera Mini" folder in the bookmarks menu on desktop. If you use Opera Link both at work and at home and want to keep the two sets of bookmarks separate, you may find it convenient to place all the work bookmarks in a "Work" folder, and all the home bookmarks in a "Home" folder, to keep them from being merged.

If two sets of bookmarks are merged, and you want to separate them into the original two groups, go to Bookmarks > Manage Bookmarks, and from the "View" drop-down, select "Sort by My Order". The resulting list has one group of bookmarks on top, and the other on bottom.