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Opera: increasing width of window bar in vertical positions

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Msg#: 264 posted 1:39 am on Jul 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

does anyone know how to increase the width of the windows bar in Opera, as i am looking at multiple pages from the same site, and need to bounce from one to the other quickly, as i am moving alot of information around. Can't change titles of pages, hence need to increase width.

no resize arrows come up on this one.

any ideas ?



WebmasterWorld Senior Member tedster us a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

Msg#: 264 posted 6:20 am on Jul 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Would your problem be resolved by allowing your cursor to rest over the toolbar tab? When you do this, a tool-tip pops up after a few seconds with the full page title and URL.


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Msg#: 264 posted 6:26 am on Jul 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'd guess tedster, that's what he's having to do already. I couldn't find any solution.

If you go to File¦Preferences¦Browser Layout, you also get some options for the windows toolbar. No matter what I set it to, the buttons on that toolbar do not change. Looks like maybe a future TODO. (Of course, i'm only using 6.0, maybe this has changed since 6.04)

Forgot to add this. When I first saw this post, of course I tried every way to resize. no way. But the first thing I noticed was (I'm on an 800x600 resolution), is my browser window in Opera now 640 width with that fixed sized button? If so, that's a great testing tool to keep away from horizontal scrolling.


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Msg#: 264 posted 4:02 pm on Jul 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

Opera's Windows Toolbar can get very crowded, even when viewed at high resolution and using a large monitor. I don't know the answer to resizing a vertical Windows Toolbar, but there might be an alternative solution.

I take a different approach when working with a large amount of open windows or recently visited pages. I use the History function (Ctrl + Alt + H) - it provides a full title listing of each of my opened and recently visited pages.

For very large projects, just clear your History before beginning. When you need to view all the pages you have been working on, History will display only those pages. Nice!

Using the History window, allows full navigation and select options; it can be a real sanity saver when the Windows Toolbar gets too cluttered, even for tooltip display.

Besides the HOTKEY (Ctrl + Alt + H), you can easily add a History button to the standard Opera Toolbar. The History option is just another approach to windows management. It's nice to have options! - papabaer

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