Of course, few of the customizations are actually made by me, I just took what was the most usefull for me and sometimes modified them a little.
Please note that I'm a busy person so I will expand this as soon as I have more time.
Also, please forgive the formatting; this is my first blog post here on my opera, so (obviously) I have a lot more to learn.
So let's begin.
- Tab bar:
I use this one instead of "New tab" button. It toggles the menu bar and the personal bar (it hides / unhides those two toolbars. Most of the time the two bars are hidden (to maximize the usable space for the web pages). When I need them, I just press this button, use whatever I need and them press this button again to hide them. Also, the button has a drop-down arrow that, when pressed, reveals the main menu so you can use it directly.
- Read Feeds
This is just a quick way to access the feeds. It does exactly the same as choosing Feeds -> Read Feeds from the menu. I usually put it on the left of the trash button so I can access my feeds even if no tab is opened (that's the advantage of using the tab bar for placing buttons).
This is quite a complex button to erase your traces. When pressed, it clears the cache, the visited addresses history and the addresses typed inside the address bar. All with a single mouse button push. When pressed long (just keep pressing the button) it reveals a menu where you can individually clear each of the three kind of history.
I put this button between "Read Feeds" and the trash.
This is a more intelligent trash which I use instead of the original one. This button uncloses the last closed tab when pushed instead of just showing the list of the closed tabs as the original trash does. This saves one click for me, most of the time. Of course, the list of closed tabs is still accessible by clicking on the small arrow instead.
[*] Address bar:
I place these buttons on the left of the address field. Note I removed the search combo box; see below the section on the start bar for an explanation why.
- Refresh display
This buttons re-reads the cache file for the current web page, and re-renders it. I use bookmarklets (see below) a lot so this button is usefull to bring a page to a "normal" state after it was modified by a bookmarklet.
- Open in Internet Explorer
Not a lot to be said here. This button opens the current page in Internet Explorer (for rendering comparison, for example).
- Open in Firefox
A similar button to open the current page in Firefox.