Hihi, too cool that yt really works with that fake name, LOL!
Ah yes, hotlist, I use it quite a lot, so just from memory: NEVER try to add new folders or hotlist-bookmarks (how to call that??) by clicking Hotlist>Edit and right-clicking directly on the TOP folder! It will look working right at first, but next time you open it, the new entry or folder has vanished. If you moved other entries into such a new top folder, it's all gone. The workaround is to right-click on one of the lower folders or entries, to create new ones. Funnily, they will be created on the same level, not lower.
And Bug-2, if you switch to KM1.6beta, better replace the "hotlist.dll" with the version from KM1.5.4, since otherwise all your "Nicks" will get deleted.
It's not likely those bugs will get fixed anytime soon, guess the hotlist is at the very bottom of the priority list, seeing that no one (except me?) seems to use it, and there are far more urgent issues to fix.
Still, just make a backup copy of "opera.adr" in your profile folder (or elsewhere), before using the hotlist in KM, and you're on the safe side, and can try out whatever
Same for your bookmarks file. They seem to be a little bit touchy sometimes.
Really, it's highly recommended to keep a backup copy of at least the profile folder, and better yet, the whole KM-folder in programs
. That gives you all freedom to experiment the wildest things and mess everything without risk
(speaking from own experience
But favorites are rock-stable, no copy needed
Unlike bookmarks and hotlist the favorites have an own file for each entry, and I never had any trouble with them.
Just make sure in the options to choose in which folder new favorites will drop. That's the only drawback, while adding new ones KM doesn't ask anything, just drops them in that folder. Therefore highly recommended to use one of the additional favorites macros, which open a dialogue while adding new ones, for renaming and choosing folders
Personally I'm still very happily using kko's ancient macro that calls the native IE-AddFavorite-dialogue (or some such, if I got that right), but had to update the code myself, and due to that direly missed 'refresh menu' function in the favorites.dll, always hesitated to post it. That means, if you add a new favorite with this macro, it will be added okay, no worry, but the favorites list display in KM only gets updated if that native "toss in default folder" function is automatically called too afterwards. That's the problem for all such fav macros. For mine (kko's) version I decided on a workaround to set a non-existing zombie folder as default: First this optional macro adds the new favorite for real, then the native KM command adds it again to the default folder and thus refreshes the list display. Catch is, if a user forgets this and sets a real existing folder as default, he'll end up with double entries if he uses this macro *rolleyes* If I remember right, the other macros try to solve that dilemma by sending a delete command after each double entry, that works too. Just personally am too wary with automatic delete actions, just don't trust fully :-/
Oh well, I use all three systems simultaneously: Hotlist was first intended for some "quick and dirty" bookmarks, but have since grown to a few hundred, oops. Very handy are the nicks, am using them on folders and for search engines ("g" for google etc.). Otherwise the hotlist plugin is extremely outdated and very basic, pity. Unlike "bookmarks", discovered that too late. Use those now mainly for a few bookmarklets, and therefore they are set to open in the same page. And Favorites are still my main system, but were badly neglected for years, when I used only that native KM adding-function which tossed new ones all into one big messy heap :-(
Oh well, I know this sounds all very complicated, but considering your computer history, you're probably used to quite some manual configurations