It would be like an option in the "Main Page" section of Vivaldi's options. It could be a question that says: When do you open the Main Page, you want to autofocus ...?
The search bar, or
The address bar
Note also that the script given above may give very weird results when the active window is switched by a popup or another program just when you press ctrl+t, this version ensures that when that happens the script won't send the other ctrl+l unexpectedly much later by adding a one-second max time between the ctrl+t and ctrl+l.
; Have the address bar open when you press ctrl+t by adding a ctrl+l right after it.
; Workaround for bug described here: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/30740/
#IfWinActive, ahk_exe vivaldi.exe
WinWait , Start Page - Vivaldi,, 1
Compile this with AutoHotkey, and move either the executable or a shortcut to it to this location to have it startup when you boot your computer:
@josephj11 I noticed that some users are often unfriendly. They need to make more allowance for different computer abilities and language skills. When one is an expert, it is hard to remember how hard things were at first.
I see far too many duplicate feature requests, but although it annoys me, I usually respond with a link to the appropriate thread and a tip on adding search to a panel.
The Advanced Forum Search also has a learning curve.
Pick the right search term
Filter by forums
Limit the time span to six months or less.
Try different search terms if the first gives too many pages of results to be useful. The above search finds a relevant thread at the top of the second page.
The settings search is pretty good: "focus" would have found the result quickly.
Documentation will always lag behind developments and is often not read by new users. Writing good documentation is not a complete waste of time, but it should not be a high priority. One learns more quickly from forums; often getting several routes to the same answer.