@indieloser Please vote for the existing feature request.
Bookmark Bar Folder Should Stay Open After Click on a Bookmark
I have no idea why middle-click on a bookmark should open two tabs. The current behaviour is to open the bookmark in a new background tab. (My middle mouse button rarely works, so I use Ctrl+Click for the same result). Shift+click opens the bookmark in a new foreground tab.
Filled 3 bug reports:
(VB-43503) Middle-click always closes the active tab of the stack but not the desired one
(VB-43505) Middle-click fails to close tabs in stacks with popup thumbnail enabled
(VB-43506) Tab Stack with thumbnails does not stay on top for further actions when a tab of the stack is closed
@nev82 I'm not aware of any way to get this working in Vivaldi on a Mac. macOS itself supports 2 mouse buttons (if you enable Secondary click) and does not have any inherent support for a middle mouse button... or auto-scroll for that matter... so it's rare for those features to be supported in a Mac application.
With Vivaldi, the easiest way to page through a long article is to hit the space bar.
@Shion Opera was "slow" with 200 developers and essentially bottomless funds. Vivaldi has 20 developers and strictly limited funds. It totally baffles me how one could take longer to implement a feature than the other.
@pesala said in Middle click scrolling anywhere on the page:
@stardust So how are you going to have your cake and eat it too?
MMB for opening links in the background works when you release MMB
And when you scroll you don't release MMB.
@pesala I changed the position of tab bar and finally see your point. I originally responded to how the browser work when you use default settings (non-native look of the window + tab bar on top). It is a question where the bug is since we do not know what intention Vivaldi developers have. Since impossibility to use middle click to open a new tab when having the tab bar on top lasts for many months already, it rather seems to me like a (IMO bad**) design decision rather than bug (which would be easy to fix many months ago, especially when it is present in default settings and is pretty obvious).
** it is a sin to not utilize the empty space on the tab bar
My linked post still remains relevant, since it describes current state in more detail and illustrates a simple way of how to inform a user that the whole tab bar area is "active" for various gestures or middle click. The new "+" icon would not steal place for titles of pages inside the tabs, since the icon would shrink as you fill the tab bar with tabs.
@pesala said in Middle click -focus new tab?:
@bluet I lost count of how many times I saw this request, but there's already so many easy ways to open a link in a new foreground tab.
Right-click, open new tab
Mouse gesture over the link (I use GestureDown for background tab because that's what I usually want for opening several links on a page. I use GestureDown, GestureUp to open a link in a new foreground tab)
Left-click is also fine. Even if it opens the link in the same tab, I often use that method, read the tab or copy what I want, then GestureBack to revert to the previous page in the same tab.
Thanks for all the suggestions! I knew about some of those. The mouse gesture works best for me. I like opening links without using keyboard. Thats me. The best way though would be ...... middle click! One click / one move. But I can live with two I suppose. A click and a little flick of the wrist.