I think this is really low hanging fruit and it would make quick commands way more useful. I currently have > 200 tabs open and i still see some that I haven't used in weeks at the top. Yes, searching narrows it down, but with 200 tabs you'll have a lot of matches or a long search string until your tab shows up on top.
This is needed for all search fields, but especially quick commands. A nickname websearch should use the search engine and then we need to be able to set search nicknames for all other search types, like commands, closed tabs, open tabs, history, bookmarks, pages actions, mail and notes.
That would make some quick commands really powerful.
For example you want to create a note with the selected text in a page but you want to add some info or edit it a little, you could select it, press F2, and directly make the modifications before creating the note with it.
If it's a number you want to make a quick calculation the calculator is there. If improved to convert units it opens a new range of possibilities.
Or edit the text you selected before performing a web search, without the need to drop your current clipboard content by copying and pasting it...
That's a reasonable request. It'd be nice being able to select multiple with Shift+Up/Shift+Down or Ctrl+Click and then hit a hotkey to close the selected (e.g. even Ctrl+W if there's some way to provide different context to it so that it doesn't close the current tab). To take things even further, maybe it's a good idea to take the already configured shortcuts for default tab handling when interacting with the tab bar (i.e. Close Other Tabs, Close Tabs to the Right and so on) and just change their context so they interact with the F2 menu while it's open.
@AmberZephyr Understood. We try to keep feature requests limited to one per topic, that way it makes it easier to organise / vote on individually. Would you be able to split your topic up? (Edit the current one to be just tab stacks, and have a new for search engine in QC). Thanks.
@greybeard That must be all 3 of us, huh? As a (former) math teacher, I made sure I knew all about whatever calculator the students might choose. Note that I won't claim to prefer RPN - on calculators I prefer whatever is going to require the least translation from the textbook.
@Pesala , indeed the search itself works but there is no history suggestions for your recent Wikipedia queries.
Try doing the same in the address bar and notice the recent search queries for Wikipedia, where they are not available in the quick commands dialog.
Please confirm the issue and the title should probably be adjusted to something like:
"Suggest search engine recent queries in the quick commands dialog"
@LonM Just a quick email to say that I'd love this.
My use case: I debug print stylesheets a lot. Potentially, you currently have a long process to perform it (developer tools > ... > more tools > rendering > console > rendering > scroll down > click "print stylesheet"). It'd be quite brilliant if I could create my own custom command to do that.
I'm guessing most people don't spend quite as much time looking at print stylesheets as me, so it doesn't really make sense for it to be a built-in feature to do that specific thing.