You are right about Reader View. Look the extension Reader View:
"Reader View extension brings Mozilla's open-source Readability"
Many many features that the built-in not have.
It has "Custom Styling":
And "Read this article":
The point is:
If you are going to implement a feature that many extensions execute study them, and do it equal or better or not do it.
@ryofurue You misunderstand the functionality of the rewind button. It's not the opposite of the fastforward button. It doesn't go back once independent from history, but instead goes to the first page visited on the domain in current history. In my opinion the name rewind is quite correct, while fastforward is completely misleading. It should instead be called next – and it's already named that way in the Vivaldi code – because it's mostly used to go to a page not yet present in history – like the next page in an article or topic.
And yeah, it doesn't cover all cases. Personally I don't mind that, it's a matter of taste. The reading mode hasn't really come a long way from it's Firefox roots. I don't think the Vivaldi devs have put all too much work into the open source original yet and are pretty much just using what already existed. The problem is that various browsers (like Brave) have done improvements to the exact same source, but these updates are proprietary and haven't been shared back to the base. It's sad really, and it would be even more sad if Vivaldi improved it and didn't share back either.
It would be great to have an option to display or hide images and videos in reader view. I read a ton of articles with embedded videos and currently reader view is useless for me, as it doesn't display videos...
Instead of having another mode with a warm dimmed paper like background for the reader, I'd like to have more settings inside the readerview. For example the backgroundcolor and a background texture. Also the Fontface should be ajustable to fit every users taste. In general you could take a shorcut here if you just assign a theme for your readerview witch is only active as long as the page is inside readerview.
@ryofurue said in Freeze Page to Make Reading Easy:
Currently it's too tedious: You print the page as PDF, go to the finder (or file explorer), and open the PDF file to view the page. It would be nice if the printing happened behind the scene and the printed result were automatically loaded onto Vivaldi.
When I print to PDF, the page automatically opens in my default PDF viewer.
The print-to-PDF capability is designed for printing on A4 paper or letter paper. The layout is awkward. To implement the requested feature, the generated PDF would need to mimic what is displayed on the computer screen.
This is just your settings. Choose whatever paper size you want, or create your own.
But there are pages even that doesn't work. For example, I can't activate the Reader Mode on this page:
Yes. You can also invoke the reader view using the page actions, but my keyboard shortcut works fine on this page.