Features requests for 1.4



  • @kq79:

    Add "search with" and i`ll be happy :evil:

    So +1 !



  • please add feature to remember bookmark panel scroll position, and ability to call external downloader from download popup, I really need these 2 features, in Firefox I use them a lot, thank you devs



  • Hopefully you guys will roll out the window drag/detach feature soon! Here's my current wishlist:

    • In Settings -> Downloads, have a Browse button to select the default download location instead of just typing in a path
    • Downloads show download speed and source URL it's downloading from as well. If it's not possible to fit all of that in the UI, maybe have a pop-up box show up if you right-click or hover over a current download to show additional information about that download.
    • Plugin click-to-play option (for both Flash and HTML5 if possible)
    • Javascript options/controls
    • Confirm exit if downloads are still running in background
    • Editable right-click menu for links. When I right-click on a link to open it in a new tab I prefer to open them in the background but the current menu has that option listed 3rd whereas I'd rather have it be the first option like most other browsers do. Since different people have different tastes it would be nice to be able to edit that menu to re-arrange the options.
    • More optimization for Youtube and other streaming video?? I'm not really sure if it's true or if it's just my computer but it just seems to me that watching videos in Vivaldi seems to either take more resources or is buggy in some way with its playback


  • My thoughts/hopes:

    • Hibernate background tabs in Quick Commands
    • Dockable dev tools
    • As a config option, make least recently used tab switching aware of whether a key is held down, rather than using a timeout (I hold down <ctrl>and release when I want to bump something up the LRU list, but then might jump to a new tab quite quickly again (which atm means the middle tab doesn't get remembered correctly (in my experience)))</ctrl>


  • Address prediction - domain first

    One feature I really miss from Firefox, which I can't find a way to replicate, is that the address autocompletion feature starts off with only recommending the "host" part of the URL.

    For example:
    Typed: goo_
    Firefox: google.com/_
    Chrome: google.com/long-ass-search-url-that-I'm-no-longer-interested-in



  • PLEASE, PLEASE - finaly make Vivaldi CUSTOMIZABLE and CONTROLABLE!

    Problems:

    • Disk Cache is growing into gigabytes of space with heavy browsing
    • by default chromium/vivaldi runs a process per web page , which is becoming crazy if you do a internet search and open tens of pages to find information (50++ tabs are not seldom by me - that is why I need Vivaldi, and IE, Firefox, etc, is not enough !! ๐Ÿ™‚ )
      So I am using "process-per-site" option to save RAM and reduce number of processes (maybe somebody wants to use "single process" as well)

    Current Solution:

    • yes, you can add chromium command-line switches to limit the cache size and number of processses into the shortcuts (talking about Windows),

    Problem Again:

    • there are different shortcuts in 4-5 different places on Windows (Start Menu, Quick Launch, Desktop, Custom Launcher, etc.)
      Do you want to synchronized switches in all of them?

    New solution needed:

    • sure it would be nice to integrate this options into the settingsโ€ฆ.
    • But the quick and efficient solution can be to use a plain text config file stored with the Vivaldi instance, where multiple commmand-line options can be stored. This file should be read at the start-up and options from the file applied as if they were supplied in command line.

    I guess it will be easy, robust and elegant advanced level customization solution for those who want to tweak the browser and is not afraid reading chromium docs and experimenting with options.

    Thank you for the great browser and considering another level of customization ๐Ÿ™‚



    • extended version of about:config with the load of choices the Ol'Opera [v12.18 and be4] used to have
    • personal info page where you can fill in some frequently asked personal data that most forms use [also like Opera 12.18 and be4]


  • [ol]

    • Vivaldi Notes: import / export to OneNote, Google Keep, and Evernote.
    • Extension toolbar support. Potentially a limitation of Chromium-based browser engines.
    • Added screenshot of Note integration with side panel and direct editing.
      [attachment=4200]featurerequest1.4.jpg[/attachment]

    [/ol]
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  • 1. A proper bookmarks drop-down list like the one old Opera (12.18 and older) and Internet Explorer have.

    Why this haven't been added from the very beginning I don't know, but I refuse to use any browser without it as my primary browser. Once that is added I will consider switching fully over to Vivaldi as my main browser.

    2. The ability to automatically open the Downloads TAB (NOT the side-panel) when staring a download.

    3. More info available on the downloads tab (like in opera 12.18),

    4. The ability to set "Save As" as the default action when downloading things. Alternatively at least the ability to completely disable the default download location.



  • New features:

    • auto opening search-engines list when starting typing in search-bar
      - opening new tab by default after entering choosing searchengine in search bar if current tab is other than speed dial
    • searchengine list submenu under RMB
    • ability to change order of the search engines
    • option to choose from different actions when double clicking on tab
    • option to clone tab in the background after double clicking on it
    • "Paste and go in the new tab" function in url address menu
    • double click on free space on the tab bar opens new tab + option to disable "+" on tab bar
    • "move to new window in background" option in tab menu
    • hibernating tabs in background enabled by default
    • ability to close tabs in Stacks in background with middle click of the upper strap or with middle click on baloon thumbnails
    • indicator of loading background tab (strap) in stack
    • ability to change position of tabs (strap) in stacks
    • animation of opening/closing tabs
    • ability to change max width of the tab
    • dialog box confirming closure of the browser
    • warning when closing browser during downloading the file
    • "browse" button in Download Location section
    • sub panel with information about downloaded files in the downloads panel
    • notification of downloaded files
    • session manager
    • option to save session only from current window
    • sessions list in main menu
    • automatic saving of the last tabs/windows and their history as the session
    • already focused search box after opening History window + dynamic searching
    • X button near history address for quick delete + more columns with more information of the addresses
    • possibility to add buttons from status bar to address bar (tile, show/hide image, page actions)
    • option to automatically clean cache from the disk after certain time
    • built in password manager (in settings) with filter and "show password" option
    • customization of RMB menus (delete, change function order)
    • built in adjustable hiding scroll-bars (like in Minimal Scrollbar extension)
    • links panel (like in Opera 12.x)
    • balloons with preview information on the bookmarks, notes and downloaded files
    • site settings vivaldi://settings/conten in general options
    • option to color progress bar in url bar
    • ability to change the order of the panel icons in panel bar
    • opening bookmarks in active speed dial tab if "Open bookmark in new tab" option is enabled

    Changes:

    • no loading page indicator when page is holding (like on sites that can't be connected)
    • panels toggle too thick
    • settings window does not open again in the same section and previous size
    • blank vivaldi://settings tab remains after closing certain option windows like vivaldi://settings/content or vivaldi://settings/clearBrowserData
    • "Show background image" option in "Start page" settings section should be inactive when "Background color" option is active
    • not possible to open tab in background from history with middle-click

    Bugs:



  • Gregor, great list! +1

    Going through the years to have these functions all appeared in the browser.. and a big question will it happen at all.

    โ€“

    2 things which make it difficult to use webpanels:

    1. The lack of zoom

    2. There is no option for a popup (fade..) appearance of side panel. I don't like that when you open the side panel layout and content of the website starts to break down. That is, there must be an option - slide or fade/popup the panel!



  • I don't know, if it is already posted. Didn't find it.

    But there is maybe a bug with the drop event. It will not be fired.

    Google Chrome works, so it shouldn't be a Blink problem.



  • I would like to see some additional work on the reader mode.

    First off, it's buried in a menu and I didn't even know it was available until I found it by accident. As I read a lot of information online, it's very handy to have to cut down on my eye strain.

    I'd like to be able to either access it with a keyboard or mouse shortcut. Readability app lets me use the ~ key to access their mode.

    Can we change the screen color to black with white text to further cut down on eye strain? Can we change the font or modify the size of the letters on screen? Can we set it so that we can turn images in the main body of text on or off?

    Firefox has a very nice built-in reader mode that you can access with a single mouse click that lets you choose between several different fonts, screen colors (white on black, black on white, and a sepia tone on cream) and change the size of the letters. It's extremely helpful on some mobile sites when I access their mobile browser on Android as well. I'm okay with using Readability, but something built-in would let me get away with one less add-on to my browser.



  • 1. A proper bookmarks drop-down list like the one old Opera (12.18 and older) and Internet Explorer have.

    Why this haven't been added from the very beginning I don't know, but I refuse to use any browser without it as my primary browser. Once that is added I will consider switching fully over to Vivaldi as my main browser.

    2. The ability to automatically open the Downloads TAB (NOT the side-panel) when staring a download.

    3. More info available on the downloads tab (like in opera 12.18),

    4. The ability to set "Save As" as the default action when downloading things. Alternatively at least the ability to completely disable the default download location.



  • 1. MMB to open new tabs
    2. Built in Proxy settings
    3. Opera 12 tab stacking
    4. Cache management settings
    5. Scrolling Speed settings (mousewheel.min_line_scroll_amount in Firefox)
    6. Move Menu button to the right
    7. Portable version
    8. Zoom buttons (not slider!) on Address Bar

    9. Bookmark menu button on Address Bar

    10. Download button on Address Bar

    11. Smooth scrolling improvements
    12. Security and privacy improvements



  • One thing I'd love to see is being able to drag and drop text to the Plus sign to create a new tab and instantly search for it.

    This is a really great feature that I always used in Firefox, and I really miss this.



  • I have two ides:
    1. I all other browsers, when you move cursor all the way up (top pixel on the screen), and browser is maximised, you can select tabs. It's very fast and easy when you learn to change tabs this way.
    In Vivaldi tabs are few pixels under that, so I move mouse up, and then I have to move it down just a little bit to change tabs ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    P.S. but still, it's good idea to be able to move window just by going to top, so maybe to have option in setting "Tabs touch upper edge" or something like this.

    2. I hope everybody knows, mouse wheel click (third button) can "open link in new tab" or if you click on tab name, you close that tab.
    Can you add option that when you wheel-click on Back or Forward, Vivaldi opens that "Back" or "Forward" page in new tab?



  • [ol]

    • Option to remove tab spacing in ALL windows: The space above tabs is a huge pain when a non-maximized window has its upper border touching the top edge of the display (100% of my usage as I split the screen in half between two windows). There should be an option that makes it so the tabs always go all the way to the edge of the window.
    • More flexible tiling: It shouldn't require untiling and retiling tabs to switch one of the tiles. You should be able to easily swap any tab into a current tile, replacing a currently tiled tab, without affecting the other tile(s).
    • Option to remove home button: No one even uses this antiquated feature. It just clutters the interface.
      [/ol]


  • @Stardust:

    1. MMB to open new tabs
    6. Move Menu button to the right
    8. Zoom buttons (not slider!) on Address Bar
    9. Bookmark menu button on Address Bar
    10. Download button on Address Bar

    1. When I middle click on a link, it opens the link in a new tab. What additional functionality are you looking for?
    6. Try the Window Controls Position setting.
    8. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zoom/lajondecmobodlejlcjllhojikagldgd?hl=en-US
    9. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bookmarks-button/ffieaadkkhencgelmgbbmkkipeocbcbg?hl=en-US
    10. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/download-button/alakoggmijiicdlcjjeakffojoinhlpg?hl=en-US



  • @soldier9599:

    1. When I middle click on a link, it opens the link in a new tab. What additional functionality are you looking for?

    Middle click on the tab bar opens new tab:

    @soldier9599:

    6. Try the Window Controls Position setting.

    How?

    @soldier9599:

    8. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/zoom/lajondecmobodlejlcjllhojikagldgd?hl=en-US
    9. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bookmarks-button/ffieaadkkhencgelmgbbmkkipeocbcbg?hl=en-US
    10. https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/download-button/alakoggmijiicdlcjjeakffojoinhlpg?hl=en-US

    I don't want to install addons. Vivaldi is not my main browser.


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