Feature Request: open new tab when searching through Search Field



  • Hey! Really enjoyed Vivaldi browser but I think there's lack of some feature. Imagine that you reading some article and found unknown word. Then you click on Search Field, type that word in and press Enter - new tab opens with results of your favorite search engine! For now you just lost your current page when trying to search through Search Field, so you gotta open new tab and then use that field. I guess it would be cool if such possibility appears in future. For example, checkbox "Open search results in new tab" under Search Field settings. P.S.: searching through Address Field with nicknames rocks!



  • @Drakoriss:

    … Then you click on Search Field, type that word in and press Enter - new tab opens with results of your favorite search engine!

    Try Alt-Enter instead B)



  • Alt-Enter is better than nothing, but its not as good as just hitting Enter. TabmixPlus ruined me other browsers, and only Vivaldi comes close to proper tab management. Opening links from the address and search bar, as well as other places, should be a default option, with no modifier keys necessary.



    • 100000000000000000000000000 for this!

    I came here to post the same request. Hope to see this fixed very soon



  • Thank you for Alt+Enter tip!

    Still it would be nice to have suggested checkbox :)



  • @[email protected]:

    Alt-Enter is better than nothing, but its not as good as just hitting Enter.

    It is better than just hitting Enter. It gives you a choice. If you don't want to open a new tab, hit Enter; if you do, use Alt + Enter. If Enter always opened a new tab, how would you reuse the same tab?



  • If Enter always opened a new tab, how would you reuse the same tab?

    This is the reason why options exist (or should exist) ;)



  • @Pesala:

    @[email protected]:

    Alt-Enter is better than nothing, but its not as good as just hitting Enter.

    It is better than just hitting Enter. It gives you a choice. If you don't want to open a new tab, hit Enter; if you do, use Alt + Enter. If Enter always opened a new tab, how would you reuse the same tab?

    Ah, I sense you haven't experienced TabMixPlus, on FireFox. It goes to open tabs first, then falls back to opening a new tab. At least for the address bar. Search always gets a new tab, which I like. However, having a shortcut (alt enter) to reuse the same tab is good idea.



  • I've been using Quick Command instead of the search box, and for jumping to open tabs. It's a great feature. However, I still find myself using the Search box, maybe to switch search engines, and I expect a new tab to open and get focused. Currently, using Alt+Enter opens a new tab but its not focused. It takes significantly more work to use the search box. Quick Command is great, but Search should definitely open and focus a new tab.



  • @[email protected]:

    Currently, using Alt+Enter opens a new tab but its not focused.

    Using Alt + Enter does open the search string in a new tab, and it does get focus. Pressing Alt + Enter, instead of Enter is not significantly more work. It's very easy to do, and leaves the option to reuse the same tab, then GestureLeft, or click Back. I suspect that that uses fewer resources than starting a new vivaldi.exe process for a new tab.

    Personally, I find it just as easy to use the URL field for this, and then I use a keyword to search Wikipedia or YouTube.

    Alt + Enter is fine if you're planning to leave the tab open for a while, otherwise Enter, then GestureLeft is easier.



  • @Pesala:

    @[email protected]:

    Currently, using Alt+Enter opens a new tab but its not focused.

    Using Alt + Enter does open the search string in a new tab, and it does get focus. Pressing Alt + Enter, instead of Enter is not significantly more work. It's very easy to do, and leaves the option to reuse the same tab, then GestureLeft, or click Back. I suspect that that uses fewer resources than starting a new vivaldi.exe process for a new tab.

    Personally, I find it just as easy to use the URL field for this, and then I use a keyword to search Wikipedia or YouTube.

    Alt + Enter is fine if you're planning to leave the tab open for a while, otherwise Enter, then GestureLeft is easier.

    Ugh…I've composed my reply 5 times, and lost it each time because search won't open a new tab by default.
    So, I short, I don't worry about resources as a matter of principal. And I really don't want to waste brain power wondering how to economize my tabs. History is not a tab management tool because its not scalable, and I'm not going try to track how many back states I need to go.

    That said, this feature really needs to be customziable.



  • Another reason to open a new tab by default is that sites are slow to load, which makes tab reuse a hassle. Even tightly coupled searches get a new tab, just so I can have faster access to the data.

    It strikes me as asking a lot from a user to mentally juggle which queries warrant tab reuse or a new tab. If resources become an issue, its time for a new computer. Let the other vendors worry about mobile performance on low power chips. I'm a power user and want a powerful browser that doesn't constrain me due to resource concerns.



  • Another reason is that you may not get the key combo correct. Using my right hand to hit both Alt and Enter, sometimes Enter is struck first and the page I'm on is reloaded. Yikes, I just lost all my work, such as composing blog posts.



  • This is the only reason I don't use Vivaldi as main browser, everything else I can deal with. Make it an option please.
    Open searches in new tab with enter (yes/no)
    Open changed URL in new tab with enter (yes/no)

    Thanks.



  • I am a new Vivaldi and love it, but I have the same problem. I am glad to know that Alt + Enter trick and will try to remember to use it, but old habits die hard and it is easy to forget and just hit Enter. It first happened to me last night, when I was reviewing my bank account online, did a quick search to double-check something and lost my bank account page unexpectedly.

    I strongly recommend adding an checkbox option to have search box results open in a new tab. Surely it's not that difficult a feature to include, and making it an opt-in feature wouldn't disrupt long-time users who are used to the current behavior.



  • the option is already in current 1.6 snapshots



  • @iAN-CooG Thanks - that's good to know! :slight_smile:



  • I dont think this is the best approch.

    I think it would be better if you just could select the text drag&drop it on the tab bar and it opens a new tab seaching the text in the default search engine.

    This is how it is done in chrome and firefox and it works like a charm


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