Vivaldi's auto-complete feature should suggest the website's name as the first suggestion



  • [b]Vivaldi's auto-complete feature is tedious and needs a change. It should suggest the website name itself as the first suggestion.[/b] [u]Steps to reproduce:[/u] Let's say that I want to visit Amazon.com so I start typing that. Vivaldi auto-completes the URL with amazon.com/?q=some/very/very/long/URL/here So if I just want to visit the home page (as for most websites) then I need to do either of the following: [u]Current behavior:[/u] [ul] [li]Type the full website name uptil .com and then press "delete" to remove all that extra part[/li] [li]OR, use the mouse and click just after .com and delete everything afterwards[/li] [li]OR, scroll down among all the suggestions. Sometimes it shows just the website name and I can hit enter on it [/li] [li]OR, open the full URL and then click on the website logo to finally reach the home page [/li] [/ul] Instead we can have it the following way: [u]Suggested improvement:[/u] When typing "amaz..." the very first suggestion should always be "www.amazon.com". The next few suggestions can be the lengthier ones. Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/87627/vivaldiauto-completedomains.png[/img]



  • As developers don't hurry to fix it here is my solution: https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/all/8453-bundle-js-modding



  • Also the matter is being taken in account as we speak. I hope in an happy end and for a "definitive" fix included on the next snapshot (or the following one)



  • +1 from me.
    The current behaviour of Vivaldi is very annoying.



  • @The_Solutor:

    Also the matter is being taken in account as we speak. I hope in an happy end and for a "definitive" fix included on the next snapshot (or the following one)

    Great to hear. One of my biggest annoyances with Vivaldi.



  • @The_Solutor:

    Also the matter is being taken in account as we speak. I hope in an happy end and for a "definitive" fix included on the next snapshot (or the following one)

    Now two snapshots has been released, and the autocomplete is even worse, it suggests completely outdated links from history I've used a couple of times instead of the links I visit 10000 times more often…



  • Then delete that link from your history if it hurts your feelings, I do this and won't happen again.
    New snapshot behaviour on autocomplete is nice for me,



  • @iAN-CooG said in Vivaldi's auto-complete feature should suggest the website's name as the first suggestion:

    Then delete that link from your history

    That was just one example. Of course I can manually help Vivaldi each time it fails, but the underlying problem is that Vivaldi apparently doesn't analyze the connection between manually typed characters and the final URL chosen by the user like Chrome does in its omnibox predictor, which is based on simple statistics like frequency, recency, weights of manually-typed-fragments-to-final-url pairs.

    For example, when I start typing "dev" I manually choose "developer.chrome.com/extensions" in 99.9999% of cases but Vivaldi stubbornly suggests me anything but that for autocomplete. Maybe it tries to mimick old Opera's behavior from the ancient times? Whatever the cause, it looks bad.

    Anyway, the problem this topic is about wasn't fixed by the recent snapshots: Vivaldi still autocompletes to the full URL, not to the domain first.



  • @wOxxOm said in Vivaldi's auto-complete feature should suggest the website's name as the first suggestion:

    @The_Solutor:

    Also the matter is being taken in account as we speak. I hope in an happy end and for a "definitive" fix included on the next snapshot (or the following one)

    Now two snapshots has been released, and the autocomplete is even worse, it suggests completely outdated links from history I've used a couple of times instead of the links I visit 10000 times more often…

    Yeah. Still not fully fixed. Anyway, if you can't wait just use the den_po solution linked few messages earlier.


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