right click on a bookmark in a folder!



  • Hello Vivaldi. I have a folder with bookmarks in a bookmarks bar and wanted to delete one bookmark - upon right clicking it just opens the website! Can somebody explain me the thinking behind this weird functionality? Why isn't there normal context menu with "open here, open in a new tab, edit, delete" and such?? 🙄


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    @McVitas said in right click on a bookmark in a folder!:

    Can somebody explain me the thinking behind this weird functionality?

    It's just not implemented yet. Use the bookmarks panel or the bookmarks tab to manage your bookmarks.



  • McVitas, right-click should not open any bookmarks. None.

    What OS do you have?

    The only thing I can think of that's even remotely related is the Settings option for a left-click/select:


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    @3Phase - ANY kind of click on a bookmark in a folder on the bookmark bar opens it. This is a symptom of the fact that bookmarks bar coding is substantially incomplete. The much more complete set of features is available in the bookmark panel, rather than the bookmark bar.


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    @McVitas - Bookmark Bar coding is only about half done. Do all of your editing operations in the bookmark panel or the bookmark manager.



  • @Ayespy Right-click on ANY bookmark ANYWHERE opens a right-click menu for me. What'd you break, Aye? 😃



  • OK. I look forward to have a working context menu 🙂 Meanwhile I would suggest removing the right click action so it rather does nothing, because it's quite confusing when it opens it. It would be better if nothing happened if there is no context menu ready yet. 3Phase I am not sure if you read what was written :-]



  • @McVitas I read every word: "... upon right clicking it just opens the website!"

    Right-click doesn't open any bookmarks when I use it, only left-click. My right-click menu in the Bookmarks folders and Bookmarks bars also offers Cut, Copy, Paste, and Delete.

    Aye's got at least an idea of what the skinny is for upcoming bookmarks and I do agree there should be a right-click option to Edit a bookmark because my install already does it. other right-click options but the only action that opens a bookmark for me is left-click, not right-click.

    Again: What OS and version of Vivaldi do you have and is it 32 or 64 bit?

    Windows x64 | Vivaldi x64 with a fresh and clean profile

    Screenshot of right-click menu:
    Right-Click Menu


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    @3Phase - you do not appear to have any folders on your bookmarks bar, so it would seem you are not replicating the conditions complained of by the user.

    Put a folder on your bookmarks bar and put some bookmarks in it to see what is being discussed.



  • @Ayespy and @McVitas

    Hmm... I do have the 'Minibar' sub-folder on the far left to drop and stash things in. You both are correct and Bookmarks in that sub-folder open their links with a right-click instead of a menu.

    Very interesting, it didn't used to do that. My apologies!



  • I suffered with this and complained about it many times while they were adding advanced features vs this basic feature that all browsers have. Just add a context menu! But no, let's add a saturation bar for themes instead...

    One of the reasons I left Vivaldi browser. I really hope they add this back, along with middle clicking a tab in the context menu of the back button (left arrow history). Browsers have had these 2 basic features for so many years, yet Vivaldi has all these great advanced features but not these 2 basic ones that actually HELP browsing and using an Internet browser.



  • @ramouz said in right click on a bookmark in a folder!:

    I suffered with this and complained about it many times while they were adding advanced features vs this basic feature that all browsers have. Just add a context menu! But no, let's add a saturation bar for themes instead...
    ... Browsers have had these 2 basic features for so many years, yet Vivaldi has all these great advanced features but not these 2 basic ones that actually HELP browsing and using an Internet browser.

    It's often arguable what constitutes a "basic" feature of a browser. Just because something appears in multiple products does not mean it's foundational to the basic use of browsers in general. A user's own usage preferences are often viewed by them as "basic" requirements for usage, but others disagree. For example, from my own perspective, a 'homepage' button is absolutely "basic" to a browser - yet New Opera and others still lack one. On the other hand, a true "basic" requirement for a browser seems to be an "exit" button in its upper right corner, mainly because virtually all users expect it as a rapid, standardized means to rapidly exit an app.

    Developers must make their own assessment of what is a more important or more 'basic' feature than some other, and they prioritize their efforts accordingly. Some things are much more difficult to incorporate than others, for reasons that may range from whether the necessary code "hooks" aren't yet present, to whether the affected code section is going to be otherwise entirely replaced later as part of some other major code overhaul, to whether it simply would take too much coding effort for currently available resources. In the course of multiple and parallel development efforts, sometimes a less-basic feature (to some users) presents itself for rapid incorporation with minimal added effort. But to an 'outsider' it looks like including the less-basic feature was emphasized at the expense of something missing that seems more 'basic'. Finally, there are the simple and universal differences of opinion among people about what is important and what is trivial, period.

    In the end, it all takes time and work. Every mature browser stands upon years of cumulative development, layer upon layer. Starting a browser from scratch, every feature has to be added essentially one-at-a-time, and until sufficient time/effort has occurred, some features will remain lacking... its just the nature of the beast.


 

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