Extension "New blank/black tab" not working



  • Have installed extension "New blank/black tab" and it shows up in Extensions list.
    However not working and no icon in upper right corner. New tab comes up blank white.
    The extension works fine in Google Chrome 55



  • Sadly there are still some extensions that doesn't work / work correctly in Vivaldi.

    What windows version are you on?
    What Vivaldi version do you use stable / snapshot 32-bit / 64 bit?

    When you use the latest Vivaldi snapshot it already runs on chrome 56 - so does this extension also work in the chrome beta which uses chrome 56 too? (I am asking because there are a few extensions that aren't ready for this - seems like the chrome developers made some changes that affect extensions)

    On the other hand I had a look on the extension itself and what it is supposed to do.
    You can get similar results when you just go to:

    • settings->Start Page and there select a pure black backgroundimage or load some as you like
    • untick Show "Add" Button
    • next go to settings->Themes select one of the themes that come the closest to the colors you like
    • next hit the pencil a little bit down the site so you can edit the theme to you favour.
    • If you don't want vivaldi to change its colour every time you visit a new site untick in Theme Preferences Accent Color From Active Page

    If you still want to get rid of the bar in your startpage / new tab that shows Speed Dial Bookmarks History
    you need to tweak a little bit more. But this is explained pretty good by @pafflick

    @pafflick said in Hide the navigation bar on Start Page.:

    A few people were asking for this, so here it is - hiding the navigation bar on the Start Page is pretty easy with custom CSS. I've got two different solutions for this:

    1. Removes the bar completely:
    .startpage-navigation {
    	display: none !important;
    }
    
    1. Hides the bar from the viewport (not completely) and shows it when the cursor is hovering over it (with a slide-in & slide-out animation):
    @keyframes show-startpage-navigation {
    	from {
    		top: -45px;
      }
    	to {
    		top: 0;
      }
    }
    @keyframes hide-startpage-navigation {
    	from {
    		top: 0;
      }
    	to {
    		top: -45px;
      }
    }
    .startpage-navigation {
    	animation: hide-startpage-navigation 1s ease forwards;
    }
    .startpage-navigation:hover {
    	animation: show-startpage-navigation 1s ease forwards;
    }
    

    How to use this code?

    1. Go to the "About" page (vivaldi://about) to check the Vivaldi installation path.
    2. Check the "Executable Path" entry. It should end with \Application\vivaldi.exe. Now close Vivaldi.
    3. Navigate to that Application directory. It should contain a folder named after the current version of Vivaldi, like eg. 1.6.689.40
    4. Open that folder and navigate to the following path: \resources\vivaldi\style
    5. Edit the common.css file with a text editor and add the following code at the beginning of the file: @import "custom.css";
    6. Use the text editor to create a new file in the same directory and name it custom.css. Make sure the extension of the file is actually .css and not .txt. If you don't know how to do taht, check this tip.
    7. Paste the CSS code to that file and save it. You can use that file from now on to paste other codes that you might find on this forum.
    8. Each time Vivaldi updates, you'll need to repeat steps 2 - 5 and copy your custom.css file to the new location.

    (Check this thread for more info)

    EDIT: somehow the How to use this code thing didn't want to show up so I paste it seperatly:
    How to use this code?

    1. Go to the "About" page (vivaldi://about) to check the Vivaldi installation path.
    2. Check the "Executable Path" entry. It should end with \Application\vivaldi.exe. Now close Vivaldi.
    3. Navigate to that Application directory. It should contain a folder named after the current version of Vivaldi, like eg. 1.6.689.40
    4. Open that folder and navigate to the following path: \resources\vivaldi\style
    5. Edit the common.css file with a text editor and add the following code at the beginning of the file: @import "custom.css";
    6. Use the text editor to create a new file in the same directory and name it custom.css. Make sure the extension of the file is actually .css and not .txt. If you don't know how to do taht, check this tip.
    7. Paste the CSS code to that file and save it. You can use that file from now on to paste other codes that you might find on this forum.
    8. Each time Vivaldi updates, you'll need to repeat steps 2 - 5 and copy your custom.css file to the new location.

    (Check this thread for more info)

    Hope this helps



  • @fyrekrig I'm not sure which extension did you try to install, but FYI any extension that overrides the default new tab page in Chrome can be "switched on" in Vivaldi by following these steps:

    1. Install the extension and customize it (if there is anything to customize).
    2. Go to the Settings > Tabs (vivaldi://settings/tabs/).
    3. Under the "New Tab Page" settings select the input field (last option) and paste this URL there: chrome://newtab

    If you want to have the custom start page provided by the extension displayed upon opening the browser*, then go to the Startup Settings (vivaldi://settings/startup/) and under "Startup with" select "Specific Pages" and when the "Enter page URL" field appears, simply add this address there: chrome://newtab.
    You can also set chrome://newtab as your homepage and select "Startup with: Homepage".


    * This way you'll lose all tabs from your current session upon closing the browser, so you'll need to save and restore your session manually if you'd like to keep opened tabs after closing the browser.
    You can also re-open any tab closed along with the window in which it was opened by clicking on the "trash" icon in the upper right corner of the browser window. It should be an entry saying: "Window with x Tabs" and there you should find all the tabs that were closed with that window.

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