Snapshot - Fixes to typed history, keyboard shortcuts for web panels and visual polishing

  • Vivaldi Team

    Yep. He he, I get this as well. Seems there is a very hungry shortcut set up. Disable it from Settings | keyboard | Mail for now.

  • What else can I write about your post than exactly! and thanks! πŸ˜ƒ

    it doesn't work- no sound - it worked on previous snapshots.
    latest snapshot, linux

  • Then you will be even more happy really really soon. ;-D

  • You need an packet from chromium, which isn't anymore included in Vivaldi for legal reasons:

    in this packet is an file named, which is needed in /opt/vivaldi-snapshot/lib

    After a restart of the browser it should work (it does for me)
    There is a link in the changelog which explains more.

  • This Chromium bug will be fixed in the upcoming snapshot.

  • OK, I have consulted on the feasibility of fulfilling your request and please find the following insights.
    1. The suggested line of code does not have cross-platform effect. It would require different changes per platform. So it is not a quick fix as much.
    2. Context menus is a sensitive part of the User Interface where accessibility issues need to be taken into account. Bright red is a big no as a default here, eyes will bleed for some users. Blue is quite a common standard, also when you look for example at Opera 12, though just the shade is a bit different. As a target solution browser should by default reuse user's system colour scheme. There is also no need here to be different just for the sake of being different… The menus actually should look and feel the same between browsers considering accessibility/discoverability aspects - so that users don't have to re-learn how to use these basic interface elements.

    The conclusion is that it is neither a quickfix, nor red is the way to go by default. The menus will get rework with time when we switch from Chromium menu components to our own. On top of this you will be able to change the colour to your liking when we reach this level of customization, which we will hopefully reach at some point of time (however no sooner than when we have our own menu components).

    I hope you will approach to it with understanding and you find this feedback satisfactory. Cheers!

  • removed - it was meant to be a reply to the comment below.

  • Please take a look at my reply on this topic to npro above in these comments.

  • thanks for the link, but no Ubuntu here, Manjaro, but there is one thing I don't understand: the radio France player works fine with Slimjet - shouldn't Slimjet have the same license issue?

  • I think you meant the "K" single key shortcut triggered unnecessarily in different text fields of the Vivaldi UI. This will be fixed in the next snapshot.

  • - Ambassador -

    Are you aware that the Zoom shortcuts zoom the GUI when used on Internal Pages?

  • as usual Ruario's instructions were very clear - thumbs up - still I don't get why Slimjet doesn't suffer the same problem

  • Yes, it is known. Tracked in VB-7590.

  • Happy to say that I'm now at the point where I've promoted Vivaldi to be my primary browser. Great to see such quick progress, and despite the early stage we're at, I find it amazingly stable. Most bug's I've encountered seem to get fixed one or two releases later - kudos to the awesome dev team!

    Here are a couple of bugs I haven't seen reported (correct me if I'm wrong):

    • The location of context menu for tabs and for "trash" has incorrect horizontal offset (might be a multiple-monitor issue) and often appears far to the right of where the right-click occurred. Sometimes the context menu is on the right monitor while my Vivaldi window is on the left monitor.
    • Restoring closed tabs from the "trash" on the top right opens them in the first Vivaldi window. Since I generally use at least two windows, closing and restoring a tab on the second window makes it appear in the first window… which can be a handy workaround to the missing feature of being able to move tabs between Vivaldi windows, but probably not what's intended. πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to the next release, can't be far away now πŸ™‚

  • Moderator

    It does do that. I'm sure they'll fix it. However, it now follows you to any link you open from the tab, and remembers the last thing you typed into it, so using ctrl+f on any fresh tab, you can immediately search the term you were searching before - which I like. It used to just close and forget everything if you closed the tab, followed a link, refreshed, or anything.

  • Sorry, I should better have linked directly to Ruarios instructions. About the 'legal reasons': H264 and other codecs aren't free software. Normally a manufacturer of a player has to pay licence fees. Maybe they let "small" businesses get away with it, and after a while they show up with their claims. Well, I don't know about slimjet, but it's probably about money.

  • If I use Ctrl+Left to move my cursor a word back Vivaldi registers this as a page History Back operation in gmail (specifically the hangout chat popup within the gmail interface but maybe elsewhere).

    I've removed Ctrl+← and Ctrl+β†’ from the relevant Keyboard Shortcuts settings, leaving just the Alt+←/β†’ (I can never think of a time when I would expect Ctrl+←/β†’ to navigate my history) and this fixes it but I'm wondering if this is really a bug, either in the defaults provided or in the handling within text boxes.

  • Vivaldi Team

    First issue: Is the UI scaled? We do have a known issue with menu offset if that is the case,
    Second issue: Yes this is known. And not intended.

  • It seems like the Soundcloud and the Bandcamp players don't work anymore 😞 I have to open Opera or Firefox to listen to sweet music on these websites.

    Also there's a problem on the video playback on Twitter, but as they also don't work on Opera but work on Firefox, I suspect it to be a Blink issue.

    Build x64 on Windows 7

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