Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9
Following 1.7 thread here is the one for 1.8 / 1.9 as the reality is that while we gather your feedback, the team works on the browser considering now requests from 1.7 as it was just closed. Of course previous requests are still being looked as well.
Please vote for your favorite feature request:
Therefore post only one request per reply so that people can easily vote for your favorite feature.
Thank you for your understanding, it will help everyone out to go through them more easily.
Hide all bars - Pseudo Fullscreenmode
An option for the Fullscreen modus that allows the urlbar or url+tabbar to slide in (for example by hitting the upper border of the screen with the mouse cursor).
Big plus: All keyboard shortcuts would still work (compared to real fullscreenmode)
EDIT: erhm are we supposed to repost our requests from 1.7 here or shall we just post "new" stuff? sry that this question just came into my mind after my first repost
Easy export/import/backup of user data
A new option to easily backup or move user data to another instance of Vivaldi. This should include settings (site settings, search engines, passwords etc.), bookmarks, notes, extensions data and history. It would be great to be able to import/export/backup only some parts of the user's data (for example only the search engines). Currently, it's almost possible to do that manually, but it's far too complicated for an average user.
The "standalone" installation isn't really portable, but perhaps it would be possible to make a truly portable Vivaldi? Since Chromium uses the system's user profile (at least on Windows) to encrypt data, this might be a real challenge - but I'll just leave this here anyway... 😉
Keep the bookmarks filtered output intact
- On Bookmark Panel
After we open (in any way) at least a bookmark, the filtered output will be reset and view will scroll to top folder. Our filter input still in filter box.
- On Bookmark Page
After we open (in any way) at least a bookmark, all folders will collapse if not reset. Our filter input in filter box will be deleted.
- On Bookmark Panel
Go to bookmark
After we filter bookmark, sometime, it could be useful if we could easily go to where our target bookmark reside.
Currently we need to scroll up or down & open folder/subfolders to go there, after we finish filtering.
While there's "Tree Search", the Bookmarks Panel & Bookmarks Page got problems with it get auto reset.
I'm thinking about new context menu.
Search restriction autocomplete
- # Returns results that match the text in the title.
- @ Returns results that match the text in the URL.
- * Returns only results that are from the bookmarks.
- ^ Returns only results that are from the browser’s history.
- + Returns only results that have been tagged.
- ~ Returns only results that have been typed.
- % Returns only open tabs (visible tabs, not active tab)
Location Bar search
Forget about this site
Available in Firefox History viewer context menu.
At first I thought it clear all history of target site. Only these days I realize that thing clear all histories of target site. That's include, local storage, cookies, typed history, and of course history list.
You can achieve this manually in Chrom* by visiting history page plus chrome://cookies. And it's really manually.
Highlight new features in settings
For those of us who are too lazy to read the changelogs or just want to quickly find the new features in settings. 🙂 This could be achieved in many ways, like e.g. adding a "New!" flag, highlighting it with a different color etc. This highlight could be persistent (until the next update) or could disappear once the user views the tab containing new settings (for a certain amount of time), hovers over it or make changes to it.
Choose Folder for Saving Snapshots
I'd like to see the prompt (available as an option) to confirm closing the browser (like in Opera 12).
Adding different, configurable scenarios for the prompt to appear could be useful, for example:
- when there are downloads in progress (with additional option to close the browser automatically once the downloads are completed and yes, I'm aware of the Chromium's ability to complete tasks in the background);
- when there are 2 or more tabs opened and the "Startup with" option in Settings is set to anything else than "Last Session";
- when there is some unsaved work on any of the opened tabs (like eg. unsent form fields with user's input);
Settings Dialogue Should Remember it's Size and Active Tab
If the UI Zoom is anything other than 100% the dialogue is always the wrong size on opening. This causes problems at > 100% because not all keyboard shortcuts are visible until the dialogue is enlarged.
Enhance side tab panel
- Panel fonts can be sized, independent to browser GUI.
- Panel can set to be top overlay. It won't squeeze your page view, customize able.
- Auto hide panel on lost mouse focus.
- Tabs list. This like Vivaldi side tree option. Tabs list stay on one panel than extra other panel like now.
- Move Trash Bin to Side Panel.
Sound notifications upon various events within the browser, like eg., finished download or page notifications
...or received e-mails (once the e-mail client for Vivaldi is ready). These sound effects should be customizable. Opera 12 have notifications for "program startup/exit, page loaded, failure, follow link", but I never used them. I don't mind seeing them in Vivaldi though...
Allow Resizing of Tiled Tabs
Ability to re-order / remove various UI elements
First of all: Extension icons and panel icons. But the ability to re-order or remove some of the UI elements would be greatly appreciated. (I'd like to get rid of the Home button for example).
Just like in Opera 12. I haven't seen this in any Chromium-based browser, so I'm not sure if it's even possible (or if it's not too hard to implement)?
Usually opening a new tab is much quicker than launching a new window, so this could be a great feature.
Support Animated PNG Images
Boss Key Shortcut to Hide/Minimize Vivaldi
List Existing Sessions on Save Session
To easily update existing sessions by overwriting them.