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.
zaibon last edited by zaibon
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...
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.
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.
Prevent media (audio/video) from auto-playing as a website permission
It could be achieved by blocking all flash content (already possible) and preventing HTML5 audio & video from launching without user's action (click-to-play).
With this feature, we would be able to blacklist/whitelist websites for playing media, just like we could do it with Notifications, Popups, Plugins, Location, Camera & other website permissions.
An option to reload the page after a certain amount of time
Move Hide/Show Panel Button to Right
If the panels are on the right, the button should be on the right.
The default is only good if the panels are on the left.
Allow Editing of Menus
Ability to re-order Search Engines