Match multiple strings in address bar



  • The address bar only supports single entry to match now. That is to say, a space entered would be treated as part of the matching string, so it seems that Vivaldi only accept a single and consecutive string to look up in the address bar.

    I think it would be nice to allow multiple strings, separated by spaces, to speed up looking up for browsing history and bookmarks. For example, I can type goo first to bring up a lot of history and bookmark items, then I type a space and viv to narrow the results to Vivaldi-related Google search pages.

    (Please kindly redirect me if this is already raised before.)



  • There is a similar feature request in the Feature Request thread, but you should probably go there and add your own request to the list so that other people could vote for it.



  • @pafflick said in Match multiple strings in address bar:

    There is a similar feature request in the Feature Request thread, but you should probably go there and add your own request to the list so that other people could vote for it.

    Thanks a lot. I noticed that I can't post in the Feature Request area, so I did not think of replying in that 1.8/1.9 feature request thread.



  • This is my #1 issue with Vivaldi right now. My core workflow with Firefox depends on this (missing in Vivaldi) feature both in the address bar AND history search.



  • I may have reported this as a bug.
    The issue is that VIvaldi match exact phrase.

    Your history : "Foos bars"

    You can match "Foos bars"

    You can't march "Foo bar"



  • @Purgator said in Match multiple strings in address bar:

    I may have reported this as a bug.
    The issue is that VIvaldi match exact phrase.

    Your history : "Foos bars"

    You can match "Foos bars"

    You can't march "Foo bar"

    That isn't exactly a bug, it is just a scenario where normal users expect a standard behavior but Vivaldi hasn't implemented it to account for it.

    Another example
    URL: www.pcgamer.com/best-pc-games-2017/
    Page Title: "Best PC games of 2017 | PC Gamer"

    where

    Chrome/Firefox valid match: "pcgamer 2017"

    or

    URL: www.pcgamer.com/best-pc-games-2017/
    Page Title: "Best PC games of 2017 | PC Gamer"

    where

    Chrome/Firefox valid match: "best 2017"

    Both of these examples fail in Vivaldi and it is maddening lol. This needs to be fixed real bad.



  • Yes it's not a bug but at least a very annoying missing feature. Vivaldi is suppose to be a brower for power users.
    Matching research correctly is 200% needed and honestly you can't live without it :panda_face:
    As you said it's maddening haha



  • A power user as you call it, opens %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\History with a sqlite3 browser and does:
    select url,title from urls where title like '%best%' and title like '%2017%'
    Normal users just use what a program offers ;)



  • @iAN-CooG said in Match multiple strings in address bar:

    A power user as you call it, opens %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\Default\History with a sqlite3 browser and does:
    select url,title from urls where title like '%best%' and title like '%2017%'
    Normal users just use what a program offers ;)

    Uh... If so, why bother these feature requests? Why bother make a new browser? Internet Explorer/Safari can offer "normal users" (as you defined) every thing.

    But I disagree this definition of "power user".



    • [Regression][History] Cannot type space in history search (VB-27398)

    Thought we had an update but it doesn't look like it...


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