Add a button to launch current page in other browsers



  • In my old Opera v11 I had some buttons defined on the toolbar to launch the current page in IE, Firefox or Vivaldi.

    Button3, "InIE"="Execute program, "iexplore", "%u", "InIE""
    Button4, "InFF"="Execute program, "firefox", "%u", "InFF""
    Button5, "InV"="Execute program, "vivaldi", "%u", "InV""
    

    Is there a way of doing this in Vivaldi?



  • I use copy/paste. It works for all browsers and in all browsers.



  • Copy and Paste involves almost half a dozen clicks.

    I guess I have posted in the wrong area then. I thought the Vivaldi users were hacking and modding this browser like with Opera of the past.

    Any intelligent answers out there? Even if it is a "No, Vivaldi can't launch other applications".



  • @mallen

    @mallen said in Add a button to launch current page in other browsers:

    Any intelligent answers out there?

    I see you already figured out the best way to get such answers.
    And no - Vivaldi doesn't have such a feature yet.

    @mallen said in Add a button to launch current page in other browsers:

    Copy and Paste involves almost half a dozen clicks

    To be correct you need only 4 clicks - although I think you might be faster using shortcuts.
    "Ctrl + L" --> "Ctrl + C" --> "Alt + Tab" --> "Ctrl + Shift +V"

    But maybe the guys posting in the Vivaldi Hooks section might help you.


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    Such Buttons will come when Vivaldi gets user-defined elements, menus and macros like old Opera 12.
    But as i know that will not be released in the next months.



  • @zaibon said in Add a button to launch current page in other browsers:

    To be correct you need only 4 clicks

    It takes (at least) half a dozen here:

    1. Right-click
    2. Copy page address
    3. Open Windows Start Menu
    4. Launch another browser
    5. Right-click on URL field
    6. Paste and go

    Opera 12.17 can reduce that to five by combining 5 and 6 with "PageBar Open URL On MiddleClick " enabled.

    I miss the OpenIn menu for testing web pages in other browsers. I usually do it like this:

    1. Right-click
    2. Copy page address
    3. Alt Tab to Opera 12.17 which is already open
    4. Middle-click on tab bar to test the page in Opera
    5. Right-click and open in Firefox, IE, or Opera 43.


  • This seems to do what you want.



  • @Pesala damnit... yeah I seem to have missed one step so it will be 5 for me because I assumed that you have your other browsers in your taskbar which will eliminate your step 3



  • @Gwen-Dragon thank you for an intelligent answer to the actual question. This is what I was looking for - just an acknowledgement that it is not a feature yet. I'm seriously time poor and not had enough time to dig deep into the customisation of Vivaldi yet. Thanks for saving me some time.

    @Para-Noid @zaibon - errr... yeah... no matter how many ways you try and count the key presses there are loads of them compared with a single button of the old Opera v11 days.

    I am old skool keyboard guy as it is. ALT+TAB is of no use as I currently have eight different applications open doing various tasks. That would mean multiple clicks hunting with ALT+TAB until I find the relevant browser to paste into.

    I already am doing a slow combination of key presses, but more efficient steps than your suggestion as I pop in <WINKEY>+<6> or any other number of the numerous browsers I have pinned to the task bar instead of your ALT+TAB step. That is still creating a lot more work than a single button.

    CTRL+L, CTRL+C, WINKEY+3, CTRL+T, CTRL+V, ENTER

    There is also the issue that different browsers need different commands to focus on the URL bar and paste.

    So yeah - I'll wait for the ability to add buttons to Vivaldi.

    @luetage I can't work out how that link will help. I only want to launch a few specific pages in other browsers. Not all http links. The snippet of code quoted in my OP is basically saying launch this page (%u) in the named browser.

    @Pesala glad to see there is someone else here who knows what I am talking about. But then I remember you from the old Opera forum days. :)



  • @zaibon said in Add a button to launch current page in other browsers:

    @mallen

    @mallen said in Add a button to launch current page in other browsers:

    Any intelligent answers out there?

    I see you already figured out the best way to get such answers.
    And no - Vivaldi doesn't have such a feature yet.

    The funny thing is that my sarcastic comment has caused people to come back with the correct answer. ;) Both you and @Gwen-Dragon have given me the answer I need instead of the assumption that I an an ID-10T user who has never seen a keyboard before.

    I'll have a bit of a read through the Hooks post when I get a chance. That is clearly the right kind of area.


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