Smarter, auto-sizable tab thumbnails popup



  • Auto-sizable thumbnails popup view. Otherwise with just 20 tabs the popup covers the whole screen, and then we have to drag the mouse to a specific corner so to get rid of the intrusive popup.
    Also, put a delay in the popup, or it "pops up" with just a simple, casual, accidental passage of the mouse, and then there we go again to the screen edges to make that thing dissapear.

    In essence: make it like it was on Opera 12



  • @Pedro0073 This may already be in the Feature Requests thread, but I don't remember seeing it. Try a search of the Feature Requests forum, then post there if you don't find it.



  • @Pesala
    I searched and didn't find anything, the only thumbnails everybody is talking about in there are from bookmarks and speed dial.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @Pedro0073

    Otherwise with just 20 tabs the popup covers the whole screen, and then we have to drag the mouse to a specific corner so to get rid of the intrusive popup.

    This really about tab thumbnail popup, right?
    Just my curiosity. In my Linux, tab thumbnail roughly only 224x196 pixel. They immediately disappear as I move pointer from tab area. How big your tab thumbnails?

    Mine:
    0_1489440484172_tab_tumbnail_01.png

    0_1489440489497_tab_tumbnail_02.png



  • @dLeon said in Smarter, auto-sizable tab thumbnails popup:

    This really about tab thumbnail popup, right?

    I can only assume that it's about Tab Previews on Tab Stacks. Then 20 tabs in one stack would cover a small screen.



  • @dLeon
    My popups are the same size as yours, the problem is when they are in a tab stack. In Opera 12 these thumbs were reduced as more tabs were in the stack, otherwise they would overwhelm the screen, which is exactly what happends in Vivaldi:

    0_1489513122759_Sem Título2.jpg

    Notice that in the red area there's no more previews and you can see the open webpage underneath it, but even pointing the mouse in there won't get rid of the previews, neither in the far right area, they will only disappear if I point to the far-left, or the windows taskbar in the very bottom. By the way, depending on the stack, sometimes is the far-right that works instead of the left, so there's no getting used to this.

    Notice also the upper area, there are thumbnails that won't fit and are completely botched, although there's so much space in the previously mentioned red area at the bottom.
    As you may see, I've only 21 tabs opened, not hundreds, but even if I just had 16 they would still cover the entire screen, since the botched thumbs at the top barely account for the total thumbs space.
    An autosize feature like in Opera 12 is mandatory I think.

    To make things worse, a simple passage with the mouse in the stacks area --not stoping there, but just 'passing by'-- is enough to bring all those which instantly overtake the screen, and then I've to figure out how to get that off
    A delay of about ~0.5ms-1s is essential here.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @Pedro0073
    I see. No wonder I never see it.

    I rarely stack my tabs.
    Usually, I move tabs to other windows or "bookmarks then close them" (which Vivaldi multi tabs selection help a lot) if tabs start to build up. Habit I guess. Hence my curiosity.



  • @Pedro0073 said in Smarter, auto-sizable tab thumbnails popup:

    In essence: make it like it was on Opera 12

    Exactly.
    It's so nice getting a medium sized window including the thumbnails and you can scroll in case the number of thumbnails is high.

    And I confirm that currently in Vivaldi it's often not obvious where to put the mouse pointer to make the thumbnails disappear.


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