Feature requests for 1.9 / 1.10



  • I've seen several posts suggesting some sort of alternate feature request system as a replacement for these threads. There is a service called Uservoice which is tailor made for this purpose:

    https://www.uservoice.com/

    Here's an example of it being used by app developer Allegorithmic to gather suggestions for their painting app named Substance Painter:

    https://allegorithmic.uservoice.com/forums/261284-substance-painter/filters/top

    There is also a competing service called IdeaScale which works in a similar fashion:

    https://ideascale.com/



  • There are always lots of requests for having customizable menus, and debate over how tabs should behave and so forth. A good example of how to solve this is the Firefox extension Tab Mix Plus, which has been one of the most popular Firefox extensions since shortly after the browser launched. It allows extensive control over what is in each menu, how tabs open, how things are displayed in the UI and other things.

    The request is for Vivaldi to include full on Tab Mix Plus like customization.

    Instead of having to debate over what should be in which menu and how tabs should work and so forth, each user could instead just set everything to work exactly the way they like. Wouldn't that be better?

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  • Allow the theme color of some important UI elements to be customized individually, or just set them to use the primary highlight color to be easier to see. In particular the scrollbar buttons and the little icon on the tabs that shows which tab has sound playing can be difficult to spot (please remember not everyone has perfect vision).

    In Firefox I used an extension called "NewScrollbars" that changed the buttons on the scrollbars to a more visible color (I used bright orange). I installed the extension one day on a whim and was really surprised what a big difference it made.

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    The active tab can also be difficult to discern when using certain theme colors. Below is what it looks like using my setup, which is just the preset "Human" theme with a couple of adjustments.

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  • The Reader View is to me just about the greatest feature in the history of browsers. There is one thing missing from it though. There are some sites I visit regularly where I want to use Reader View every time. With the current way Reader View works though I must activate Reader View every time I visit them, day after day, over and over.

    It would be great to have a way for Reader View to remember your preference for certain domains or pages. The ideal way I would envision it might work would be that left clicking the Reader View icon would perform the default action the same as it does now, but right clicking it would bring up a little menu with a few options something like this:

    Use Reader View this session only (default)
    Always use Reader View on this page
    Always use Reader View on this domain

    Or, there could be a list in the settings where you could add and remove sites, and set preferences for them.

    Along similar lines the zoom control also resets to default every time you close the tab. If you need to make the font bigger on a site you will probably always want it to be enlarged each time you visit.



  • It would be nice if there was an icon to pin open the find dialog so it would stay open with the same words in the input field when you switch to a different tab. This would be very helpful when you're searching a large number of tabs for the same words instead of having to open it for each one.



  • It has always seemed to me that browsers should have a warning box that pops up when you delete a bookmark or bookmark folder (like when you delete a file in your file manager). It is not hard to accidentally tap the delete key and if you happen to have a folder highlighted when you do then POOF! it is gone. If you notice you can maybe get it back from a backup but you may not even notice until later when you try to access the folder and it is not there.

    I've only had this happen a couple of times over the years but it was not fun when it occurred. It could be optional of course.



  • The most important feature request of all! Please don't ever start "dumbing down" the functionality of Vivaldi the way the other browsers have started to do. It's so nice to be using a browser again that is getting better rather than worse!



  • @Pesala I asked for this feature long time ago. Nevertheless, doing that via DB is pissing me off, especially when you make one change and have to do everything again.



  • Address Auto-complete, Allow option to auto-complete only the BASE of URL.
    e.g. from this "https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/15385/feature-requests-for-1-9-1-10/431?page=22"
    it would cut the "https://forum.vivaldi.net" and offer it to possible entry. E.I. I am pissed of everytime writing "you.." and get all my bookmarks and visited pages of "Youtube" instead of "http://www.youtube.com" even I wrote that explicitly before.



  • Allow Muting the tab even the tab is not playing any sound.
    Until now you can still mute tab only during some sound is playing from the tab. It is not possible to mute some tab when it is only "beeping" time to time as notification of some changes on website perhaps.



  • @Rexfahrer It's also useful when you have your left hand on the left-side of the keyboard and your right hand on the mouse. I used to enable the Go button in Opera 12 for this reason.



  • @Blueridge said in Feature requests for 1.9 / 1.10:

    There are always lots of requests for having customizable menus, and debate over how tabs should behave and so forth. A good example of how to solve this is the Firefox extension Tab Mix Plus, which has been one of the most popular Firefox extensions since shortly after the browser launched. It allows extensive control over what is in each menu, how tabs open, how things are displayed in the UI and other things.

    The request is for Vivaldi to include full on Tab Mix Plus like customization.

    Instead of having to debate over what should be in which menu and how tabs should work and so forth, each user could instead just set everything to work exactly the way they like. Wouldn't that be better?

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    That would be very, very good! One of my favorite extensions!



  • @Stardust With a "Never use proxy" like Firefox has.

    Not sure how this is done with Vivaldi using the system network stack and proxy settings, but built-in proxy settings would be great.



  • @dLeon I don't know how exactly it was implemented in Opera 12, but using the quick download field sometimes worked better than clicking on a link or using the address field. Specifically, it would do a no-nonsense download similar to how wget does where it would just download the file without doing file extension renaming based on mime type etc. Vivaldi doesn't have all the mime type settings like Opera 12 did, so this might not make a difference for Vivaldi though. But, it was a bonus for Opera 12.



  • @silyn said in Feature requests for 1.9 / 1.10:

    an Option to disable Tab Stacking

    a new option to disable tab stacking (completely).
    if more than a dozen tabs are open, its nearly impossible to move a tab, without it merges with another tab.

    for heavy researches vivaldi is not usable

    You already have this option! In Settings> Tabs> Stacking. Ôś║



  • an Option to display the Tab Bar in multiple rows

    a new option to display the Tab Bar in multiple rows, like much firefox addons can.

    the Tab Bar at the moment can only be changed to, above, bottom, left, right.



  • @JuniorSilva30
    genious! ­čÖé i didnt know that.
    i disabled it and totally happy!

    so i missed a changelog entry :-p vivaldi is to fast in making changes

    (i had fear, that vivaldi woulnt do that option, because in the last few presto-opera versions, it was never possible and thats why i used back then, still a much older version)



  • @Pesala

    That's the one feature that would bring me back to Vivaldi and have me purposing it to my clientele.



  • The ability to search history either by pages containing my words OR by Regex.

    Right now I can only search history properly ONLY IF I know the right sequence of words, for example searching for this page is supposed to be like 'feature requests 1.9' and I can't search for pages in history like 'feature 1.9' or 'requests 1.10' and expect Vivaldi to find "Feature Requests 1.9/1.10".

    Most of the time we only have some vague memories of the name of the pages we have visited before and this feature helps really well in finding those hard to find pages...



  • @Blueridge said in Feature requests for 1.9 / 1.10:

    It would be nice if there was an icon to pin open the find dialog so it would stay open with the same words in the input field when you switch to a different tab. This would be very helpful when you're searching a large number of tabs for the same words instead of having to open it for each one.

    The F3 keyboard shortcut is what you're looking for, I think.


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