Websites as desktop apps
Google Chrome browser has a feature that can open any website (web app) to a window without a browser elements on it.
That is a killer feature for me and i think lots of others too who uses web apps (gmail and so on) on their desktops, so please consider this feature to Vivaldi too!
I don't use those apps, but I'm suspecting that it has something to do with pop-up windows - introduced in Vivaldi 1.8 Snapshot. They almost made it to the 1.8 Stable, but since they required further improvements they were later removed. You could try out this snapshot to see if it works as you expected there. Just remember to uncheck "Show Popups in Tabs" in Settings > Appearance first (I can't remember if it's checked by default).
You can toggle Vivaldi's interface via shortcut, I think the default is ctrl + F11.
Otherwise, you can use a command line flag to launch Vivaldi without the interface,
Chrome is ending support for apps on all OSes but Chromebook.
I have working shortcuts for apps fine in windows.
create a new shortcut then for the link i put for example
for open in just repeat
not the use of quotes, without those it refused to accept it for me.
its a bit more fiddly because you then have to manually add icon etc, but it works fine.
@Tiamarth oh WOW! that is so damn cool way to get browser stuff away
But sure we need that feature which allow us to add pages to the application menu (what ever OS you use).
@Survivor303 Because you posted in the All Platforms sub forum, I don't know which platform you're on, but actually creating shortcuts for websites to launch in a chromeless Vivaldi window is not hard.
If you're on Linux, just create a
.desktopfile with contents like these:
[Desktop Entry] Exec=/usr/bin/vivaldi-snapshot --app=http://google.com Icon=vivaldi-snapshot Categories=Network;WebBrowser;
Just adjust the executable path according to your version of Vivaldi, and change the url for Google to whichever site you want to use in application mode.
I can't help you if you're on Mac, though. I've never used it before. I understand it's similar to Linux in a lot of ways, so it might also use
i found a little bug on vivaldi. when i click a link on a webapge which are "appmode", the links not open vivaldis main window (with browser things), it not open anywhere and sometimes it gives a blank browser window, without any elements on it.
(…) when i click a link on a webapge which are "appmode", the links not open vivaldis main window (with browser things) (…)
They are opened in the started app. That is the same behavior as in Chromium browser.
@Gwen-Dragon im finding it fine in tweetdeck.. any links i click there are opening in fresh tab in vivaldi.
but.. a side effect does appear to be the issue i found here> https://forum.vivaldi.net/post/127873
@Survivor303 That sounds right. I mean, you specifically opened a window without a UI. The behavior you describe sounds like the behavior I'd expect.
That said, if you want to open a link and have access to the browser UI afterward, you could right click said link and select "Open Link in New Window."
@Tiamarth, unfortunately Ctrl+F11 will affect the entire browser, i.e. other tabs and windows. If only we could apply this to particular window only.
@Tinsmith And the other part of my comment mentioned the command line flag
--app=[url]which can be used to open a chromeless Vivaldi window, separate from other windows.
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@Tiamarth I'm sorry. Yes, you're right. I tried it and it works like Google Chrome apps. Thanks!