Using Vivaldi on a Dual Monitor Setup
Someone recently donated a 1600 x 1200 NEC rotating monitor, so I now have that as my primary monitor in 1200 x 1600 portrait mode, with an old 1280x1024 ViewSonic monitor as my secondary monitor.
I find that having so much vertical space is a great plus for browsing forums in Vivaldi. These are my findings so far. Feel welcome to add some tips of your own of how to get the best out of a setup similar to this.
- I now hide the Panel Toolbar to maximise horizontal space, using F4 to open and close it at whichever panel was last in use.
- To watch a video, I drag the tab to the secondary monitor, maximise it, and enter fullscreen
- I don't open lots of tabs (rarely more than 5), so Vivaldi is maximised with tabs at the top, and no space above the tabs
- I tidied up my Bookmarks Bar folder so that it fits easily in 1200 pixels.
- The Statusbar is usually enabled, with the Windows taskbar on autohide at the bottom
- Opera 12.17 is on the secondary monitor, so that I can look at incoming mails as they arrive, but I usually keep it minimised and just show the desktop
@Pesala Using two monitors means using 2 or more windows, so be sure to take care when closing, sessions etc depend on the LAST closed window.
@TbGbe Since I rarely open more than five tabs it's not much of an issue. I would normally close the window on the secondary monitor after watching the video, but If I forgot, it would not take a minute to fix. I startup with the last session.
@Pesala Yep, I know you know - it was meant more as general info for others
I now hide the Panel Toolbar to maximise horizontal space, using F4 to open and close it at whichever panel was last in use.
I swapped the mouse gesture: GestureRight, GestureLeft to show/hide the Panel instead of the Bookmarks Panel. That way, the panel toolbar does not need to be displayed when the panels are closed.