Keyboard Shortcut to select bookmark



  • I'm a long-time Firefox user, wanting to move to Vivaldi. In Firefox, I have my bookmarks organised so that I can get to many of them with keystrokes by pressing the first letters of the labels. For example, once the Bookmarks are displayed:

    • The bookmark labelled "Oxford English Dictionary" is reached by pressing O.
    • The bookmark "Retail/Food/Hank's Jam" is reached by pressing R --> F --> H.

    Internet Explorer has exactly the same system.

    Could Vivaldi possibly introduce this system? It's very simple, but for me it is one of the delights of Firefox.

    (Please not accelerator keys --- it would be a pain having to go through everything and re-label the second example, for instance, to "&Retail/&Food/&Hank's Jam". Syncing would be a nightmare. No reason to change conventions from FF and IE.)



  • @montiverdi Try using nicknames, e.g. RFH for your Hank's Jam bookmark, then type RFH in the URL field and press enter.

    I don't understand the problem with Access keys, except that the folder has to be opened first with the mouse (until we get a bookmarks menu). Why would you have to rename Hank's Jam?

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  • @pesala I'm asking for Vivaldi to have the same system as Firefox for getting to a bookmark using keystrokes.

    I want to change from Firefox to Vivaldi, but several very nice features of Firefox are holding me back. This is one of them, and my only intention is to support Vivaldi as best I can by reporting it.

    In particular, reaching for the mouse, and using it constantly, hurts my wrist, so I am always on the lookout for convenient keyboard shortcuts. I think that I have explained the situation clearly enough in my original post.



  • @montiverdi said in Keyboard Shortcut to select bookmark:

    I think that I have explained the situation clearly enough in my original post.

    Obviously not.



  • OK, more detail. I understand typing into the URL field. That works well, and I regularly use it, for example, by typing 'Hank' into the URL field. But this not what I am wanting.

    I'm sorry that I can't find the "Add Active Tab" dropdown anywhere in the menus or in the Help files. But I have over 2000 Favourites bookmarks in that I regularly transfer to Firefox, so I can't possibly edit each one.

    What I am wanting is this (after using Ctrl B to open the bookmarks menu):

    • Type 'R' to go to the first menu folder or item beginning with R --- in this case the 'Retail' folder.
    • Then type 'F' to go to the first menu folder or item beginning with F --- in this case the 'Food' folder.
    • Then type 'H' to go to the first menu folder or item beginning with H --- in this case the 'Hanks' URL.

    The beauty of this approach is that the menu opens up as you go, allowing you to see all your URLs and folders at each stage and select the one you want. I can navigate to any of my over 2000 bookamrks with only a few keystrokes.

    Of course I can use the up-down arrows as well, but using the letters saves a lot of time. And in Vivaldi at the moment, it takes 14 taps on the Tab key to get the cursor into the menu.

    As I said, my only intention is to support Vivaldi by recommending a simple feature that is extremely useful to me in Firefox and IE. I posted this thread because the Vivaldi website invited users to make such recommendations.



  • @montiverdi said in Keyboard Shortcut to select bookmark:

    I'm sorry that I can't find the "Add Active Tab" dropdown anywhere in the menus or in the Help files. But I have over 2000 Favourites bookmarks in that I regularly transfer to Firefox, so I can't possibly edit each one.

    It is on the Bookmarks Bar. Once you open a folder with the mouse, the access keys work to select bookmarks. There is no need to edit bookmark names — the access keys are assigned automatically. You might want to edit a few bookmarks to avoid duplicates, then there's no need to press the access key multiple times and then press Enter to go to the selected bookmark.

    What I am wanting is this (after using Ctrl B to open the bookmarks menu):

    Ctrl B (by default) opens the Bookmarks Tab. There is currently no Bookmarks Menu. It is already on the Feature Requests thread for Vivaldi 1.13.

    @pesala said in Feature requests for 1.13:

    Bookmark Menu

    When we get that, we will no longer have to use the mouse to open the bookmarks menu — Alt B will open it. So, in your example, it would be Alt B, R, F, H to go to Hank's Jam.

    Someone else posted a similar request for a Bookmarks Button on the Address bar, which is better for mouse users.



  • That's very good to see that there are plans to develop the Bookmarks Menu. The key-sequence
    Alt+B --> R --> F --> H
    is exactly what I am wanting, with my desire to avoid the mouse as much as possible. Arrows and repeated letters should also work in that context (necessary when there are several URLs beginning with the same letter), and of course the mouse alternatives are very important.

    Bookmarks Bar: Got it, finally! Thank you --- I had no idea that it was there. It's very nice, particularly when you arrange the bookmarks vertically. (Still needs the mouse, of course, and as far as I can make out, the arrows don't navigate through the list.)

    @pesala, thanks for your replies,



  • @montiverdi said in Keyboard Shortcut to select bookmark:

    as far as I can make out, the arrows don't navigate through the list

    Not through the list of folders on the Bookmarks Bar, but the cursor keys do navigate throughout the subfolders. One can also use the Access Keys.

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