Tab Behavior



  • Despite being in its early stages of development, Vivaldi is quickly becoming my favorite browser. However, I was wondering if there is an option to change the tab behavior of the browser. Something I do very frequently on news sites is open up several articles from the front page by middle clicking and then close the front page. Then I read the first article I open, close it, and then read the next one. In most browsers, closing each subsequent article would bring me to the next one I opened. Vivaldi, however, just switches to the last tab I had active before opening the articles. Is there a way to change this? I tried changing the "Tab cycling order" in the settings but it didn't seem to affect this. I attached some images in case my explanation was poor. Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/19414/2015-03-09_074612.jpg[/img],[img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/19414/2015-03-09_074630.jpg[/img],[img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/19414/2015-03-09_074724.jpg[/img],[img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/19414/2015-03-09_074740.jpg[/img]



  • Tab cycling order refers specifically to using Ctrl-Tab to switch tabs. Put it in as a feature request.



  • I second the request - I don't know how the algorithm works, but Opera Presto manages to do all the tab cycling in a very natural way… so that I don't even notice it. It's only when I switch to IE or whatever that it suddenly feels all wrong when I close a tab or use CTRL-TAB and get something completely different than I was expecting.

    Vivaldi does the CTRL-TAB "right", but I had the same uneasy experience as the OP when closing tabs... it jumps to the tab to the left of the one I'm expecting. I think it's probably for the same situation the OP describes - open a bunch of links, then close the source page to read the linked pages.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Agreed. When closing tabs, a very natural order seems to me to focus descendent tabs (if any), then sibling tabs (if any), then ancestor tabs (if any), and if those are exhausted within the current tab group: switch to the next tab group.

    As I didn't manage to get this completely right, I added two customized shortcuts in old Opera to Close page & switch to next/previous page. Obviously that's only a workaround for inadequate defaults.


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