Feature requests for Vivaldi 1.14
"True portable" installation option created by combining standalone and sync features
An additional option next to normal and standalone which will install to a user-specified location (e.g. USB) but will fetch synchronised user data. It will:
- run from the standalone location
- use a temp location on the machine's hard disk for user files (so it can run faster and delete the user data on shutdown)
- requests the username and password at startup to sync all user data
This way, only the program will be stored in the standalone location (much smaller file size, better privacy) and you should get a similar experience on every machine you run it on.
Grey path after Short Address
The security feature of shortening the address in the address bar is to make it easier to see the domain you're currently visiting.
Other browsers do this by greying out the protocol, port and path. Vivaldi takes extended measures, similar to classic opera (hide protocol and query string), but is missing the greying out of the path.
option for moving extensions buttons to sidebar and appropriate popup forms position
Disable Middle Mouse Button "Click" action (event), except the links.
In Firefox, if you MMB on page space (except link), mouse selection will not reset, and MMB on scrollbar will not ridiculously jump-scroll the page - just turn on autoscroll.
Same behaviour will be good for Vivaldi.
Extensions right click drop down option - Refresh
- to refresh/reload the extension if it freezes which some do since they are carried over from Chrome.
Custom mouse gesture to hibernate background tabs.
Protected address bar
Like it used to be in Opera presto and only in that browser, once address bar receives focus — even while page loading or refreshing or browsing to another page — the content should not be reset by browser, as the user is thinking and typing, and doesn’t want their ongoing text (URL, search) to be lost.
Remove usage of ctrl+shift+C to restore chromium native usage
Native usage opens developer console & inspect element
Close previously selected bookmark folder. When a folder is selected in Bookmarks close other folders. (One folder open at a time.)
Remember last used download folder specifically for each domain
I'm often downloading new version of several applications. I have subfolder for each application. My request is to remember download folder used recently used for specific page/domain. For not remembered pages use default download folder.
for page https://mariadb.org/download/ folder c:\download\mariadb
for page https://www.ubuntu.com/download c:\download\ubuntu
This directories I choose manualy when I downloading from page and then when I visit page next time, download folder will be last choosen.
Sorry for my bad english
Clone Tab (on Incognito/Private)
To easly test broken sites - despite opening a new Window -.
Keyboard shortcuts for the following commands:
- "Hibernate background tabs"
- "Hibernate all tabs to left/right" (assuming that hibernate request gets implemented)
Integrated Download Routing
Basically more options in the Downloads tab to route downloads to the folder of your choosing automatically. Filetype, filename, source, etc.
Bubble video context controls
If you need to right click and get a
<video>context menu, for example to force the controls to show, this context menu is not available if the developer of a site puts a
<div>on top of the
<video>. It would be nice if the
<video>context menu could be "bubbled up" through containing elements so it always displays if your cursor is on top of it.
Create an option to disable the "Confirm Download" dialog
Please make the "Confirm Download" dialog, e.g.:
optional for users that know what they are doing.
A Sharing service
Like Unite on Opera 12.
Could be a big project so more than a request for Vivaldi 1.14 a general suggestion/request
Option to have background color highlighting on the current window in the Window panel
At this time (version 1.13), the current window is indeed highlighted but only by a bolder font, which makes it difficult to quickly see which is the current window. Let the selection background color (orange when using the "Human" theme) follow the currently active window.
Combined with the Activate with Single Click option ticked, this new Highlighting follows the current window will effectively allow me to get rid of the tab bar, all the more since the Window panel supports tab stacking.
@olgaa I would really like a Scrapbook (as in Firefox) for Vivaldi. What this does is save an exact as is image (html) of a web page locally (as in Firefox, in the user's profile) OR MUCH BETTER, since you do provide webmail, a cloud based location for the scrapbook. Pages are organized in folders, can have notes and separators, and the original URL can also be invoked. Sort of a personal Web Archive.
I think this should be given priority, because it is something that would set apart Vivaldi from all other browsers. The alternative is using either Microsoft Notes or Evernote, which is not as simple as Scrapbook.
And additional encryption feature would be icing on the cake, but this would be better addressed separately.
FYI - the original Scrapbook author Gomita seem to have abandoned updates, but another author has developed an enhanced version, called Scrapbook X. Maybe he could be interested in developing that application for Vivaldi. It would be an especially good time to do this as Firefox's Scrapbook extension does not work with their new Quantum upgrade, only for their Long Term 54.x version which will stop being updated in a year.
Automatic saving (backup) of session history. I wish Vivaldi saved the current session periodically as a backup, say at every 6 hours. That backup would be available from "File" > "Open Saved Session" as, for example, "Auto-saved 2018-01-08 16:23:54".
There are two potential uses:
- Crash, either of Vivaldi or of the OS.
- You have closed the "main" Vivaldi window, forgetting there is another "minor" Vivaldi window open.
(Case 2 is currently covered by recovering the tabs from the tab trash.)
Of course, you can save the current session manually, but it's more cumbersome because you have to go to the menu (there is no shortcut) and because you have to manually give the snapshot a name. For this reason, lazy as I am, I end up not taking backups frequently enough and suffer when Vivaldi crashes. (As you can see, this [user laziness] is the very reason why macOS and Windows come with a facility to automate backing-up.)
I found basically the same request in
Thread: "Feature requests for 1.9 / 1.10" Title: "Reliable Session Backup & Recovery"
(Sorry I don't know how to quote or link to an existing posting.)
@luetage I second that! In addition, Official method to restore the saved customizations piece by piece.
This would be extremely useful, as I have to erase my user profile from time to time (say, once in half a year) to solve an obscure problem.
A long-time user would have noticed that when an obscure problem hits a user, she or he asks a question about it here in the forum and often the suggestion given by other seasoned users is to delete the user profile or disable add-ons or both---that does often solve the problem.
But, because of the lack of an easy facility to restore my customizations piece by piece, I just start over from a fresh profile. For this reason, I'm very reluctant to customize Vivaldi and this deprives Vivaldi of half its charm!