Feature requests for Vivaldi 1.14
Tab hiding feature for 'Window' sidebar
I think it will be great if you can add tab hiding feature to 'Window' sidebar. It mean we could see something like a check box beside each tab shown in 'Window' sidebar which hides tab from tab bar when we remove check from checkbox.
I think something like this can used for managing current working tabs better.
Easier access to saving sessions
Currently I find the process of managing sessions to be a bit cumbersome. It would be nicer to have an implementation that works similar to Microsoft Edge's (yes, I know, I'm surprised too) great implementation of "setting tabs aside" as this seems like a much smoother experience to use. What with the Sidebar, not forcing you to think of a name, not forcing you to then remember said name.
Completely delete an empty item
If a note (or a bookmark, or folder of some kind) has no content inside it and it is deleted, don't even put it in the trash. Simply remove it.
Option to detect mobile touch icons instead of thumbnails
Many sites will offer touch icons for mobile devices. The largest, about 180px would fit in speed dials, and may look clearer than thumbnails. An option to auto detect the presence of these and use them in place of thumbnails would be nice.
Pick accent colour from page header
As an alternative to generating an accent colour from the favicon, generate the accent colour to match a page header, if it has a specific colour. For example, github has a black header, facebook has a blue header, twitch has a purple header
add feature to expand/collapse tab stack like classic opera. Current stack only collapse them while classic opera allow to show all of tab in tab bar
Zoom enhancements: please allow speed dial thumbs/webpanels scaling
Show list of tab stacks in "Move Tab to" menu.
Scroll tab list at Window panel to keep active tab in the view.
Add renaming of tab stack folders in Window Panel
The Window Panel is awesome and I now use it instead of tab bar.
But I´m missing one feature in the Window Panel: renaming of folders (aka tab stack). They get an automatic generated title in Window Panel and this title has curious names sometimes (like overview) or just the name of one tab in the stack.
Bookmark bar enhancement: Middle mouse click on a bookmark subfolder should open all containing tabs.
Bookmark bar enhancement: When opening a bookmark in a bookmark folder, the bookmark folder is getting closed. Would be great if it would stay open, so it would be possible to open more bookmarks at once.
Bookmark bar enhancement: When opening a bookmark root folder, hovering the mouse cursor over another root folder should open it without the need of a second mouse click.
New better scrollbar for Vivaldi
Default scrollbar is very poor and there's no extension that have all of this functions.
Customized functions that new scrollbar could have:
- auto-hide slider handle/background/both after certain no hover time
- showing search results indications on background (and on top of the slider handle - without obstruct)
- clicking on top/bottom area of background moves site to top/bottom - works like home/end
- clicking on area between slider handle and top/bottom scrolls the page - works like pageup/pagedown
- auto zooming scrollbar on hover with custom zoom level
- visual customization:
- slider handle/background/top-bottom areas: size, color/gradient, transparency, rounded corners, hovering state, clicking state
- option to fully on/off scrollbar
- option to on/off scrollbar in full screen mode
- left/right/top/bottom position of the scrollbar in window
Add new button to show tab list as menu with filter box at the top. Similar to Opera + filter box.
Confirmation of closing the browser window/browser.
I'd like to have two options:
- confirm closure of every window
- confirm closure of the browser
Browse function in Download Settings.
It's impossible to select download location.
FEATURE REQUEST: Drag text to the tab bar area (or even on the same tab) to search
When done so, it should open a new tab and do a search with my current selected search engine. Every Chromium browser variant I tried has this feature but Vivaldi.
Very handy, I use it all the time...
Actually that's the main feature I'm waiting to fully jump into Vivaldi...
FEATURE REQUEST: CPU and RAM Optimizations
The cpu usage in vivaldi is a little high compared to other browsers, it's most noticeable when playing videos....
Also it eats a lot of RAM memory, even with just a few tabs open (e.g less than 10)... I find myself losing tabs very quickly, If I have a good amount of tabs open, the ones opened first will die pretty quick, and when I try to open one of those tabs it will load the page from scratch, which is bad, because most of my tabs gives me desktop notifications and when they die I got nothing....
In Opera for example I can let tabs stay there idle for a while but the page almost never die, desktop notifications and stuff always work, not reload from scratch...