Zoom Shortcut Keys



  • :unsure: Just installed Vivaldi and will tell you the first thing that I found not to work. The zoom keyboard shortcut keys (control +, control -, and control 0) don't work in the current version of Vivaldi. As this browser is touted to be keyboard friendly, I expected these fundamental Windows keyboard shortcuts to work in the Beta build. Also, the zoom slider bar on the bottom right of the screen does not scroll through the sizes. You don't see the screen zoom effect until you let go of the zoom slider bar toggle with the mouse button. If the screen size visibly zoomed larger and smaller as you slide the bar toggle back an forth, you would not have to take you eyes off the screen to watch the zoom percentage readings as they would be self evident. I like the fact that Vivaldi is adding back some integrated apps that browsers use to come with, such as email, notes, contacts, etc. Keep these features coming.



  • How about not pressing CTRL while you press + and - … ;)

    According to the settings, CTRL + and CTRL - are supposed to be default keys as well though - but I think they might be "double-occupied" since CTRL - seems to toggle the menu.

    Note you can also use 9 & 0 for 10% zoom steps and 7 & 8 for large (50%, 200%) zoom steps. You can also define all your own key settings.

    I didn't see an option to reset zoom, but I only took a quick glance.

    Edit: note that these kinds of things can be expected to be a bit rough around the edges at the moment since they're still fiddling with them...



    • & -, 9 & 0, 7 & 8 don't work any more on Win 8.1 Pro, Vivaldi 1.0.129.2 64-bit, German keyboard.


  • Mossman,

    Thanks for the tip. The + and - keys alone accomplish exactly what I was trying to do with the CTRL + and CTRL - combinations. :)

    Ron



  • Agree. Good effort so far, however.



  • @rploude:

    As this browser is touted to be keyboard friendly, I expected these fundamental Windows keyboard shortcuts to work in the Beta build.

    A bit nitpicky, but - there's no beta build of Vivaldi. Not yet, anyway.



  • It would be good if the developers could just add a default zoom level in settings so we don't have to set the zoom level on every page. Some zoom extensions I tried don't work, but like Chrome or Opera, there should definitely be a simple zoom setting so we don't have to use an extension for it at all.

    That being said, I love the progress of Vivaldi so far, keep it up!



  • Can anyone confirm that zoom shortcuts do NOT work on this page?

    FWIW, on my Win7 32-bit Standalone v1.0.129.2 installation, 7, 8, 9, 0, -, and Ctrl+0 (to reset) mentioned above all seem to work (although sometimes very sluggishly) on most other pages/sites, but + does not seem to work on any page/site for some reason (nor does Shift+).

    On the above page and some other pages on the same site, only the zoom slider and Ctrl+0 work. However, on the site home page and some other pages on the same site, the zoom hotkeys work as expected.

    One difference I notice between pages where zoom hotkeys work or don't work is that the URL for those pages where zoom hotkeys don't work have a new #.VQzS****Tvk suffix appended each time the page is loaded or refreshed (e.g., #.VQzSQovnTvk, #.VQzDdIvnTvk, #.VQzSYovnTvk). [Not included in the links I provided above, as they change each time and will appear when you click on the link and load the page.]

    I don't understand the purpose/function of these changing #.VQzS****Tvk suffixes (maybe something to do with counting page views?) or if/how they would have anything to do with zoom hotkeys not working, but I thought I'd at least point them out as a difference in case it helps someone else understand/explain why the zoom hotkeys don't work on those pages.


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    Zoom shortcut keys are completely broken in this build for me. Don't do anything at all on any page.

    Since they worked fine in the prior build, I'm sure they will get fixed.



  • @Ayespy:

    Zoom shortcut keys are completely broken in this build for me.

    I assume you mean the current v1.0.129.2 from March 16, 2015? If so, that's interesting because they generally are working for me in v1.0.129.2 on Win7. (I thought I had included my version number in my previous post above when I started writing, but must have accidentally edited it out.)

    FWIW, the zoom shortcuts also worked in my previous v1.0.118.19 Standalone installation, but I hadn't yet discovered the curious nonfunctional behavior on some of the tennis.com pages I mentioned until today, so I don't know how v1.0.118.19 would have behaved on those pages.

    …and I'm puzzled why the zoom shortcuts would work most anywhere else, but not on those particular tennis.com pages ???



  • @Ayespy:

    Zoom shortcut keys are completely broken in this build for me. Don't do anything at all on any page.

    Since they worked fine in the prior build, I'm sure they will get fixed.

    For me are working but they are scrambled:

    0 and 8 are zoom +
    7, 9 and - are zoom -
    1,2,3,4,5,6 and + are dead

    For the record I'm on win 10 x64 build 10042, windows is the Italian version but the keyboard layout is English UK (extended).


  • Moderator

    Yeah. For me they worked in 124 but are broken in 129.


  • Moderator

    On my Windows 7 32-bit laptop, which has no number keypad, the regular numbers and the - key work.

    On my Win 8.1 64- bit desktop with 32-bit Vivaldi, nothing.



  • @Ayespy:

    On my Windows 7 32-bit laptop, which has no number keypad, the regular numbers and the - key work.

    On my Win 8.1 64- bit desktop with 32-bit Vivaldi, nothing.

    Ahh…! :)

    So this suggests why we initially seemed to be getting different results with the same v1.0.129.2: I'm also working on a 32-bit Win7 laptop with no number pad, where it appears we're getting the same results. But maybe v1.0.129.2 is broken either with Win8.1 and/or with a numeric keypad (or possibly, but less likely, the 32-bit build is broken on 64-bit machines).

    I don't have a desktop with a regular keyboard (with numeric keypad) available to try right now, but if I get a chance, I'll try installing both 32-bit and 64-bit Vivaldi on my 64-bit Win7 laptop (also without numeric keypad) and post back results.

    On your desktop, do you get nothing with both the numeric keypad and the numbers in the top row of keyboard above QWERTYUIOP?


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    None of the numbers on my Win8.1 machine work for zoom - no keyboard zoom controls work at all, period. Not the regular keyboard numbers, not the numpad, not the plus or minus keys in either location - nothing (and yes, numlock is on).

    Neither of my Win X86 machines have numpads, but on both of them (the Win7 and the Win10 one) the regular keypad numbers work for zoom. The minus (dash) key also works, but there is no single key to step-zoom-in because pressing (Shift) to access the plus key disables all regular key input and hitting the equals key (=) does nothing.


  • Moderator

    OK - so now I tested it on my Win7 X86 tower with the keyboard that has a numpad. With numlock engaged, all number keys work for zoom including plus and minus (except, of course for the fact that there is no way to actually access the plus key function other than from the numpad.)


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    And NOW, I tested it on my 32-bit Lubuntu. 7 key halves the zoom value. 8 key doubles it. REGULAR 9 key steps back 10% at a time and REGULAR 0 key steps up 10% at a time. Plus and minus keys work as in the other platforms, BUT, zero key on the numpad in Lubuntu X86 does nothing. This is a fun experiment!



  • I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit (Running Vivaldi 32-bit).

    Numpad + and - zooms in and out, like one would expect. 7, 8, and 9 behave exactly how Ayespy described. 6 resets the zoom to 100%. 1-4 all activate the spatial navigation (for some reason) and cycle through tabs in last-used order (for some reason). 5 does nothing.

    The number keys at the top of the keyboard all do the same things as the ones on the numpad, except 1-4 don't activate spatial navigation, they only cycle tabs in last-used order.


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    @Tiamarth:

    I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit.

    Numpad + and - zooms in and out, like one would expect. 7, 8, and 9 behave exactly how Ayespy described. 6 resets the zoom to 100%. 1-4 all activate the spatial navigation (for some reason) and cycle through tabs in last-used order (for some reason). 5 does nothing.

    The number keys at the top of the keyboard all do the same things as the ones on the numpad, except 1-4 don't activate spatial navigation, they only cycle tabs in last-used order.

    Is 64-bit both system and Vivaldi version, or just system? In other words, are you running 32-bit or 64-bit Vivaldi?



  • @Ayespy:

    Is 64-bit both system and Vivaldi version, or just system? In other words, are you running 32-bit or 64-bit Vivaldi?

    Sorry, forgot to mention that. I'm running the 32-bit version of Vivaldi.

    Edited my last post to include this information.


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