Issue with Moving Browser Window



  • The area which you click and drag to reposition the browser window is not broad enough. Its breadth is, in fact, only 11 px — you better aim your mouse cursor well to move the window at all. I too often find myself clicking a few pixels below that narrow strip. I would like that process to be more forgiving and the clickable strip to be broader when there are no tabs in that particular spot (QoL). [attachment=900]vivaldi-move.png[/attachment] Attachments: [img]https://forum.vivaldi.net/uploads/attachments/34660/vivaldi-move.png[/img]



  • Though I haven't counted pixels, on my system, Vivaldi is virtually identical in this regard to Firefox, Opera 12, and bigger than Qupzilla. I'm not sure what you are comparing it with. :unsure: Also, if Vivaldi made the area significantly larger, it would most likely generate a wave of complaints about "wasted screen space" at the top of the window (since the "hot" area would probably have to be devoid of text).



  • @LeonardMcCoy:

    The area which you click and drag to reposition the browser window is not broad enough. Its breadth is, in fact, only 11 px — you better aim your mouse cursor well to move the window at all.

    Frankly I consider those 11 pixels, 11 pixels of wasted space.

    I would like to snap the windows on the side of the screen and having it of the same aspect of the full screen one.

    Such space dedicated to an useless dragging area would make sense on 4/3 or 5/4 screens, it makes less sense on a good 16/10 one, but makes no sense at all on the nowadays idiotic 16/9 displays.

    I believe that the blue area is more than enough to drag the windows even if the tab bar is crowded.



  • @Blackbird:

    Though I haven't counted pixels, on my system, Vivaldi is virtually identical in this regard to Firefox, Opera 12, and bigger than Qupzilla. I'm not sure what you are comparing it with. :unsure: Also, if Vivaldi made the area significantly larger, it would most likely generate a wave of complaints about "wasted screen space" at the top of the window (since the "hot" area would probably have to be devoid of text).

    I'm comparing this to Google Chrome where the entire top bar including the space not occupied by tabs can be clicked and dragged to reposition the window.



  • @The_Solutor:

    I believe that the blue area is more than enough to drag the windows even if the tab bar is crowded.

    If that area is draggable, then it makes no sense why the unoccupied space in the top bar wouldn't be. #BadUserExperience


  • Moderator

    Double click to open new tab. They are probably planning to make the "tabs" area to do this. I for instance do so sometimes and fail badly in Opium.



  • I would also expect the "empty" part of the tab bar/ window top bar to allow window drag.
    IE does it correctly, so does Chrome according to the OP, so I guess it is feasible.

    I would not expect a larger "top" section, rather the empty space to be clickable, which is both usable (except when the tab bar is full) and space-saving.


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