Allow Editing of Menus


  • Moderator

    Both main menus and context menus should be editable to add, move, remove items, change access keys, etc.

    Some menus should be rearranged by default, for example, the Close Tab Stack option belongs in the Tab Stack section, not the Close Tabs section IMO.

    0_1536964515907_Context Menu Close Tab Stack.png

    However, it is hard to get a consensus for any change to the defaults, so customising is the only way forward.



  • I think that this is an absolutely essential feature. Vivaldi's context menus currently are way too large. E.g., right clicking an image that is also a hyperlink results in a menu with a massive 23 entries (plus possibly additional entries created by your extensions). About two thirds of these I will certainly never use. Being able to customize menus would make it much more efficient.

    Now for how it should be implemented, as far as I am concerned this feature does not need a GUI. Just being able to control the context menu entries in some documented manner using custom CSS/JS would be enough for me.


  • Moderator

    @wea0 said in Allow Editing of Menus:

    Vivaldi's context menus currently are way too large.

    Yes. In Opera 12.18 my customised image link context menu has just 13 items while the default menu has 17.

    0_1518412967468_Image Link Context Menu.png 0_1525514189803_Image Link Context Menu.png

    I would apply a similar treatment to the Image Link Context Menu in Vivaldi. Customising is by editing the appropriate section of a single *.ini file for all menus. It is not too hard for geeks, but rather too hard for many users. I use Serif programs that have a full gui editor for editing both toolbars and menus, which makes it easier for ordinary users.



  • If this is indeed ever implemented I hope it will also allow horizontally tiling buttons like the current Chrom* menus

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    As @wea0 mentions, certain right click menus (like an image with a link) are way too overcrowded, and horizontally stacking certain options could help a lot minimized the clutter.



  • I would really love an option to remove Add Active Tab from bookmark folders as I keep clicking it accidentally thinking it's the topmost bookmark. So yes, please give us the option to edit menus!



  • Here is a very basic mockup of what a multi column menu could look like and how it could help shorten the menu by making it visually easier to navigate (don't mind the ugly placeholder icons, just rushed them for a quick mockup, they could also be optional if you prefer text)

    0_1524243834608_VivaldiMenuMockup.png

    Link Options

    • Open | Open in New Tab | Open in Background Tab | Open in new Window | Open in Private Window
    • Copy Link | Save Link | Bookmark | Add to WebPanel

    Image Options

    • Open | Open in New Tab | Open in Background Tab | Open in new Window | Open in Private Window
    • Copy Image | Copy Address | Save | Properties | Reload | Search by Image

    Text

    • Copy | Search | Add as Note

    And so on



  • @duarte-framos I would welcome this kind of menu. Microsoft† OneNote has a mix of regular menu items in its context menu, alongside a graphical layout for special "Paste" commands:

    0_1524246198341_606ac958-6776-416f-92e5-0f3522be039e-image.png

    †yes, I'm aware. When they put their mind to it, Microsoft can make good design decisions.



  • I hope this gets implemented. The thing is that each person has a different workflow and instead of huge threads and discussions about where something should be put up/down/left/right... let the users decide and give customization of the menus. It will solve a huge problem.

    Some people like this, some like that, each person has different workflow and taste. Even each person sometimes is in need of different profiles because the browser is a tool to be used for different goals.

    Give power to the user so they can alter the tool to fit their need



  • I love having access to my bookmarks in the menu now but I hate having the "Add Active Tabs" above every entry, is there a way to get rid of this? I don't use it at all & I feel it's distracting, even if some people like it I think it should be optional, after all the Vivaldi developers tell us this browser is about giving us choices so this is a choice I would like to have but currently haven't got.



  • @motionshot said in Allow Editing of Menus:

    I would really love an option to remove Add Active Tab from bookmark folders as I keep clicking it accidentally thinking it's the topmost bookmark. So yes, please give us the option to edit menus!

    Same here regarding the Add Active Tab item in every bookmarks folder. Please create an option to hide or disable this feature. It's an eyesore. Bookmarks would look so much better without it. Thanks.


  • Moderator

    @seeley Then you need to upvote the feature.


  • Moderator

    @motionshot Then you need to upvote the feature.


  • Moderator

    This feature request reached the 100 upvotes milestone, but that is no guarantee that it will get implemented any time soon.


  • Moderator

    @duarte-framos said in Allow Editing of Menus:

    Where is a very basic mockup of what multi column menu could look like and how it could help shorten the menu by making it visually easier to navigate (don't mind the ugly icons, could be optional if you prefer text)

    Amazing +1

    It would what I think should be the context menu, shorter and direct.



  • I miss in Vivaldi the Close Tab and Clone Tab context-menu entries I was able to add to Opera 12.17. I would also like the ability at least to change the order of context-menu entries so that entries I use frequently are at the top. Even better would be the ability to remove entries I use rarely or not at all.


  • Vivaldi Ambassador

    @enyap Try right click on a tab. Both Close Tab and Clone Tab is there.



  • Up-vote. Menu customization is essential. If the old Opera could, Vivaldi should be able to. When I read online on my tablet, finding a spot to click that brings up a menu including "back" can be a real chore (and no, I do not want to see or use the space-wasting address bar). And when I close a tab, too often I accidentally close all other tabs -- I don't want that option in any menu.

    A GUI menu editor is not necessary. As with the old Opera, direct editing of configuration files would be fine.


  • Moderator

    @jameskeating3 said in Allow Editing of Menus:

    Menu customization is essential.

    Judging from the number of upvotes, this is the most wanted feature, but it's not essential. There are adequate workarounds for the problems that you mentioned.

    • Use MouseGestures or keyboard shortcuts to go back/forward. The context menu is the least efficient method
    • Double-click to close tabs (Settings, Tabs, Tab Handling), or again use a shortcut like Ctrl+W.

    Most of us long-term Opera Presto users got used to editing ini files, but it's not user-friendly and was beyond the skill set of most users. If Vivaldi wants to penetrate the mass market they will have to make it easier to edit menus and toolbars. Even the modding experts have not able to find a way to hack the menus AFAIK. That this very popular request is still outstanding is an indication that it's not easy to implement, so I advise looking for workarounds.



  • I'm here to upvote this idea because without it Vivaldi can't have my respect.

    Others above have suggested really amazing ideas for modifying the menus. I just want to remove some options that are useless to me.

    Please respect my wishes and add this feature a.s.a.p.



  • Up vote
    context menu - setting option
    (sort - remove - hide)
    whatever help to make it less confusing !!!

    AAAAAAAAAAAARGHHHHHH!

    Alain


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