Allow Editing of Menus

  • Moderator

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

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

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    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!

  • 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)


    Link Options

    • Open | Open in New Tab | Open in Background Tab | Open in new Window | Open in Private Window
    • Cop 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


    • 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:


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

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