Ability to combine domain and keyword filter in vivaldi://history
Guilimote last edited by Pesala
Currently, the Vivaldi "advanced" history looks nice and cool, and is efficient to check our browsing habits. However, I don't think it is a real help to look for something (meaning we can do it otherwise):
- If I only need a simple keyword research, I can use the history panel.
- If I need to filter the dates, 90% of the time the history panel is enough again (using the "last XX days" filter)
However, if the search is complex, I want to be able to progress step by step: I remember it was that day, then this website, then this keyword, and so on...
The 2 ways I see to implement it (it may be done otherwise):
- Either: Limit the search field to keywords, and use an other field or item to filter the domains.
- Or: Allow multiple words in the search field, connected by OR or AND logical syntax (or "|", "&", ...)
Guilimote last edited by Guilimote
Actually, I noticed today that at least a limited set of regex seem to work in the vivaldi://history search field!
ivaldifinds pages with 'vivaldi' keyword
^vivaldifinds pages starting with 'vivaldi' keyword
So it seems that the
^symbol is recognized (meaning "starting with" in regular expressions).
vivaldi|googledoes in fact find pages containing either vivaldi or google.
vivaldi.netfinds pages on "vivaldi.net" domain
vivaldi.net|googledoes not find the corresponding Vivaldi pages
To sum up:
It seems that regular expressions work in some cases, but that a specific behavior is triggered as soon as domain is detected in the search field (maybe when using dots?).
In this case, the regex symbols are not taken into account anymore.
@somebody_from_vivaldi's team: Can a dev confirm the current and/or expected behavior?
Actualy, the "regex like" behavior seems to be specific to Linux... Ex:
^vivaldidoes not work on Windows... Anyway, my question remains relevant: what is the expected behavior?