Spinner Favicon when a Tab is Loading



  • Animated favicons when a page is loading. Currently the only way to know if a page is loading is to check the 'reload' icon (which changes to an 'X' instead of it's normal icon).

    An animated favicon is really needed for the user to know if everything in the tab(s) has been loaded and the tab can be visited.



  • What about a traditional spinner?



  • @Nekomajin That's what I have in mind... Do you think I should change "Animated Favicon" to "Spinner Favicon" ? (EDIT: I just did!)



  • A progress bar gives you much more information than a stupid spinning spinner Favicon. :(


  • Moderator

    @burbuja The favicon is displayed on each tab, so if you're reloading multiple tabs, you can see at a glance if the background tabs have loaded or not. The change from the reload icon to the stop icon is often missed, but an animated icon is hard to miss.

    Compare to Firefox.



  • I dont care about Firefox or Chrome, I care about Vivaldi :)

    I see the number of loaded elements in the address bar, thats enough for me and good visible for everyone thought.



  • @neltherion
    More then a year ago @Isildur made the favicons on tabs to spin. It was very nice while it worked.
    Unfortunately, it stopped working for me at some point :-(



  • @brook I've never seen .progressing inspecting the UI.
    Maybe is the key. Or maybe the tab favicon could be spinned instead. But I've never really tried that mod.
    Old mods from that thread - if still working/fixed - should be posted again (as the code is a mess there)
    I still keep the vivaldi "shake mod" which is not a functional mod but is more like a fun april fool :D
    And a lot of other micro-mods still use code/inspiration taken from there =)



  • @hadden89 I'm not an expert in css and I don't know what .progressing is or does, or did. All I know the code was working, the tab favicons were spinning on reload and it was nice to have it.
    Hope somebody could fix the code and at some point Vivaldi will implement it.



  • <span class="favicon" style="background-image: url("data:image/png;base64, ...></span>

    Tha favicon seems to be background image, thats why it probably cannot be spinned like before



  • @burbuja This is not only about the current tab you are visiting but all the rest of them...

    Imagine you have more than 20 tabs open and their size has gotten to the same size of pinned tabs... now the progress bar on them doesn't help you to know if those tabs are loaded or not... Now the only thing you can see to make sure the tab has been loaded is the favicon, and right now the favicons are static and don't show anything when they're loading...

    The problem is worsened when you are opening multiple tabs in the background and waiting for them to finish loading...


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    Optional if you guys add it please, I don't want this.


  • Moderator

    There is now an animation when a background tab is loading. Unless the tab is tiny, it works well enough. See the little line below the Vivaldi Icon, which expands to the full width of the tab as it is loaded.

    0_1537202712655_Loading Tab Animation.png


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  • @pesala Thanks for the tip... But I asked for this feature specifically because of tiny tabs... It's rare for me to have less than 20 tabs open and having a progress animation does not help when the width of the tabs are equal to the favicon. Thanks again.



  • @neltherion
    In the Tab settings there is an option to mark the unread settings with a small triangle. I have that option checked, and all the tabs that I have not visited since I opened them will have that icon in the top right of the tab as you can see in this screenshot (I often open tabs in the background, so that might work well for my use case but not necessarily for yours)
    0_1537269422884_13f25977-afa0-4df4-b249-d6a1f4b6c41b.png



  • I'm a new user, but I noticed this missing feature immediately. I even know of others who dumped Vivaldi for it.

    However, I think we should stress that fact that it is especially needed for the "loading of slow DNS or WWW servers".
    It is for those pages that your eyes have to do too much work to determine if the page is loading (or if your missed hitting the ENTER key instead)


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