Downloads Button Popup
termel last edited by termel
Kind of sad to see that here is no progress at all. The only thing i'm using the side bar for is for downloads and it would be great to get rid of the sidebar at all, by just moving the downloads to the top, next to the other addons. I mean, Vivaldi has so much great options to customize the UI and adjust the browser to your personal workflow and needs, why not give people the option to also get rid of the whole sidebar if they do not need it and have a second place where you can see your current and previous downloads. I like a clean and minimal interface and this is the reason why the sidebar, but also the bottom statusbar is disabled and should not be visable at all.
I see Vivaldi still isn't focused on minimizing screen space by putting the download button next to the user icon:
update: April 29 2021
instead we're still focused on wasting screen space by being forced to use the side panel to keep track of downloads.
I guess the devs must be against such simple and elegant functionality if they still can't figure out a common sense feature like this.
Pathduck last edited by Pathduck
@tcll For me any button I rarely use is a waste of screen space. When I start a download I can just press F4 or
Ctrl+Shift+Dto keep track of any downloads.
If Vivaldi kept adding buttons for every single minor use case, for users too lazy to learn basic keyboard hotkeys or use the menus it would soon look like this:
@pathduck obviously there'd be a settings toggle to auto-hide the download button next to the user icon when no downloads are going, if the toggle to enable the download icon in the toolbar is enabled...
that's just common sense for people who actually want to preserve screen space.
I'd prefer not to have to press a button (or 3) to view my download progress
but I'd also prefer not to have to waste more screen space than needed by using 16-20 pixels at the side of my screen for nothing more than a download button.
all I need is for the (animated) download button to be displayed here:
rather than here:
you tell me which wastes more screen space.
currently I don't even use the sidebar at all.
EDIT: currently Opera and Firefox have a more superior UI to Vivaldi just for this reason.
Stardust last edited by
I just have trouble understanding why the devs continue to miss such important functionality...
literally all this is asking for is a settings toggle to enable the download button in the toolbar, like so:
they can certainly provide toggles for numerous other things
why is the downloads button so special that it can't be in the toolbar and has to inconveniently force users to waste screen space with the side panel??
(or force users to press buttons just to see them)
man, 4.0 is out and still lacking such an important toggle here: (or at least in Appearance)
Show Downloads Button
I guess Vivaldi still isn't focused on a clean customizable UI and hassle-free user experience when it comes to downloads.
It is pointless getting frustrated by slow progress, when there are over four thousands requests and such a small team. At best, we may see ten feature requests get done on each new stable release every six weeks or so.
I have a couple of custom buttons on my Bookmark Bar (which is on autohide using a CSS mod to save space).
Just add another one to open
Stardust last edited by
It's on pipeline! Can't wait to see it implemented!
@pesala sorry to let stress get the better of me
please excuse me as it takes a lot to get me to this state
I've been using this browser since 2018, and it's come a long way since I've used it
I mean heck, you guys beat brave in security, among literally everything else
but the poor experience with downloads as a whole (not just the lack of an animated button) that hasn't changed since I've started using the browser is the major factor of all this
just having a download button with a popup frame would help, but there's still the fact of the useless dialog that gets in the way of saving a download:
^ why does this exist at all?
but anyways, yeah that's just a contributing factor to my impatience from 2018
I could've made a better post that wasn't so aggravated
@stardust that's epic to see
maybe finally some of these stress factors can finally get cleared up
such as saving a PDF as well
just copy from FF and make it single-page to actually beat Opera
anyways, I'm getting ahead of myself
can't wait to see this implemented
why does this exist at all?
It exists so that users can opt to choose for each file, to save them in different places.
Again, your frustration gets in the way of finding the solution that is already there. Go to Settings, Downloads, and enable:Save Files to Default Location Without Asking
Or enable the checkbox on that dialog to avoid even looking in Settings.
I don't want to save to the default location
I want to be shown a file dialog:
not a dialog to be shown a file dialog:
^ this dialog doesn't need to exist
I already want to save my file to a location other than the default download location
if I wanted to save to the default download location, I wouldn't be bringing this up
please don't recommend me to save to the default download location
I have it disabled because I don't want to save to the default download location
just show me this dialog:
I don't need to see this dialog:
I have default download location disabled so I can be shown this dialog:
stop telling people to enable the default download location
this dialog is inconvenient and gets in the way:
please remove it when default download location is disabled.
we don't want to use the default download location
stop telling us to enable it
and fix the GUI to do downloads properly
when we click a download link, this is what we should see:
^ we don't need this
as if people haven't stated this enough such as this thread:
direct download file dialog (no extra "Save" click)
though I've seen other places where this was brought up.
come on guys.
EDIT: sorry for the hounding rant
congratulations, you've pushed a button...
please put 2 and 2 together next time.
tbh I wasn't really expecting that to be responded to ("?" from me means rhetorical)
that statement back there was really just meant to give insight.
a configuration option could be added that disables the annoying dialog so you can just click on download links and be shown a file dialog like every other browser.
why is vivaldi so [rainbow]special[/rainbow] that it needs to inconvenience it's users with a useless dialog that only serves to add an extra click to save a file.
I'm not looking for a workaround...
I'm looking to improve vivaldi to make the user experience less of a headache.