Auto Detect Logos + Select Part of the Page for Speed Dial and Bookmark Thumbnails
aderitobonito last edited by aderitobonito
This would be nice!
Recently, I was organizing my whole Speed Dial and I searched for images of flat logos of the sites I use most to put on the Speed Dial thumbnails. The challenge was to fit those images on the thumbnails. Because the image is uniformly stretched to fit the thumbnail, some of the contents of the image were cutted out if the images were too rectangular. To achieve the results I want, I had to cut the images myself on Photoshop just to fit them nicely on the thumbnails.
But manually editing many images is tedious. It would be great if we had some more control over how an image is put on the thumbnail. More specifically, I would love to be able to specify how an image is stretched (Fill, Uniform, UniformToFill) and to select an area of an image to be shown on the thumbnail. It would also be amazing if we could set a custom background color for the thumbnail, so we could just use a transparent PNG image of, for example, a logo and set the background for that image manually.
Also, I'm not sure about it, but I think that the original image files are not copied by Vivaldi to somewhere. It would be nice if I could just download some image from the Internet, put it on a Vivaldi thumbnail and then delete the image file, without it disappearing from the Speed Dial. But, again, I'm not sure if this is the current behavior, so forgive me I'm wrong.
Vivaldi's Speed Dial is already close to perfect, in my opinion. From every browser and Speed Dial addon I've tried, the Vivaldi's one is, by far, the best. It is just lacking a it of customization on this thumbnails thing, when compared to some addons.
MVV_ last edited by MVV_
I'll bump this one, it's there for years but nothing has been changed.
This request looks very nice!
I've made a similar request: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/51679/controllable-speed-dial-thumbnail-creation
This one includes almost all my ideas, only two things missing:
- Loading from file/clipboard/page (there is already a list of sources in this request so new source pages may be easilly added).
- Also it isn't clear here how it should make a page screenshot when called from speed dial page (I've noticed that currently it uses too smal window, people complain that it has too smal timeout and disables extensions).
Come on, this request is from 2018. Please find time to implement this feature. It's sooo important for me!
@JohnnyM Vivaldi has a small team of programmers. Forty or so, if I remember correctly. And they have done an amazing job! But they can't implement every feature they'd like to.
Remember: Most browsers are owned by some big company. Chrome is owned by Google, a company that makes 100 billion dollars per year. Vivaldi is not. Compared to Google/Chrome, Vivaldi is a child beggar. Yet that child beggar, by working harder and smarter then his billionaire neighbor, has managed to make a far better product!
And amazing as the Vivaldi team is, there's only so much they can do with their limited resources. We can't get all the features we want.
@Eggcorn thanks for the Answer. Yes of course it's not possible to implement all features. But this feature is very important for a lot of people, so I could not understand why other features find a way into Vivaldi. Well but this is not my decission, so I will go on with hoping for this feature.
Have a nice Day!
@Pesala ah ok, didn't know about that. Then I'am now even more excited what the future will bring to Vivaldi.
eSpiirit last edited by
This feature would be a game changer!!! Vivaldi team plsss implement this
Yes, it is a great feature.
Its so disappointing to find out that so feature-rich browser cant replace chrome/chromium-based & firefox extension DVD Speed Dual.