How do I make Vivaldi use <alt>D to go to the address bar, the way all my other browsers do?



  • I have been using browsers since Mosaic. In all the browsers I have used, <alt>d takes you to the address bar. Yes, I can click on the address bar, but I prefer using the keyboard shortcut; I find it to be faster.

    Vivaldi is the ONLY browser I use or have used that does not do this.

    When I try to assign the <alt>d to go to the address bar, it says it has already been assigned, yet I do not see it in the list of assigned shortcut keys.

    I do NOT want to use another keyboard shortcut to get to the address bar. I have been doing this for so long that my fingers know to do it without thought.

    Vivaldi is a good browser, but I use it least of all the browsers I have; I use Firefox, IE, and Chrome more than Vivaldi. This issue is a deal breaker for me; if I can't make my copy of Vivaldi use <alt>d for the address bar, then I will have to find another web browser that WILL allow me to do this.


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    @jimwelch4 Simply go to Menu/Tools/Settings/Keyboard/Page/Focus Address Field and add it.



  • @jimwelch4 said in How do I make Vivaldi use <alt>D to go to the address bar, the way all my other browsers do?:

    When I try to assign the <alt>d to go to the address bar, it says it has already been assigned,

    It also says clearly, at least here, where it's assigned, here it says:
    Shortcut Alt+D is already assigned to "Create Bookmark" command.
    Without having to search it by eyes only, I use the Search box in upper left corner, type Create Bookmark, it finds by itself the keyboard short cut where I can remove the Alt+D assignment by placing the cursor after it, press backspace, there, the Alt+D shortcut is now free to use somewhere else. Now search again Focus Address, in the field press Alt+D. Done.


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    @jimwelch4 Type Alt+D in the search field to see the command that it is already assigned to.

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    @ian-coog @jimwelch4 I should have read the user's entire comment. Alt+D is not and has never been a shortcut for "Add Bookmark" in any Windows version of Vivaldi that I have ever installed. That shortcut is not assigned at all (Ctrl+D is "Add Bookmark). Perhaps it is on Mac. User posted in "Vivaldi Browser for Windows" so perhaps I assume incorrectly that user was working in Windows. My bad.

    And, BTW, if one presses F2 or goes to Menu/Tools/Quick Commands, it opens the "Quick Commands" dialog which, if you scroll down it, you find a keyboards shortcuts cheat sheet, which lists all assigned shortcuts.



  • @ayespy said in How do I make Vivaldi use <alt>D to go to the address bar, the way all my other browsers do?:

    Alt+D is not and has never been a shortcut for "Add Bookmark"

    I have added it because it's more immediate than ctrl-d for me


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    @ian-coog Understood. One wonders how it became a shortcut for the user.



  • @ayespy On Mac it's Cmd-D (similar to Ctrl-D on Win).


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    @morg42 That's what I would have suspected, since for most uses, Cmd=Ctrl.


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