Issue with one letter shortcuts in address bar
Wyrdling last edited by Pesala
(This is the bug report I tried to post.)
This has been bugging me for a while. The way I access my most used sites is to hit ctrl+l (the address bar) and then a letter ("f" for facebook f.x.) followed by enter. This works fine - except when it doesn't.
In chrome I occasionally had the problem that the wrong site came up, but only when I had visited a different site with the same starting letter a lot (and visiting the intended site often again reversed the "error" and let me use the one letter "shortcut" again).
But Vivaldi doesn't work like that - it seems to run on an alphabetical list, perhaps? What happens is that every time I save a new bookmark (no matter in what folder) that starts with an "s", my old trusty autofilled url that I always access by hitting s+enter no longer shows up (and this is a site that I visit multiple times a day, mind you - so it should have saved my preference). The only way to "solve" the problem is to delete the offending bookmark - in other words, I cannot save any sites starting with the letter "s" unless I want to give up easy access to one of my most visited sites.
It is quite frankly rather annoying.
(PS. I have saved said site in Speed Dial which seems to have no effect on the sorting of urls.)
The url in question is: http://www.smackjeeves.com/favorites.php
I haven't noticed this problem with any other sites (but maybe facebook, gmail etc. is hardcoded to show up first because of their general popularity? I don't know...)
@wyrdling Do you have any search engines with single letter nicknames?
Wyrdling last edited by
Nope, I just use google.
(By the way, I haven't given any links a nickname (which it kinda sounds like you're refering to) - I just type the first letter and then the address bar auto fills the rest of the url.)
I have no idea why you would expect this to work consistently. I am sure it's not a bug.
If I type "s" and press enter, at the moment it will go to speedtest.net
If I type "f" and press enter, it will search for "f" with DuckDuckGo (my default search engine.
Personally, I don't rely on the search dropdown unless I want to go to a recently visited page in history, but I would always expect to have to select the page with the mouse or cursor keys.
Try using speed dial, bookmarks bar, or nicknames for the purpose they were designed.
LonM last edited by
I've noticed that sometimes when I type vf for the vivaldi forum, it doesn't show up 100% of the time - sometimes it searches instead. I am unsure of exactly what allows this to be reproduced.