Snapshot (1.0.151.7) Updated tiling and tons of polish


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hey all, Things have been very busy after a few days of Easter vacation. We are getting close to another TP and we are spending a lot of time on bugs and polish. We have made some adjustments to Tab Stack Tiling, you now have a Tile icon in the status bar so you can tile Tab Stacks and selected tabs from there. We have also added an “unread” tab indicator for background tabs.Keyboard shortcuts continue to get attention and we have fixed a couple of annoying bugs there, for example the bug where shortcuts wouldn't work on error pages. Also Vivaldi will not send you back in history when you use CTRL + left arrow in text fields now. Please note that if you installed Vivaldi as standalone and auto-update to this latest build, in some cases, you may not have access to your previous session, history etc after the update. If that happens, you can simply delete newly created User Data folder in your install directory, and rename your Profile folder to User Data. https://vivaldi.net/en-US/blogs/teamblog/item/22-snapshot-1-0-151-7-updated-tiling-and-tons-of-polish //Christian - Vivaldi Technologies



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  • @dovernh:

    Is it possible to get vivaldi://bookmarks back? I used to use this to export my bookmarks with this command. I can still do this by uninstalling the new version and installing an older version of vivaldi. it's just a pain

    I remain excited by & very grateful for Vivaldi & its inspired+devoted devs – yay & thanks. My small grumble with this latest build echoes this post by dovernh. Whilst i don't / didn't use vivaldi://bookmarks for export, i did use it actively to manage my BMs in V, eg, to keep them sorted alphabetically, to move them &/or duplicate them between folders, etc. I really feel the loss of this capability now, & fervently hope the functionality is restored with the next build please. The present native V bookmark options are ok for BM usage, but comparatively poor for BM management.

    "you can simply delete newly created User Data folder in your install directory, and rename your Profile folder to User Data" –> I'm sorry if this question is silly, but is that statement REALLY applicable to Linux... isn't that possibly a Windows remark? Certainly in my Linux Mint x64 17.1 KDE i cannot see anything like that in my folder structure. I simply continue to have the usual /home/steffie/.config/vivaldi-snapshot/Default/



  • @Steffie:

    I agree (as we already 'discussed' here), the default Chrome Bookmark Manager ( chrome-extension://eemcgdkfndhakfknompkggombfjjjeno/main.html ) that vivaldi://bookmarks forwards to (at least in Windows builds) allows easier, more responsive viewing and somewhat easier editing.

    But as of v1.0.151.7 the page is no longer populated with existing bookmarks. (Is that what you're seeing in Linux?)

    I, too, would like to see that functionality restored.

    Edit: BTW, I don't know the Linux standalone folder structure, but yes, that change from "Profile" to "User Data" does apply to Windows standalone installations. Files contained in the folder are the same, just the folder name changed.



  • So, gdveggie, we meet again, teehee. Yes i definitely agree with your summation of the now-empty page that results from the once-handy vivaldi://bookmarks address, in Linux. Sadly i'm not clever enough to do any of the tricky graphics stuff that lots of the other members here do, or i'd show you a pic of what i now see when i click on my bookmarks bar icon to that page. Essentially now the page is blank, other than the column divider ["Folders" on LHS, "Organise" on RHS] & the main heading "Bookmark Manager"… but none of my actual bookmarks at all.

    Today i tried but failed to find a temporary workaround, looking for a chrome store extension that might open up all the bookmarks in a tab. In Opera Dev the extension i use is Tidy Bookmarks, & it's really good, but i've not bothered installing it yet in V for obvious reasons [impossible to access it without the icon]. I did find & install this app not extension today ["Bookmarks" from tejji.com], but sadly it only opens the same now-blank chrome extension page that we're discussing. Sob, sniff, boohoo.

    Ta for the reply wrt the folder structure.



  • Sounds like we're seeing pretty much the same thing. Here's a screenshot of mine (in a reduced window) to confirm:

    [attachment=1028]unpopulatedChromeBookmarksManagerinVivaldiv1.0.151.7.png[/attachment]
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  • That's it!!! How did you do that?



  • I'm on Windows and use an old program called MWSnap. It hasn't been updated since v3.00.0.74 in 2002 (and AFAIK isn't available for Linux), but except for a couple of minor bugs and the inability to superimpose circles/ovals/rectangles/arrows or annotations, it has all the features of (or more than) most other screenshot freeware I've looked at, and I just find it extremely easy to use.

    I'm sure if you look around you'll be able to find several freeware (probably FOSS) options for Linux. You might even have something already on your machine if you're using one of the well-known distributions. (Or most likely someone will jump in here with a good suggestion.)

    As a pointer, the most valuable (and necessary) feature IMO is to be able to quickly and easily choose between (1) a full-screen snapshot, (2) a window snapshot (like mine above), and (3) a user-sized snapshot, like this one:

    [attachment=1029]Steffi.png[/attachment]

    Most products I've seen also have a 4th option for predetermined size snapshots (e.g, 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768), but to me that's kind of a legacy usage from the CRT monitor days, and I never use that option on mine.

    Most will/should have the ability to save the snapshot in several common image file formats (.bmp, .gif, .jpg, and .png being the most common). The best file format for snapshots to post in the forum will usually be .png for any graphics but .jpg will usually be better for photos.

    Many will have some kind of hot-key option to pop up the utility whenever needed, but that isn't necessary unless you're using it a lot.

    That's about all the features some of the simplest utilities will have. But there are any number of additional features offered in some of the more sophisticated utilities such as the various annotation options I mentioned above, the ability to add frames or shadows to an image, various transformations (reverse, rotate, etc.), screen rulers, zoom, color pickers, etc.

    After all that, I hope you weren't just asking how to insert an image in a post. But in case that isn't already clear, see the Attachments option below the post editor. Click on Add File and navigate to the screenshot file you've already saved and select it. Then place the cursor in your post where you want the snapshot to appear and click Insert.
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  • Hi gdveggie – OMZ, now i feel really embarrassed! My question was far too open ended for anyone / you to possibly know what i really meant. Gulp. I'm sorry to say... but... yes, in fact, it was only the inserting of an image into a post here that i did not understand, not the activities prior to that. I'm sorry!! Ta though for your excellent tutorial … blush. And look, the field below the compose pane, saying in prominent bold font Attachments, could not be more obvious, yet i still entirely failed to notice it. Oh dear, not good.

    [attachment=1032]clip.png[/attachment]
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  • @Steffie:

    Hi gdveggie – OMZ, now i feel really embarrassed! My question was far too open ended for anyone / you to possibly know what i really meant. Gulp. I'm sorry to say... but... yes, in fact, it was only the inserting of an image into a post here that i did not understand

    :lol: Well, to be fair, it was the following remark from earlier in the thread:

    Sadly i'm not clever enough to do any of the tricky graphics stuff that lots of the other members here do, or i'd show you a pic of what i now see when i click on my bookmarks bar icon to that page.

    …that shaped how I construed "That's it!!! How did you do that?" and made me think your question was probably more about screenshots than forum post attachments.

    But I'm glad I added the attachment info as an afterthought. It answered your question and makes it a "full-service" post that will maybe help some newbie that stumbles across it… ...and I can save it for the book I'm (not) writing. :P

    BTW, what do you use for screenshots in your Linux setup?



  • Hmmm, still blushing here. I've had 55 yrs to acclimatise to my dopiness, yet i still constantly surprise myself with its apparently boundless [in]capabilities. Sigh.

    "BTW, what do you use for screenshots in your Linux setup?"… I'm using Mint x64 17.1 KDE on my main lappy [dual-booted with Win7 x64 Pro, which was my sole OS for yonks til i began dipping toes in Linux waters 18 months ago & liked it so much that i hardly ever boot back to MS these days] & have recently begun playing with Manjaro x64 KDE in a dual-bot with Win7 on another lappy. Coz Mint KDE & also Manjaro KDE come packed with oodles of utility pgms, & tis easy also to get more from the repositories, they have onboard graphics manipulation stuff but also onboard screenshot-grabbers [eg, KSnapshot]. However, i also run PoL [PlayOnLinux] in order to run my much-needed Outlook 2010 within Linux [Mint] w/o needing to boot back to Win7 for that. Coz i've got PoL [& Wine on which it sits], i've also been able to install some other of my fav Win utility stuff, including the free screen-grabber that i discovered many years ago, & which i use extensively personally but also Mon-Fri on my Work Win7 lappy. It's called "EasyCapture" but sadly is no longer officially supported [its maker seems to have abandoned it, & the homepage is dead]. I still use it though coz it works well & i love that i can capture multiple images sequentially [each on a new tab], cf all other freebies i'd tried which were strictly one per time, need a new image? then must first save or lose the present one.

    [attachment=1033]EasyCapture.png[/attachment]
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  • @Steffie:

    Hmmm, still blushing here. I've had 55 yrs to acclimatise to my dopiness, yet i still constantly surprise myself with its apparently boundless [in]capabilities. Sigh.

    Agh…You're too hard on yourself! :P

    Or to gently join in with your inner critic: You've had 55 yrs to acclimate to your humanness, and can still surprise yourself with your boundless humanness. ;)

    EasyCapture looks really nice, with similar features to MWSnap plus the annotation capabilities I've always wished for in MWSnap. And it has a much cleaner, more contemporary UI (see attached MWSnap screenshot below for comparison). From the name I think I vaguely remember finding and downloading it once before several years ago, but it might have been on a WinXP machine that died before I got around to trying it.

    Anyway, I'm glad I asked, and I found a copy of the same v1.2.0 on the Wayback Machine, so I will try it out.

    [attachment=1036]SteffiinMWSnapwindowcropped.png[/attachment]

    PS: I think we've maybe derailed our own Bookmarks Manager concern by going OT in this thread. I'm hoping to set up a Linux box in the next month or two. If/when I get around to it, I'll probably start with Mint and may want to ask about your preference for KDE vs the other desktop options. I've sent you a PM to that effect, and if you don't mind, I'll PM you when I'm ready to look at it more closely.
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  • Thanks for the update. Are you looking into the mouse problem that makes (now the latest two versions of) Vivaldi unusable? Dragging anything in Vivaldi doesn't work in Ubuntu 4.04 (64 bit). Scrollbar, tabs, elements on sites..



  • Lots of polish but still no mouse gestures back :unsure:
    Thanks for the update anyway!


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