In old opera, you could create a button for any command, and make it look like whatever you wanted. For example:
opera:/button/Clear disk cache,,,25164,"Clear disk cache" & New page,1 & Go to page, "opera:cache". This, shared as a link, could be "installed" as a button on any toolbar to quickly clear the cache without needing to remember a shortcut.
This request is somewhat moot until both the aforementioned requests are implemented, but I think it's worth having all the same.
@lonm Yes this feature of the old good Opera was great and very elegant, but I dubt if it is possible to implement it to Vivaldi because of the Chromium-core.
It is possible as a custom program layer between chromium and UI. With page-scripts support and custom command-list.
But of course devs will not do this. Too complicated, and little people of all Vivaldi users will use it.
I would like to be able to add the Save As and Print buttons.
The custom button code in Opera made it easy for users to share their best ideas.
I still use a button created by sgunhouse IIRC to split a tab:
- First click splits it vertically
- Second click splits it horizontally
- Long click removes the split
The tiles can be resized too.
On My Opera, we shared some awesome custom button code simply by posting links in a forum post.
If you're browsing this forum using Opera 12.18 or earlier, the code should still work here, but obviously not with Vivaldi.
Custom Button Links
Drag the link (you must be using Opera Presto) to any toolbar. The newly created button will show the bookmark bar for 5000 ms then hide it again.
This code can be posted in most forums that can parse the markdown, but it will only work in Opera. I would like to have similar code that would work in Vivaldi. It would greatly simplify customisation of the browser for new users who are not comfortable with editing code.
Drag the above link to any toolbar. The newly created button will lock/unlock the Speed Dial (in Opera Presto) to prevent moving of thumbnails (another great feature available in Opera 12.18)
Vote for an Option to Lock Speed Dial Entries in Vivaldi.
I really miss the buttons as well - that was one of the best functions of the good old Opera.
Although it is way harder to program an extension than a button, maybe some people can try to program an extension or ask for help in this forum to do so? Or maybe there is even a way to create some kind of generic extension or at least a template for an extensions that may be used to easily convert the button functions into extensions...?
I'm not sure if Vivaldi is up for introducing buttons again, I think the Chromium spirit is more towards extensions, even if this is a much higher bar for people to create these.
P.S.: in case you're interested in developing extensions, I started here:
and had a look at many examples I found in the web.
Edit: maybe there's even a way to link extensions with the Vivaldi commands mentioned here
I see this is in the pipeline.
I know it doesn't mean anything about an ETA, but it's always good to know
@pauloaguia It is in the last snapshot and most probably in next stable which should be released first half of June.
@solidsnake One can assign Command Chains to a button and add it to the toolbar, but the buttons all use the same icon: »_
@Aaron I could not find one.