Open a new tab from a link with focus on the body of the page



  • When I open a new tab by clicking on a link somewhere (like in an email), it opens the tab like it should. The next thing I usually do is to press the down arrow to scroll down the page. This (sometimes) causes the address bar history to be displayed because the address bar gets the initial focus.

    After a "Not again!", I click the mouse somewhere in the page body and then the down arrow works as I expected it to.

    Is there a way to set Vivaldi to do this by default.

    It seems like there's a special case where this occurs. Sometimes, it works fine.

    I have an email I just received with a link in it that does it every time.



  • @josephj11 Have you ticked Focus page content on new tab in Settings/Tabs/Tabs/Tab handling?



  • @hlehyaric Perfect. Thank you! Somebody's going to have to write a book to cover all the settings.



  • @josephj11 said in [Solved] Open a new tab from a link with focus on the body of the page:

    @hlehyaric Perfect. Thank you! Somebody's going to have to write a book to cover all the settings.

    I don't know if it would be read by most people anyway, infact you haven't even tried to go to the settings page and find it yourself, but instead jumped on the forum asking for a solution, correct?
    It would have been simpler if you just checked the settings yourself, the option it's not hidden and it's quite self-explanatory. Having a problem on the address bar focus? Just type address bar or focus in the search box and the options gets filtered for you to easily find it.



  • @ian-coog I have spent a lot of time in the settings menus. The problem is that some don't mean much until you are focused on an issue and have the appropriate context. Vivaldi is great, but I don't assume there's already a setting for everything I might want.

    I didn't know the search function was as good as it is. I will use it more in the future.

    It still brought up a lot of results. If you know what you're looking for, it's easy to see. If not, it's easy to miss as well.

    I am not suggesting that the search needs improvement, just that it was not such a bad question to ask. It feels like you're blaming me for not finding it myself - which, while true, is not particularly helpful or welcoming.

    Everyone has different learning styles. I often benefit from reading articles or manuals while others prefer to just jump in and try things.



  • @josephj11 said in Open a new tab from a link with focus on the body of the page:

    It feels like you're blaming me for not finding it myself - which, while true, is not particularly helpful or welcoming.

    I don't believe @iAN-CooG meant it that way, he was just alluding to the "book" statement he quoted 🙂

    If you don't know the terminology used in settings, a book wouldn't be help either.


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    @josephj11 I noticed that some users are often unfriendly. They need to make more allowance for different computer abilities and language skills. When one is an expert, it is hard to remember how hard things were at first.

    I see far too many duplicate feature requests, but although it annoys me, I usually respond with a link to the appropriate thread and a tip on adding search to a panel.

    The Advanced Forum Search also has a learning curve.

    • Pick the right search term
    • Filter by forums
    • Limit the time span to six months or less.
    • Try different search terms if the first gives too many pages of results to be useful. The above search finds a relevant thread at the top of the second page.

    The settings search is pretty good: "focus" would have found the result quickly.

    Documentation will always lag behind developments and is often not read by new users. Writing good documentation is not a complete waste of time, but it should not be a high priority. One learns more quickly from forums; often getting several routes to the same answer.


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