Control+Click (Right-Click) does not follow macOS guidelines on websites



  • My MacBook Pro's touchpad is configured for a two-fingered tap/click to be recognised as Option+Click. This is correctly operational throughout macOS (Mojave 10.14.1), even when 'right-clicking' on Vivaldi own UI elements (tabs, bookmarks bar, extension buttons...). In line with macOS design guidelines, when holding down a 'right-click' then moving your cursor to select an option from the pop-up menu, this should be done in one single action.

    However, it is currently impossible to 'right-click' in any website within Vivaldi and select an option as part of the same trackpad action, as Vivaldi apparently requires you to 'right-click' and then let go before the context menu pops up. Therefore, although Vivaldi's UI correctly allows you to perform a context menu selection with one click, the webpage display inside the browser requires you do so with two clicks. This is driving me pretty crazy at the moment, as a recent Vivaldi user.

    Please could someone recommend a fix for this?


  • Moderator

    @dshintag I'd file a bug for this. Vivaldi is written as a cross-platform app; it's not a true native macOS app so it does have some unMac-like quirks that need to be addressed as we run into them.

    The right-click processing is a bit different because Vivaldi uses these for its custom mouse gestures. However if Gestures are disabled in Preferences, then I would expect secondary clicks to be handled according to platform conventions. With Vivaldi, Control clicks, right-clicks with a generic mouse and the Magic Mouse, and two-finger clicks on the Trackpad behave differently from how they do in Safari. Secondary clicks and secondary click/drags do work as expected in Chrome and Firefox.



  • @xyzzy said in Option+Click (Right-Click) does not follow macOS guidelines on websites:

    @dshintag I'd file a bug for this. Vivaldi is written as a cross-platform app; it's not a true native macOS app so it does have some unMac-like quirks that need to be addressed as we run into them.

    I find that control-click doesn't do anything, even holding then releasing.

    What works is a two-finger click (or press) on the word or element.

    It is a bit unconventional, but it does work, and I suspect I'll get used to that.

    In some ways I think a bigger problem is the various "missing" macOS functionality is not easy to discover from the application and you have to flounder around looking for clues! I’m writing a short blog giving a few of those that I've found partly for me to refer back to and partly in case it's of use to others. (Well, I will get one up… eventually!)



  • @grantjacobs Control-click or option-click — sorry.


  • Moderator

    @grantjacobs I didn't edit the subject line or post but I think the OP meant to say "Control Click"

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207700



  • @xyzzy Correct. Have updated the topic.


  • Moderator

    @dshintag Thanks. FYI, there's already a bug open for the issue of the context menu not appearing on mouse-down when you control-click and the devs are currently working on it. I don't know how they'll address the greater issue of how all secondary click methods across all input devices will be handled in Vivaldi on macOS.


 

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