Tweak new tab opening and closing behavior in Vivaldi


  • Vivaldi Team

    @jkierzkowski: Have you tried "Activate Right in Tab Order"? That's under Tabs > Close Tab Activation.



  • I have been sitting for an hour trying to find out how to make OPEN a page in the background as the default behavior for opening a new page. I.e. that the new page shall not take the focus, without me having to use two hand or a mouse. -- I have not found it yet, and if I it becomes too cumbersome Vivaldi will go the same way as Opera and Brawe has for me -- albeit of different reasons.



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  • Ambassador

    @OleBjorsvik The easy way is to configure a shortcut or your choice in Settings, Keyboard, Tabs.

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  • Moderator

    @OleBjorsvik said in Tweak new tab opening and closing behavior in Vivaldi:

    without me having to use two hand or a mouse.

    Does this mean you're using spatial navigation? Maybe a combination of Ctrl or Shift next to the Enter key when you open a link will work.



  • I guess I'm one of those stupid people who really don't like tabs. What I want is a way to open new links into a new window, instead. Say I'm clicking on a link from Discord or something and instead of opening a new tab, it opens a new window. Is there any way to make opening a new window the default or am I stuck with tabs until something just as equally useless comes along?



  • Sorry I seem snippy and rude, I was just really hoping I could actually make this browser how I wanted it. Everything else about it's customization is amazing. I'm so tired of tabs.


  • Ambassador

    @HeatherTrails Add a shortcut for Move Tab to New Window in Settings, Keyboard Tabs.

    Otherwise, right-click on a link to open it in a new window.



  • @pesala: I already right click to open in a new window, that's not the problem. The problem is when I'm clicking on a link that isn't in the browser. Those links don't give me the option to open it in a new window and I'd like to use the option to hide the tabs and no have to worry about turning it back on just to see what opened up and close it again. An default option for open links in a new window is really all I'm asking for.


  • Moderator

    @HeatherTrails That would appear to be a feature of the operating system, not the browser.



  • @ayespy: No, I'm not asking for a right click open in new window in other programs. Firefox has this feature and it's just a little check box that says "Open links in tabs instead of new windows", you just uncheck it and that changes it for every single link whether it's in browser or out of browser. That's what I'm looking for here. Nothing big and I was wondering if I just missed it but I guess it's not part of this browser.


  • Moderator

    @HeatherTrails Ah. No, Vivaldi doesn't have "new window instead of new tab" yet.



  • @ayespy: Oh well, but I hope you actually mean 'yet' instead of 'and never will' :p


  • Moderator

    @HeatherTrails Missing features in Vivaldi are always "not yet." The ultimate aim is that Vivaldi will lack for nothing.


  • Ambassador

    @HeatherTrails said in Tweak new tab opening and closing behavior in Vivaldi:

    I guess I'm one of those stupid people who really don't like tabs. What I want is a way to open new links into a new window, instead. Say I'm clicking on a link from Discord or something and instead of opening a new tab, it opens a new window. Is there any way to make opening a new window the default or am I stuck with tabs until something just as equally useless comes along?

    I'm curious about why you don't want to try tabs? Don't take me wrong, I'm not dissing or judging you, just genuinely curious about your dislike for tabs. 🙂



  • @joelyoung: i have actually tried tabs, I don't just hate them for no reason. But I find they don't actually offer anything for me. They take away from keeping everything together on the task bar (yes, I modded windows to have a proper, old school task bar. Thank you classic shell), they take away from my screen space by adding more to the browser's ribbon at the top, and I don't generally have 15 different pages open at the same time. At most I'll have 3, maybe 4 and window tabs at the bottom of the screen are easier for me than multiple tabs in the same window because I can switch between them and other open programs a lot quicker if they're all on the same task bar. That and I'm one of those people that don't like changes. :p



  • For the time being it is only possible to configure the "New Tab" behaviour either as "Next to the active (or related) Tab" or "As last Tab".
    Is it possible to include the entry "New Tab next to this one" into the context menu?
    With this it is possible to easily open a new Tab next to the active one while in settings the "Position of New Tabs" is configured as "As last Tab".

    Thanks



  • I have used Chrome for many years. When I am searching for a keyword, I will click "open new tab" with a series of links, maybe 20 links. Then I read each link one by one and close the tab one by one if that didn't work. But when I switched to Vivaldi, when I opened the new tab, Vivaldi always moved to the new tab. It made me very uncomfortable when searching or finding information to return to the search site.
    With me, the process of searching on google is the first stage that takes a lot of time. The step of reading tabs and filtering information is the second.
    Can Vivaldi have the shortcut key like "shift +click" to the link is "open new tab background"?


  • Moderator

    @fx1024 You can use one of the following, Ctrl + Click or Right-click -> Open in background tab or Middle-mouse click.



  • the opening placement and focus changing on close can get pretty complex, it's complex enough I can't really explain all conditions happenig inside of FF when it decides what to do and while there are some minor annoyances I think it always did the best job with it, not perfect but pretty close

    so my perfect flow would be replicating the FF behavior then fixing what feels off, unfortunately I am unable to list even these issues of my head now but I'm sure it gets slightly lost when you open new batch of children (open children, switch to one of them, switch back to parent, open few more)

    I also think it doesn't properly handle hierarchy when you use tabs.create in extension but I'm not sure if it's true


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