My ideas, observations, crazy plans…
Actually, crazy idea… maybe the trash would be more useful as a panel item?
Also, does anyone know what value / where you'd change the max allowable width of the tabs when set left or right? It's about 80px short of what I find ideal.
Though again, that should probably be set in EM, not pixels...
Have you tried looking at Thrust?
It seems to do what you want. It also uses webview.
I did a very simple browser in it, and it was noticeably faster than Vivaldi.
….Even just the trash can and new tab thing sucking down space better used for tabs when set left or right -- trash can in particular would be REALLY nice if we could move it up next to the address bar (especially after axing the pointlessly redundant search bar crap) where we have MORE than enough room for one tiny icon? That would be FAR more useful.
I conjured up some CSS to reposition those 2 buttons onto the Address Bar at the left of the URL box, as I already was accustomed to having them and the Bookmark Star all there in Moz browsers.
But it is dependent upon having the toolbars in specified locations, as all of my position offsets naturally are relative, which is fine by me, as I have decided where I want my toolbars, and will not be changing that to comply with ANY browser author's built-in default constraints.
– edit -- oh and side note, is it just me or has @import died in the latest snapshot? I ended up including custom.css from the index.html since I'm already loading custom.js there anywho.
Though, maybe those files should ALWAYS exist as a hook for users to be able to make changes, rather than making us go in and add them manually every time there's a new update?
No maybe about that !
Mozilla does it that way, and I have grown to like it.
And a great post, BTW !