Add a choice when making Vivaldi thumbnails
SakuraAyumi last edited by LonM
Due to a recent change in YouTube layout, which probably changed the timing, YouTube thumbnails appear as black screen instead of a video preview image (the problem is described here:).
Maybe in this case it would be reasonable to add a choice when making thumbnails?:
- Vivaldi makes a screenshot of the whole page (as it does now)
- (new feature; Similar to Opera): Vivaldi takes the first found image as a thumbnail (in this case, it would be YouTube video thumbnail).
@SakuraAyumi Great first feature request! I've always disliked how the thumbnails look so I use custom ones. I would love to have more options! Which version of Opera had this feature the current chromium one or Opera 12?
@sirfredrick Chromium version, of course
Stardust last edited by
- Site icons as thumbnails
@Stardust Also a good variant
By the way, number 2, which I proposed earlier, should also have 'refresh all' support. In this case, it would be comfortable to bulk refresh thumbnails.
Basically, I see it as when I press f5 to bulk refresh thumbnails, it asks, which option for refresh I prefer more and then it creates thumbnails in 'VivaldiThumbnails' folder according to the selected option.
@SakuraAyumi Hi, Thanks for your feature request.
This looks like a duplicate of https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/24867/auto-detect-logos-select-part-of-the-page-for-speed-dial-and-bookmark-thumbnails Please vote for that instead, thank you.
If you want to make a feature request, please use the search first to see if you can find similar requests.
@LonM Unfortunately, you are a bit wrong.
The feature proposed by me is different from that feature in a way that I also proposed to use automatic thumbnail detection, which could be used when I have a bulk of thumbnails to refresh (in Opera, manually creating thumbnails for several hundred favorite YT videos is not really fun )
As I wrote before, basically, I see it as when I press f5 to bulk refresh thumbnails, it asks, which option for refresh I prefer more and then it creates thumbnails in 'VivaldiThumbnails' folder according to the selected option.
That is why my topic could not be considered a duplicate. It is just too different from manual Opera-like thumbnail creation.
I hope that I explained everything in an understandable form
@SakuraAyumi I understand better now - Your request is about the default method Vivaldi should use pick a thumbnail.
The request are related, but you are correct that they are different.
@LonM Yes, you understood me right
So, it should be like an addition to the default method with a choice of which method to use: the first one (the standard one for Vivaldi now) or the second one (the feature I proposed above). The choice could be set in Vivaldi options (with additional check mark 'ask every time when creating thumbnails').
I also wanted to ask, which solution could Vivaldi community recommend me as a temporary measure before the feature described by me will be implemented?
The problem is that I have A LOT of videos in my bookmarks that need to have thumbnails in order to make my search faster.
@SakuraAyumi The usual way is to
- Save an image
- Set it as the thumbnail
But if, as you say, you have many, I'm not sure if there is an easy solution right now.
@SakuraAyumi If you're using Windows
- Install FastStone Capture (the free version 5.3 should do all that you need)
- Set up the Fixed Region Size to 440 x 360 pixels, which is the recommended size for Speed Dial Thumbnails
- Play the Video
- Hit the shortcut to capture a Fixed Region (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+PrintScreen in my case)
- Move the capture frame to the desired area
- Save it in your Vivaldi installation folder
- Bookmark the video and select the custom thumbnail.
So, basically, what LonM said, but with a simple and surprisingly quick method to capture thumbnails.
@Pesala Actually, there is an easier way to do this: http://countingcharacters.com/youtube-thumbnail-downloader
The problem is that I have to check EACH video (I have several hundreds of them ＼(º □ º l|l)/) before assigning a thumbnail to it. Earlier, Vivaldi was able to create YouTube thumbnails automatically by pressing 'f5' but now this function no longer exists.