Open popup links in new window?



  • Hi all, first post in Vivaldi community. So far i absolutely love vivaldi, coming from firefox. Even in TP its faster, more responsive and makes me more productive. I started to switch to vivaldi at work for several different ticket systems, one being otrs. What drives me mad is that writing a reply opens a new tab (in all other browsers its a new, smaller, window), while typing a reply I need access to the original request, switching tabs is annoying. I found a topic, but there as been no activity since may https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser/1722-window-open-doesn-t-work-properly Any way I can configure vivaldi to open popup links in a new window and not as a new tab in the same window? thx



  • If it's possible this is the only way for now:

    1. Paste this into your address bar: vivaldi://settings/search#a
    2. Click "Content settings"
    3. Scroll down to "Pop-ups"
      • Allow

    I haven't tested to see if this definitely works, but Vivaldi doesn't currently have its own setting for pop-up handling, so this is all you can do.



  • I don't see "Content settings" anywhere, and searching through all the //settings/ for "pop" did not reveal any pop-up related items, so this issue still remains.

    I suggest that pop-ups are displayed as in firefox / IE / chrome by default instead of the MDI way.



  • In the last few snapshots, you may need to use vivaldi://chrome/settings/search#a because internal pages have been broken.

    Otherwise, I can confirm the setting does, indeed, exist.

    [attachment=1693]Screenshot-09092015-12:45:11PM.png[/attachment]

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    Whether or not it actually works is still a mystery to me, as I have no reason to turn it on, and prefer it off (and also because OP never updated this thread).
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  • I tried the "vivaldi://chrome/settings/search#a" but this setting has no effect whatsoever. All popups are still blocked even after restart.


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    Really? Glaub ich nicht ;)
    Which Vivaldi version?

    Please try this:
    1. Open vivaldi://chrome/settings/content
    2. Go to section Popups
    3. Set (*) Allow all sites to show pop-ups
    4. Hit button Finished

    Check it at http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest1.html
    For me all popups open ion new tabs now.



  • @Gwen-Dragon:

    Really? Glaub ich nicht ;)
    Which Vivaldi version?

    Please try this:
    1. Open vivaldi://chrome/settings/content
    2. Go to section Popups
    3. Set (*) Allow all sites to show pop-ups
    4. Hit button Finished

    Check it at http://www.popuptest.com/popuptest1.html
    For me all popups open ion new tabs now.

    Yes they do. However, that is NOT what was asked for :P

    @Aurum:

    What drives me mad is that writing a reply opens a new tab (in all other browsers its a new, smaller, window), while typing a reply I need access to the original request, switching tabs is annoying.
    Any way I can configure vivaldi to open popup links in a new window and not as a new tab in the same window?

    Aurum (among others) wants the pop-up to appear in (small) floating windows and not just in new tabs.



  • Hi,
    Everyone is experiencing this issue but for some reason that i don't know, it's working fine for me after i changed setting one by one in exceptions.
    May be it's something linked with javascript than browser setting



  • For anyone reading this who might not quite be understanding the actual problem, here's a sample pic… using SLIMJET browser [which behaves exactly right in this respect]:

    [attachment=3363]Selection_001_20160424_11:21:14.jpg[/attachment]

    There are various websites [my fav local tv guide being one] in which the intended & desired behaviour, after clicking a tv program's link to read more about that show, is to open up a small WINDOW, a "popup window", showing the info, so that the reader does not lose sight of the main page whilst also being able to read the temporary popup. Vivaldi's perennial bad habit of ignoring this & forcibly opening the link in a separate tab, is unhelpful & irritating. It misbehaves this way even after i place this website into its Settings - Content - Popups Exception list.

    Years ago when i still used Windows, the Sleipnir browser [v4, 5, 6…] exhibited the same misbehaviour re popups NOT popping up, as does V now. Back then all my efforts to draw this to their Dev's attention failed; they simply could not grasp what i wanted & why. I eventually gave up & abandoned Sleipnir.

    Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE. Vivaldi 1.1.453.43 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit).
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  • @Steffie:

    For anyone reading this who might not quite be understanding the actual problem, here's a sample pic… using SLIMJET browser [which behaves exactly right in this respect]:

    [attachment=3363]Selection_001_20160424_11:21:14.jpg[/attachment]

    There are various websites [my fav local tv guide being one] in which the intended & desired behaviour, after clicking a tv program's link to read more about that show, is to open up a small WINDOW, a "popup window", showing the info, so that the reader does not lose sight of the main page whilst also being able to read the temporary popup. Vivaldi's perennial bad habit of ignoring this & forcibly opening the link in a separate tab, is unhelpful & irritating. It misbehaves this way even after i place this website into its Settings - Content - Popups Exception list.

    Years ago when i still used Windows, the Sleipnir browser [v4, 5, 6…] exhibited the same misbehaviour re popups NOT popping up, as does V now. Back then all my efforts to draw this to their Dev's attention failed; they simply could not grasp what i wanted & why. I eventually gave up & abandoned Sleipnir.

    Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE. Vivaldi 1.1.453.43 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit).

    This is precisely my problem. My company has an internal ticketing system and several web-based applications that use this style pop out window, so this effectively prevents me from using Vivaldi in any kind of professional application. This is literally my only problem with the browser; I could see myself switching over completely if it gets resolved.



  • I too love Vivaldi this far but getting popup windows in a new tab is a drawback… I work with different IBM software, WebSphere Application Server, IBM API Connect and IBM DataPower Gateways. All of these have web-page based GUI's and there are tons of settings and most of the settings are for "objects" opening in pop-up windows.
    One example is the sys-log window that I normally pop-up and keep open in parallell with what I do to be able to track errors/settings while reviewing the log. Now I either use two Vivaldi instances side by side for the log but more often, frankly, I use Google Chrome... :(

    I think that pop-up windows in a window and not a tab is something that many wants and needs!


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    Olde Opera used to open popups in a new tab as well, but the tab looked and acted like a popup window, floating over the page content.



  • I second that this is an annoying bug that needs to be fixed. When I get a Hangouts message in Gmail there's a "popout" button that moves the conversation to a free-floating window, which I use extensively. Not having it work is a major drawback to Vivaldi. I set the page to allow pop-ups and it didn't help, still loads them in a new tab.

    That said, the 30 minutes I've spent with this browser is far-and-away a better experience than Chrome or Firefox, so keep up the good work. But seriously, fix this please.



  • I concur with many of the comments, not having a popup open as window but a tab is a deal breaker for me. This is very sad since there are so many things I am falling in love with. Hoping this can be resolved.



  • @Ayespy:

    Olde Opera used to open popups in a new tab as well, but the tab looked and acted like a popup window, floating over the page content.

    A quirk: The OS X version of Opera (at least Opera versions 8-12, I'm not sure about earlier) lacked the MDI, so it coudn't do that like the Windows Version did. Testing now on Opera 12.16 for OS X, I find an actual window gets popped if a
    window.open( [ url [, target [, features [, replace ] ] ] ] ) call has a non-zero-length features argument string, since that might set desired dimensions and/or position.

    (And, of course, under any OS you could also set Opera's Preferences>Tabs>Additional Tab Options…>Open Windows instead of tabs, if you didn't want them opening as tabs.)

    Edit: Given that this is in the Vivaldi for Windows sub-forum, I realize you were likely implicitly referring to Opera for Windows, specifically.


  • Moderator

    Creating tabs instead of popup windows is currently a unfixed bug in Vivaldi.
    I found VB-3823 "popup window work as regular tab"



  • @Gwen-Dragon Any news on when this will be "fixed" (i.e. added)?


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    No news yet. Developer says it is on his list to be fixed asap.



  • Getting the same issue here when trying to view live logs for our firewall. Will watch the thread with interest!



  • 24/4/2017 Issue still happening here.


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