Profile Icons on Taskbar.



  • @Zalex108 Yep, me too, I manage profiles as old school way; I like get dirty my hands⚙ 🔧
    V's Profile manager, isn't ripe enough yet. There're some threads about it.

    @MartinPietsch Sorry, I tried on VM but not success😔 . I'm a PRO W7 user, but I haven't enough experience with W10.

    When I'll be forced to switch to W10 (probably w/ new computer), ask me again

    The pathway to success is cobbled with failures.



  • @Obiwan2208 No problem. I've looked for changing taskbar icons in general for windows 10, only way is to pin tabs to the taskbar, then change the icon. Not an option for me with >7 profiles.
    @Zalex108 What do you mean by that command? How can i use it? There is the profile manager in the upper right in vivaldi, where you can add desktop shortcuts. That works, as i showed earlier in the picture, but to have this profile specific icon as taskbar icon with the regarding profile icon does not. Having more then 3 diffent profiles opened at the same time gives you for each an identical looking vivaldi task in the taskbar. Indistinguishable...


  • Moderator

    Ok,

    I've made a test but forgot that somehow, on my system, after "tweaks", V and Opera usually opens another icon [Plain] despite the Pined one, so, my test is not realiable.
    So, I will share the info to test by yourself.

    Also noticed,
    Default Profile Manager [from Browser] does not provide to add a shortcut when new profile is created until use the Command Line.

    --
    Steps to access Profile Manager Command Line:

    1. Locate a Shortcut to your  https://vivaldi.com installation.
    2. Create a copy and rename it to Profile Manager.
    3. Right click and Properties on it.
    4. At the very end of Target, add:
      • [ A Space]--profile-directory
    5. Open that ShortCut and Add Person - [ Test].
    6. Mark Create Shortcut on Desktop.

    Create the needed, 2 or 3, and check if it works.

    --

    For old school Profile method:
    This is the Command Line for ShortCuts;

    • "[Location]\Vivaldi Technologies\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --profile-directory="Profile 2"

    Editing the "Profile 2" path, would allow the Profiles to appear on the Manager.

    I'll update with the results when test it.



  • @Zalex108 some remarks

    1. It is possible to use the default Profile Manager to add shortcuts to each profile. There is the checkbox "Add desktop shortcut", which also works for excisting profiles.
    2. To use a a copy of the shortcut named Profile Manager with the suffix added " --profile-directory" does not open up vivaldi at all. The shortcuts generatet by the Default profile manager is what you decribed in the old school version.

    That the profiles appear in the profile manager is not the problem. Not having each opened profile with its specific icon in the taskbar is the problem.


  • Moderator

    @MartinPietsch said in Profile Icons on Taskbar.:

    @Zalex108 some remarks

    1. It is possible to use the default Profile Manager to add shortcuts to each profile. There is the checkbox "Add desktop shortcut", which also works for excisting profiles.

    Saw it late yesterday on V Help but here I did it before the Command and it didn't appear.
    Did not tested more yet to find out what could be different.

    1. To use a a copy of the shortcut named Profile Manager with the suffix added " --profile-directory" does not open up vivaldi at all. The shortcuts generated by the Default profile manager is what you decribed in the old school version.

    --Profile-Manager should open this:

    2020-09-18_091823.png

    Old school uses --user-data-dir=, but I don't know if --Profile-Manager would be working the same way even with the main differences:

    Default behavior stores Profiles on same Primary folder but on Old they are wherever you decide.
    Apart that, they do not appear on Profile Manager since it's another way to do them and there is no acknowledge about its existence by Chromium's / Vivaldi's Management System.

    That the profiles appear in the profile manager is not the problem. Not having each opened profile with its specific icon in the taskbar is the problem.

    Sure,
    It was related to the ShortCut being that I didn't seen the option on the Browser's Manager and recalled about the option from --Profile-Manager.


  • Moderator

    @MartinPietsch said in Profile Icons on Taskbar.:

    @Zalex108 some remarks

    It is possible to use the default Profile Manager to add shortcuts to each profile. There is the checkbox "Add desktop shortcut", which also works for excisting profiles.

    Ok,
    Found the reason.

    All Profiles here are made with --user-data-dir= so the checkbox for "Create a Profile ShortCut" does not appear on them.
    You need to open the default V Profile, and from there the option appears.

    So Thanks for the heads up.

    --

    Related to --Profile-Manager, you could try to check the option again, in case you have any problem opening Profiles, this would help to test on a Clean Profile.


  • Moderator

    @MartinPietsch

    You can vote the recently Bumped suggestion here.



  • Is there a possibility to help implementing it, in order to get the feature? I got some experience in coding.



  • Recently stopped doing the old school way of using two different browsers to keep work/personal profiles separate due to the features I really missed in Vivaldi.

    Number one wish after using Vivaldi profiles is that the Windows taskbar icons should be different 🙂

    +1 from me


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Vivaldi Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.