Suggestions from Experience.
So, I've been using the Vivaldi browser for roughly a month or so, maybe a bit longer, and I'd like to list out some things I think would improve the experience of the browser. 1. The removal of grouped tabs. (ie. when you try to drag a tab and it combines with another.) - This feature seems neat but I rarely have a use for it and most of the time it just gets in the way and requires me to have to reopen tabs. 2. When all tabs are closed, don't just reopen Speed Dial, actually close the browser. - When I close all tabs it simply opens speed dial back up instead of exiting out of the browser, and that seems just unconventional. 3. Custom Interface Colours. - Not sure if this is a thing yet or not, if it is I haven't found it- being able to change the user face from things other than just black and white (or webpage theme.) 4. Removal of Loading Animations. - When opening new web pages it seems like it takes Vivaldi longer because it's trying to do some animation on the URL bar and the page borderline fades in, and it just slows it down. (This could just be my own paranoia, but if it's there I'd consider removing it.) Other than that, I can't thing of anything. But those are the most common things that I run into that make me say "I really wish they'd get rid of that." Thanks for reading over this and considering it!
1. Right-click on a tab group to ungroup the tabs. No need to reopen them.
2. Ctrl W shortcut closes a tab. Ctrl + Shift + W exits the browser.
The closing of the browser on closing the last tab is not popular with Opera users. See this earlier thread.No harm in having options, of course, but it won't get much support from other users.
There is not even an option to do that in Opera 12.17. Use the close button at top right to close the browser , or use the shortcut.
…2. When all tabs are closed, don't just reopen Speed Dial, actually close the browser.
- When I close all tabs it simply opens speed dial back up instead of exiting out of the browser, and that seems just unconventional...
I disagree with #2. If I had a dollar for every time I accidentally closed a 'last' tab I happened to be viewing and unintentionally closed the entire browser as a result, then had to pause a couple seconds or more for its process(es) to shut down, then had to reopen the browser and wait still further for it to come back on-screen, I'd be wealthy. Personally, I believe having a browser close down if the last tab is closed is a violation of common-sense "human engineering". There's a reason the red "x" is in the upper right corner of programs. It's OK to make such last-tab browser closure an option, but it shouldn't be the required norm.
I agree. Closing the last tab should not close the application. It's counterintuitive (and a pain to have to relaunch an app just because I'm cleaning up my desktop a bit). If it must be kept like that, give an option in Settings to NOT close app on closing final window.