Single instance



  • It would be nice if there was an option to have only a single instance of Vivaldi.



  • @invexx You mean single window?
    Because chromium and vivaldi are multi process so a single instance [of vivaldi.exe] is not possible at all.



  • @Hadden89 said in Single instance:

    @invexx You mean single window?
    Because chromium and vivaldi are multi process so a single instance [of vivaldi.exe] is not possible at all.

    No, I think they mean force one instance/main window of Vivaldi. Instead of opening new windows, these would be new tabs in the existing window.



  • @madonnaragu I thought Vivaldi already did this. Whenever I click external Internet shortcuts they open in a new tab, if Vivaldi is already open. It's only if I click on the Vivaldi launcher shortcut that it opens a new window, which seems logical since I have just specifically requested a second instance, by starting Vivaldi a second time.



  • @Poida I think the request is something similar to the old function in FF addons "force anything to be opened in the same window".



  • I still think that Vivaldi already does open everything in the same window, unless you specifically request a second instance. In what instance does a link not open on a new tab of the existing window? Any examples?


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    I think user is seeking a single instance in the task manager, even when there are multiple tabs, extensions, etc. Given the current architecture, this would be impossible. You can force Chromium to run everything in a single process, but if you do, it soon breaks down.



  • @Ayespy Ahh! If that is the feature request then, I can see that this is not presently the case. I can also see why this is not the case presently from your reply 👍


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    @Poida There are also a few users who don't like tabs. They feel each tab should be a separate window, whereby you would have a stack of windows on your task bar, which you could hover, scan and click to jump from one window to the next - also something Vivaldi will not be doing.


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