How Can I Place Bookmark Folder Icon On My Toolbar ?
Davy49 last edited by
Happy New Year Everyone !
I'm trying to come up with a method to place a shortcut icon on my toolbar so as to provide easy access to my saved bookmarks without having to use an extension from the play store to do so. Since this browser is so customizable I really thought that it would be pretty easy to do so.
guigirl last edited by guigirl
@Davy49 You could use this VivaldiHook:
This might be a dead end, but maybe muck about with this?
The url is
vivaldi://bookmarks, which maybe you could use as a custom link via this menu edit tool we have.
Davy49 last edited by Davy49
As always, I'm SO appreciative of any/all replies that I receive, I think that I'll continue to be patient and see if I get anymore replies. Not to offend anyone in any way, but so far the vivaldihook option looks promising, I've never tried using it before so I would have to have a learn as I go attitude with it.
I just downloaded the zip file of vivaldihooks, I haven't extracted the file as of yet because I want to make sure that I extract the file to the proper location. By the way, for reference I'm currently utilizing the following:
Vivaldi 3.6.2160.3 (Official Build) (64-bit)
OS Windows 10 OS Version 2009 (Build 19042.685)
I extracted the file to the following location: C:\Users\davyp\Downloads\Unzipped Files\VivaldiHooks , evidently that wasn't the proper location because at least so far I can't get the application to function properly. I'm probably just making this too hard on myself, possibly it might be due to what happened the other day @ the united states capital building. That event had special meaning to me due to the fact that both of my sons are u.s. goverment employees in the justice department, thank goodness they don't work in that area.
@Davy49 Presumably you're trying to save space by hiding the Bookmarks Bar?
You could just use the access key shortcut: Alt+B for the English user interface.
guigirl last edited by
evidently that wasn't the proper location
@Davy49 I use Linux not windoze, so have no experience of setting it up on that platform. However afaik the Dev seems to have made it quite elementary for windozers to do it, not only providing manual instructions but also specifically a BAT file to automate it https://github.com/justdanpo/VivaldiHooks
When i was first learning about VH i manually placed the various files & directories in the requisite locations. Once i knew it worked & that i quite liked it, i semi-automated the process [given it must be repeated after every V update] via a little bash script i synthesised, based originally on a fabbo one kindly provided yonks ago by @Gwen-Dragon for general modding, & which i progressively modified & extended to suit my needs including VH.
If you still can't figure it out, i'm happy to show you where i have my files & directories in the requisite locations, which you could then mimic in the relevant windoze places.
Just a word of warning though. The VH are good, until they're not. By that i mean it has happened often that the V development cycle jumps sufficiently far ahead of the [independent] VH development cycle that a standard V update becomes incompatible with the current VH. Whilst you might think the "only" implication of that would be that your favoured VHs [eg, the BM button] might stop working until the VH Dev makes a corrective update [& yes, it can be just some individual hooks that break] it also happens [several times to me] that the incompatibility is so severe that V itself refuses to launch cleanly, ending up instead in a dove-grey empty window frame. So, if you are about to become another VH user, & liker of its Dev's cleverness, you need to be aware that sooner or later you will experience breakage, thus you must be prepared to have to diagnose & work around said breakages.
Though it's an Extension, & though as you rightly said it's desirable to minimise E usage, i have used this one in my chromium browsers for years. IMO it's excellent. Because V's several ways to access & manage BMs almost completely meet my needs, in V my actual usage of this E is infrequent, being primarily to sort my BMs automatically [once manually triggered].
Davy49 last edited by Davy49
@guigirl , Well once again by coming here in the vivaldi forums area & asking a question & receiving some helpful replies it makes me realize even more how grateful I am to be using a great browser & be among fellow user's that still care about other's & actually try to provide thoughtful answers to them. I'm surely going to take your valid advice & not use the vivaldihooks method & I just wanted to let you know that I'm currently trying out the bookmark extension via the link you included in your reply. Of course I don't object at all to using extensions as long as they provide what I'm wanting them to. As it turns out, I seem to be liking the one you mentioned better than the one I had been using: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/neater-bookmarks/ofgjggbjanlhbgaemjbkiegeebmccifi
(Update) One thing I personally dislike while using the tidy bookmarks extension is not being able to delete the 'other bookmarks' folder, even though I've gotten older now if my memory serves me correctly I think that I remember trying the tidy bookmarks a long time ago with a different chromium based browser & I didn't care for it at that time for the same exact reason...PLEASE don't think I'm trying to be rude in any way.