A feature worthy of stealing?



  • Hi, for reasons that defy logic I was exploring the functionality of the newest offering from "They of the Big Red O" and discovered an option that could be a welcome and useful feature here as well. The context menu when right-clicking a tab in the new Opera contains the following command, "Save tabs as Speed Dial folder". That's it, right-click/left-click, and BAM. A quick and dirty snapshot of your current session is parked in a package on the start page. Vivaldi already has the context menu to open an entire SD folder at once, so In lieu of a true session manager, having a similar save function could be a simple fix to help us get back on track to "where we were", without having to add another extension. Even if this suggestion doesn't make the cut, I'd like to give special thanks to the Vivaldi team for choosing to focus on community opinion and user input. You guys rock! "Long Live the Big White V!"



  • Just group the open tabs and then save the group as SD folder.

    Not 100% sure but I believe that actually Opera copied it.



  • Hi, thanks for replying. I don't doubt it when you say they may have copied it. I only credited them because that's where I found it.

    As to your suggestion I hope you'll excuse my ignorance if I'm missing something obvious here, but for the life of me I cannot find the option to save a tab group to a speed dial folder. In fact the only way I see to assign any page to one is to:

    A: Create and open a new (or existing) folder on the dial.

    B: Add each page individually by URL or the suggested links.

    C:Scratch my head and wonder if there might be an easier way.

    (Actually step C is optional, but it did coax me to investigate)

    I don't know if version differences might explain my difficulties, but I'm running Beta2 on Win7 32 bit.

    The things that impressed me the most about Opera's implementation of this feature were the speed and simplicity. The whole process is literally just two clicks (right then left) taking all of about 3/4ths of a second. A new folder is created tagged with the date for the name, and all existing tabs are placed within. I'd almost call it elegant.



  • I'm not saying your request is pointless.

    I've just mentioned something that you may have overlooked, something always possible when hundreds of (not so common) functions are implemented.

    Anyway I'll report your request, shouldn't be that hard to implement given the most of the puzzle tiles are already there.



  • I reported this to the devs who said could it be feasible after V1 will be officially released.

    Anyway there is already a request for that, since May of the last year.

    More precisely it's VB-5491



  • @The_Solutor, Hey that's good news. Glad to see that the team is already one step ahead of me. I honestly believe that this particular feature will come in handy for keeping track of unfinished projects and commonly used searches.

    Re: VB5491, is there a place here where we can view this and other pending requests that have been submitted? If possible, I'd like to see some of the other things that are in the works.

    @RRR13, thanks for the tip on how to get by in the meantime. Tried it out and like you said not as fast or convenient, but it does get the job done. Hopefully we'll all be able to use the "two-click" method soon. It really is pretty slick.

    Just out of curiosity, I was going to submit my request as you suggested (apparently that's not necessary now), but is it acceptable practice here to submit feature requests through the bug report form as you advised? I only ask because I do have one or two other ideas I'd like to submit but I don't want to get on the dev's bad side by distracting them with requests when they're looking to solve existing issues.

    Do they typically respond to requests here in the forum or is your method more likely to get an official reply? Just wondering. Any insights you (or anyone else) might have would be appreciated.

    Thanks again guys.



  • The following info is unambiguously NOT as good as the discussed [above] feature will be for us when we eventually get it. However, for a couple of years now, in my chromium-based browsers, i've used both these extensions to try to fabricate a semblance of session management. I do want much better, but these [together with tediously manually bookmarking & manipulating open tabs as already mentioned] have at least been getting me by, as a workaround:

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/session-buddy/edacconmaakjimmfgnblocblbcdcpbko?hl=en-US
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onetab/chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall?hl=en-US

    One nice productivity feature in OneTab that is superior to the current Opera feature, & to RRR13's suggestion [& therefore which i hope eventually finds its way into V], is the ability to specify only "sessioning" those tabs to the LHS or RHS of the current tab… including adding targeted new tabs into an existing "session" if you wish. See the 2 context-menu pics for example:

    [attachment=2415]Selection_001_20160116_15:34:32.png[/attachment]

    [attachment=2416]Selection_001_20160116_15:37:23.png[/attachment]

    Wrt Session Buddy, whilst there's much about it i dislike, it has saved my bacon several times when V has got all cranky on me & repeatedly crashed, wiping out ALL active tabs [grrrr]. With SB installed & appropriately configured, i can simply restore the previous [or earlier] sessions that it auto-saved [or restore any of my manually-saved sessions], rather than to have to tediously rebuild my session manually from V's History [which btw would be [i]substantially better IF it would let me select all the individual pages i want, then restore all selected with one click].
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