(History of) Vivaldi Feature Requests

  • I'am very exited about this project.

    • enable Ctrl+Shift+V in URL bar (paste and execute) also via right click
    • make it possible to use not only private windows (new opera), but private tabs (opera 12)
    • restore last closed tab via Ctrl+Z/Ctrl+Shift+T
    • set up a proper bugtracker/feature request site instead of a forum? eg JIRA (see Mojira for Minecraft)

    I totaly argee with this

    What i realy hate about most browsers:

    • it is slow to reload all tabs after restart
    • just one tab row

    I'm still use Opera12 on Desktop but not on my windows touch devices.
    my most important Request is to use a fast swipe(flip) on touchscreen to navigate back an forth. Best Solution I saw was in SumatraPDF. IE have it but with horrible animation and long loading times.
    "pinch and zoom" and rendering on high DPI is also important.

    I also like a very unique O12feature: Hit Space at end of Page to go to next Page even if it does not work in this Forum .

    In O12 I store my tamporay internet files on a Ramdisk to speed up end reduce wear of the SSD.

  • I would like an option to add extensions manually. I've searched in about:flags and see no option. I wonder why it's disabled?

  • Please allow an option to alter the way how fonts are rendered. Like many others I hate the current style: especially small fonts make the monitor look like I am using a blurry CRT from the 90s.

    I am still using Opera 12 which does a good job in this area. Here is a comparison (watch full size!):

    Maybe it was already mentioned and if not: in Opera 12 I love that the context menu comes up when you perform a double click on a word.

  • KeePass works fine with me…
    (sorry, a reply to a much older post, but this ended up on the wrong place, and I'm still searching how to remove this post)

  • Features I missed the most from other browsers on first use:

    • open new tab or link in background, do not jump to the newly opened tab
    • speed dial as homepage
    • Addon / Plugin interface

    I really like the browser, even as an technical preview its really nice and easy to use.

    • Ability to open tab to foreground (middle mouse button opens them in background, cant find a way to chance it)
    • Ability to disable referer header (referer logging)

    And please hurry up with the gestures πŸ˜‰ (ok found the gestures but how to edit them, is there hidden settings somewhere, vivaldi://flags gives basic chrome stuff)

  • On Linux/Ubuntu: (And mac, I guess)

    • The buttons being on the wrong side of the screen (On linux, the buttons should be on the left) is something that seriously annoys me about a program. Seriously, Chrome is my (current) browser of choice, and having its buttons on the right is so annoying!
    • Someone mentioned a "dark theme" earlier, and while I personally like the current "light" theme, it would be nice to have the option.

    This browser looks great so far! It stutters occasionally, and it has the buttons on the wrong side, but it's a tech preview, so I forgive it. For now.

  • β€’ Native Smooth-scroll with custom steps and speed would be soooo cool. Some browsers have it with extensions, but in native, that would be so cool ! For me, it's THE thing you want to read comfortably.

    β€’ Smoother animations (yeah, i like smooth-things) when opening a new tab or browsing the UI. I guess it's coming with "optimizations".

  • Here's my little list. Thanks for this excellent tech preview. Keep up the good work!

      • in addition to "open in background tab" add a "open in background tab within the same tabstack" option (maybe even as default)
      • hierarchical tabstacks (maybe tab tree)
      • mouse gestures usable everywhere (maybe for the whole ui)
      • Add a quick dial similar to mouse gestures where holding e.g. both mouse buttons and moving the mouse provides a quick radial menu similar to the old opera context menu with frequently used commands (customizable). Going to the right line of a menu would then be moving the mouse in the right direction (much faster). maybe an idea for all context menus up to a certain number of entries? Would also work on mobile devices much better than a list.
      • save and restore tab (including the whole context, such as javascript state). Would allow to resume from poorly skripted forms
      • search with multiple search engines at the same time (and maybe even join the results within one page) (just thinking, might not be easy or possible at all)

  • @mozzer:

    Oh, just forgot:
    implement session manager - like in O12 πŸ˜‰

    I agree.

    The session manager from Opera 12 is awesome.
    It can do the followings things:

    1. Save sessions of multiple browser windows and each window can have multiple tabs.

    2. Restore browser windows to the exact state they were the session was saved (e.g. maximized window and re-sized window).

    3. Restore most web pages to the exact state they were the session was saved (e.g. if a web page was scrolled half-way down, the restore page would also shown half-way scrolled down. If a web page was scrolled all the way down to the bottom, the restored web page would also be shown scrolled all the way down to the bottom). This feature is extreme important for reading some relative static web pages or large text files.

    It's funny that there is not a single session manager extension (such as Session Buddy) for Google Chrome that can compete with Opera 12's session manager.

  • Thanks for an amazing effort,
    Would it be possible to include features that used to be on the presto version of Opera?
    e.g. IRC client, torrent etc. in the future?
    Also support for customisablity .

    Thanks for making something that Opera used to be, can't wait for future updates

  • url is vivaldi:flags

  • It would be nice if the developers can add quick toggle to enable/disable Javascript and plugins.

    In Opera 12, I can configure the menu bar to show the following check boxes:

    1. Enable Javascript
    2. Enable plugins

    This provides a way tp quickly enable or disable those functions without going through settings menu.
    Thank you.

  • Great news - congratulations to all concerned!

    A quick trio of requests…

    • "Links" panel.
    • "Windows" panel.
    • Password Manager.

  • I'm really impressed by the tech preview of Vivaldi! Installed it as soon as I got home. Many of my favorite features are allready included, but I'd be glad if the file handling and "Downloads" panel could be enhanced. Please consider the following changes:

    When the user clicks a file link:
    -Automatically delete Downloads the user chose to "Open" (instead of "Save"), when closing the file or at latest when closing Vivaldi.
    -Add an "Save as" option everywhere an user is asked whether to "save" or "open" a file.

    Please add a text field to the download panel, like the one from Opera Presto where you could just enter an URL and "quick download" the file.

    For the context menu of objects in the panel "Downloads", I'd suggest the following features:
    -Please rename the context menu entry "Show file", either to the term Microsoft uses ("Open file location") or what it used to be in Opera Presto ("Open folder").
    -Add an context menu entry "Copy file path"
    -Add an context menu entry "Properties"
    -Add an context menu entry like "Advanced" from Opera Presto, which just shows a sub menu with the menu entries Windows would show for that file type.

  • It's an issue on windows as well.

  • Great start!
    I'll be sure to keep my eyes on this browser, as "modern" Opera makes me sad. 😞

    Apart from some of the things already mentioned here, I have a few suggestions/wishes:

    • An option to only show the panel in new (empty) tabs.
      Even though there is a toggle for it, I'm not particularly fond of having something take up those pixels on every page.

    • Make the UI customizable (like in Opera 12), where you can add/remove buttons, input fields, etc..
      For example, I want to add a second search box (dedicated to a specific provider) next to the Google/multi-searchbox currently on the toolbar.
      I also want to remove the trashcan from the toolbar. πŸ˜‰

    • When the status bar is hidden, show the link URL's, page info, etc in a tooltip popup at the bottom of the browser when hovering over links, loading a page, etc.

    • Make it possible to choose thumbnail or image for bookmarks and speed dials.

    • Integrate a good RSS reader.

    • Allow theming of the UI.

    That's it for now. πŸ™‚

  • I've been using Opera sinds version 4 and stopped at version 12. Great to see that the spirit continues!

    Some features I'd like to see from Opera 12:

    • The page actions feature could have an accessebility layout. In Opera 12 there was User mode (instead of Author mode), which could turn every page into a very readable page with black letters on a green background. For Chrome this functionality is available as "Reseda mode" with the extention "Care your eyes", only making some letters white and unreadable.
    • The "links" part of the sidebar of opera 12, showing all the downloadable files of a page, from which then multiple files could be selected with click > shift+click. Right click > download all.
    • The Quick-download function in the download side-bar. Sometimes a link opens a plugin like a pdf-viewer. The quick-download function was a way to just quickly download that file.
    • The "Fit to with" function.
    • I'd like all tabs to always show a "x" to close it. Now it shows only when I hover the tab, making it impossible to click at the right spot in one movement.
    • When I open a new tab, already knowing which website to type in, I get distracted by the speed dial. The dial could be optional in new tabs.
    • I prefer clear interfaces over clean interfaces (like gmail and Vivaldi). For instance I'd like more clear tabs. Now there are no lines between and above the tabs.
    • The position and recognizability of the toggle button for the side-panel is important. For instance a clear icon left of the "back/previous page" icon?

  • So first just 2 things I reaaaaaaally love about it right now:

    • -The loading bar, it's awesome to see when it will load
    • -The bookmark menu, that it stays at the position after scrolling through many (Firefox does it, Chrome does not)

    Now what I think should be developed/implemented (many have been requested, I've read them through and collected which I like and added some of my own):


    • -RSS reader

    • -Messenger (? maybe, someone requested sounds interesting)

    • -Extension AdBlock

    • -Extension Lastpass and Xmarks

    • -Bookmark / password manager as long as the above won't work

    • -Bookmark tags instead of nick or description or both of them

    • -Scrollable tabs with multiple rows if too many (I usually have 30+ tabs open)

    • -If middle click on back or forward, open in new tab

    • -Drag out of window to make new window from tab

    • -Private browsing (good joke πŸ˜ƒ but yes at least it doesn't save to my history)

    • -Reopen last closed tab (ctrl+shift+t)

    • -Jump to location bar (ctrl+L)

    • -Text selection in search bar and location bar (ctrl+a)

    • -Customization of hotkeys, gestures, and the user interface

    • -Right-click on "back" button >> open history of "backs"

    • -Fix ctrl+tab (it jumps here and there between the tabs), however ctrl+3 and 4 works just fine

    • -Pin tabs so they autostart however your last session was

    • -Developer window should open inside browser

    • -Change download location (eg. C:, D, etc)

    • -The site or tab notes should be seen as a tooltip option as well (mostly I just write 1-2 line so I know what it is)

    • -Edit:: Force cache refresh on ctrl+f5

      I guess most of these requests/options are unequivocal, just a matter of time and it will be great.

  • In Opera 12 i had a macro on GestureRight "Open link in new page | Open new page" and this alone revolutionized my browsing experience back then.
    (it works liks this: If you mouseover an element containing link to another page and drag to the right from it, then it opens it in a new tab, if you drag starting from empty space, it simply opens empty new tab)

    Nowadays i had to switch to Firefox and using extension with custom script to do this. And well, I wish more people knew about this great trick

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