(History of) Vivaldi Feature Requests



  • Vivaldi = Awesome

    We've just discovered the neat panels feature, and it works really well as a second browser window for apps. An often used feature of apps is drag and drop, which doesn't work in a web panel. So it would be great to be able to drag an image from a website on the right and drop it into google drive on the left.

    Keep up the good work 🙂



  • New request:

    • Make the Speed Dial more intuitive - make it work like a true speed dial (like in Maxthon) and have buttons with fixed positions that don't shift around when you delete a link (like a phone's dialpad, where if you delete the speed-dial association of the [3] key that key doesn't disappear and the keys from [4] to [0] don't all shift back by one position). One of the fundamental things that make the Speed Dial intuitive and useful is that it's a geographic map where after a while you can memorize exactly "where" you need to click to go to one of your favorite websites. That's all ruined if every time you delete a link all the rest of the ones below and to the right shift backward and up and deviate from your memorized map, plus that kind of behavior clearly violates the concept of "speed dial" that was borrowed from telephones.


  • New Features:
    Being able to customise the Tab Cycler would be nice. Opera 12 just displayed a list of all tabs, and I prefer that over thumbnails since you're able to see the titles of all tabs.

    Being able to refresh a web panel. The current workaround for this is to disable then enable the web panel. Would be nice to see a 'Refresh Panel' option below Show Desktop Version.

    Couple of issues I found:
    When editing a mouse gesture, there's no obvious way to cancel editing (you can select another gesture), and performing the same gesture with right-click over the gesture area will actually execute the command. Adding a 'Cancel' button and temporarily disabling gestures would make this clearer.

    Web panels don't seem to share the same instance. I have di.fm as one of the web panels and usually keep a stream running. Opening up another window will show another instance instead of the current instance.



  • 1. Saved Sessions panel.

    2. Bookmark/speed dial
    Open folder as stacked tab
    Open folder as window - In bookmarks this works with alt-click or
    ctrl-click menu -> open folder in new window.

    I have not found way to do this from the speed dial page

    2a. When opening a folder as a window, open sub-folders as stacked tabs.

    3. Hibernate current tab/tab stack hot key.
    4. hibernate current background tabs hot key.
    5. Hibernate all except active hot key.
    6. Theme change when a tab is hibernating so it can been seen.
    7. Hibernate background tabs automatically after some timeout period.

    8. Stack all open tabs command.

    I have been using Tabs outliner in chrome for quite a while, so that is where some of these ideas come from.
    I realize I could install tabs outliner, but it seems that there is already a lot of that functionality here albeit in different forms. In reality pinned stacked tabs work very well for the few groups of tabs I want to keep active / available.

    For me, one of the big benefits of Tabs Outliner was the reduction in resource use through closing all unnecessary tabs, but
    being able to easily bring that window back with a click.

    The ability to create a stacked tab from a folder would be fantastic, and the clear ability to hibernate or close and reopen tab stacks would be great.



  • Not sure if this should be posted as a bug or not, but at least there's a feature request in here that will prevent this annoying bug to occur.

    Prevent Vivaldi from opening a second instance, and always create a new tab instead.

    Basically, when I close vivalde, it can take quite a while before vivaldi is entirely closed down. Many processes are still exiting. If I start a new vivaldi now, or before closing vivaldi, and I close this newly vivaldi AFTER the first one is closed, I lose all my tabs. This is quite frustrating and really needs to be fixed.

    The bug would be: Don't remove the vivaldi window from view until all but one processes have been closed, and display a message that vivaldi is still closing, or alternatively, prevent from running a new vivaldi if the current vivaldi is still in the process of launching. A third option would be MENU -> Restart Vivaldi, which closes vivaldi, waits until all processes are closed, then start a new one.

    Also, I'd love to have the ability to have the session backupped daily, so you can go back to the pages you had open yesterday. Pages you opened today is not a big deal if you miss them.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Proposal for secure download support

    TLDR - Trusted Linker Download Redirect
    https://www.bennish.net/tldr/
    Yngve if you are reading, can we evaluate this well documented HTTP extension for support and possible use ?

    Also, I believe we should be leading the way in standardising validated downloads, by including a box in the download/save as GUI, where hash keys can be pasted.
    Many sites expect users to paste hashes into a separate validation program, thus reducing the chances of it happening.
    The Avira devs like the idea and want to implement it for their browser "Scout".

    There is lots of emphasis on secure validated logins, and encrypted web pages, but little on secure validated downloads.
    HTTPS with a certificate is groovy, but currently fragile and cannot tell if your downloaded file is corrupt.
    Files are getting bigger, more critical, and more valuable, and we need to be handling them better (Just ask the Mint Linux users).


  • Moderator

    This topic has become too large to be manageable.

    Please see the Vivaldi Feature Requests topic, (also sticky).


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