(History of) Vivaldi Feature Requests

  • 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. 😉

    • 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. 🙂

  • 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 😃 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

  • Can't get it loaded. The Ubuntu/Deb distro is AMD64 not x86. 😞
    Opera 12 was the best.
    I wish:
    That you would have:

    the ability to turn off tab stacking.
    an email client and RSS like Opera had.

    Hoping to have my default browser be Vivaldi soon!

  • My only wish

    • Single key shortcut for turning images on/off (shift+i)

  • Please make DevTool, and make DevTool compatible when editing css/js on browser, so can be autosaved to text editor like sublime/atom/brackets/notepad++

  • Vivaldi is really a great browser! I just wish it could have these features, too.

    • Ctrl/Cmd + number to jump to the speed dial page
    • Shortcut key to reopen the last closed tab
    • UserJS and UserCSS without using any add-on!
    • Dragonfly


    • The ability to select a linked text! I haven't seen any browser except Opera 12 handling selecting and dragging correctly at the same time

  • 1)Simple request here. Ctrl+Enter to automatically fill "www.******.com" pls? 😃
    2)I would also like tabs to stack in a line matter like in Opera 12. What I mean is, instead of making tabs smaller, add new lines of tabs.
    3)"Paste and Go" option on right click the address bar would be nice.

  • My requests, which others have alluded and I hope this adds weight:
    1. Session manager
    2. Option to place tabs on left or right
    3.- Highlight right button click: Search With-
    4. AdBlock

  • Very impressed with the tech preview.

    Since a lot of people already mentioned a lot of feature requests I'll just try to point out a couple smaller features that I really liked from Opera 12.

    1 - Double-click tab bar to open new tab.

    2 - F12 menu - mostly the ability to enable/disable JavaScript quickly.

    3 - Connection speed information when loading a page. Opera had the 'pop-up' at bottom menu that I really like. My connection is poor, so I like to see the transfer speed.

  • @Shoggy:

    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!):


  • 1 Connection speed information when loading a page
    2 IP Address information
    3 Disable JS/CSS

    I like the outline, really help me to center my table/heading/paragraph

  • Thank you Vivaldi! One hour of a tech preview and I'm happy!

    I found Opera long ago - 1998. Don't recall the version, but it was my primary browser pretty much instantly and and stayed that way up until they gutted it a few years back. I miss the good old Opera. But with Vivialdi, I suspect I may have found it again. Great job so far!

    So my thoughts and wishes for the future:

    • I CAN HAVE MY TABS ON THE SIDE!!!! I will do the dance of joy now! My monitor is wider that it has ever been before, but I've actually lost vertical space! I want as much vertical space dedicated to viewing the page as possible, but all the web pages are narrower than my monitor because they are made to still look good on monitors with lower resolution. Thank you for letting me stick my bookmarks and tabs over on the side natively. In short, anything you can do that preserves our vertical space and lets us do something useful with all the extra horizontal space is much appreciated.

    • On the subject of tabs - not sure I like the tab stacks as they are currently implemented. I wish for (and so does everyone over on the request threads at the forums of certain other major browsers…) tab trees! Tab trees are arranged similarly to the way you have the bookmars set up. I have some memory of this being in opera 12, but most certainly I want the functionality of the Firefox plugin "Tree Style Tab" I find this the most useful for managing and organizing large amounts of open tabs.

    • Tree Style Tabs Functionality:

    • If I open a link in a new tab, it opens as a child of the current tab.

    • If I open all bookmarks in a folder, it creates a dummy container tab and opens all the links as children.

    • Trees are expandable and collapsible. Closing the root of a tree closes all children as well.

    • At work, most of my time is spent in the browser. I tend to have a VERY large number of tabs open and need a simple, fast way to multitask between them. It is because of the Tree Style Tabs plugin ALONE that I exclusively use Firefox at work. It's the only way to keep track and this functionality is available nowhere else for any current browser that I can find. Give me this functionality, especially natively, and I'm all yours.

    • At home, for my own entertainment and research needs, I still want exactly this same functionality. I tend to use a lot of concurrent tabs and need a way to keep them organized but instantly accessible.

    • Please let me turn off the tab previews. I just want a little bar with the tab title in it that doesn't re-size itself all the time.

    • Good tab management, for me, is the number one feature of a browser that every modern browser lacks. Give me the ability to duplicate the function of that plugin and give me native mouse gestures that actually work and you are the perfect browser, regardless of anything else. Seriously, modern browsers seem geared toward people who open two or three tabs at most. Those of us who work with many tabs at once have very few options for dealing with them.

    • Ahhh, the quick clean mouse gestures are here as soon as I start up. Wheeee! Happiness!

    • Any modularity you can build in would be great. I see many others asking for the built in mail, RSS, and chat clients, but I don't need them. At work I have the company mandated mail and chat clients, and at home I have webmail, and a dedicated mail client to handle my multiple accounts, and I don't use any chat. I want my web browser to be single purpose, and that purpose is serving up vast quantities of web pages. Build in the other functions if you must, but let me turn them all the way off. Not hidden, OFF. Consuming zero system resources and attempting to execute no code. I want a browser, not a portal. On that note, please don't add in a bunch of social integration and "discovery" nonsense that tries to guess what I'm interested in. If you've got to have it, let me turn it all the way off.

    • Low system resource usage is important. At home, i run on older hardware with not much RAM. I'd like to be able to run other things concurrently. At work, I run a lot of other programs concurrently, some of them resource intensive. keeping the memory use down is a big plus for me.

    • Sessions - I see a lot of people asking for the default startup to be a clean start, not restoring the last session. I second this. In the old opera, I would always have it start to the speed dial or even to no open tabs at all. (it felt very comfortable, that blank grey expanse, just a title bar at the top…) The ability to manually jump into a menu and hit "Restore last session" is very useful though, if I have to reboot in the middle of a work day and want to get right back to where I was. Would love these options to be in place.

    • I'll also add a vote for a "Paste and go" option in the address bar - I use it all the time.

    • Altering the title bar color to match a webpage. Not sure about this feature yet. I'll try it, but let me turn it off if I want to and lock the bar to a color of my choosing.

    I'll keep trying it out and see what other things I find. But I'm already blown away with even this first tech release. It is enough to make me am eager for the day I can make Vivaldi my primary browser and surf away! Fantastic job!

  • As a long time fan of Opera (starting from Opera 6), who regrettable had to switch to Firefox+a dozen extensions to make it look and feel like what Opera was, after Opera went Chronium and ditched all the features I liked… I'm loving what I'm seeing here so far.

    But a few things
    1- I can see that there's mouse gestures(yay!), but it seems to be missing the Open a New Tab gesture (right click + mouse down)
    2- In a new tab (speed dial/bookmarks/history), gestures don't work, so I cannot close with the Right click + mouse down-right, forcing you to either open a website in the speed dial or close it at the top, makes no sense not having that.
    3- Themes. Big thing, right now it's white and killing my eyes. I'd love a dark grey/night theme. Can let the community develop those?
    4- Ability to change the appearance. Be it changing where a button is, put spaces in between, separators, resizing or outright removing things.
    5- Separate the Speed Dial and Bookmark. I don't want or need to see the Speed Dial folder in my Bookmark menu, it's redundant. I consider bookmarks for things you don't access often and speed dials what you go to all the time, speed dials has no place in bookmarks.
    6- Built-in Element Blocker (adblock basically). Similar to what Opera 12 and prior had. Where you can Right Click an image and get rid of it.
    7- Ability to resize(up and down) the Bookmark and History page on a new tab, to allow the last opened Speed Dials "folder" to show up top of it.

    Edit : 8 - Actually being able to post a reply while using Vivaldi, tried 3 times, never worked, switched to Firefox and it worked on the first try... What was that about..

  • @zonebattler:


    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!):


    That is not a bug. Actually Opera 12 has the bug.

    The blurring you mentioned is what most users want. Example, Chrome displayed fonts in Windows terrible until they introduced DirectWrite, Explorer by default displays text beautiful and smooth. You called it blurry, I call it smooth. Look your image again, your letters on Opera are pixelated, that is wrong. Letters are not supposed to look like that.

    Since Vivaldi is using Chrome, actually the font smoothing is something desirable by most people. Most users complained that the text on the left of your image was the bug. If you want the text to be pixelated which seems your preference you could disable DirectWrite.

    Personally I find it ugly and hard to read when text is pixelated like that, so the blurring you mentioned is something I prefer. If that is hard in your eyes, then I would seriously advice you to check your monitor settings, you should have a setting to make text very, very sharp so it does not look blurry, and you should change that in the monitor, not in the operating system or browser. In your image, Opera 12 is displaying text incorrectly, Vivaldi is displaying it correctly like it should be.

    This means a letter should be not be pixelated, if the text is to blurry, adjust this in the monitor first. Make settings sharper.

    If you are using Windows then your settings could be wrong. Go to the control panel and select Adjust ClearType text, then follow the tutorial and select how you prefer it.

  • Some suggestions (for now):
    1.) Download Section
    a. Make an "Open File Location" option
    b. Make an "Open File with…" option
    c. Make a "Remove File" option (deletes download from list, and the file itself)

    2.) Mail Section
    a. Add integration to Yahoo! Mail (or not)
    b. Add integration to Google Mail (or not)
    c. Make a mail website of your own
    d. Have a feature of syncing two different mail (e.g. Vivaldi Mail synced to Google mail, etc.)

    3.) Bookmarks Section
    a. Hide/Delete/Keep the default pre-existing bookmarks folders in a separate location
    b. Make a "Recently Bookmarked" sub-menu
    c. Make a "Bookmark List" sub-menu where all unsorted bookmarks (bookmarks not saved in a folder) are stored
    d. Make a "Bookmark Folders" sub-menu where all bookmark folders are stored
    e. Make a "Bookmark active tabs..." option -- able to save them in a bookmark folder, make a new bookmark folder, or bookmark them one-by-one separately (add them to the bookmark list)
    f. Make a "Bookmark stacked tabs" option, making a bookmark folder of that website and storing all the bookmarks of that website there.
    g. Make a "Load Bookmark Folder" option, where it loads all the bookmarks in that folder, and stack them together in one tab
    h. Able to make a bookmark folder private

    4.) Contacts Section
    a. Replace Contacts with Social Communication (I don't really see the point of it)
    a. Add integration to social media sites (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
    b. Add integration to chatting programs (e.g. Skype)
    c. Default -- Vivaldi Community [https://vivaldi.net/en-US/easysocial-dashboard]
    f. Make option of password-protection

    5.) Speed Dial Section
    a. Make "Edit Speed Dial" option – able to edit the displayed name, save a custom thumbnail image, etc.
    b. Make "Make Speed Dial Folder private" -- able to password-protect a speed dial folder, or hide the speed dial folder that can only be activated by key commands, or hide the speed dial and password-protect it altogether
    c. Able to edit background image of the Speed Dial Tab

    6.) Default Saved Locations
    a. Be able to set a default save location to downloaded images, pictures, videos, programs (file.exe, files.zip, etc.) -- each item in a different folder
    b. Make a sub-menu for each item listed above
    c. Be able to right-click in a blank space in that sub-menu and select "Open Folder" option, or "Change default save location", or "Make Folder private" in the browser, not in the actual computer. [Or even better, Save files in a private folder – that can only be accessed through the browser itself]

    7.) Browser
    a. Hide/Show all sub-menu's – if Hidden: showing everything in a generalized display
    b. Restore factory/default settings
    c. Make a "Delete Cookies on closing application" option
    d. Make a Anti-Web Tracking feature
    e. Make a Private Browsing feature (e.g. Google Chrome's Incognito, or Firefox's Private Browsing)
    f. Make a Private Feature -- make something hidden and be activated by a key command/gesture, and/or password-protect it.
    g. More into Privacy Feature, especially in the Passwords Section in the Options.
    EDIT: h. Add a reload button if a web page cannot be loaded, located next to the Details option
    EDIT: i. [Make users able to] Add/make Vivaldi Themes, Color Schemes, and custom buttons, images, etc.

    8. Notes Section
    a. Able to save into Text File or a Word Document
    b. Integration for Rich Text File Formats
    c. Set default Text File folder
    d. Make Notes Private (very useful)

    Overall, this browser is SO good (better than Google Chrome and Firefox IMHO), but is lacking some basic features, Privacy needs to be worked, and User Features can have more.

  • @HarHarLinks:

    • make tabs draggable out of the window to create a new one
    • same from one window into another already existing

    This :cheer:

  • Hello guys. Thanks for this browser, it's really good job and very important for us.
    I love vertical tabs, it's very very very comfortably to use
    But vertical tabs always with page preview like in screenshot below.
    Can you make tab setting for view like in second screenshot please?

  • One of my favourite function was always Cycling through tabs by Holding right click and scroll with mouse wheel


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