Latest update "broke" Bookmark bar?



  • No way for me to display 'Text Only' any more. Is that me or a known problem? Was fine until the update a few moments ago. Vivaldi 1.2.490.39 () (64-bit) Revision 913448ac42b4b8bda5aa5fb7e76cbff365453b40 OS Windows Blink 537.36 (@913448ac42b4b8bda5aa5fb7e76cbff365453b40)



  • I'm not sure how things were before as I always had "Text and Icon" on.

    Right now, the bar behaves as follows:

    "Text and Icon": folder icons and text, favicons and text
    "Text Only": no folder icons but text, favicons and text
    "Icon Only": folder icons but no text (very incovenient), favicons without text
    "Bookmark Icon Only": folder icons and text, favicons without text



  • And if you check Text Only, you ACTUALLY get text only? You have updated to the latest version? Thanks.

    @lteric:

    I'm not sure how things were before as I always had "Text and Icon" on.

    Right now, the bar behaves as follows:

    "Text and Icon": folder icons and text, favicons and text
    "Text Only": no folder icons but text, favicons and text
    "Icon Only": folder icons but no text (very incovenient), favicons without text
    "Bookmark Icon Only": folder icons and text, favicons without text



  • If I check "Text Only":
    the folders in the bookmark bar show as: no folder icons, text only.
    the bookmarks in the bookmark bar show as: favicons and text.
    Sorry if I wasn't that clear in my previous post. ;)

    Yes, I'm on version 1.2.



  • Then there is a problem. 'Text and Icons' and 'Text Only' are the same now. Favicons should not be there when 'Text Only' is selected. The bar was only half full before, now it is full (same bookmarks).
    Thanks for the info, at least i know it is not just me :-)

    @lteric:

    If I check "Text Only":
    the folders in the bookmark bar show as: no folder icons, text only.
    the bookmarks in the bookmark bar show as: favicons and text.
    Sorry if I wasn't that clear in my previous post. ;)

    Yes, I'm on version 1.2.



  • OK, thanks, I hesitated if the favicons shouldn't be there when this setting is on (so that's why I mentioned it).
    FWIW, there is a difference between "Text and Icons" and "Text Only" as the folder icons will disappear.
    But I guess that'll only be a sad consolidation for you. ;)



  • This has been a problem since Snapshot build 1.2.470.11. I reported it (along with another bar issue) as VB 17185, and while the other issue was fixed a few builds back (inability to activate a bookmark in the bar's overflow area), the problem of text-only bookmarks displaying on the bar as text+icon remains. I've even reported it several times in various Snapshot build comments. And, in fact, it has now been inherited from the Snapshots by Stable version 1.2. For me, this is a major issue since I normally use one of several similar bars with 50-53 highly abbreviated bookmarks (and a GUI zoom setting of 90%) for immediate, single-click retrieval of technical websites. Many of the sites have identical icons, so icons are of utterly no value in the display but consume valuable space… with the text+icon display, fully half of the bookmarks are shoved into the overflow area, significantly impeding instant retrieval.

    My own tests of the problem show that if you specify text+icon, all bookmarks and folders on the bar will carry both. If you specify text-only, the folders will lose their icon, but the ordinary bookmarks retain their icons regardless.

    As it is, I've had to largely revert to Firefox to do my technical browsing, since it still successfully allows text-only bookmarks on the bar. My impression is that the problem isn't deemed important enough to get rapid attention from Vivaldi.


  • Moderator

    Since they're engaged in a major code re-write right now, it's also possible that the most sensible sequence for them will be to finish the re-write, and THEN fix any bugs still existing and/or newly introduced into the bookmark panel.



  • Ayespy, do tell. What are they aiming to do with the major code re-write? Something for 1.3, or later?


  • Moderator

    Don't know. Just that Jon told the developers to re-write it so that tabs could be dragged out of or between windows, and that this requires a major re-write (which is why it was never done 'til now). If Jon instructed for it to be done, then it can't just be pushed down the track. It has to receive high priority. ETA, as always, is unknown.



  • The latest dev build (1.3.519.25) has fixed the problem of bookmarks on the bookmarks bar not displaying as text-only (they instead were always showing text + icon). Things there are now back to normal. Thank you, Vivaldi! :cheer:


Log in to reply
 

Looks like your connection to Vivaldi Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.