URL for "New Tab" - focus on addressbar
v00m last edited by
Upon opening the New Tab Page the cursor is focused on the addressbar to input an address or search term. Now I use a New Tab extension in all of my browsers, in Chrome the extension replaces the NTP directly. Since that does not work in Vivaldi I tried to set the NTP to the URL of the web-gui of the extension. Though I can't add items easily to that collection at least I have fast access to my links. The only problem is, that when setting the NT to an URL the addressbar is not focused. To enter sth. I have to click it first, which breaks the workflow. Since I see no reason to not focus the addressbar when opening a NT witn an URL maybe that could be fixed.
v00m last edited by
I found some better solutions, but the main issue remains:
I found the internal URL chrome-extension://jpfpebmajhhopeonhlcgidhclcccjcik/newtab.html to open the internal NTP instead of the web-gui and how to add items to the collections, but still the addressbar is not focused. The URL in the address-bar changes to vivaldi://newtab but nothing is focused.
If it was focused there would be hardly any drawback to using a custom NTP with a little workaround effort
ztm2000 last edited by
I'm using FVD Speed Dial instead of the built in one. Having the same problem nearly for a year, cursor is not placed into the URL bar after opening a new tab. So I'm patiently waiting for the fix.
Pesala last edited by
You no longer need an extension for this. The New Tab Page can be set in Settings, Tabs.
The problem remains. I guess it depends on what your new tab page is. Some might work better if the focus was in the page.
Have you filed a bug report / feature request yet?
jackwu last edited by
I find that using a tool like BetterTouchTool can solve this. You simply assign a series of keyboard shortcuts to the original ctrl/cmd-T:
- ctrl/cmd-T (open a new tab)
- delay for 1 second (wait for new tab opened)
- ctrl/cmd-L (focus on address bar)