[Bugs] Garbled local-disk file URL in Speed Dial / correct URL not accepted.



  • I'm trying to create a Speed Dial button for a page on the local disk and nothing works. - If I simply use the local path to the file, the colon character from the drive spec gets replaced with a forward slash, and the backslash characters get converted to percent-encoding, so "D:\Dox\Home.html" -> "http://d/\Dox\Home.html" Such a URL is useless, it leads to the "This site can't be reached" error page, which is also used to generate the thumbnail. - If I try to use the correct "file:///" URL (with 3 slashes) to create the Speed Dial button, the [Add] button stays disabled. "file:///D:\Dox\Home.html" -> can't create the Speed Dial button - If I try to use an alternate "file://" URL (with 2 slashes), the colon character from the drive spec simply gets stripped and all backslashes turn into forward slashes, and of course I end up with a useless URL again, one that leads to the "Your file was not found" error page, which is also used to generate the thumbnail, so I get: "file://D:\Dox\Home.html" -> "file://d/Dox/Home.html". So in the end I just have no way to create a working Speed Dial button for a locally stored page.



  • You could do it the "long" way as a Workaround:

    • Open new tab in Vivaldi
    • Use File / Open File… to open the local document
    • Now, it can be added as Speed Dial Button via the "Add Bookmark" button in the address field.

    This works in Vivadi 1.2.490.39 () (32-bit) Stable

    Using your example, it would be created as "file:///D:/Dox/Home.html"
    However, you are correct that this cannot be entered as the URL for the local file.

    Not sure if this is the same bug (VB-17449) as reported in https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser/11069-can-not-open-local-html-file

    Have a read through that and see if you feel a new bug report is needed for Speed Dial - if so then please report it.



  • @TbGbe:

    Have a read through that and see if you feel a new bug report is needed for Speed Dial - if so then please report it.

    It's not the same bug. And I thought I had already reported mine by creating this topic. Or is there an official bug tracker that I'm not aware of?



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  • @TbGbe:

    Using your example, it would be created as "file:///D:/Dox/Home.html"
    However, you are correct that this cannot be entered as the URL for the local file.

    Why?



  • @den_po:

    @TbGbe:

    Using your example, it would be created as "file:///D:/Dox/Home.html"
    However, you are correct that this cannot be entered as the URL for the local file.

    Why?

    Because when you do try to enter it as the url of a Speed Dial tile, the "add" button is not activated - as if the url is incomplete.



  • @TbGbe:

    it can be added as Speed Dial Button via the "Add Bookmark" button in the address field.

    Ah, OK. That does work, but I would've never thought to do it that way, since I don't associate the Speed Dial with what have been traditionally called "bookmarks" - a functionality I never used (though they are the same kind of thing when I think about it, just not as accessible and visual).



  • In Vivaldi, Speed Dial is just a folder in Bookmarks.
    You can define ANY folder/Sub folder (and more than one) in your Bookmarks to be a Speed Dial.
    Edit Folder - Use as Speed Dial


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