Vivaldi: easier selection of same domain tabs
The latest Vivaldi web browser preview build ships with an interesting new feature that enables you to quickly select all tabs of the same domain.
While this may not be of much interest to Internet users who have five or less tabs open the most, the new feature could come in very handy for users who work with dozens or even hundreds of tabs.
Whenever I read sites in a browser, I tend to launch articles of interest in a new tab while I continue reading the article or page I'm on at that time.
This results in new tabs being opened from the same domain. While I usually read and close the tabs, I sometimes do this for research purposes.
I may want to bookmark the selection, or use Vivaldi's tab stacking functionality. The stable version of the browser, version 1.5 was released just a couple of days ago, supports selecting multiple tabs already.
Tab selection by domain
You have to hold down the Ctrl-key for that, and click on any tab that you want to select. The new functionality improves that feature without taking anything away from it. You still hold down Ctrl first, but use a double-click on any tab to select all open tabs of that domain automatically.
Here are examples of what you can do with the new feature:
- Open multiple tabs from the same domain in Vivaldi. Hold down Ctrl and double-click on one of the tabs to select them all, and drag and drop them to a new window. Read the articles, and use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-W to close that window afterwards.
- Perform the same operation, but instead of dragging and dropping the tabs, you could right-click on the selection to bookmark them all.
- Or, you could right-click the selection and create a tab stack from the selection directly. You could then use the tiling functionality to display the tabs next to each other in the browser window.
- You can select other options that the right-click menu provides: close all selected tabs, hibernate all background tabs, or reload them all.
Tab selection by domain is a small change that will have a big impact on users who work with lots of tabs, and users who tend to open articles they find on a page in new tabs in the browser.
The new feature is only part of Vivaldi's preview browser. It will likely ship with Vivaldi 1.6, the next stable version of the browser.Advertisement