Vivaldi: easier selection of same domain tabs

Martin Brinkmann
Nov 27, 2016
Updated • Jun 27, 2017
Internet, Vivaldi

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

vivaldi tab selection

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:

  1. 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.
  2. Perform the same operation, but instead of dragging and dropping the tabs, you could right-click on the selection to bookmark them all.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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