New Command String Feature for Vivaldi Browser

Within the wide catalog of web browsers that we currently have, Vivaldi is one of those that, little by little, is managing to conquer a good number of users, thereby taking market share from the almighty Google Chrome. This Chromium-based browser has released new functions of quick shortcuts to perform various actions simultaneously.

When using our browser, there are times when it may be interesting for us to perform several actions at the same time.For example, we may want to open two or more websites or the possibility of deleting the browsing history or emptying the cache. before closing it. This is something that could even be done individually, but what if doing them all at once with a simple command?

New Command String Feature for Vivaldi Browser

Take multiple actions at the same time

This is something that the Vivaldi developers have been thinking about, who have created a new function called “Chain of Commands”. They are a group of commands that are executed through a previously created sequence. In this way, we will be able to activate a chain through quick commands through a keyboard shortcut or custom mouse gestures. A task especially aimed at users who require more advanced use of the browser

Thanks to the use of these chains we will be able to carry out several actions at once . So we no longer have to remember and use different shortcuts to perform each action individually. The main idea is to perform several actions that make sense to each other, but in one go, such as combining the full screen and the reader to maximize the focus and reading experience.

The Chain of Command function comes to Vivaldi

To see the new Quick Commands we must have the latest version of Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2350.3 available , which we can download from this link. Once the browser is open, we must press “Options” and then on the “Quick Commands” section. Here at the bottom we find the “Command Chains” section .

As a test Vivaldi incorporates several preconfigured chains, so that we can see how they work. Just click the plus (+) icon to create a custom string. We must also write a name and start adding commands such as “Open link in current tab”, “Open links in the background”, “Manage profiles”, “Open links in background tabs” and “Quick commands”. Quick Commands can be run from the Quick Commands overlay that is run with a tap of the F2 key or with the Ctrl + E shortcut.

Función cadena de comandos de Vivaldi

Sometimes the action may require additional information. For example, if we select Open link in the current tab, we must indicate the link to the page that we want to open. We can add and remove the commands until we find the right combination. Once finished we press the “Test Chain” button to run the chain and check if it works.

These command strings can be executed directly from the Quick Commands menu or by assigning them keyboard shortcuts or mouse gestures individually. Undoubtedly an interesting function that is aimed at the most advanced users of the browser.