Tab stacking, tiling and tab grouping
felipesantini-acr last edited by
Right now for example, I have 2 pinned tabs (Google Drive and Gmail) and 6 different (but all work-related, so all in the "Work" Workspace) sets of Spreadsheets and Code open right now. These sets change pretty much everyday, for me. I would love to be able to separate them into quick groups, both so I can read the name of the files better and so I don't mix up which Spreadsheet tab is which, since they all have the same Google Sheets logo on them. But without groups, I can't do that.
If I went for a Workspaces approach to this, I would have to create 6 different Workspaces each with about 3 tabs open, all of which would be work-related and only relevant to this work-session (thus I would have to delete those Workspaces later, since they'd lose relevancy), and also missing my pinned tabs. Once again, Workspaces are very useful, but they are more akin to having multiple browser windows open at the same time than what tab grouping provides.
Is there any place to officially provide feedback/feature suggestions to Opera? I'd appreciate if you could link that here, or otherwise pass the suggestion onwards to the appropriate team, if you have access to that.
sgunhouse Moderator last edited by
@felipesantini-acr Keep in mind, Leo and I are not Opera employees. This is the right place but we're not the ones you need to convince. We may suggest alternatives or suggest clarifications, but we can't implement anything. While Opera does read posts here, they seem to prefer not to reply most of the time.
I will say though, we should try to stick to one request per thread. Stacks and groups can be considered the same request, tiling tabs and splitting the window is a separate request and deserves its own thread
So to summarize, the argument for stacking or grouping as opposed to workspaces is that stacking doesn't hide your other tabs, and that some extensions allow you to group related tabs automatically. Anything else?
leocg Moderator last edited by
@felipesantini-acr Although I may even see your point, I still think that workspaces are Opera's approach to tabs grouping and I don't expect anything different to be implement anytime soon. However, I don't work for Opera, as said, and that's only my opinion as a longtime user.
By the way, couldn't you just use several windows in your Work workspace, instead of creating several workspaces?
youaredrink763 last edited by
Howdy, I typically have numerous tabs open, around 10-15, and screw up with them. More often than not I use console alternate routes Ctrl + (tab number) to get around the open tabs, however it would be significantly more simpler if Opera GX had the component to see tabs one next to the other or stacked in light of the fact that two tabs from comparable subjects can be seen without being completely turned inside out okay,
The other one is tab gathering, which I think most programs have, so I needn't clarify how valuable they are.
RJF-Campbell last edited by
For some reason (I don't think anything I did lol) the extension is now working and it's great!
Thanks to: Tab Resize by peterdotjs
jlitz88 last edited by
Vivaldi feature of tiling tabs is nice. View multiple tabs in one window. Watch multiple videos ect. Opera should definitely add
it. Can resize, scroll, delete add. Different layouts They use stacking tabs too which is handy. And their appearance customization is great.
But they completely lack a decent workplace interface which is what I love about Opera.
Screenshot of Vivaldi:
RJF-Campbell last edited by
@jlitz88 Agree. I have had a look at Vivaldi. Nice setup. But with the tiling extension I added to Opera, I get most of that now too. And, as you say, the Opera Workspace is far superior and more useful for the way I work. It's great though that there are so many browser options out there. I did try Brave recently, but the crypto stuff drove me nuts. I also love the Opera Flow option. Very handy
jlitz88 last edited by
@rjf-campbell I tried that one out for a while settled on https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tile-tabs-we/lbnnfjfjdijcnaakaebgcoemmlicjbnl?hl=en-US but always open to find the best.
martyfeldman last edited by
I'm sorry, I find workspaces to be frustrating, and a bad idea when group tabs works so easily. There's not even a right click function to add an open tab to a workspace. So I open it up in the new workspace, or try and drag it over, which is a pain. Also, when I click on a workspace in another window, it's empty. Yet each workspace appears to be a new browser window. Mind you, I'm using GX, so it's implementation might still be buggy, but either way, it's not convenient to use and it's definitely driving me back towards a browser that has group tabs.
burnout426 last edited by
There's not even a right click function to add an open tab to a workspace. So I open it up in the new workspace, or try and drag it over, which is a pain.
When workspaces are enabled, a tab is always in some workspace. So, if you want the tab in another workspace, you right-click the tab, goto "move tab to workspace", and choose the workspace you want to move it to.
Or, are you saying you want to right-click a tab and have a "Create new workspace and move this tab to it" option?
Also, when I click on a workspace in another window, it's empty. Yet each workspace appears to be a new browser window.
Workspaces are a visual thing. The tabs from all workspaces in a window are still technically together on the same tab bar and are all from the same window they're in. When you open a new window, just like if you had workspaces turned off, you get a blank slate of tabs that's separate from other windows. So, since each window has its own tabs, the workspaces in each window only show tabs from their window. There's no sharing between windows as far as the collection of tabs in each workspace goes.