All this silence

I just realized how silent I was on my website over the last almost 1.5 years. I decided that I should change that.

As a first follow-up on my article about the Opera tab manager: in some of the Opera versions after my write up, the team actually included a way to search tabs in a much nicer way than the plugin allows.

Given my, maybe weird, control setup for tab handling – Left_Alt + one_of(h,j,k,l) – I was happy that they set the shortcut to Left_Alt + Space by default. This opens the Opera quick search.

The quick search is an overlay that allows you to (1) search Google, and, more importantly for me, (2) search your tabs! This is great news for me, and, I would assume, for everybody who constantly carries around a larger bag full of open tabs. I really enjoy this feature as it nicely blends into my general browser setup. It feels also much more responsive and integrated into the browser compared to the plugin.

On another note: I have been following the Vivaldi development quite closely and think that it is a browser that you should follow and test every now and then. It does lack a little bit of performance from the UI compared to Opera or Chrome, but it has some nice features, like tab hibernation or tab stacks.

I also realize that I should write more articles here about the stuff that I do. And I will!

If you are interested you can also follow me on Twitter: @jplehr

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