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  • ersi
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Otter Tips and Tricks
In this thread, share your little discoveries :)


KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Reading this https://github.com/Emdek/otter/issues/161 I figured out how to customise keyboard shortcuts.

1. Go to Preferences --> Advanced --> Keyboard
2. Under Action Shortcuts, select Default setup
3. Press Clone next to it
4. Accept the name change
5. Select the renamed setup and press Edit next to it

Now you see a bunch of actions and you can personalise the keyboard shortcuts :)
To make sure that Otter uses the customised setup, move it upmost in the table.

Hopefully more actions and macros will become visible as the development progresses.

  • exley
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #25
I see some scripting here involved, is there a way for GUI
that progressbar gets "glued"/merged down onto toolbar where zoom control is ?

  • ersi
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #26

I see some scripting here involved, is there a way for GUI
that progressbar gets "glued"/merged down onto toolbar where zoom control is ?

In Opera this was possible in Appearance > Buttons > Status. The progressbar elements were listed there and could be dragged anywhere you wanted. Ideally Otter would implement the GUI, but as a minimum the progressbar elements should be placeable on the interface by means of a config file.

  • Pref
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Reply #27

By "proper full screen" I mean that nothing should pop up.

Yes, you are right. Otter now works like FF and others with F11, old Opera was totally full screened. :)

  • Pref
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Reply #28
Full Screen Mode is quite nicely solved in K-Meleon:

Preferences > K-Meleon Plugins > Full Screen
and there:
Enable Full Screen Display

In Full Screen Mode
(separate options)
hide toolbars, menu toolbar too
hide tab bar
hide status bar
hide task bar.

  • denes
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Reply #29
Hi!
I put the toolbar.json file in the profile folder. How can I change the size of searchbar ad titlebar? The searchbar is too short for me.
And then... something happened.
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  • ersi
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #30

Hi!
I put the toolbar.json file in the profile folder. How can I change the size of searchbar ad titlebar? The searchbar is too short for me.

This file does not define the sizes of things. I would also like to know how to configure the sizes of things.

  • Pref
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Reply #31


Hi!
I put the toolbar.json file in the profile folder. How can I change the size of searchbar ad titlebar? The searchbar is too short for me.

This file does not define the sizes of things. I would also like to know how to configure the sizes of things.


Agree, this is what I liked in Opera, I changed the details, sizes of the buttons and so on, that helped a lot in a work.

  • ersi
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Reply #32



Hi!
I put the toolbar.json file in the profile folder. How can I change the size of searchbar ad titlebar? The searchbar is too short for me.

This file does not define the sizes of things. I would also like to know how to configure the sizes of things.

Agree, this is what I liked in Opera, I changed the details, sizes of the buttons and so on, that helped a lot in a work.

The sizes of toolbar elements should be possible to set in skin file or such.

As to menus and buttons, a few weeks ago we had macros which allowed some sort of serialisation and sequencing of actions, but now this has been taken away. In my opinion the default keyboard ini language should in itself allow serialisation and sequencing of actions, just like Opera did. Now I have no idea what will become of customisation of keybinds, buttons and menus.

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #33
Full Screen Mode is quite nicely solved in K-Meleon:

We will have something similar.

I put the toolbar.json file in the profile folder. How can I change the size of searchbar ad titlebar? The searchbar is too short for me.

It's not possible yet, but it will be possible to be define them in that file.

@ersi, macros are being replaced by scriptlets, we have some delays (as usual...) but it should be available before next beta.
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  • denes
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Reply #34
This is not my invention.
I found a very useful comment here, about how to make the software portable. I don't know why but the original poster's comment was deleted (maybe he deleted his own comment) so I post the script again.
This is the script:

Code: [Select]
%~d0
cd %~dp0
set QT_PLUGIN_PATH=%~dp0
start otter-browser --portable


Copy in a text file, change the .txt extension to .bat, put in the browser's folder and run the file. Otter will push through and creates two folder in his "den": profile and cache. Anytime you want to use in portable mode, run the .bat file.
Have a good time  :D
And then... something happened.
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  • ersi
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #35
@denes
Doesn't otter-browser --portable work as you expect?

  • denes
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Reply #36

@denes
Doesn't otter-browser --portable work as you expect?


Nope. I tried
start otter-browser --portable
otter-browser --portable

But neither work. You need to specify the location of Qt plugins.
And then... something happened.
(the Narrator)

  • denes
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #37
Where's the option to set icon size and style per toolbar?
How can I set these?
  • Last Edit: 2015-03-18, 16:17:32 by denes
And then... something happened.
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  • Emdek
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #38
@denes, there is no UI yet, you can set them manually in toolBars.json, using keys iconSize and iconStyle.
You can find possible values for the latter here:
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/commit/034facbfc5304ca9652ac303ae0ab1c908251684
Nadszedł już czas, najwyższy czas, nienawiść zniszczyć w sobie.
The time has come, the high time, to destroy hatred in oneself.

  • ersi
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #39
Otter has implemented some MDI features and I made accordingly a menu with the actions that work.

I'd like to see in that menu also a list of open windows (like Internal Windows List in Opera), but looks like this is not possible yet.

In the keybinds, I would like to be able to combine Maximize and Minimize under the same toggle and Cascade and Tile under another toggle, but this is not yet possible either.

  • denes
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Reply #40
Where's the option to create search engine?
Why was it removed?
EDIT: I found the solution. Created keyboard shortcut to Custom search... and it works now.
And then... something happened.
(the Narrator)

  • Emdek
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #41
@denes, is appears that we have a regression in QtWebKit backend, I'll try to fix it for next weekly.

Update:
And now it's fixed:
https://github.com/OtterBrowser/otter-browser/commit/66ba01f463a7a212a64772451f3549abb46b10f4
  • Last Edit: 2015-07-06, 09:05:57 by Emdek
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  • ersi
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Re: Otter Tips and Tricks
Reply #42
This code for Otter's tabbar adds an action to open the new tab specifically in QtWebEngine. (Note line # 9.)
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	{
"actions": [
"MenuButtonWidget",
"TabBarWidget",
{
"identifier": "NewTabAction",
"parameters":
{
"webBackend": "qtwebengine"
}
},
"spacer",
"ClosedWindowsMenu"
],
"buttonStyle": "iconOnly",
"fullScreenVisibility": "hover",
"identifier": "TabBar",
"location": "top",
"normalVisibility": "visible",
"title": "Tab Bar"
}