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FVD Speed Dial auto-refresh is causing websites to open full windows

aa777888 1 year ago updated 1 year ago 2

I've been a long time FVD Speed Dial users. I understand that it needs to open pages for auto-refresh and that I will see those pages appear minimized on the task bar. However now Speed Dial is opening these pages as full windows. Not only is this greatly annoying, it also causes the focus of the keyboard and mouse to shift to the new window thereby interrupting work.

This is happening in both Brave and Chrome (Brave uses the Chrome engine). Environment is Windows 10 Pro.

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In Google Chrome 102, the principle of generating windows has changed - https://groups.google.com/a/chromium.org/g/chromium-extensions/c/vTgy2AMpf6A/m/yQfmR6QMBQAJ

So far, there is no other option to generate previews. We are trying to find other options.

Thank you for the quick reply! And the excellent link to the developer discussion.

I can understand the desire to use this as a method to fight malware, but there ought to be a user accessible flag to allow the user to accept the risk and gain a better user experience.

Regardless, the new window should not steal focus from the user. That makes the problem go from annoying to unusable!

I hope you and the rest of the developer community can work this out with the Chrome dev's because auto preview refresh is one of the most powerful and important features of Speed Dial.