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#1 2016-02-07 01:23:01

mrneilypops
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Vivaldi browser

Is anybody using Vivaldi browser?
I am giving the snapshot version a try and it seems to be progressing well...
I understand it will have an integrated email client at some point.

What does the community think of this browser?
https://vivaldi.com

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#2 2016-02-07 01:32:21

PackRat
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Re: Vivaldi browser

I used it for a while when it first came out. Liked it, but it was a bit unstable on my system.


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#3 2016-02-07 02:55:58

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Re: Vivaldi browser

I have been using the browser for quite awhile and enjoy using it.  I hope there's a way NOT to get the email client if and when they do provide that.  I'm not interested in an email client, especially one combined with a browser.  roll

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#4 2016-02-07 04:06:35

twoion
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Re: Vivaldi browser

mrneilypops wrote:

Is anybody using Vivaldi browser?
I am giving the snapshot version a try and it seems to be progressing well...
I understand it will have an integrated email client at some point.

What does the community think of this browser?
https://vivaldi.com

It looks and feel quite nice, actually very good; however I won't use a closed-source browser. Did you go through the extremely long settings page (forgot how it was named – about:config or just settings)? There are several telemetry options set to true by default…at least on Firefox, it's only a few of them.


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#5 2016-02-07 04:32:43

mrneilypops
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Re: Vivaldi browser

@twoion
I only messed with the settings page.
One setting I like is to color the tab bar background.
@KrunchTime
No email client needed here either. I think this is a throw back to the old Opera browser days.
Not really need in 2016 in my opinion, although some might like the feature.

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#6 2016-02-07 11:32:26

TeoBigusGeekus
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Re: Vivaldi browser

I use it for quite a few months now.
It needs a bit of ironing, but it is progressively getting there.
My only complain is that it is a resource hog...


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#7 2016-02-07 18:58:25

lamarca
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Re: Vivaldi browser

it's my default browser since the early public snapshots. a working in progress...


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#8 2016-02-08 02:59:27

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Re: Vivaldi browser

twoion wrote:

Did you go through the extremely long settings page (forgot how it was named – about:config or just settings)? There are several telemetry options set to true by default…at least on Firefox, it's only a few of them.

yikes I don't remember seeing those in the settings area.  I'll have to check the about:config.

One thing I like about the browser is being able to choose a custom background image for the start page.

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#9 2016-02-08 08:38:37

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Re: Vivaldi browser

mrneilypops wrote:

What does the community think of this browser?

it's not open source.
what more is there to say?
it's not like there isn't any alternatives out there.

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#10 2016-02-08 15:27:41

lamarca
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Re: Vivaldi browser

KrunchTime wrote:

I don't remember seeing those in the settings area.  I'll have to check the about:config.

you have to type:

vivaldi://flags

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#11 2016-02-08 19:52:29

shadowplay
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Re: Vivaldi browser

I've been using it in work (Windows 7 desktop)...the beta 2 version.

I love it...fast and clean, with some echos of Opera. There's a couple of bugs (open sub-folders in bookmarks with right-click, for example), but the latest dev build has that fixed. Definitely shows a lot of promise.

I've been a loyal Firefox user since the early days, but it's really starting to show it's age when compared to chrome and vivaldi....maybe when electrolysis is rolled out (46?), the UX will feel a lot snappier.

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#12 2016-02-08 21:52:40

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Re: Vivaldi browser

shadowplay wrote:

I've been a loyal Firefox user since the early days, but it's really starting to show it's age when compared to chrome and vivaldi....maybe when electrolysis is rolled out (46?), the UX will feel a lot snappier.

+1.  I've used Firefox since it was Phoenix, then Firebird.  Last month, I finally got tired of the multiplying issues and moved camp over to Chrome.  I miss some of my addons but that has finally become the lesser of the two evils.

They had the world by the balls and they pulled a Microsoft and sat on their thumbs while everyone around them kept innovating.


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#13 2016-02-09 02:33:26

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Re: Vivaldi browser

@schwim:  Why Chrome vs. Chromium?

lamarca wrote:
KrunchTime wrote:

I don't remember seeing those in the settings area.  I'll have to check the about:config.

you have to type:

vivaldi://flags

Thank you.

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#14 2016-02-09 10:06:11

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Re: Vivaldi browser

schwim wrote:

They had the world by the balls and they pulled a Microsoft and sat on their thumbs while everyone around them kept innovating.

So true...so sad.

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#15 2016-02-09 13:21:08

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Re: Vivaldi browser

KrunchTime wrote:

@schwim:  Why Chrome vs. Chromium?

I don't see a personal need for it and I've found Chromium/Iron to lack features in the past(HTML 5 video, most notably).  I use TOR for anything I don't want snooped upon and that's sufficient for my needs.


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#16 2018-12-27 14:23:17

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Re: Vivaldi browser

It's an old topic but we never know.
I have an issue with Vivaldi since a couple of monthes I would say: when I "right click" or use the "meta" key it closes vivaldi; same when clicking on a file of bookmarks... It is not in the shortcuts of the browser itself, maybe an interaction with openbox I don't know, something is weird. If anybody experienced that or can figure out from where it can come.

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#17 2018-12-27 14:29:40

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Re: Vivaldi browser

I can't help as I found Vivaldi to be just too problematic to be useful for anything more than testing purposes.  I do, however, appreciate the bump as they're like time capsules.  It's cool to see what we were using and why almost 3 years ago.  I'm back on Firefox.  They've come a long way in the last few years.

Hope someone can get your issues sorted!


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#18 2018-12-27 14:47:03

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Re: Vivaldi browser

Yes I am using both Vivaldi and Firefox and in fact I like the interface of vivaldi that's why I am still using it. After that many things are not working as good (also because I am not able to make it work), like the videos and this f***ing intempestive closing of the program big_smile

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#19 2018-12-27 14:53:22

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Re: Vivaldi browser

I used Vivaldi for a while and liked it, but I went back to Firefox. I got a little too into their icons for everything, and was nesting and arranging them and spending too much time fiddling with them. It was cool, but exhausting.

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#20 2018-12-27 16:56:48

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Re: Vivaldi browser

Nicky_rr wrote:

.... I would say: when I "right click" or use the "meta" key it closes vivaldi; same when clicking on a file of bookmarks... It is not in the shortcuts of the browser itself, maybe an interaction with openbox

What Vivaldi version are you running? If you are able to reproduce the issue, please report a bug. You will be giving the bug number, please post it here.


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#21 2018-12-27 17:28:23

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Re: Vivaldi browser

I've been playing around with Vivaldi and a custom CSS.  It's a good browser, shame it is built upon Chromium.


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#22 2018-12-28 06:01:27

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Re: Vivaldi browser

There isn't really much choice as to what to build browsers on these days, if you want security. Chromium or Firefox was my understanding.


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#23 2018-12-28 06:31:59

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Re: Vivaldi browser

johnraff wrote:

There isn't really much choice as to what to build browsers on these days, if you want security. Chromium or Firefox was my understanding.

That's pretty much it.  Sad state of affairs really.


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#24 2018-12-28 10:50:31

Nicky_rr
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Re: Vivaldi browser

lamarca wrote:

What Vivaldi version are you running? If you are able to reproduce the issue, please report a bug. You will be giving the bug number, please post it here.

The Vivaldi version is 2.2.1388.37
It is very reproductible unfortunatly big_smile I reported the bug and the ref is VB-47744
Thank you.

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#25 2018-12-28 12:16:45

lamarca
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Re: Vivaldi browser

You're welcome. Thanks for the VB.
It's not confirmed. Please open the terminal and issue the following command:

vivaldi --user-data-dir="/tmp/TEST-VIV" & <enter>

It runs a temporary and clean install of Vivaldi without messing up the current install. If it runs fine, then the issue lies on your profile folder. In case you need to remove & purge Vivaldi, read it before


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