Former Opera CEO Launches Vivaldi, A New Browser For Power Users

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    User Agent Changes
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    https://vivaldi.com/blog/user-agent-changes/
     
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    Vivaldi 2.10 RC 2 – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 1745.7
    December 17, 2019
    https://vivaldi.com/blog/snapshots/desktop/vivaldi-2-10-rc-2-vivaldi-browser-snapshot-1745-7/
     
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    Vivaldi 2.10: No strings attached
    https://vivaldi.com/press/releases/vivaldi-2-10-no-strings-attached/
    Changelog from 2.9 to 2.10
    New
    • [New][User Agent] Only set Vivaldi/Version for duckduckgo.com, ecosia.org|com, qwant.com, startpage.com and vivaldi.com|net VB-60585
    • [New][Themes][Settings] Add a theme scheduling option to follow operating system light/dark theme VB-59849
    • [New][Quick Commands] Keep text in input field if command not executed: Settings → Quick Commands → Keep Last Entered Value VB-58811
    • [New][Keyboard][Bookmarks] Support for focusing the bookmark bar: can be mapped as a shortcut VB-59807
    • [New][Extensions] Horizontal extension-popup instead of vertical extension-popup VB-60392
    Accessibility
    • [Accessibility] Focus does not go to password popup VB-4077
    Address Bar
    • [Address Bar] Context menu is delayed on right click with lots of notes VB-58379
    • [Address Bar] Hidden bottom address bar is on top (when focused) VB-59116
    • [Address Bar] Hostname with an appended slash is not recognized as URL VB-59972
    • [Address Bar] Nickname search requires two spaces to show nicknamed icon VB-55619
    • [Address Bar] Progress bar goes from right to left when adding content to existing page VB-60699
    • [Address Bar] URL is not focused when “Settings → Tabs → New Tab page → Specific Page” is set VB-59976
    • [Address Bar] Unsafe script references in the blocked content dialog are misleading VB-59357
    • [Address Bar][Mac] Right-click selects text in Vivaldi VB-37269
    • [Address Bar][Regression] Focus not in the address bar in private windows VB-59372
    • [Address Bar][Regression] Should support drag-and-drop editing VB-60069
    • [Audio] It is impossible to unmute an inactive tab playing a video (music on YouTube) VB-51450
    Bookmarks
    • [Bookmarks] No “Date added” column/ “Sort by Date Added”: it can be toggled from title row context menu VB-53043
    • [Bookmarks] Panel toolbar displays ‘needs upgrade’ VB-60695
    • [Bookmarks] Tree sorting button tab stops should follow Full Key Access VB-17472
    Dev Tools
    • [Dev Tools] Audit is broken VB-47497
    • [Dev Tools] Undocked dev tools should have the URL of the inspected page in the title bar VB-60032
    History
    • [History] Manager says 0:00:00 in List and Day Views when OS language is Japanese VB-60147
    • [History] Week number in manager should be locale aware VB-57025
    • [History][Bookmarks] Sorting arrows are the opposite of what they should be VB-25098
    • [History][Regression][Mac] Popup buttons move to left after hitting Delete VB-60549
    Keyboard
    • [Keyboard][Accessibility][Panels] Allow use of use arrow keys to navigate the buttons on the toolbar VB-60201
    Notes
    • [Notes][Themes] “Go to address” button has incorrect colors in dark theme VB-60605
    • [Popup] Title bar is blurred VB-45975
    Quick Commands
    • [Quick Commands] Enabling both “Keep last entered value” and “open on nickname match” makes QC otherwise unusable VB-59872
    • [Quick Commands] History search can be very slow VB-60573
    • [Quick Commands] Text is kept after a command is executed VB-59965
    Settings
    • [Settings] Gesture mapping column can collapse VB-8008
    • [Settings][Search] It is not obvious how to save the default VB-60550
    Speed Dial
    • [Speed Dial] No immediate feedback after a link is clicked VB-58111
    • [Speed Dial] The border of the highlighted thumbnail is cut off when using rounded corners VB-60581
    • [Speed Dial] Unable to open an entry in a new private window using the context menu VB-59418
    • [Speed Dial][Sync][Regression] Loss of user-defined thumbnails VB-60519
    Sync
    • [Sync][Settings] Sync button does not go to the sync section if settings is closed VB-59431
    Tabs
    • [Tabs] Add “Alt-click to reopen last closed tab” tooltip to Trash button: middle click also works VB-28989
    • [Tabs] Unable to clone multiple selected tabs VB-58497
    • [Tabs][Regression] Can’t close tab stack from the windows panel, not with the button, nor the right-click menu. VB-59341
    Themes
    • [Themes] Scheduled themes UI selection issue VB-60416
    Windows
    • [Windows] Update Notifier icon has empty context menu VB-53436
    • [Windows][Linux][Settings][Keyboard] Switch the default shortcut for Settings to Ctrl+F12 VB-60305
    Linux
    • [Linux] Proprietary media and Widevine are not installed for users with a poor internet connection VB-60547
    • [Linux] Update Widevine to 4.10.1582.1 and proprietary media support to 78.0.3904.X VB-59903
    macOS
    • [macOS] Too many window-tiling options displayed in window menu under Catalina VB-58755
    Others
    • [Sound] Permissions to allow microphone access aren’t being saved VB-59566
    • [Sound] Reopening tab results in incorrect muting VB-56449
    • [Sound] “Ask” is invisible in the sound permission popup VB-59326
    • [Start page] Focus stolen from before unload dialog opener VB-59225
    • [Crash] Crash on startup with old prefs/profile VB-60338
    • [Crash][Regression] Changing UI zoom while having undocked dev tools for UI open causes crash VB-60315
    • [Regression] Hang opening a background tab from a pinned tab when action would create a Tab Stack VB-57575
    • [Regression] Popup window doesn’t close by window.close VB-59999
    • [Regression] Tab thumbnail doesn’t get updated until you visit/open/close another tab VB-59669
    • [Regression] Tabs don’t get detached when dropped inside the window VB-60807
    • [Regression] getDisplayMedia doesn’t work VB-61112
    • [Regression][Panels] Floating panel + tabs positioned on the left side causes issues VB-59415
    • A new tab opened from with “no images” set should inherit “no images” VB-12945
    • Long file names make save dialog unreadable VB-60439
    • No warning before closing a window if exit confirm is off VB-54151
    • Upgraded Chromium to 79.0.3945.94
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    Vivaldi Now Impersonates Google Chrome to Avoid Being Blocked
    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...sonates-google-chrome-to-avoid-being-blocked/
     
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    Vivaldi doesn't serve updated websites if the browsing history is not deleted?

    A website has updated their products version/build info on the download page but Vivaldi shows the old info. If I try Vivaldi Private Window then the products updated info is available on the website.

    If I copy the download page link, paste on any forum, click the link, Vivaldi shows the updated info.
     
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    Vivaldi Browser to Support Windows 7 for At Least 18 More Months
    Vivaldi will follow the Google Chrome schedule
    January 14, 2020

    https://news.softpedia.com/news/viv...ws-7-for-at-least-18-more-months-528846.shtml
     
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    I finally decided to update Vivaldi after 6 months, and I should have done it earlier. This newest version feels snappier and uses less RAM. They finally fixed the bookmark sorting problem, but strangely enough, I still have problems with History, it doesn't show me all sites that I visited. But I have to say that Vivaldi is simply the best browser for true power users. Firefox, Edge, Chrome, Opera and Brave have got nothing on Vivaldi.
     
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    :thumb: Its a serious alternative browser that is about as good as it gets IMO and I use it with a whole host of add-ons against all the crap websites stuff pages with theses days which makes it the ideal choice among other great useful features.

    At the time I first tested it for regular use i had no idea that Vivaldi would rise to the occasion.
     
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    Yes it has improved a lot, the first versions were barely usable. I'm surprised that not more people on this forum are using it. It does everything that for example Firefox, Brave and Edge do and even more. It's the only true Opera 12 replacement, if it wasn't for Vivaldi I would have had a huge problem. The browser is my most used app, and I can't function without certain tab and bookmark management options.
     
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    I don't spend an excessive amount of time reading news but I do like to try to keep up with what's going on in this topsy turvy world from time to time on a daily basis thru news sites.

    However that absolutely childish behavior the moment you land on one where your first view they insert is "We notice that you're using an ad blocker" (uh yeah, YOU ARE THE ONES blocking the view to be readable) is trash. They dim the page and render it useless. That is unless you subscribe or some other nonsense.

    Vivaldi with just the right add-ons sweeps those interferences out of your viewing way and that coupled with it's stability is the reason that I have come to rely on it more than any other browser for quite awhile now.

    It's ridiculous websites which they make claim is there to serve the public viewing interest stoop to such tactics
     
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    As just mentioned & I don't know if it has been discussed much here or as a reminder.

    Vivaldi is based on Chromium not Chrome which is a very good thing.
     
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    The most important extension on any browser is uBlock Origin of course. But it would be cool if Vivaldi added a tracking blocker plus a more advanced password manager. This would certainly attract more users.

    This is a bit confusing to me, then which browsers are based on Chrome?
     
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    It's horrendous the demand that websites force not only on us users but developers as well who go so far out of their way to try and make browsing experiences less distressful.

    Lets keep our sights and expectations high with Vivaldi that they indeed add a tracking blocker. Quite agree on that. And yes uBlock Origin is a real time help to punch thru the garbage that they keep stuffing websites with to distract attention from the basic viewings.

    If they want adds and nonsense videos I wish there was some way to give them their own dedicated websites just for those purposes alone and so websites would leave that crud off their pages. Its sick the way sites get gummed up especially for PC Users like me where the memory (and bandwidth) isn't enough to handle the extra load they put on the machine.
     
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