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

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  1. Rasheed187

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    OK now I get it, but 200 tabs is quite a lot. I do believe that other browsers like Opera and Edge feel a bit snappier, but Vivaldi is fast enough for me.
     
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    Vivaldi 3.6 for Android
    Vivaldi introduces Page Actions: Change the look of web pages on Android
    February 4, 2021
    https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-page-actions-android-3-6/
     
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    Vivaldi 3.6 for Android introduces Page Actions feature
    February 4, 2021
    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/02/04/vivaldi-3-6-for-android-introduces-page-actions-feature/
     
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    Vivaldi 3.6.2165.36

    Minor update for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 3.6
    This update resolves a variety of issues and includes Chromium fixes from upstream.

    https://vivaldi.com/blog/desktop/desktop-updates/minor-update-for-vivaldi-desktop-browser-3-6/
     
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    Brave seems faster as well. That is why I have switched to it full time.
     
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    Same here, thats why I still use it. :) The small issues for a much better UI is a trade off I will accept.

    As an example I have my tabs right side of screen, this is much more friendly to tab heavy users like myself.
    I have shrunk the UI size, so more info is visible in address bar/extension icons on half screen width usage.
    I have enabled page load progression on address bar.
    I have configured behaviour of closing tabs (which needs an extension on chrome/edge/brave etc.)
    I have separated search but as an icon to minimise its real estate cost
    I have configured address box behaviour e.g. no auto correct on history, full hostname always visible, copy and paste full hostname.
    I am in love with the download bar (panel).

    Most of this stuff mentioned is either not possible on other chrome forks or requires extensions. Simplification has dragged everything down.
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    Yes, I know what you mean, you can do stuff with Vivaldi that can't be done with other browsers. I always put my tab-bar in the bottom of the screen, it's not possible in other browsers. And I also like the bookmarks and history manager.

    I have checked out Brave and it doesn't seem to be any faster when it comes to webpage loading, but perhaps it also depends on how heavy the website is.
     
  8. Rasheed187

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    BTW guys, can you perhaps check out something for me. It's about two extensions, namely Video Download Helper and Instagram Downloader. Video Download Helper doesn't seem to work when you choose the "On specific sites" option. And if you install Instagram Downloader you will all of a sudden not see any options to choose from, you will only see the "Automatically allow access on the following sites" option. To clarify, you can access these setting via Tools --> Extensions --> Details. Can you guys verify?

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/instagram-downloader/cpgaheeihidjmolbakklolchdplenjai
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/video-downloadhelper/lmjnegcaeklhafolokijcfjliaokphfk
     
  9. anon

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    Vivaldi 3.6.2165.40

    Minor update (2) for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 3.6
    This update resolves a variety of issues and includes Chromium fixes from upstream.
    February 19, 2021
    https://vivaldi.com/blog/desktop/minor-update-2-for-vivaldi-desktop-3-6/
     
  10. chrcol

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    There was an update in 3.6 that introduced tab stacking, it was discovered for users with tabs on side instead of top or bottom there is a potential slowdown/stall when closing tabs.

    If you are affected by this, you can turn off the feature (its on by default), it removes most of the stall lag, but not all of it, the mod of their forum has reported the bug is fixed in snapshots and will rollout in the 3.7 release.
     
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    Thanks for that tip
     
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    Vivaldi 3.7.2218.45
    https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-fires-up-performance-2/

    Changelog from 3.6 to 3.7
    New
    • [New][Languages] Add support for Kabyle (VB-77579)
    • [New][Menus] Add support for configurable document menus (VB-76801)
    • [New][Panel][Reload] Support Periodic Reload in web panels (VB-72220)
    • [New][Quick Commands] Parse the periodic reload values: single quote for minutes and double for seconds (VB-72281)
    • [New][Quick Commands][Settings] Search highlight priority options (VB-54530)
    • [New][Windows] Silent update support, stage 1, silent download of updates: this cannot be tested until the first update after this build
    • [New][macOS][Performance] Universal Binaries for native support on Apple M1 machine
    Address Bar
    • [Address bar] Cannot edit URL on foxnews.com (VB-77016)
    • [Address bar] Focus isn’t in the address field when creating a new window (VB-77049)
    • [Address bar] Nickname searching shows incorrect search string (VB-60002)
    • [Address bar] Not clear on Alt + Enter (VB-77490)
    • [Address bar] Unexpected auto-complete (VB-76610)
    • [Address bar][Tabs] Full address field shown when switching between tabs (VB-77053)
    • [Bookmarks] Import for Chromium Edge (VB-71694)
    Linux
    • [Linux] Dragging a toolbar button creates a huge white rectangle (VB-76129)
    • [Linux] Setting the Window controls to the left, causes the Vivaldi menu to overlap the trash (VB-76438 )
    Menu
    • [Menus] Add a context menu entry to Hide/Show Start Page Navigation (VB-77309)
    • [Menus] “Add as search engine” is visible on all page input fields (VB-76982)
    • [Menus][Tabs] Add item to stack similar tabs, “Stack tabs by Hosts” via the context menu (VB-73465)
    • [Menus][Zoom] Context menu is offset when interface zoom is greater/less than 100% (VB-77095)
    Quick Commands
    • [Quick Commands] Highlight matched keywords (VB-7449)
    • [Quick Commands] Internal favicons look rather slim (VB-74475)
    • [Quick Commands] Opening bookmark folder with a nickname (VB-75834)
    • [Quick Commands] Search with the nickname and default search engine includes nickname in the search string (VB-74655)
    • [Quick Commands] Various minor issues (VB-76009)
    • [Quick Commands][Calculator] Simple float point calculations are displayed wrongly (VB-75553)
    Tabs
    • [Tabs] Auto-Created tab stacks ungroup in incorrect order (VB-54403)
    • [Tabs] Can’t display tab bar in full screen (VB-76386)
    • [Tabs] Double-clicking to resize tab stack doesn’t resize tab when tabs are on the sides (VB-76224)
    • [Tabs] Improve drag and drop between tab bars (VB-74588 )
    • [Tabs] Let the keyboard shortcut for opening a new tab open inside a stack is open (VB-76433)
    • [Tabs] Lock button in the two-level bar does not change color (VB-75157)
    • [Tabs] Middle clicking in tab previews can close the wrong tab (VB-77270)
    • [Tabs] New tab button is not centered in the second level with tabs on the sides (VB-76440)[
    • Tabs] New tab from full-screen video leaves Vivaldi in a full-screen state (VB-76651)
    • [Tabs] New tab isn’t created as active when inside tab stack (VB-77071)
    • [Tabs] New tab page is slow to select/focus within the second row of tabs (VB-75748 )
    • [Tabs] Not all cloned tabs from a tab-stack join it (VB-75048 )
    • [Tabs] Popup thumbnails often disappear when the second level is open (VB-76828 )
    • [Tabs] Tab muting can be overridden by site-settings (VB-76083)
    • [Tabs] “Remove tab spacing in maximized windows” no longer works for the bottom tab bar position (VB-76231)
    • [Tabs][Crash] When clicking the new tab icon repeatedly on the second level of a stack (VB-76552)
    • [Tabs][Extensions] Tab close doesn’t work after doing chrome.tabs.remove() by extension (VB-77135)
    • [Tabs][Menus] Don’t show the close tab context menu for Pinned tab (VB-76217)
    • [Tabs][Notes] Manager misbehaves with tiled tabs (VB-76326)
    • [Tabs][Performance] Various Performance issues (VB-76185)
    • [Tabs][Sounds] Mute/unmute on a tab without sound does not change (VB-77062)
    macOS
    • [macOS] Exiting fullscreen video exit the fullscreen (VB-76734)
    • [macOS] Music does not play on slam.nl (VB-73896)
    • [macOS] Windows not resized/repositioned when disconnecting an external monitor (VB-49692)
    Others
    • [Extensions] Toolbar partly transparent (VB-76605)
    • [Keyboard][Settings] Setting Alt+F4 or Shift+Alt+F4 as a hotkey works but it still acts as exit (VB-60364)
    • [Passwords][Windows][macOS] Import from Chrome is not possible: further work needed for Linux (VB-62410)
    • [Periodic reload] Rewrite to avoid various issues (VB-77142)
    • [Themes] Inconsistency with rounded corners (VB-76670)
    • [Trash] Restoring closed window with several tabs restores last closed tab instead (VB-74091)
    • [UI] Status info overlay is appearing on top of fullscreen videos (VB-12219)
    • [Windows] Desktop shortcut gets the wrong name after dragging from address field (VB-47827)
    • [Settings][Search] Add some context and info to the POST option (VB-77267)
    • [Settings][Search] Make it easier to set/understand the Default Search engine (VB-77105)
    • [Chromium] Upgraded to 89.0.4389.91
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    Edit:
    Vivaldi 3.7 with major performance improvements released
    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/17/vivaldi-3-7-with-major-performance-improvements-released/
     
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  14. Rasheed187

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    Running. Idk it's not slower for sure. Faster? Like I said idk.
     
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    OK thanks, so you don't see any big difference. I will wait for a few weeks and report back. Of course I can also install Vivaldi as a portable version and check it out right now, but I'm too lazy and Vivaldi 3.6 works just fine.
     
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    Vivaldi 3.7.2218.49

    Minor update for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 3.7
    This update resolves a common media issue for macOS M1 users.
    March 24, 2021
    https://vivaldi.com/blog/desktop/minor-update-for-vivaldi-desktop-browser-3-7/
     
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    In the latest snapshot (3.8.2238.3) Vivaldi gets a much requested feature...web translations

    https://www.ghacks.net/2021/03/24/vivaldi-gets-a-privacy-preserving-translation-service/
     
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    For the first time I'm having serious problems, I can't upgrade Vivaldi to 3.7, I keep getting the "failed to uncompress archive" error. And yes I have enough diskspace and I have rebooted the system. So looks like I will have to do a complete reinstall, this is a pain.
     
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    When I had a similar issue I just ran the full installer over the top of what I had.
    It installed new build and picked up all my settings.
     
  22. Rasheed187

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    Can you explain this a bit more? AFAIK I did already download the full installer, I have tried to install Vivaldi 3.7.2218.52.x64 and Vivaldi 3.8.2238.3.x64, both give me this error. I have never had this problem before on my Win 8.1 system. So something must have changed on my system. I think a full reinstall will probably solve the problem, but I'm trying to avoid this since it will cost me a lot of time having to reconfigure everything. It's a bummer that Vivaldi can't easily import settings.
     
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    Hmmm ... Vivaldi 3.7.2218.52 on my iMac seems OK so far ...

    Viv1.jpg

    Unlike on Linux, Vivaldi seems to fare better on Mac.
     
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  25. Rasheed187

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    But isn't this the only way to update Vivaldi anyway? I always choose "accept an update" when running the full installer. However, I did notice that "Check for updates" from within the browser's help-menu also can't update Vivaldi, I get some error. So either Vivaldi needs more diskspace or it has been corrupted somehow. I have no such problem on Win 10.

    I have updated to Vivaldi 3.7 on Win 10 and it indeed feels snappier, websites seem to load faster.
     
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