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Old 21. May 2015, 05:16 PM   #21 (permalink)
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A Russian Bear? ... a submarine? ....

Joking apart;

The installer is 239 MB, and there's also 53 MB's of animated wallpaper in there. You can take the installer out and it still works, but it doesn't delete it during the install. Maybe because it's beta, it'll probably decrease in size in the future. So without the installer it's 238 MB.

Vivaldi is 414 MB, with a 142 MB installer. So Yandex isn't that much bigger in size.

They do decrease in size as they develop, Opera was the same but it's 222 MB now. They're not small though compared to, say, Firefox - 83 MB. I don't worry about it because I have plenty of space but to those who don't it's obviously an issue, as is the download size if you're on a limited connection etc. Not ideal for everyone, as I pointed out.
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Old 22. May 2015, 11:40 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Just did a check for updates on my alpha browser and the update page says "The beta version replaces all other versions of Yandex.Browser which you already have — after its installation you will have only one." I have both the regular Yandex browser and the Alpha installed. So I checked for updates on the stable version, which I like a lot, and it too is suggesting I download the Beta. Why would you replace a stable version with a Beta? I want to try it but I'm not sure I'm ready to lose my stable version yet, although it would have the advantage of saving a few hundred mb by having one instead of two. :-)
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Old 22. May 2015, 01:09 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I didn't get that because I had already uninstalled Yandex to do a fresh install. Agree that it's a bit odd that they want you to install a beta version with no option to have the stable version.

If you click the menu button in the new Yandex, then advanced, look at the bottom of the menu and there's an option to 'Restart in classic interface' ... although I can't see that reverting you back to the stable version. Maybe they've decided that this is the future of the browser and that's that. You could always hang on until this new version becomes stable, stick with what you prefer for now. Beta software isn't for everyone, I appreciate that.
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Old 22. May 2015, 08:04 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I didn't get that because I had already uninstalled Yandex to do a fresh install. Agree that it's a bit odd that they want you to install a beta version with no option to have the stable version.

If you click the menu button in the new Yandex, then advanced, look at the bottom of the menu and there's an option to 'Restart in classic interface' ... .
Ah, that's very helpful. That wasn't in the Alpha version that I have. I do like trying out Beta software, that's not a problem, so if I can have both interfaces in one browser that sounds like a win. (and it'll save some of all that space they both take up). I like Yandex, it's a subjective thing, but it is my favourite of the various Chrome alternatives. Wonder which settings the new version will import though?
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Old 22. May 2015, 10:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Only thing I did before I uninstalled the older Yandex was to back up the bookmarks to HTML, then imported them back into the new one once it installed.

This version is the best version so far though, I think. I really like the way it displays websites. I haven't had any problems with it so far. There's another decent write up, here;

http://www.cnet.com/news/yandexs-bro...google-at-bay/
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Old 24. May 2015, 12:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Thanks for sharing deya.
This one grows on you, it's addictive!!
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Old 25. May 2015, 04:11 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Like... really addictive!

I find Yandex browser to be more addictive than Vivaldi.
This is only Yandex second effort, a beta now which surpasses Vivaldi's efforts 10 to 1 !
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Old 25. May 2015, 02:07 PM   #28 (permalink)
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The Ruskies might not like Shakespeare too much but a forum in English could be useful.
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Old 25. May 2015, 06:33 PM   #29 (permalink)
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You'll probably find reading Russian easier than reading Shakespeare.

Have you used the Help Centre for the browser, in the advanced menu? It's pretty comprehensive if you're wanting to learn more about using it, although even that could do with updating with this new version to cover stealth mode etc.

As for Vivaldi, you can almost get the same UI as Yandex if you turn the address bar off, move tabs to the bottom and hide the status bar. Very similar. But I think they're aimed at different kinds of user. Vivaldi is aimed more at the power user, while Yandex is more about the browsing experience. More style over substance if you like. I do prefer the Yandex look though.
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Old 25. May 2015, 07:31 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Maybe i should take a shot at Russian!
Never really cared much for Shakespeare...

Vivaldi's flexibility is good and their forum is much appreciated (Opera was once well known for). Always like to occasionally read comments like "suggestions".
But as you said, "I do prefer Yandex look".
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