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deya 31. Oct 2015 03:46 PM

Ah, you got it working. Good stuff. Maybe the glitch was in the build you were using previously.

danielson 01. Nov 2015 04:14 PM

Here are what i consider to be "Pros and Cons" of present pre-beta:

Vivaldi is lightweight vs. Google Chrome : pro
Vivaldi url box not as feature rich as Google Chrome or Slimjet : con
Vivaldi native skin (comparable or equal to Yandex) - no need for themes : pro
Vivaldi notes, a good initiative but still far from Opera 12 : con
Vivaldi has no Android equivalent to sync with : con
Vivaldi has excellent support via forum : pro
Vivaldi page zooming has limited options vs. G Chrome or Slimjet : con

Vivaldi i like but still too many "cons" to make it default.

CASD 02. Nov 2015 01:21 AM

For me...I'm a tab heavy user and any of the Chrome type browsers bog down my 8gb ram i7 computer
the only one that comes close to CyberFox is Opera and weird as it seems Comodo Dragon seems to use less resources which might be a fluke at that moment..
my biggest complaint with Opera is tab size...I've tried everything to make them bigger..

deya 02. Nov 2015 11:48 PM

I don't ever really have lots of tabs open - four or five at times but never more apart from the odd occasion. I have Opera and Vivaldi installed and out of the two Opera runs lighter, although not by a great deal.

Also, out of the two, Opera is by far the better browser for me at the moment ... which should only be expected given that Vivaldi isn't yet at Beta stage.

Even when Vivaldi enters Beta I still doubt I'd use it as default browser. Its very good, but for me Opera runs great on Win10. I've had my ups and downs with it but I really do like using Opera now and think that they've actually risen to the challenge from Vivaldi. It suits my needs well and so I see no real reason to change.

They're the only two browsers I've installed on Win10 and I don't plan on changing that. It's good to use Vivaldi and watch it develop, learn the ins and outs of it. I enjoy that and think it's a great product.

So I'm more than happy to use both but, to be honest, I now prefer the simplified Opera UI.

I kind of see the two working in tandem on my PC. Opera for daily browsing etc, and Vivaldi as a set of tools that will increase in usefulness as time progresses. I always used to like Seamonkey but don't use it now. I see Vivaldi as a modern replacement of that as well as the old Opera.

When the final version of Vivaldi is released I'll re-evaluate, and if I think its better than Opera then maybe I'll change. Until then Vivaldi will be my secondary browser. Edge is fast but no replacement for either at the moment.

danielson 10. May 2016 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deya (Post 112648)
... and the side panel is always open on start up.
...

You can always turn off the "Open Download Panel Automatically" setting in Menu/Tools/Settings/Downloads.

My panel is never open unless I want it to be.

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/viva...-startup#47564

Better late than never hé!

danielson 10. May 2016 02:07 AM

Btw, haven't used Vivaldi in a while, but the ctrl+middle mouse scroll for zoom in/out doesn't work as it once did. Thought they had changed the default ctrl+/- bit.

danielson 11. May 2016 02:50 PM

This is a bit odd.
Wikiwand extension is installed on Slimjet, Chrome, Vivaldi, Opera and Firefox (which all have at least half a dozen addons) but only Vivaldi lets the ctrl+mouse click to have some info. on clicked on word.

deya 02. Jun 2016 06:09 PM

Vivaldi 1.2 is released;

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/1...mouse-gestures

deya 03. Jun 2016 02:42 PM

Snapshot 1.3.501.6 - Customizable UI themes;

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/1...able-ui-themes

"Today we are excited to open up a major new avenue for customization, by letting you make your own themes and completely change the appearance of Vivaldi"

deya 23. Jun 2016 07:09 PM

Snapshot 1.3.519.25;

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/1...epage-and-more

"Colour picker for themes and more" …


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