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deya 29. Mar 2015 01:49 PM

Tile tab stack in this latest version is good, very useful to me. Its a bit like split screen in Maxthon, only you can split the screen into more than two, depending on how many tabs you have in the stack.

I prefer it to switching between two open tabs for some things, and it works well.

Cleared up the issue with the auto update. Seems they loaded a future version for release by mistake, they soon corrected it, but reading their blog it appears that some users actually got the download. They say it incorporates the new built in mail feature, although it isn't working yet. Anyway, the auto updater now shows the browser as up to date so problem solved.

I've messed around with the browser, breaking it a couple of times, trying stuff I suppose I really shouldn't so I've had to clean install Vivaldi a couple more times. I was reluctant to do this previously, but now I can backup my bookmarks to HTML and re-import them to a fresh install it's not so much of a pain. And I can soon re-set the browser to how I previously had it now - extensions etc.

Also, the added mouse gesture to open a new tab is proving useful and I'm using the built in notes feature much more. Notes is a good feature in Vivaldi and works well.

Clicking around the UI of the browser is much more responsive than previous builds, the browser itself is much snappier than it previously was. It doesn't lag as much.

The extensions work well, better than in early builds, although you still don't get the address bar icons. I have five installed. History Eraser, Magic Actions for YouTube, Scroll To Top Button, ÁBlock and WOT.

They seem to work better now that you can install them directly from the Chrome Store, as opposed to the earlier work around methods I was using - .crx files etc. ÁBlock definitely works better now, and by using History Eraser to clear the browser I don't lose my speed dial images like I do if I clear the browser via History - Clear browsing data. The speed dials don't go back to black, which I think is a bug.

It's also good to be able to choose the location for downloaded files now, which you couldn't do with earlier builds. I prefer downloads to the desktop, and now that's possible - as is any other location.

All in all, this build is the best one so far, for me. I'm happy to trash it around and clean install it if need be. I'm learning by trial and error what can and cannot be done with it to date. I'm picking up stuff form their forum and blog from various users, although I have no desire to join up and post there with my thoughts. I recognise some of the characters there from the Opera forums and blog, the rude and argumentative ones who offer not much in the way of help but seem to like to ridicule or insult people who come to seek help or offer input. Loonies in other words. I don't find their input to be very constructive either. But there are some posters there who offer up some good ideas and advice so they're worth a read. It's all a learning curve at the end of the day, for everybody. I just hope the loonies don't spoil their forums - but time will tell.

Sorry for the thread bump - again. Just some more observations and thoughts for anyone on here who is using Vivaldi and might find them of use.

deya 30. Mar 2015 04:34 PM

... and again, Snapshot 1.0.141.2;

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/blogs/team...better-spatnav

Auto update notification and install worked perfect this time. No problems.

Improvements to tab tiling and notes. Good stuff.

danielson 01. Apr 2015 01:50 PM

As much as i admire the return of Opera-like browser... it's still a Chromium (Google) based browser. For stats purposes, does it get recognized on the web as Chromium or as Opera (Vivaldi)? Dat is da question!

Guess that might be similar question for Palemoon.

deya 01. Apr 2015 03:26 PM

Dunno how it's recognised in Web stat counters but Qualys shows it as Google Chrome 41.0.2272.105, and up to date. Dat is da ansa.

It's a Chrome browser, for sure - a Chrome clone, whatever, and for a long time I struggled to get along with any of them. Tried them all at some point. But now I accept that this is the way it is and so I've learned to live with them.

An 'old' Opera like browser but with a modern engine etc, and enough customisable features so as to differentiate it from other such clones. That's the way I'm looking at it.

deya 01. Apr 2015 11:15 PM

Snapshot 1.0.142.32 available;

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/blogs/team...hot-1-0-142-32

deya 04. Apr 2015 02:35 PM

Came across this URL for Vivaldi content settings. Might be useful for anyone here who's still trying the browser, gives you more control over cookies, plug-ins - click to play etc.

vivaldi://chrome/settings/content

Using it doesn't break the browser or anything, it works fine. You can bookmark the page for future use. One of the more useful URL's I've come across at this early stage of the browser.

deya 10. Apr 2015 07:26 PM

Snapshot: 1.0.151.7 available. Got it via auto update. No problems.

https://vivaldi.net/blogs/teamblog/i...tons-of-polish

deya 17. Apr 2015 04:49 PM

Snapshot 1.0.156.2;

https://vivaldi.net/en-US/blogs/team...s-of-bug-fixes

Auto updated without problems.

danielson 18. Apr 2015 02:43 AM

Can't seem to install uBlocko on this version.
Also, using 64bit on Windows, can't seem to install extensions directly from Google.

deya 18. Apr 2015 12:51 PM

Can't help you with the 64bit issue, I'm using 32bit. You could always try that instead? You can download various previous versions from here;

http://www.astonsoftware.ro/file/page/199/vivaldi

Choose whichever version you want, click the long green download button then select your OS - Linux, Mac, Windows etc. Maybe the 32bit versions are a little more stable? ... not sure. Have you looked on the Vivaldi forums to see if anyone else is experiencing the same issue?

I didn't have a problem installing uBlocko. It's working fine.


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