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danielson 18. Apr 2016 07:40 PM

URL type-in issue seems to be resolved. :)
Nice dig from HowToGeek Deya!
Think the author has become a Vivaldi fan.

p.s. are you aware of a TabMixPlus equivalent for Chrome based browser?

deya 18. Apr 2016 11:08 PM

No, I don't know of one. There's one called TabsPlus which I've seen for Chrome but I'm not sure if it's an equivalent to the one you mention.

Tabs still lag when opening and closing for me, but maybe not quite as bad as the previous version and the browser still has that issue were it kind of opens part minimised before going to maximised. It didn't do that in the later beta versions but now it's back again.

Was a bit surprised they decided not to keep supporting older OS's from the 1.1 Final to be honest. I thought they might have kept supporting them for users who still run them, especially XP because it seemed to me that lots of their users do still run that. Still being able to run 1.0 is ok, but without anymore security fixes it seems a bit pointless in the long term. But it's down to costs so that's fair enough for a small company I suppose.

danielson 19. Apr 2016 01:03 AM

Vivaldi team seems to have its hands full.
Suppose people can always run back to Opera 12 or Firefox or Seamonkey or... if they're still on XP.

danielson 19. Apr 2016 11:52 AM

Vivaldi seems to be slower at starting up.
Even Firefox seems faster than Vivaldi!

maxfan 20. Apr 2016 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by deya (Post 117406)
Snapshot 1.1.453.6;

....Also worth noting, from the blog post;

"Goodbye to old Operating Systems .... With Vivaldi version 1.1 we will drop support for Windows XP, Vista and versions of MacOSX below 10.9. Recently, the Chromium project dropped support for these older OSes (Operating Systems), since they are no longer actively maintained by Microsoft and Apple. As Vivaldi is a small team at present, so we cannot afford to support these OSes separately" .....

Interesting that you haven't warmed to Vivaldi Deya, as a former Opera 12 user I wanted to love it, but it just hasn't happened. Maybe I'm not hardcore enough to need all it's customization features, and it still lacks the email which was a feature I used. But now, since I'm one of the 2% Vista users in the world, I guess this news means the decision is taken for me. No more Vivaldi. :(

deya 20. Apr 2016 05:22 PM

Snapshot 1.1.453.30;

"More fixes as we close in on the 1.1 stable update" ....

@maxfan; I don't think I'm hardcore enough to need all it's features either, and maybe that's why Vivaldi hasn't grown on me the way I thought it would. Once the old Opera started to go by the wayside I set about trying pretty much every browser known to man in an attempt to find something new, something that I liked using - and it took a while, but then I decided to stick with the new Opera and to be fair it did grow on me. I've got to like it now and it's my default browser.

I stuck with Vista for a long time, still have it, but decided to go with the flow and get Windows10 and once I'd done that Opera just made even more sense to me. But then, now, having used various Yandex Beta versions for long enough I decided to stop using that and installed the Final instead. And Yandex stable has quickly become more use to me, it suits my needs way more than any other browser at the moment. So if things don't pan out too good when and if the Opera takeover happens I have an instant replacement for it and it won't be Vivaldi, which I thought would do just that.

As I said, I was surprised Vivaldi decided to drop support for some of the older OS's. I know they're dictated to by a degree by Chrome/Blink but thought they'd find a way to keep that support going and I'm sure lots of other users, like yourself, thought that as well. I honestly thought at the start the whole idea was to create a browser that would bridge the old and the new, so to speak, and to accommodate users who prefer to keep running older systems. Sadly it turns out that resources and finance won't allow that to happen.

XP? ... fair enough I suppose, but Vista as well? Small percentage of users, but still supported until 2017. Hard decisions for them to make, no doubt, but still annoying for those who still use them.

maxfan 20. Apr 2016 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by deya (Post 117439)

Once the old Opera started to go by the wayside I set about trying pretty much every browser known to man in an attempt to find something new, something that I liked using...

Me too! My current favourite is Flashpeak Slimjet, it opens quickly, is generally fast, and gets updated regularly, although it's not perfect. But I have Brave on a Win 10 laptop, and that is even faster. Great for general browsing even in development version, but only available in 64 bit for Windows at the moment.

deya 20. Apr 2016 10:59 PM

There's a write up about it on ghacks today;

There'll still be other options for older OS's, which is good. Just a shame Vivaldi won't be one of them. I've not tried Slimjet for a long time, and Brave did intrigue me at first but then this whole blocking ads to replace them with their own ads thing kind of put me off trying it. Maybe I'll give it a go further down the line though.

deya 22. Apr 2016 05:49 PM

Snapshot 1.1.453.36 - Vivaldi 1.1RC1;

"Today's snapshot is the first release candidate for Vivaldi version 1.1. Even if no further major issues are found, Vivaldi will be rebuilt for the stable update stream before it is released" ....

deya 24. Apr 2016 09:55 AM

Snapshot 1.1.453.43 - Vivaldi 1.1RC2;

"Today's snapshot has a fix for problems with keyboard shortcuts, introduced in the previous snapshot. This is release candidate 2 for Vivaldi 1.1. Let us know if you see any major issues" ....

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