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  • I do not like that flat design, apart from that it's really interesting and I'll consider swapping when the time arrives, that depends of Opera

  • According to the review of Vivaldi browser on a blog it say that

    "Like turbo or off road mode which enables anyone to save data, Vivaldi doesn’t seem to have one "

    What you guys think, does vivaldi have a data saving feature or not ?

    If not can we expect it in future ?

  • It does not currently. It is early yet.

  • +1 to what @sgunhouse just wrote. So far, this is just a Technical Preview version, akin to what Opera was releasing developmentally prior to v15. Jon has already noted Vivaldi plans approximately weekly update releases, starting shortly. So let's just see how it all unfolds before jumping to any conclusions about anything.

  • The interface is entirely written in HTML. That makes it incredibly flexible. You can basically do anything you want with it.

    This is interesting 🙂

    Vivaldi is a good browser for power users, but for beginners it is not. Sometimes a person just to browse on the web and don't need a software with a lot of features that does not need.

    I think different: Vivaldi as the old Opera give a lot of options for browsing. The user will just use the necessary features for him. Even I being a "power user", neither all of old Opera I used (or used less).

    UI is very sluggish.

    Yeah, i hope they improve it soon

    Otter is closer to old Opera than Vivaldi. Vivaldi is a better Chropera, but still Chropera.

    Yeah, I am thinking now if the dev will keep the Otter, now the Vivaldi Browser came out. Anyone knows?

  • UI is very sluggish.

    Yeah, i hope they improve it soon

    A huge performance bug was fixed recently. So the next public developer build (soon! ;)) will be mostly fine for anybody not using very high screen resolutions. 🆙

    Otter is closer to old Opera than Vivaldi. Vivaldi is a better Chropera, but still Chropera.

    Yeah, I am thinking now if the dev will keep the Otter, now the Vivaldi Browser came out. Anyone knows?

    Jon is in contact with him. Time will tell. :sherlock:

  • I don't like the name though...vivaldi..I wonder who and how they came up with that name

  • I was thinking the same, weird name.

  • I was thinking the same, weird name.

    Ok, I have done some thinking. Vivaldi was a componist and he wrote some operas 🙂

  • Jón von Tetzchner is a opera music fan. Thats why the company he had cofounded was named Vivaldi Technologies AS, and therfore the web browser is Vivaldi.

  • Vivaldi now has a drop down button inside to reopen typed URLs. I requested this to opera several times and now Vivaldi brought it back.

    Vivaldi

  • If any of you are trying it out on Linux and you get the blackened menu options and right click menus then start it from the terminal.

    vivaldi --disable-gpu-compositing
    

    They don't have a GUI option to disable it. It's also throwing errors on a VM and on a live install and on a normal install with Ubuntu, Lubuntu, and Linux Mint. I've not tried anything else.

  • Vivaldi Beta is now out and ready for download!! See blog post here: https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/66-the-first-vivaldi-beta

  • I've tried the Vivaldi Beta and it's impressive (don't like the simple ui though). Unfortunately at present, there are a few missing features which would stop me using it as a main browser. The Speed Dial is nowhere near as good as Opera's and it can't be set as the homepage. I'm sure they'll improve the features before stable release. Not sure I'd ever use it instead of Opera though.

  • Don't you think, perhaps, they're trying to catch the yester day?
    I imagine a browser like Opera (now) or Firefox, where I can put any needed extension to improve capacity/comfort/usability - and it'll most probably work. If it wouldn't, I'll dump this and try another, or something...
    Like that home page, like my speed dial in Firefox - by extension...

  • I mean what? The old Opera was all in one. Now they're building an all-in-one TODAY -- well, I might see it as making a Frankenstein: in any browser now, if something ain't working, you take an extension or use another browser for a while - till the patch/update (if it works). In a frankenstein you'll have to wait for an update/upgrade in any case - well, unless there's a beta stream, or even yet another - dev, like in Opera now...
    I don't know. Depends, maybe, on the existence of an engine, say, that might "do lego" of sorts - easily mended. I mean making a frankenstein - making it a bit less Frankensteinish...

  • Don't you think, perhaps, they're trying to catch the yester day?
    I imagine a browser like Opera (now) or Firefox, where I can put any needed extension to improve capacity/comfort/usability - and it'll most probably work. If it wouldn't, I'll dump this and try another, or something...
    Like that home page, like my speed dial in Firefox - by extension...

    And when Firefox switches to their new extension API to accommodate Chrome extensions (soon, as in their next major version or so, as explained by their roadmap), all those wonderful and unique Firefox extensions you may rely upon for important (to you) features will have their code broken. Broken, that is, until the extension authors get around to learning the elements of the new API and coding their products accordingly or unless a similar Chrome extension exists. Obviously, there will be a transition period so the old extensions won't 'go away' quite so suddenly, but there are indeed a number of key extension coders who have already stated there's no possible way they can do what their extensions do currently in Firefox if forced to use the new API - so they'll be bailing out and their extensions (and all those users) will eventually just go 'poof' into yet another kind of "yester day".

    The reality is that if the browser itself doesn't deliver a feature that a user wants, that feature either will remain missing or the browser must rely on a third party to deliver it via extension. When the browser sustains major redesign, it forces all the third-party extension authors to do likewise, whatever the costs or impact to them. And even if they do redesign, a smooth and reliable outcome is not guaranteed, particularly since the browser developers are under no obligation to help make things work. On the other hand, if the browser does contain a feature the user wants, its own developers have the full responsibility to keep making it work even if the browser is heavily redesigned, or else publish that the feature is being discontinued - in which case, they must face a potential user firestorm similar to what Opera has endured over the last two years.

    Personally, I much prefer the idea of including as many features as possible into the browser itself along with user options to employ them or not, PLUS including the ability to utilize extensions as well. This is what Vivaldi is attempting to do, though how well it turns out is yet to be fully revealed.

  • Personally, I much prefer the idea of including as many features as possible into the browser itself along with user options to employ them or not, PLUS including the ability to utilize extensions as well. This is what Vivaldi is attempting to do, though how well it turns out is yet to be fully revealed.

    You're right. It depends on the engine though - OR if the developers are of genious enough to overcome some "built-in" awkwardness of it.
    I imagine the structure would better be lego-like in order for each and every element to get replaced with a better one if needed.

  • In the final analysis it's all about money. Vivaldi, in my opinion of course, will fail for that very reason. Making a suite complete with a plethora of features similar to Presto Opera is only attractive to an exceedingly small group of users. Most people couldn't care less and once Edge has extensions, you'll likely see its numbers increase dramatically. How deep do you think Von Tetzchner's pockets are? His only hope to continue is to attract advertisers and how many of them will want to support a browser with a market share like Vivaldi's? Ultimately his pipe dream will fail and only a small group will be aware of this failure. The world of software browsers is moving rapidly towards the mobile market so that resurrecting a suite from the 90's to appeal to a small group of users is ridiculous.

  • On the other hand, Canada, what is the share of people that enjoy, say, certain sports, or some kinds of music, or literature, or other arts? Or, say, convey certain very interesting but barely crowded branches of science?

    There have always been essential minorities, and it's such minorities that have always driven the humanity. The progress, the science, the arts... Majorities are those who is driven, they've never been the primordial drivers - they could only PASS the impulse, reverberate, etc. - in cases of those revolutions, wars, etc. (those revolutions themselves have always been made by certain minorities initially, I believe).

    I agree though that scientific research, most arts, sports require money...

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