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Old 09-11-2016, 10:19 AM   #1
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Default Vivaldi browser seems ready for use

Vivaldi browser is a new browser that is meant for disgruntled Opera users and anyone else who wants its unique nature. I just took a quick look at version 1.4 and it might be far enough along for me put it to use. The remaining big annoyance is the history is not in a panel. When selected, it swaps places with speed dial. I set it up using the Olive theme. Seems to work okay with my eyes.

If you visit the link, I suggest you scroll down to read more, and then watch the movie. There is much to Vivaldi that does not show on the surface. https://vivaldi.com

   
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Thanks for the heads up...I tried Opera a couple of times but ended up never really using it...can't remember why now...will check out their website...


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Thanks for the heads up...I tried Opera a couple of times but ended up never really using it...can't remember why now...will check out their website...
They added a feature that increases the contrast of the theme (for accessibility purposes). It eliminates my main reason for avoiding Vivaldi. So now it's in place as my default browser and I'll see how it goes.

Vivaldi is Chrome-based. So some Chrome addons work. I've added one from Foxit that converts the page to PDF. I don't know how this is different from printing to PDF, though.

   
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andrew: Vivaldi is Chrome-based.
Not a recommendation to my mind because I figure all chrome-based browsers do not allow you to control updating--no option to turn off auto-update.

Is that true for Vivaldi?


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Terrie, I cannot find any clear information about this from searching their forum. My impression is that it does offer an auto update, but I don't know whether you can refuse it or simply delay it. But i can tell you there no setting in the control panel regarding updates.

   
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andrew: But i can tell you there no setting in the control panel regarding updates.
Just to clarify...that's Vivaldi's control panel/options settings correct?

Thanks so much for looking for me. I don't know if the lack of choice about updating is inherent when a browser is based on chrome but I suspect it may be which means I will never use that particular browser...'-}}


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Just to clarify...that's Vivaldi's control panel/options settings correct?
There is no mention of updating in the CP. I searched the forum and got the impression that it offers it to you and you can then decide what to do. But I don't know what the choices are. But I guess the nag screen would be enough to keep you from using it.

   
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Vivaldi browser is a new browser that is meant for disgruntled Opera users and anyone else who wants its unique nature. I just took a quick look at version 1.4 and it might be far enough along for me put it to use. The remaining big annoyance is the history is not in a panel. When selected, it swaps places with speed dial. I set it up using the Olive theme. Seems to work okay with my eyes.

If you visit the link, I suggest you scroll down to read more, and then watch the movie. There is much to Vivaldi that does not show on the surface. https://vivaldi.com
Thanks for this, Andrew. I've installed it and am giving it a bit of a workout. For one particular reason, I really need a second browser that uses Chrome extensions and so far, Vivaldi is doing this pretty well. I want to play with the different layout methods as well.

And like you, I chose the Olive theme. It's good for my eyes as well, and is different from any of the other browsers I sometimes use.

   
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I really like have at least 2 different browsers and I split what I do with them so that one is used primarily for searches. I did break down and install a portable version of Firefox which I have come to really like--not so much Firefox as the portability aspect even though it's installed on my desktop system.

As I noted to Andrew, I have avoided any chrome-based browsers because I figured they would all have auto-updating which I loathe...'-}}


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I'm adding this as an aside because it made me laugh. I started to watch a video of a Linux user test driving Vivaldi. He installs it, and the first thing Vivaldi does is offer you a way to pick between various looks via very large thumbnail images of how they appear. Instead of simply clicking on one of the choices, he starts looking through the menu system to find a way to change to a dark theme.

   
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