@fred8615 said in Tetzchner's comments on Edge switch to Chromium:
Is it just me, or is this just a little bit hypocritical
What's really hypocritical is Microsoft's concern for standards considering the whole Internet Explorer history.
This alarming article is far faaaaaaaaaaar broader than a mere browser, yet i choose to allow it to revalidate my old decision to entirely dump faux-Opera as soon as i discovered its then-impending Chinese sale. Whilst i feel compelled out of common decency to respect others' rights to dissenting views on persisting using fO, i cannot in any fashion actually understand their logic nor concur with their conclusion. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/dec/07/china-plan-for-global-media-dominance-propaganda-xi-jinping
Tis a strange old world.
Unfortunately, I don't think it's possible.
There is a bug in the current snapshots where switching to device mode in one tab will actually enable touch events across all other tabs, and even the browser itself.
You could try and turn that bug into a feature, I guess?
@luetage said in Safari's latest beta allows websites to adapt their theme based on macOS dark mode:
If I was running a website, I wouldn't want to support any color configuration imaginable.
A dark and a light theme maybe, if that better fits with the operating system the user is using, but I doubt even this will catch on.
Dark modes have been rising in popularity lately, so I do think it could catch on eventually, specially if Chrome were to pick it up as well.
Just look at websites, on most you can't even switch between dark and light manually, but you are expecting that they have inbuilt detection respecting the media query and then add automatic code to exactly match the browser theme.
I was thinking that it would be Vivaldi that would manage this automatic code and not the websites themselves, but I might be far more complicated that I originally thought.
This means most of the colors would have to be calculated automatically and the website theme would have to be built in a way that all color configurations work, including logos, images, menus etc. Maybe I have no idea what I'm talking about, but I don't see this happening.
If websites offer logos, images, menus etc. that can work in both a light and dark mode, I can see these kinds of configurations working. I mean that is already what Vivaldi does with its own UI.
Besides, most internet traffic is mobile nowadays…
If Android and iOS do eventually add dark modes, which I think is fair to assume that they will, then I think that this might catch on.
Vivaldi's userbase is simply too small
Still hope that someday this won't be true.
@sgunhouse said in 32 million Android devices will lose Google Chrome:
Maintaining a regular Linux desktop is trivial - it asks you to let it update everything, then it does. Until you eventually reach a point where your hardware is no longer supported. But that's typically 5-8 years.
It is logical that the technology advances and the devices someday become obsolete.
As you can see, I have an old Laptop that is already going for the 11 years old, although it still works great. But I've noticed that time is running out, not because it does not work, but because some program updates already exist only for 64 bits.
As I said, although Chromium stopped supporting 32 bits in Linux, Vivaldi keeps doing it, but this will also end sometime.
But one thing is obsolescence for technical reasons and another very different artificial obsolescence, for business reasons that require people to consume the products of certain companies. Worst the programmed obsolescense, when the dispositive fails after guarantee.
@greatscot No. That does not block a META REFRESH in other browsers.
Settings for the Internet Explorer never affect Vivaldi or not-Microsoft browsers!
checked it with such HTML:
<meta http-equiv="refresh" content="2">
I have it installed and use it very occasionally.
Useful occasionally when I revert to a previous self or I find myself needing a particular feature..
It is a good, stable browser but with few extensions, The email client is not bad not the best but and I was considering replacing M2 with it but I am just too familiar with it..
There is I believe a very small development team at work on it and there are occasional updates (one fairly recently) so I do not think it dead.
it has a few Features I like and many I am not fond of.
With FF purging much of its feature set it is a good one to keep on hand if you still want/need a Gecko driven browser.
Ayespy is correct in saying it never promoted itself. Was pretty much an FF clone. Now an old version of FF.
if you're using android, you can use a third party app called videoder. other than that, if you're on windows, there are a dozen websites that offer a link to download social videos, just paste the feed here and get a working link. you can also try IDM but it's paid
@sgunhouse said in Opera a Chinese Browser?:
There were posts about the Chinese thing at the time, but I forget the details except that they assured us it wasn't the desktop or mobile browser.
@sgunhouse The Chinese bought the desktop and mobile Opera browser and nothing else. That "they" assured the community of something doesn't mean all too much, when it's very easy to find out what really happened.
@steffie there just needs to be a nice user friendly way of getting media tools working (and things like widevine) and we truly will be in the age of the Linux desktop.
You know... Right when a lot people stop using desktops completely. Better late than never I guess
@segaco said in Kill Bing:
True, it is the default browser; still, people use it.
People use it because it is the default – and that's all there is to it. There is no "still". And saying that Google isn't popular in China and Russia because it is blocked is not a valid argument. The point is they simply use another default that is imposed on them. I don't know what you want, most users don't make choices, they live with the choices others make for them – and this is exploited by any company/state which has the ways and means of doing so.