I have the same issue as Kesch above. Whenever I need to show status bar for some specific task (I keep it hidden since I need it quite seldom and want to maximize vertical screen space and minimize clutter) I afterwards need to open settings, click 'Appearance', enable 'Show Status Info Layer' again, close settings - or else no more Status Info Layer. Somewhat annoying to spend those five or so clicks/keystrokes every time.
The ability for 'Show Status Bar' shortcut to toggle through all three settings, or possibility to set a separate keyboard shortcut for 'Show Status Info Layer' would be really appreciated.
@thubleau What version of vivaldi do you use? (You can look this up in the first line at vivaldi://about)
In case the answer is anything else than 1.14... you maybe can bypass the problem with an user agent switcher.
You can get one in the chrome web store as an extension (link below) just install one -> go to racing.com -> click on the extension icon and select some different browser chrome/firefox/whatever -> reload website -> hopefully done now.
In case this works vivaldi isn't at fault but the website is as it detects vivaldi the wrong way and therefore delivers the wrong media data.
Yes, it's VERY hard. Especially when users want their browser to be also a media player, a mail, chat, torrent client, and why not, also making coffee on command.
If users really wanted that, old Opera would have had more than 2% of market share (and remember, inside those 2% only a percent used the features). ... This is the point, if it wants to become one (major browser) it'll have to solve issues like these, before 2 years.
And if that 2% wanted a browser simply because it was a 'major' browser, they'd have never been using Olde Opera in the first place. Vivaldi started out (and remains) 'a browser for our friends', and that's a critical, underlying point to keep in mind. It's intended as a browser that contains a rich set of features (not all of which are present yet) that satisfy user desires for configurability, security, convenience, customization, and so on. It's hoped that the community of users will grow as Vivaldi's strengths and features become apparent, but it's not intended to target the "mass market" per se, just enough of a mass to become economic for its makers.
Obviously, the successful downloading of very large files is an important need that should be addressed - Vivaldi's developers aren't stupid and blind to reality, and eventually it will be addressed. But it is not the only need or feature or design goal; there are many other things going on and a fairly small staff to deal with them all in a way that doesn't constantly fall all over itself. Vivaldi sits as a uniquely-concepted interface layer on top of a rendering engine made by other people, and which constantly is being changed by those people. The browser must also work properly with a variety of OS's that themselves are continually being updated. That means that just because an aspect of a file system API exists, it may not be inherently trivial to fully and properly implement in a browser without entangling a rats nest of other details and issues in all the other interfaces that exist in the browser.
Browser configurability and customization in detail may not loom large on your agenda, but they do for many other users. In coding, sometimes certain features or tweak capabilities present themselves as doable before others, or as side-effects of unrelated design efforts, or as being much easier to achieve - so they may appear earlier in development than other things that require more design effort to achieve. Consequently, seemingly trivial features or tweaks may appear sooner than what some users deem to be major features simply because... they are simpler.
This is also my main Problem. I love Vivaldi, but i keep getting back to Edge when using my Surface Tablet. This is so sad. Please try to fix this. Features are great, but this is a hugh lack of usability to me. I even can not select any text from websites while using touch.
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