There are different opinions among users as to which they prefer. Some want a more minimalistic address display; others want to see the full enchilada, especially whether it includes http**s. So in Vivaldi, it's selectable to keep both camps happy.
We choose to hide it for the same reason other browsers hide it; security reasons. In particular, https is perceived by many to be "secure", but the real security is not defined by the protocol but rather by the certificate validity.**
FYI, you do realize that all Vivaldi versions are still Beta- or Snapshot/development-grade browsers, don't you? As such, caution should be used in deploying them to any kind of critical or true production scenario since stability is not assured… they're all still works-in-progress.
Hilt Alt key to show the menu or Ctrl M for horizotal menu.
+1. Proving yet again, "Vivaldi is the most flexible and common-sense browser in regard to this sort of thing since… well, since Olde Opera. " Every day, I stumble upon yet another example like this... just as I did in the Olden Opera days.
Agreed. It's nice to be making these sorts of discoveries again!
Vivaldi 1.0.344.37 is the latest Beta-channel version of Vivaldi, and there are currently no further Beta updates available. As @Gwen-Dragon notes, a more-recent Snapshot-channel version is available as a direct download. Vivaldi versions "update" within their own channel only, since some users wish to update and remain within the more-stable Beta version channel.
That being said, an error message is not the normal response in a no-further-update situation. Normally, that message should read something like: "You're up to date! Vivaldi 1.0.xxx.x is currently the newest version available."
Considering this was an Opera first, and definitive feature it's gone from disappointing to frustrating see the Speed-Dial is still broken on Vivaldi; more so when there are so many clones of this design now that do it better then what we have here…
· delete history so we can wipe everything but retain Speed Dial thumbnails
· offer some different scheme for scaling pages and Speed Dial to fit more tiles
· keep features working across builds
Me love Vivaldi, but Vivaldi is getting a little long in the tooth in the protracted development stage for a front end feature like this to be so broken...