@Dustydan47 It's also possible that you have an out-of-date Java installation which is (or was) used by something other than Vivaldi, and the pop-up is legit (I wouldn't trust it, though). If you're running Windows, open Control Panel, click on "Java" or "Java (32 bit)" and see if it is a version lower than Java 8 version 121. If it is, go to oracle.com and get the newest version.
@mossman Even more bizarre - earlier I tried multiple times to find the panel option and it was never there... checked again just now and it's exactly where I expected it to be! (Although I still can't enable it!)
As far as I can tell the behaviour changed right when I opened the "about" page to get the version number for the previous post.
I come more and more to see this as a big fat defect in the software
Well no, i'm sorry but you're wrong. It's more a big fat defect in the methodology of a V-newbie who [apparently] would rather post negative remarks first, before [/without?] actually carefully examining & adjusting the Settings.
The more votes it gets the more likely they are to include support for Vivaldi, so please any Comodo users go to the link and vote for Vivaldi support.
As with any forum you must register, but easy and worthwhile.
I believe I could replicate the problem.
Basically like this;
Download location was set to (say) C:\Downloads\
"Always Save Files to Default Download Location" checked. Others box just a matter of preferences.
We download a file with "Save as" and point to (say) C:\MyOtherDownloads\
We save other file but this time we use "Save". You expect the download go to C:\MyOtherDownloads\ instead of C:\Downloads.
I don't know if Chromium & Vivaldi could do that. Vivaldi is my first real Chromium based browser.
Yes like that (except "Always Save Files to Default Download Location" is unchecked)
In Chrome download options I have "Ask where to save each file before downloading." checked. With Chrome, the file selection box will automatically pop up when I click download and be in the most recent file location (it does not do like in vivaldi where a download pop-up comes up with the save,save as,open,cancel options first)
That's why if the browser is going to give me the "Save" or "Save As" options at all, "Save" should be renamed
to "Save to Default Location" to avoid confusion. With Chrome, when I have "Ask where to save each file before downloading" checked it will go straight to the file selection menu (not bringing up that whole save,save as,open,cancel pop-up that causes confusion here)
Like you say, I suspect Chrome can't quick save to a recent location without you going into the file selection first. If that is the case then I propose the Vivaldi download interface to either
change to operate like chrome, where if you want the option to download to other locations, the file selection box comes up immediately -- or --
keep the current implementation but rename "Save" to "Save to Default" in the download pop-up (that has save,save as, open, cancel) to avoid the confusion
The second option is something that could be easily applied right now and make the interface more clear. The first option is better, I think, in the long run as it saves an extra click for each download. Instead of clicking "Save As" - then going into file selection then clicking Save - you would be brought right into file selection and only have to click the Save there.