Hi, the same for me. I loved Opera, it was the best browser available, although it was targeted mostly to tech users. There is no browser with similar funcionality available now - chrome doesn't know anything, ChrOpera is slightly better but still in shadow of its predeccessor. I'll try to use the Vivaldi as much as possible, since it has already overeached functions of mentioned browsers.
Thanks for the initiative.
It seems those FOSS topics are "growing like mushrooms out of the soil" as we say in my language.
Of course it would be awesome. It depends on what is keeping Vivaldi from becoming free though. Developers choice? Bundled software incompatible with any free license? First we need to know why it's closed source. Then we're able to see which options there might or might not be.
Will also make it easier for porting to other systems (I want my native Vivaldi on BSD after all ).
Wonder what prohibits this as of now. Was it decided just to "stay ahead of the competition" or is there some code bundled that wouldn't be compatible with restrictive licenses such as the GPLv3? Or even fully free ones such as BSD?
It was removed from the Engine for Chromium too, and yeah, I'd like to see the change reverted. So maybe the flag and feature can be re-added to Vivaldi instead, I consider that very pleasing to the eye.
I mean, it's nice to have it as an experimental flag on Linux, but besides Linux (and BSD UNIX), I'm also a Windows user. So it should be in the Windows version too!
It does? Cool! I was disappointed not to see this option, but since it sounds like it does anyway, now I'm happy. Since the devs are ex-Opera team, I'm sure this will be configurable in a future build. Not that I want to turn it off, of course, but the option should be there.
I had a similar problem.
It did not go away until I did this:
1 Close Vivaldi
2 find your vivaldi folder on your home/user page and delete it.
It then forgets it was ever started and you can start a new "first time"