This is something everyone has to determine on their own. For me, if it all blows up in my face, the effort to replace my data (bookmarks, passwords, speed-dial, what-have you), is relatively trivial. Further, I have a small pile of browsers on this machine I can use in a pinch if I have to "rebuild" Vivaldi and don't have the time at any particular moment. Last, the couple of things I'm not satisfied about with regard to my daily browsing have easy workarounds.
So, I've already made it my default browser, because it's good ENOUGH; and by making it default, I can really put it through its paces, report bugs or deficiencies found, get familiar enough with it to help other community members, etc.
For me, the time to switch is already here. For others, some can feel free to switch if they want and others ought to wait. Everyone has to decide for themselves.
I was using the icon in the address bar (automatic method?). I just now figured out how to manually add a bookmark from within the bookmark panel. This will work.
But I suggest an addition to the automatic method to make bookmarking multiples easier. If the page has been bookmarked already, in the pop-up alter the buttons so one reads "Edit Existing" (to alter the existing bookmark) and and new button reads "Save New" (to save as a new bookmark).
Thanks Ayespy. It's nice to see a lot of the old Opera regulars here - and to see that most of us kept our old avatars too!
Who knew that a randomly selected picture of a kettle we'd just bought - intended to be used as a test image - would somehow end up representing me for a decade (and counting). The kettle itself was taken back to the shop and replaced, then the replacement died after five or six years of good service - and we've moved twice since the house that was taken in - but somehow I'll always be linked to that appliance and that moment in time.
Edit: oh and I nearly forgot - I just remembered CTRL+click also works as open in background!
Yeah - kept my nick and avatar on purpose, just in hopes of reconnecting with the old Opera crew.
Those of us not on Mac don't even HAVE email, so just thank your luck stars you get to play with it this early.
Many more customization options are still in the pipe, I'm sure, so at least wait until everyone has it, and then we can begin hounding them for features. But for now, I guess only Mac users (who found the client in their settings and set it up) even know what the controls LOOK like.
I support your idea, but it's a Chromium problem. […]
Sure, it depends… Maybe chromium is limiting (maybe not that much - I'm not a programmer). But chromium is open-sourced
Chromium is open source, but "fixing" it wold be
A) a big work
B1) Convince the other developers that the Opera/Vivaldi way is better, and this is unlikely
B2) Fork the project, ending with an huge to improve some parts and also an huge work to keep the rest on par with the evolving Chromium and Blink and, last but not least with a lot of compatibility troubles in the future. So a "no go " options too.
To summarize, sometimes is better to face a gray present than a black future…
Is not much time that was (re)implemented in Opium, just give some time to the Vivaldi developers too.
In the meantime, for some situations, you may find useful the niftysplit extension.
Not a replacement of the function but..
You were right, I tried a former version, but I've just tried the new one too.
Actually, WASD navigation works now, but it needs some getting used to; from the first impression, I think it is a bit less intuitive than it used to be:( Also, it tends to omit some links.
Bookmarks are pretty good now. However, by full text search, I mean full text search even in the content of the visited/bookmarked webpages, too (not just the mere titles or URLs), which doesn't seem to work for me. Unfortunately, History doesn't even come close to Opera's searchability.
On the other hand, if I left click a page and than click "View page info", nothing happens at all. It may be a bug, or something.
Anyway, thanks a million for your comment.
Vivaldi should ad in the standard hotkey for opening the menu, alt.
+1 for this
Could be moved on the side of the back button.
Especially who use the pointlessly large chrome style addres bar, w/o the search box enabled wouldn't suffer too much for because a cm stolen on the left.
But guys, how about going further with this? What you think about the idea I hinted earlier?
What if you also had a shortcut key which would raise up the list of closed tabs and you could move up/down with keyboard and active with enter or some other key?
Well, not sure if this would be something I'd really need frequently, but just an idea. Usually the case is that you accidentally closed a tab or right away after closing still wanted to check something and just hit ctrl+z for it to come back. At least as I do closing a lot with ctrl+w and might hit it repeatedly too many times.
Yes, fully configurable mouse gestures the old opera had would be really nice, I'm missing quite a few of the ones I configured to myself. Everyone has different needs for different gestures. For example I have gestures for zoom 150% and zoom 100% which have become where important to me as the down+right closing.
Agreed, Ghostery is one of the 3 extensions I really want and need to change my browser permanently to Vivaldi.
Facebook blocker is another one, although I've decided to install dedicated browser (probably should be a dedicated virtual machine :D) for that s**tpile when I rarely open it.
About the third one I'm going to open its own topic.