For example: at di.fm I kept receiving the error messages telling me that I need flash. Even though i was pretty sure that vivaldi does support flash out of the box and that I ALSO had flash installed and up to date (ex Firefox user here).
I took a few hours of fiddling aroud the web to discover that Vivaldi was just autoblocking flash even in the current Detect option.
We make it straight first.
Vivaldi (like Chromium/Chrome) support Flash if PPAPI Flash plugin installed by user. Firefox use NPAPI Flash, so no relation there. Flash plugin need to be installed by user choice, Vivaldi not bundled with its installer, suggested nor recommended it.
I tested that di.fm; although I only use the 30 minutes sample, it does work for me.
The Flash error box did pop-up because I use "Flashcontrol" extension.
Basically, I just need to un-block Flash play on that site.
The best free cleaner is no cleaner at all. I know I'm imposing a bit when I say that, but cleaner programs like CCleaner, Bleachbit and more tend to do more harm than good. Usually, your OS will know how to keep itself maintained properly. Sure, there's the registry, which is a mess and should clean itself, but that's something Microsoft should have as a function. A 3rd party cleaner program will not do it very effectively, and may even do more harm to your computer than good.
I've gone through a couple of installs of Windows over the course of my computer's life. For the first year, I've had things like CCleaner and AV programs to help protect my computer. I thought I was helping it go faster. Then I went through an install with none of that crap on, and noticed less resource usage, less problems, and a much faster computer.
My sister just got a new W10 laptop, which is more high-end than my 3 year old laptop. But my laptop boots faster(we both have HDDs), and boots up programs faster, and isn't any slower than hers when it runs programs. Well, her laptop came with a ton of bloatware that I've removed from mine or used a clean install, and it came with BitDefender which I don't have, and some others. I generally don't use programs that will fiddle around with the OS, and I tend to have far less problems.
Speaking of Java... have been having issues with LibreOffice full version on Windows 10 - not so when using the portable app version on usb.
Do believe it's a Java related issue there as well.
Btw, with regards to LastPass, i don't use it for anything more than username and p.w., especially now that security experts know that webpages can be tricked to have LP fill in blanks for you that you can not see (bank account info. credit card etc.)!
Well, i guess i have no choice but to quit and find a job where i have permission to install plugins to a browser (when i can install a browser though, silly situation).
Silly stuffs when you're working for the government, and they have a silly IT department managing maaaany, many different branches.
@SpadarShut For me changing to the Desktop version solved the problem, you might want to click the "Home" button in the web panel after that, since Skype automatically redirects you to https://web.skype.com/en/wrongDevice page, and this URL persist in the web panel even after switching to the Desktop version.
Thank you for this. I had not heard of it, & was shocked when i read the linked article. For years WOT was always one of the first extensions i'd add to any browser. For now i have disabled it rather than removed it, & i am trying out the Avast one you mentioned. Golly but there's sneaky people about.
– saved a copy of ..\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Vivaldi\User Data to be sure
-- deinstalled Vivaldi with revo Uninstaller Pro, leaving login-folder. Thus I did not have to transfer/copy passwords, bookmarks, speeddial.