@greybeard It tends to amaze me how badly some people seem to misunderstand this concept. Mind you, i honestly feel that browser marketers don't do the cause any good by choosing wilfully ambiguous names like "Private" or "Incognito" mode ... for the type of user disinclined to actually read fine-print nor otherwise investigate for themselves, such ambiguity is dangerous.
Iirc in V over the years the forum has seen many discussions on just this point.
(or clicking the icon on the left of address bar)
to find additional settings - WHY these DON'T show on general settings NO IDEA - please can we have an addtional PRIVACY settings panel or these integrated into the settings panel - thanks.
Also, try tweaking some settings on vivaldi://flags
https everywhere extension, for starters:
Hi Spini [which rude contraction of mine segues to [i]Spiny, which reminds me of Spiny Norman, but depending on your age & comedic preferences you might not understand or appreciate my Monty Python allusion, so probably best i leave it]. BTW my Brandis dig was me just having a go at that clown; i did realise the logical inconsistency.
I also suspect it might be an incompatible Extension, as even though V now works well with a pretty large suite of the Google Chrome Store Extensions, many users frequently report various hassles with various individual Extensions. That said, it would surprise me much if any Extension from that store also buggered Chrome itself &/or Chromium, & only for [apparently] one specific site, but who knows?
The quick & dirty [albeit useful] test would be the usual caper many of us here frequently advise V-newbies, when V does unexpected stuff; close V, copy or rename your profile's Default folder, relaunch V to create a clean virgin Default, then without doing anything else retry that site. If it works, then you know it was an Extension, or otherwise a corrupted Default, to blame, for which in the narrowing down you need to get forensic (i could guide you on that, but it'd depend on your time availability & patience].
Happy to chat offline re VPNs.
My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.
When I looked at Settings: Privacy there is a check box that says "Third Party Services" who exactly are they? Is it all Google services references?
The Services you can control are listed under that heading.
The first two are Google, the others depend on which search engine you are using (See Tools / Settings / Search).
Under "Do Not Track" is "Ask websites not to track me", and "Report Diagnostics". What does Report Diagnostics do? is it worth having these boxes checked?
Ask Websites sends a request - there is no guarantee that websites will honour it :whistle:
But they may 😛
Report Diagnostics should be sending info to Vivaldi (but there may be some things reported to Chromium as well as Vivaldi uses their engine).
If you are very concerned, just disable it.
As of SS 1.3.534.3 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit), WebRTC IP leaks are stopped [yay]. The next privacy-breaching item i'd love V to block is HTML5 Canvas Fingerprinting.
My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.
I use uBlock Origin, much better and lighter than Adblock. Besides regular cookies from the usual pages they are not a problem, but if these tracking cookies of certain websites. I delete them regularly, using Super Anti Spyware
Just trying Vivaldi, and I love it.
Only have a question.
Is there, somewhere, a way to make a profile ( like opera) to save bookmarks, passwords, etc, for when I want to install vivaldi on another machine syncs automatically?
There is no sync function yet, but the "Default" folder described in Menu/Help/ or Vivaldi:Help is your profile. It can be copied to other instances. Doing so, however, you will not transfer your extensions or passwords.
IDK if that's in 1.2 but that does not appear to be an option in the current stable branch on Mac (1.1.453.52).
It is introduced in 1.2 snapshot 😎
So either wait for 1.2 stable or "play" with the snapshots (can install as standalone if you want to keep 1.1 Stable).
You can continue this thread, but please note that this section of the forum has nothing to do with the browser.
Suggestions for the browser should go in the browser section, where the devs may actually see them.
It should be noted, that Windows 7 doesn't install this stuff by default.
Only if you activate Automatic Updates (which are off by default) and tell them you also want to have "recommended" optional updates installed automatically, you get telemetry installed without further consent:
Default Settings of Windows Update on Windows 7.
If don't enable the checkbox under "Recommended", you will only get important security updates and no privacy-invading features.