@gwen-dragon: Video content now finally runs smoothly on my setup. The screen used to flicker on Linux (Ubuntu + Lubuntu) but not on Windows 10. It seems I wasn't the only one: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/18934/broken-screen-in-vivaldi
Anyway, I reinstalled Vivaldi recently just to see give it another go, and what do you know?, everything works like a charm. I see other people are still running into certain though.
I love the search bar on Vivaldi, as well as other nice touches that I had never looked for in a browser but have have come to like.
It scores 146,2 in the 'Speedometer' benchmark with no other tabs open, and 135.0 with 14 other tabs open.
That places it head to head with Google Chrome as the highest scoring in this test (Chrome came out a mere whisker faster).
It scored highly in all other benchmarks as well by the way.
@robertgr: I have now discovered that if I launch Vivaldi from a hyperlink then every other time I click a hyperlink thereafter I get the correct behaviour, i.e. the new tab takes focus. More significantly I can re-enable the extensions at this point without issue. If I launch the Vivaldi from a shortcut then I see the issue (further testing has shown that the even with extensions disabled after an undetermined amount of time the issue recurs.
@Pesala said in "The Empire strikes back" – when technology is used for all the wrong reasons:
@mossman Don't you even watch YouTube videos?
Very occasionally, yes.
In fact one of my grievances with Google is that they bought up a number of companies like YouTube and then - totally against my willand without even consulting me - unified all my separate identities on various services they'd acquired just because I tended to post from the same address...
Suddenly all that data was linked and tracked and my privacy had just taken a massive hit.
That was the moment I realised "don't be evil" had become "be evil"!
This is an opportunity for those who want to travel and experience a different part of the world while meeting new people . I'm glad that in these connected times, that's still a possibility. Not everyone wants to work from home.
I would gladly apply if I felt that I met the requirements, but c'est la vie.
@An_dz thank you guys for taking a deeper look! bless you so since it has now been identified as a deeper issue can we see about making it it somewhat of a priority I love Vivaldi and amazon is no help they give a scripted response which basically means "we are gods go away"
i suggested once that a outdated Widevine Content Decryption Module might be the cause
I am more then happy to be a genie pig for any solutions you may come up with I have never tested a browser before buit i have 4 yrars experience as a Quality Assurance Tester for a Video game software company
Reading the transcript from JvT's talk in NO continues to cement my decision to go "all in" with Vivaldi. I was an old Opera user, but my main browser then was Firefox. Later became Chrome and now Vivaldi. I am not anal about open source as some, as this is typed on Windows 10, but free (cost, beer, purpose) is better than recurring paid and open always beats closed. Glad to hear this perspective in the current US toxic political environment.
@garussell Vivaldi does not prohibit the use of password managers. It allows the use of every compatible extension. Unfortunately, as there are millions of extensions, it cannot ensure it is compatible with every one. That has to be seen to by the authors of the extensions.
@Stagger_Lee I think the problem is that they don't know whether you updated from 1.7 to 1.8 or whether you just installed one of the minor updates (this time they've released two of such updates so far, which is rather unusual).
You have to know that this is a new feature (introduced in 1.8), so it's not quite perfect, but I do agree that it should be improved.
I just want to say that the new History is very useful for me, and helps me a lot. Even though it is new, using it has become integrated in my work making it a "must have" feature for a browser. It is so well thought out, I cannot think of a single needed improvement. Thank you.
@NSANE said in It’s time to do the right thing, Microsoft:
@whizzwr: MS was shit in Opera days. I don't want to sound like a shill, but MS has improved very, very much in these last 5 years. UWP is awesome. What they're doing with Windows 10 in general is pretty great and they're enabling a lot of people (like myself) to have a free Windows license if we're students or run a business.
Since they don't make the most money out of the OS (they're mostly cloud now), I'm predicting that they might considering bridging Linux some day, or even make a fork of it. They already have VS Code which is Open Source.
I support Jon regardless! I'm a fan 🙂
Microsoft is only 'hugging up' to Linux because of the amount of Linux clients on their Azure program, which when Steve Ballmer was still in charge, 30% of their clients were Linux ones. Surely that's grown by now & that's the sole reason why today's CEO in Satya Nadella to come out & say 'We Love Linux'.
Of course he does, now that Ballmer is gone, more clients has signed up & we all love money. If Nadella truly 'loves' Linux, then he'd port the EOL OS's over for Linux devs to fork & patch/keep up to date. There would still be a market for XP, if only there were ways to fix the now 200+ missed patches that W7 & Vista received.
Anyone W10 user with a NVIDIA graphics card had best have Secunia PSI installed, as the latest bundle includes 'node.js' (a LInux Foundation product), like Java (if installed) & Flash Player, node.js is a plug in that needs to be kept up to date. The new NVIDIA driver bundle includes a version that's 3-4 releases behind. By chance, Microsoft bought themselves a Platinum membership to the Linux Foundation just months after Windows users were being shipped outdated Linux Foundation software.
If anything, Microsoft is simply using Linux to gain more control over Windows users. Windows 7 was Microsoft's best OS, and the pinnacle of Steve Ballmer's career. SInce then, it's been a mess, hundreds of millions of dollars were poured into Windows 8, while the World's #1 OS to this day doesn't have a real SP2. If anyone thinks that XP diehards were a problem, wait until 2020 when W7 reaches EOL, there'll be those running the OS for easily 2-3 more years & still have a 25% or higher market share after then.
@Charm_S :- I also note that you can be logged into the forum in one vivaldi account and log into webmail using a different account. That's contrary to other comments elsewhere that say when you login to one, your logged into both.