New Options :
One of the things that we understand at Vivaldi is that every user is different, this is why we like to provide a range of options, rather than just try and force everyone to work the same way.
In settings, you will find the following new options:
Tabs > New Tab Position (Always Last, Right of Current)
VB-1974 Add an option to “Open new tab next to active”
VB-11440 Vivaldi bookmarks export to a HTML bookmark file
A big THANK YOU for those 2 improvements !
They make life SO much easier now.
I have not read the more recent threads yet, but can we position the TABS BAR immediately above the web page content yet ?
This would also fit in with the ''every user is different'' mantre, and is the way that all tabbed browsers first did things, and many of them can still do it that way today.
This is a follow up to an earlier comment about adding a Speed Dial thumbnail. I just tried to add a new thumbnail. As is habit from other browsers, I opened the site in the browser tab, opened a new window showing the SD, and then clicked on the +. At which point the problem immediately slaps the me in the face: unlike other browsers, which show the currently open sites so I can readily pick the new one, there's a blank box, alongside of which is a long set of scrollable mini thumbnails that are completely irrelevant to the task at hand, i.e., not one of them is the thumbnail I'm trying to add. Hence, to add a thumbnail, I have to manually enter the URL twice: once in a new tab to get to the desired page, and then after copying that URL, to enter it into the box. And to make matters more complicated, since the SD thumbnails are large and few to a row and nothing can be done to change that, and there's no way to search the SD page, it's hard to find if the desired thumbnail is or is not already there. This whole SD setup sure seems screwy - and really uninviting - to me.
I haven't experienced any crashing. So far, the only thing I've noticed is that it may hold up for a bit when you click on a link or want a page to load when the internet connection lowers a bit. Chrome will still load pretty fast under that same condition. It's not so much of a complaint, more of a speaking out of one final attribute that would let Vivaldi shoot Chrome out of the water… Of course, the second Vivaldi becomes like Google or Microsoft and is no longer secure in terms of privacy, you won't be a growing popularity anymore despite how "pretty" this browser looks.
From what I gather from further reading, it's not officially supported. However, I have been using it for over three years with IMAP (previous to that I was using POP3), and there are others who claim that they've been using it for years before that with IMAP enabled. Seems that GMX aren't bothered if you use IMAP with their free service; they've had years to fix it.
Still, if it's mission critical, then I suppose you shouldn't rely on the service due to it being unofficial, but then you can say that about official services that end up shutting down.
Note on BACKGROUND TABS - I found out that one can open background tabs by using the middle mouse button on links. That's good news! Wonder if there is any way to tweak the order of new tabs so that they open up near their parent tab? Long live Vivaldi!