@richarddick said in I *want* to believe her, but...:
removing compact mode
Available still via about:config
making everything massive with paddings like tabs and context menus
Malleable, somewhat, via userChrome.css
Note: In no way am i justifying nor supporting Mozilla making those silly changes; i am merely showing that to some extent we can work-around them. Also, whilst the following is useless i know for Horizontallers, for actual or would-be Verticallers, who use say TST or Sideberry & hide the native tabbar, all the recent tab changes are 100% irrelevant.
@olli said in Yet another FireFox Clone:
"Based On Mozilla "Firefox" version 4"
So probably not a good alternative security-wise.
Not necessarily, if they've applied security patches and all. Blink itself (the engine used by most browsers, including Chrome and Vivaldi) is based on an old WebKit. Pluss, I doubt hackers would be targeting Firefox 4 anyway.
But it looks like the browser's dead now. No updates since 2014, and there's a Japanese-language "Gambler Investor Blog" where the official website used to be. Here's the Softpedia article about Sundial.
@eggcorn , not directly for the rewards, but for the system to allows ads from associated pages, among others, also of Facebook. See several reports in the Brave community.
I think it's better that the user itself whitelist a site, and not the Browser company.
@eggcorn , it is not directly spyware, but it is perhaps one of the browsers that least respect privacy, full of trackers (9 in the Android version) and with a supposed VPN, which is only a proxy through its own servers that also log all the user activity.
It's really hard to give you a straight forward answer without knowing what specifically are you looking for.
I'd start with taking a look at the major browser features. The "what's new" pages should probably give you an overview of some of most highlighted features along with tips and tricks on how to use them: https://vivaldi.com/pt-pt/new/ Just make sure you keep going through all the pages, to get to the stuff that's been around the longest, from older versions.
As for settings, check out vivaldi://settings and chrome://settings for the basic stuff. vivaldi://flags should give you access to some experimental or tweaking stuff. Since you mentioned trust as one of your requirements, I'd simply go through them all, taking my sweet time to figure out what they do.
If you have questions about what a particular setting does, feel free to come back here and ask about it - it's a lot easier to find people willing to answer a concrete question than a generic one like "where to start?" or "what to use"
Finally if you want to take a look "under the hood" (you did mention trust) and if you have some tech knowledge then vivaldi://internals might give you an insight about some things going on with your browser or that might help you troubleshoot some problems for yourself.
Apart from UR (Chromium) I also use others with different engines. It does not matter so much that they are good or not so much, I use them only to check if eventual problems are due to Vivaldi, or general for Chromium or if it does not work in other engines, it is caused by the page itself.
@guigirl is sitting waiting for implementation of TST (Tree Style Tab) like the add-on in Firefox:
Hopefully sooner rather than later.
@purgat0ri , I do not doubt that it does, all current browsers do it more or less well, the difference is in the performance, as you can see in the graphics, higher in Blink and Gecko, which also offer more development possibilities than WebKit.
@anodyne said in Making Vivaldi work like waterfox classic/firefox pre-proton?:
Waterfox classic is being blocked from websites
I've never used Waterfox (classic or otherwise). But have you tried changing the user-agent?
@hebgbs said in Bitcoin homepage:
IDK what you mean by bitcoin when Brave's only crypto I know of is Basic Attention Token. If there's something independent of Brave you accessed in the brave browser, then you should be able to also access it from Vivaldi.
Not to offend anyone, but if this person didn’t know which browser they were using, do you expect them to know which cryptocurrency they were using?
@hebgbs said in Bitcoin homepage:
My hot take: Don't chase money, chase features. Vivaldi has plenty of them to spare, and lots of things Brave cannot do if you're willing to give a toss about it once more and really check it out.