So I was wondering why my 64-bit system had 32-bit Vivaldi. Looks like the older forum posts are saying 64-bit is not ready for prime time, but now it seems the web page just defaults to 32-bit unless you dig for the "other systems" page and explicitly choose 64-bit. So I installed 64-bit. It first opened with the brag page about the new Quick Commands, and About showed that in the command line:
Command Line "C:\Program Files\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end https://vivaldi.com/newfeatures?hl=en-us&version=2.1.1337.47&os=W10.0.17134
I closed it and re-opened it (had to replace my taskbar icon), and the link was gone from the Command Line. So I guess that "About" display shows whatever started the current run of the browser - not some cast in stone default command. The Economist suspicion above was probably meaningless.
@gwen-dragon said in How to set a local file as Home Page.:
Please, your mentioned bug is not a Linux issue, remember this is a Linux thread.
The OP stated:
Start box it prepends https://
Which is the same as in Windows, and why I replied to this thread to confirm that I reported a bug for this. It seems to affect both Linux and Windows.
@Gwen-Dragon Thanks for the reply! I did some digging and found a pertinent blog post that I was able to use to get it working (and another source of useful info). In the Registry Editor (so use this information solely at your own risk), I:
Added HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\7\ShellExecute = the path to Vivaldi.
Works fine now! The REG file is below in case it helps anyone.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Save it as WebHomeKeyVivaldi.reg, edit it in Notepad to change C:\\Users\\me\\Vivaldi to wherever your Vivaldi installation is, and double-click to merge it.
While the Downloads and Capture locations want a path to a folder in your File Manager and the "Select Folder" button makes sense there, the expected input for the Homepage is a custom web link.