Thanks so much Gwen-Dragon - after much messing around with the 'user-switching Agent' extension yesterday - this was the issue - Great work on solving the problem - much appreciated - have as good a Christmas as you can - and let's all hope for a better 2021
@Gwen-Dragon No surprise there, but Vivaldi needs better cookie management anyway. Even if this doesn’t affect Vivaldi, the system is already broken as is. Database storage, filesystem storage and service workers aren’t deleted when quitting Vivaldi, no matter what you set. It has to be handled manually by visiting chrome settings. It’s stupid.
Try Cookie AutoDelete extension. It will delete all cookies once you leave a domain.
Change autoclean delay to lower values (3 seconds or so) to speed cleaning; you have 3 seconds to restore closed by mistake tabs.
@Ayespy lol woops I wasn't meaning to insinuate you were a dev 😉
but yeah, that quote is absolutely from a dev
the upvote was simply for the info note, and thanks again for that 🙂
I'm just a hacker (the good type, just for knowledge) in that I like to dig deep into what I like if there's a problem that could be fixed or improved upon for either security or functionality
I'm also a python programmer, and have done a few hacky things like truly private attributes
(soon to be rewritten in C to knock off the unfixable exploits)
don't ask me to work on Vivaldi though
I've already drowned in my own ocean of projects, and don't have the ability to to keep up with adding yet another tanker of code to it... lol
if I'm gonna work on a secure browser, I may as well just build my own 😛
I mean heck, I'm already working on abolishing TCP/IP with my own network protocol... lol
(think of Tor+HIPS without exit nodes)
@jane-n's method didn't work for me as my phone launcher prevents displaying app activities on long press.
Nevertheless, I've found a way to launch Vivaldi straight in incognito mode that WFM in Android 7:
Install Activity Launcher (play store);
Expand Vivaldi entry and look for Vivaldi:org.chromium.chrome.browser.incognito.IncognitoTabLaucher;
Long press, create shortcut;
From the new home screen shortcut one could launch Vivaldi straight in incognito mode.
@Qarboz's reminder still valid: for links received from other apps it is not possible to choose a private card.
BIG FAT REQUEST: c'mon, Vivaldi team! You advertise Vivaldi as a user privacy aware product. Being able to launch Vivaldi on Android in incognito mode from anywhere and to customize search engine URLs are the very least so support that statement. Thank you!
@Dr-Flay said in Google's 'secret web tracking pages' explained:
are you OK with Tom, Dick and Harry buying far more personal info about you
I don't have any economic loss if they do so, if anything, they are just profiling which ads I might be interested in. All they know about "me" is that from this IP I visit some site and do some searches.
Too bad for them, I block all ads with uBlock Origin, they can try all they want but I don't even see the ads they're trying to feed me.
I really don't know what people have to fear if they gather statistics on what I visit. Quoting the article: "That data was not seen by him but could have included information about age and gender, habits, social media usage, ethnicity or political affiliation, he said."
And who cares? Only people that HAVE something to hide. They better not use the internet. I don't fear anyone who knows my age and gender, why should I? You can even see my age on my profile here. Now tell me, that it's a google problem? Or it's Vivaldi that shouldn't allow me to tell others which is my birthdate? Because it's a "sensitive info"? Of course I can tell you a secret: I don't use my birthdate as a PIN/Password, who does it's just an idiot and DESERVE to be ripped off if he does 😃
@dannyswift Chrome should automatically hibernate extensions if they're not in use, except for "persistent" background extensions.
As for your request, you can set this behaviour yourself:
Go to vivaldi://extensions
Find an extension you want to limit to work on click only
Scroll until you find the "Site access" choice:
Set it to "on click"
Then, that extension will only activate when you click it's button.
At the outset, absolute privacy does not exist on the network, nor using TOR.
I think that each user has a different concept of privacy needs, nor can the best browser fully protect it, if the user searches with Google or posts on Facebook.
Therefore, the most logical thing is that each user uses the extensions they deem appropriate, apart from the basic privacy protections that Vivaldi undoubtedly has, far superior to almost all other browsers.