Snapshots



  • I'm just wondering in general what is the best way to migrate settings from a stable to a snapshot version, or is it better not to? In my case at the moment I'm running Linux Mint 17.3 - I have V 1.2.490.43 () (64-bit) stable installed, and last night I installed the V vivaldi-snapshot_1.3.551.13-1_amd64.deb file. It did not update my stable - it created a 2nd install it appears. Just wondering if any of you long time V users have advice, or can point me to a FAQ about the snapshots. I did a search before posting this, just didn't find much info. Thank you!



  • You should be able to copy over your profile.

    There should be a folder for your Vivaldi snapshot profile and one for your Vivaldi profile.

    I think it is under:

    ~/.config/vivaldi-snapshot
    ~/.config/vivaldi

    So, the contents of the vivaldi folder to the vivaldi-snapshot folder. It might not be 100%, but you should get most of it. Extensions might need to be re-installed.



  • It's perfectly safe [desirable, even] to copy these from one to the other:

    • Bookmarks
    • Current Session
    • Current Tabs
    • Custom Dictionary.txt
    • Favicons
    • History
    • Last Session
    • Last Tabs
    • Notes

    I suspect you will feel pretty "sad" however if you copy "Preferences" from Stable to SS, or vice versa. Even after a couple of SS to SS upgrades [i've been using it since Feb 2015] it is a common experience that V can begin to operate quite flakily, ultimately requiring starting a clean profile, one key file of which is this "Preferences" file. Expecting this file to give you a happy V experience if you recycle a Stable one to SS or vice versa, is likely to only end in tears.

    Background reading fyi: https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-linux/13107-solved-vivaldi-for-abc-iview-live-stream-clean-profile-rulz#69003

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    My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.



  • Thank you both for your tips! I will be sure to read the linked information on Profiles.


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