Vivaldi not ready for prime time.



  • Well, I just spent the last 10 hours attempting to get Vivaldi to work like I need and it's once again clear to me this browser isn't ready for prime time: 1) Hardware acceleration doesn't work. Did a bunch of research and it appears if you have an Intel/Nvidia combination you're SoL. As a result I can't play any videos (whether Flash or HTML5) which puts a big damper on things. 2) Still buggy. Went into settings to disable search suggestions, but the browser still goes out to a search engine even though that functionality is supposed to be disabled. I don't need the browser thinking for me. I'm a lot smarter than it is. I actually did make it further this time and had high hopes it would work out as I like the browser. But, I don't like fighting with my browser to get it to work. I want to start it up and have it work. Kudos for all the hard work so far. It's looking better, but it's not quite there yet. At least, not for me.



  • @wickedjester:

    Well, I just spent the last 10 hours attempting to get Vivaldi to work like I need and it's once again clear to me this browser isn't ready for prime time:

    Some people are happy to test betas to help devs finding bugs and add functionality. No program ever is complete and 100% bug free.

    1. Hardware acceleration doesn't work. Did a bunch of research and it appears if you have an Intel/Nvidia combination you're SoL. As a result I can't play any videos (whether Flash or HTML5) which puts a big damper on things.

    Works for me on my Win7 PC with a nVidia GT520, doesn't work for some. It didn't work for me just in a developer build, quickly solved in the next snapshot.

    1. Still buggy. Went into settings to disable search suggestions, but the browser still goes out to a search engine even though that functionality is supposed to be disabled. I don't need the browser thinking for me. I'm a lot smarter than it is.

    Works for me, search suggestions disabled in address field and no suggestions are searched for. If you want also disable search with the default search engine (I have google as default for example and what I type, if it's not a valid url, will be searched for with google) you can always create a new search engine named "Nothing" and with %s only as URL, but you're too smart so you've probably already solved this by yourself :lol:

    I actually did make it further this time and had high hopes it would work out as I like the browser. But, I don't like fighting with my browser to get it to work. I want to start it up and have it work.

    Kudos for all the hard work so far. It's looking better, but it's not quite there yet. At least, not for me.

    ok, thanks for visiting the forum.



  • sounds like https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser/15509-browser-cant-play-gif-and-sound-files#77432. i believe 32-bit versions of program are the issue.

    as for flash, may it rest in peace. though let it do this without fond memories or longing.most websites offer other formats of media, even if they ask you for flash first.



  • @wickedjester:

    Well, I just spent the last 10 hours attempting to get Vivaldi to work like I need and it's once again clear to me this browser isn't ready for prime time:

    1. Hardware acceleration doesn't work. Did a bunch of research and it appears if you have an Intel/Nvidia combination you're SoL. As a result I can't play any videos (whether Flash or HTML5) which puts a big damper on things.
    2. Still buggy. Went into settings to disable search suggestions, but the browser still goes out to a search engine even though that functionality is supposed to be disabled. I don't need the browser thinking for me. I'm a lot smarter than it is.

    I actually did make it further this time and had high hopes it would work out as I like the browser. But, I don't like fighting with my browser to get it to work. I want to start it up and have it work.

    Kudos for all the hard work so far. It's looking better, but it's not quite there yet. At least, not for me.

    I have a Gigabyte GT630 and videos play fine for me, although I have an AMD processor.

    Are you trying to search with the search box or the address bar? The address bar always acts like a search box no matter what you do. If that's what you want - the address bar to not act like a search field, I'm sorry to disappoint you, but no other major browser do this anymore.
    I don't even have flash installed and all HTML5 videos play fine, I bet if I had Flash, those videos would play fine as well.

    Flash is a disease that needs to be removed completely. So it doesn't count as an issue, even though I'm sure I won't have issues with it if I had it installed.

    Firefox used to not be able to search in the address field, but that was long, long ago. Chrome doesn't even have a search box, I don't remember how Opera 12 was, but I think one could still use the address bar for searching.

    I can't say Vivaldi is perfect, I also have problems with it, but I've uninstalled every other browser and have been using solely Vivaldi for about a week or so and I'm adjusted already to its (currently) crap factor, so I'm fine with it and everything works as I want it to. I don't feel like I should go back to Chrome or Firefox or anything else for that matter.

    Vivaldi is actually a lot more usable than it used to be about 7-8 months ago, give it another 3-4 months and it will probably be matching the giants in snappiness and features.



  • i agree that flash is a plague. anything we depend on for too long is doomed to this fate.

    i dont miss snapiness and features. i use vivaldi browser for research. i like fast boot times, as this secondary browser is often closed. in linux i cannot find another major browser that boots nearly as fast. windows, i believe that's true, but I haven't sampled as many browsers. too many features would likely increase boot time. eventually i would switch to qupzilla, or whatever browser looked hot that day. i think (after they bring back the email panel) i would rather see streamlining refinement than bulky flash muscles or too many new features.


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