Working and not working extensions



  • Once released Vivaldi the new browser, and applies sidebar panel, Opera released the Sidebar extensions. It should have the same purpose to sidebar panel. 😉



  • Although I wrote, that Pocket doesn't work, but I found, that AddThis extension has the Pocket option, and so it works right… :woohoo:



  • here's my list of working extensions so far:
    ublock or ublock origin
    disconnect
    youtube magic action
    https everywhere
    grammarly
    mailtrack
    modern scroll (from opera)
    savefrom.net helper (from opera)
    search by image
    autopagerize
    lastpass



  • A good translator extension? in these beta versions of vivaldi without extension bar I use TransOver but in 64 bit PC this extension only translates 1 line so I need a full translator.
    in 32 bit netbook TransOver works well and translates all lines but in 64 bit PC not!



  • @jazei:

    A good translator extension?

    I just tried out ImTranslator and Google Translate and both seem to work for me in 32-bit Vivaldi on 32-bit Win7 (but I didn't have time to try them on 64-bit Win7).

    I think both can translate full webpages, but that probably requires a Tool Bar button that is not yet supported by Vivaldi. Otherwise, both can be set to automatically pop up a bubble with a translation of highlighted text. Google Translate seemed to only work for a word or short phrase, but ImTranslator seemed to handle a long paragraph very well.

    I also like the behavior of ImTranslator better: a small bubble appears next to highlighted text which you can click on for a translation, but it can easily be disregarded if you're trying to highlight the text for a different reason (e.g., to copy). Google Translate automatically pops up a large box with a translation of the highlighted text and obscures everything behind it. It also appears ImTranslator's settings are more comprehensive and customizable.

    So of those two, ImTranslator clearly appears better to me. (By the way, I think ImTranslator may be based on Google's translation engine, but adds a better UI and controls.)



  • Thank you gdveggie, ImTranslator extension works well in 64bit Win7 PC (that is my difficult case), I tested it in 32bit Win7 netbook and worked well too.
    I don`t recommend you to test anything in 64bit Win7 because 95% of my found bugs were in this OS, keep in 32 bit Win7 and you will be happy.



  • I have been unable to run the extension "Grammarly Spell Checker & Grammar Checker" in Vivaldi, (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-spell-checker-g/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen)



  • Nice information about extensions! :cheer: (Directly from Tetzchner)

    "Both themes and extensions are high on our list. Some extensions already work, but we aim to make this work a lot better. Cheers,
    Jon."



  • @jazei:

    Thank you gdveggie, ImTranslator extension works well in 64bit Win7 PC (that is my difficult case), I tested it in 32bit Win7 netbook and worked well too.
    I don`t recommend you to test anything in 64bit Win7 because 95% of my found bugs were in this OS, keep in 32 bit Win7 and you will be happy.

    Oh, good, I'm glad ImTranslator works for you. It really seems very nice, especially how unobtrusive it is. I almost don't even notice the little bubble when I highlight something, and it has a very small (3KB) memory footprint, so even though I rarely will need it, I've simply left it installed and enabled since I posted above.

    I only mentioned I hadn't tried it yet on 64-bit Vivaldi because you needed something for 64-bit Vivaldi and I didn't have time at that point to check whether it worked there before suggesting it… ...So I'm glad to hear it does.

    I do have 64-bit Vivaldi (and 32-bit Vivaldi) installed on a 64-bit Win7 machine, but so far I'm mostly using 32-bit Vivaldi on my 32-bit Win7 machine. I know 64-bit Vivaldi is said to be more buggy, but I haven't really used it enough yet to run into that, as I only use it occasionally to test something.

    I just tried installing "Grammarly Spell Checker & Grammar Checker" and it seemed to install OK, but I don't see any way to use it, so I'm guessing it needs a button on the toolbar (which isn't yet supported in Vivaldi). Maybe if you have tried it in Chrome you know whether it needs a button or not. Do you want it more for the spelling, or the grammar, or both?



  • for my the problem is in win7x64 where there is a lot of my founded bugs, 32 or 64 bit vivaldi is the same: the problem is vivaldi using win7x64
    grammarly needs a button and a registration at .com before, but there is an user that are using well on vivaldi!!! he told me that…. I could not use- I installed and deleted re installed but nothing, we are in the same situation.
    I tried to use it to test my grammar, but the problem is that this extension check grammar in all pages, even in my native language so I should set every page for not check grammar in future and it turns in a balls pain.



  • @jazei:

    I tried to use it to test my grammar, but the problem is that this extension check grammar in all pages, even in my native language so I should set every page for not check grammar in future and it turns in a balls pain.

    Ahh, yes. So it would be nice to find one that you could easily activate only on demand.

    I'm not sure how it is supposed to work, so I can't really test this. But I notice it has an entry in the Keyboard Shortcuts for Extension and Apps (chrome://chrome/extensions/configureCommands) that is not populated with a key combination. You might try choosing a keyboard combination that isn't already in use for something else in Vivaldi [e.g., Alt+G (for Grammarly)] and see whether that enables you to toggle activation of the extension only when you want it.



  • @Ayespy:

    @vinczej:

    What UserAgent use Vivaldi? I can see, that where sites require "Chrome-compatible" browser, there Vivaldi seems to be "compatible", too. (E.g.: WebKincstár) On these sites Opera (even with UserAgent extension as Chrome on Windows) Opera is incompatible, and is denied.

    As I can see, Stacounter recognizes correctly as Vivaldi 1.0.

    Per the Help menu: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/40.0.2214.114 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.0.111.2

    For those who aren't very familiar with User Agent strings (like me :P), I'll point out that in Vivaldi for Windows, the User Agent string will vary slightly depending on the Vivaldi version, the Vivaldi bitness, and the Windows bitness. For example, here are the strings from my 3 Vivaldi setups (the two 64-bit examples being from an earlier Developer snapshot):

    32-bit Vivaldi v1.0.162.4 (TP3) on 32-bit Win7:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.105 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.0.162.4

    32-bit Vivaldi v1.0.142.32 on 64-bit Win7:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.105 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.0.142.32

    64-bit Vivaldi v1.0.142.32 on 64-bit Win7:
    Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/41.0.2272.105 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.0.142.32

    I imagine similar variations occur in Mac and Linux Vivaldi versions.

    For User Agent switchers, An_dz already mentioned User-Agent Switcher (by esolutionsnordicab) from Opera Add-ons is working in Vivaldi. In addition, the following 3 User Agent switchers from the Chrome Web Store all appear to install OK in Vivaldi (listed in order of most recent developer update):

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher-for-c/djflhoibgkdhkhhcedjiklpkjnoahfmg
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher/ffhkkpnppgnfaobgihpdblnhmmbodake
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/user-agent-switcher/lkmofgnohbedopheiphabfhfjgkhfcgf

    The first one has been confirmed by mrmeireles to get Vivaldi to work at web.whatsapp.com using Mozilla as the User Agent. The second one appears to be by the same author as the Opera Add-on reported to work by An_dz, but written and maintained for the Chrome Web Store.

    If anyone else tries any of the 3, it might be helpful to know get feedback about a few more sites where they seem to work, and what User Agent worked on the site (e.g., Google sites or Mega downloads that don't currently play nice with Vivaldi).



  • Some extensions can't you enable by default at start of Vivaldi. You have to enable all time you start Vivaldi. 😞

    The problem can be solved, if you update the "renitent" extensions. 🙂



  • I've installed the FVD Chrome extension. It is a Speed Dial alternative for Chromium based browsers like Vivaldi. It's much more scalable than Vivaldi SD. I could set the FVD as startpage, and it works fine. 🙂

    But how can I set this page for New Blank Page? It gives always the original Vivaldi Speed Dial. 😞



  • My list of extensions:

    AdBlock uBlock Origin

    Disconnect

    Gestures for Google Chrome

    Ghostery

    HTTPS Everywhere

    Imagus

    Magic Actions for YouTube

    Wikipedia Language Filter

    For me lack of custom mouse gestures was the thing limiting from starting daily use of vivaldi.

    With bit of tinkering i got "Gestures for Google Chrome" extensions open new tab working properly (speed dial with focus on address bar) with vivaldi. Haven't tested all of the commands, but the essentials for me r now covered.

    To make that happend I needed to change
    chrome://newtab/
    to
    chrome-extension://mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli/components/startpage/startpage.html
    in TabUtils.js.



  • Sensational! Extension UI works! So (in principle) all extensions work! :woohoo:

    I'm going to look for deficiencies. First: If I switch to a new button, first time the clicking will make appear the previous popup, not the actual. The second click already works correctly. 😛



  • Stylish works for me. A bit awkward using it comparably to Fx Stylish+Stylish Editor Mod but works all right. No Preview and Search bar is a pain but, again, works.

    Anybody knows of a working Restart ext.? At this point a File/Restart menuitem would do but i'll take any means for restarting. Restart my Chrome can't be used since there's no way to use it …. (no button, no menu).
    TIA!


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @makondo:

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    Anybody knows of a working Restart ext.? At this point a File/Restart menuitem would do but i'll take any means for restarting. Restart my Chrome can't be used since there's no way to use it …. (no button, no menu).
    TIA!

    Thx. Probably will be my fav. ext 🙂



  • @makondo:

    Anybody knows of a working Restart ext.? At this point a File/Restart menuitem would do but i'll take any means for restarting. Restart my Chrome can't be used since there's no way to use it …. (no button, no menu).
    TIA!

    That works perfectly.

    Likely you are using an old vivaldi version w/o the extension button support.



  • @vinczej:

    I've installed the FVD Chrome extension. It is a Speed Dial alternative for Chromium based browsers like Vivaldi. It's much more scalable than Vivaldi SD. I could set the FVD as startpage, and it works fine. 🙂

    https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/all/4377-vivaldi-and-speed-dials


 

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