Vivaldi launches its first beta



  • Professional in appearance, dependable in execution, customizeable, colorful without being cartoonish. This may be the first Internet browser for adults. Kudos.


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    It does here.



  • Best browser since Opera 12, kudos for the team! I may finally switch over from Opera 12. :)

    Two things that are annoying:

    • ctrl + mouse wheel for zooming doesn't work

    • user profile cannot be simply copied from one computer to another, all passwords and extensions are lost and I don't feel like setting it from the scratch every time I use Vivaldi on another machine


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    Site Infor also stopped working for me in the snapshot builds, but it works in this Beta.

    Try a clean installation. I use a Standalone USB install of 32-bit Vivaldi on Windows 7 64-bit



  • Hmm, I'm using 64 bit.


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    zoom is ctrl+shift+scroll right now. Passwords can never be copied from one machine to another. Sync would be necessary, which Vivaldi doesn't have ready just yet.


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    Yes, it is capable of scrolling absurdly slowly. Not sure how much re-writing of Chromium code would be necessary to equal that snail's pace.



  • Why the non-standard zoom key? Ctrl-mousewheel is common in lots of apps. Also, shift-mousewheel doesn't sideways-scroll like it does in Chrome, and I can't even sideways-scroll with the scrollwheel with the mouse cursor over the scrollbar like in Opera 12.



  • These are my two biggest complaints actually:
    1. It auto-raises itself whenever it gets focus.
    2. The color-matching thing at the top makes it hard to tell the chrome from the client area. This makes me have to think unnecessarily hard if I see a search box or options menu at the top of a page, and I have to figure out what it pertains to. It's also a potential security disaster. The division should be obvious. It's not obvious in a lot of browsers. You made it worse. I do like the tab taking on the color, though, and I would like it better if the inactive tabs also took on the color; it would make them easy to find.

    Now what I like:
    1. The UI zoom setting is nice. My screen resolution is relatively low and too many applications are just too big. Now I can make it just perfect.
    2. The Page Actions thing looks like it has the potential to be very useful. When I first played around with it all the settings seemed completely useless and stupid, but when I read some forum posts about what it did, it seems it will allow me to force custom style-sheets on badly-laid-out sites.

    Now here's some ideas I'd like to see:
    1. I'd like a back button to appear on the tabs to the left of the X when I mouse over them, if applicable, because I usually open links in new tabs, then close the tabs when I'm done reading them, but once in a while I open a link in the same tab, then end up closing it and having to reopen it to go back; it would be easier if I were reminded of that.
    2. I want a setting of JavaScript enabled on https pages and disabled on http pages.
    3. Per-page quick preferences for JavaScript, cookies, and third-party content.
    (Not per site; just things that apply to the current session.) I liked Opera's quick preferences but didn't like that fact that it affected everything from then on.

    I won't list this as a complaint because I'm going to assume it's something you just haven't gotten done yet, but: I do hope you will support RSS feeds?


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    A bug I hadn't noticed before:

    The Mouse Gesture (GestureUp, GestureRight) to reopen closed tab, reopens Settings dialogue.



  • Still no popup hoovering on external script links.
    Very Disappointed!!! I don't like extended links created by page author to open pop-up window from scripts, on user mouse click action to be opened and displayed in new tab. This is not correctly.



  • :)Congratulations



  • "Full Extensions support" : it's wrong. All screen captures extensions not working. Why are some extensions do not stay active? I do not have this problem with Vivaldi: Linux version.



  • I'm having a very noticable delay (500+ ms) when opening new tab with Speed Dial or switching to existing Speed Dial tab.
    EDIT: now that i think about it, it was because i had a custom background PNG image there. But still, that's an issue



  • Please add a reminder for notes. If Vivaldi notes be like this http://www.tabsnooze.com/ :shock: :)



  • Ctrl-shift-scroll works, thanks, but question is - what purpose does it serve? Non-standard key combination is simply annoying.

    As for the sync - I don't need that, I just need to have possibility to copy user folder to another computer and use it. It may be password protected for example for security reasons, but this possibility should exist.



  • One thing I noticed: on my computers Vivaldi started, with no open tabs, have 4 processes that eats about 450MB of memory. With one tab open - 550.

    http://mav.matcom.com.pl/pclab/2015-11-Vivaldi.png

    Other people reported two open tabs and three processes with much less ram usage. Why the difference? Anyway, Vivaldi is rm hungry just as Chrome. On Opera 12 I have 50 tabs open with 1250mb ram usage, doing that on Vivaldi I don't know if 32gb of ram in my desktop would be enough. ;)

    BTW Image info (right click on image) is missing, sometimes it's very useful.



  • @2 : If you're referring to the title of the thumbnail, just click on it and you can rename it



  • To be fair Google (and Opera) are actively working on Chromium performance/memory usage improvement. Vivaldi probably has a bit of a burden here resource-wise as in addition to the baseline needs it has metric tons of JavaScript to chew through on startup and execute. I wouldn't expect it to use less memory than Chrome. (I'm not sure if JS is a significant overhead but suspect it.)

    I will probably have to upgrade my trusty 10 year old Opteron to get acceptable performance. It is about time though :D



  • still does not play videos on the site http://tv-novosti.ru/segodnya/rossiya and radio on the site http://101.ru/?an=personal&userid=169920 Microsoft Edge also don t play. Cool Novo, Chrom, Maxthon play video and music on sith sites good. Why? OS - Win 10 x64. Vivaldi - 1.0.303.52 (Beta) (64 бит)


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