Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.



  • I use a local image as my homepage with Vivaldi 1.6.689.46-1 which displays with a white background. I just installed 1.7.735.46-1 to find the background has changed to black.

    I dislike the change and infinitely prefer white. Firefox changed to a black background a few years back which still befuddles me. Fortunately, I fix that by modifying the src file before compiling. Unfortunately, I have no such avenue with Vivaldi.

    I'm unaware whether the change is intentional. Suffice to say, I very much prefer the white.



  • @rhubarbpieguy -- i also currently use a local* image, but it wasn't affected by the upgrade.

    *_ Oh, wait, maybe my scenario is different to yours. The image i use was one i saw on a website [a few weeks ago], & right-clicked on it then picked "Use image as Start Page background" ... maybe that's not truly a "local" file?
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    Tower & Lappy = Maui Linux 2.1 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.4.



  • @rhubarbpieguy said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    I use a local image as my homepage with Vivaldi 1.6.689.46-1 which displays with a white background. I just installed 1.7.735.46-1 to find the background has changed to black.

    I dislike the change and infinitely prefer white. Firefox changed to a black background a few years back which still befuddles me. Fortunately, I fix that by modifying the src file before compiling. Unfortunately, I have no such avenue with Vivaldi.

    I'm unaware whether the change is intentional. Suffice to say, I very much prefer the white.

    If you don't use the speed dial, you can set vivaldi://startpage as your home page.
    Then customize the Start Page settings.
    Set the background colour, then choose a local image.
    When the "Scale to Fit" option is unticked or the image is transparent you will see the chosen background colour.

    If you do use the speed dial, perhaps create your own html file with the image embedded in a white background.
    I don't write html code but with a bit of googling came up with this...

    <!doctype html>
    <html lang="en">
    
    <head>
    	<meta charset="utf-8">
    	<title>Home</title>
    </head>
    
    <body style="background-color: white">
    	<p style="margin-top: 300px;"></p>
    	<p style="text-align:center;"><img src="home.png"></p>
    </body>
    
    </html>
    

    Copy and paste in your text editor and save as home.html
    The image is centred horizontally.
    Set margin-top to centre vertically.
    Set the img src= to your pic name.
    Image has to be in same directory as home.html

    Drag and drop the home.html file into vivaldi and the address bar will show the path to copy to
    Settings > startup > Homepage



  • First of all I have the feeling that the following question will be a very stupid one but I can't help it - so here it goes:

    What about Settings --> Start Page --> Background Color --> Custom --> Change --> Choose the color you like

    Isn't this the same thing?

    Even if you have a background picture when scale to fit is deactivated you first choose your background color next choose your pic.
    For me this results in a pic that is embedded in the chosen color.

    I somehow have the feeling that I don't get the point - OR that this behaviour is Linux exclusive (I've to admit that I am a windows-mouse-pusher ^^)

    Somebody care to explain?



  • @zaibon
    rhubarbpieguy said he used a local image as his "homepage" not the background to the start page.

    You can set the startpage to be your homepage but will then have to remove the speed dial shortcuts if you want to see nothing but the local pic as your homepage.



  • @CantankRus said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    You can set the startpage to be your homepage but will then have to remove the speed dial shortcuts if you want to see nothing but the local pic as your homepage.

    Tadaaa so there is the culprit that irritated me - because that was exactly what I did (a long time ago) so I couldn't see the difference.
    Thanks a lot for clarifying.



  • @zaibon said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    @CantankRus said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    You can set the startpage to be your homepage but will then have to remove the speed dial shortcuts if you want to see nothing but the local pic as your homepage.

    Tadaaa so there is the culprit that irritated me - because that was exactly what I did (a long time ago) so I couldn't see the difference.
    Thanks a lot for clarifying.

    No problem... I'm not positive what he means so I gave 2 solutions anyway.
    :wink:



  • Thank you all for replying. I was aware of the Start Page option. It seems HomePage and Start Page do the same thing. I use Homepage perhaps from habit, but I do not like the '+ Bookmark History' Start Page bar. Perhaps there's a way to remove that.

    However, that doesn't really address the problem, which is a dark background with the Homepage. I initially thought I had made an error, as - well, that's what I do. But I tarred 1.6 and 1.7 Vivaldi and repeatedly tested both.

    When I untar 1.6 I have a white background. When I untar 1.7 I have a black background. I did both several times. Rinse and repeat.

    It may still be operator error as that's my specialty, but I'm doubtful as per above. I use a jpg for my Homepage image. Perhaps that's unique.



  • I am still unsure what you are doing.
    Are you just setting a local image file as your home page and the surrounding area is black like pic?
    I 'm not aware how the background was drawn before but in the latest vivaldi release the background is drawn black.
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    If I use a html file set as the home page as in my first reply, I can make the background any colour I like.
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    If you want to use the startpage, you can remove the navigation bar using a custom.css file.
    As root, create the file /opt/vivaldi/resources/vivaldi/style/custom.css containing...

    .startpage-navigation {
    	display: none !important;
    }
    

    Then as root open /opt/vivaldi/resources/vivaldi/browser.html in your text editor and add
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style/custom.css" /> in the <head> section.

    The <head> section should look like this after editing...

    <!DOCTYPE html>
    <html>
      <head>
        <meta charset="UTF-8" />
        <title>Vivaldi</title>
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="style/common.css" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="style/custom.css" />
      </head>
    

    Restart Vivaldi.



  • @rhubarbpieguy said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    [...] but I do not like the '+ Bookmark History' Start Page bar. Perhaps there's a way to remove that.

    Yes there is a way when you custom your css a bit - pretty good explained in this post make sure you click the "How to use this Code" Button beneath the first post from pafflick so you know what needs to be done



  • @CantankRus said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    I 'm not aware how the background was drawn before but in the latest vivaldi release the background is drawn black.

    Thank you for the confirmation. I appreciate your suggestions and admire your knowledge and innovation.

    However, it seems all methods make me jump through hoops. It seems a better solution would be to have Vivaldi simply leave well enough alone. I have to think changing the background was an oversight. If such a whiz-bang great idea, why wasn't it changed on the Start Page?

    But bottom line, is there another way to express my feedback? Features seems locked. I hope development reads these posts.



  • @rhubarbpieguy
    You must admit, it's a fairly unusual situation to want to set a pic as homepage not scaled to fit.
    If it's something you really want it's not that hard to do with what I gave you.
    I just wrote a howto for custom css which can remove the navigation bar on the startpage if you choose that route.
    Just need to copy and paste a few commands. How to add custom.css code on Linux

    You can request features HERE.



  • @CantankRus said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    @rhubarbpieguy
    You must admit, it's a fairly unusual situation to want to set a pic as homepage not scaled to fit.
    If it's something you really want it's not that hard to do with what I gave you.
    I just wrote a howto for custom css which can remove the navigation bar on the startpage if you choose that route.
    Just need to copy and paste a few commands. How to add custom.css code on Linux

    You can request features HERE.

    I don't consider it unusual at all. I do not want my Home Page image scaled to fit. I've viewed it both ways with Start Page.

    And I agree, your instructions are not difficult. But that's not the point. We're looking at the situation from different perspectives. You're looking for a way to jump through a hoop (that's not intended as critical). I'm asking, "Why the hoop?" Why was the change made? It makes no sense (to me).

    Regardless, I posted the request and a copy here. So we can put this thread to bed. I've reverted to 1.6 and will check 1.8.

    I again thank you for your feedback and effort.



  • @rhubarbpieguy
    May have possibly been a change in chrome and not something Vivaldi is aware
    of or doesn't deem of great importance.
    Going back to 1.6 seems a little extreme.



  • @CantankRus said in Vivaldi 1.7.735.46-1 changes image background.:

    @rhubarbpieguy
    May have possibly been a change in chrome and not something Vivaldi is aware
    of or doesn't deem of great importance.

    This appears to be the case.
    Chromium-browser in Ubuntu 16.04 is at chrome version 55 which draws the background white.
    After upgrading Chromium-browser from the testing ppa to version 56 the background is black.
    Vivaldi 1.6 ......chrome version 55
    Vivaldi 1.7.......chrome version 56
    The solution to your problem is black and white. :wink:


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