Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9



  • @dannilundgren I have no idea of the technical aspects of implementing this but it's a great idea.



  • @EmilEichhoernchen I have made this request as well and believe it would really help manage memory.


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    @dannilundgren I am not so sure that it's such a great idea. You can already install Vivaldi as multiple Standalone versions, each with their own profile to suit different users. Each user can have his/her own shortcut to launch Vivaldi.

    I find it hard to believe that many users will want to use different profiles for different tasks or at different times of the day.

    In the case where users share computers, won't they want their own privacy and personal settings? If it was possible to switch profiles, the other user would lose their privacy.



  • Custom background color (or by theme) for blank webpages.
    However, I don't know if chromium allow this.


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    @Pesala You are right, but the fact is that we, at my work, have PC-modules which is not on our local domain. The users, teachers, would have to log in with other credentials compared to their domain account, and that would freak them out.

    A solution could be a portable / plug and play user-profile on a flash drive, but I really don't know if that is possible.


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    @Pesala said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    In the case where users share computers, won't they want their own privacy and personal settings? If it was possible to switch profiles, the other user would lose their privacy.

    It depends on implementation.
    If you'll encrypt the entire profile then it's secured a little.
    Here on Vivaldi forum you can also switch profiles. I know that you are visiting here and I know your username. So I can play with your profile here too. The obstacle is the password.

    @dannilundgren said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    A solution could be a portable / plug and play user-profile on a flash drive, but I really don't know if that is possible.

    Yes. You could be able to move the Vivaldi's data in %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data to e.g. flash drive F:
    So every user will have their own flash drive with their own profile.
    Then just edit Vivaldi desktop shortcut on the shared computer to launch Vivaldi with custom userprofile
    --user-data-dir="F:\Vivaldi\User Data"

    The only issue could be that you have to somehow guarantee that the anobody's flash drive will be mounted exactly on F: or modify the User Data path launch parameter if it mounts differently.


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    @nfsmaniac said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    The only issue could be that you have to somehow guarantee that the anobody's flash drive will be mounted exactly on F: or modify the User Data path launch parameter if it mounts differently.

    You can assign custom letters for flash drives (to always mount them with that specific letter) using the Windows Disk Management tool (on W10/8 press [WIN] + [X] > Disk Management; on older versions you can find it in the Control Panel). You can assign one drive per letter - Windows will remember those settings and as long as that letter is not automatically assigned to another drive, it will always mount that drive with the custom letter.



  • @pafflick With reference to my latest batch file on the "release an official portable version" thread, I have the following comments:

    • you really shouldn't try running the user profile on the flash drive - I did that for a couple of days and it is just incredibly slow
    • better to have a batch file to copy your data to the PCs hard disk, then copy it back when the program closes
    • if your batch file is on the flash drive then it's actually very easy to set the local and destination directories in DOS (no messing about with "F:" or whatever)
    • my batch file (on the other thread) is based around a portable copy of Vivaldi - and has extra stuff to periodically backup the user data, so here's a short version based on Vivaldi installed on the C: drive (copy the user data to the flash drive (e.g. f:\Vivaldi\User Data) and put this code in a batch file e.g. f:\Vivaldi\RunVivaldi.bat):
    @echo off
    mode con cols=230
    mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\"
    mkdir "%TEMP%\Vivaldi"
    robocopy "User Data" "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data" /mir /z
    
    start "c:\Program Files\Vivaldi\vivaldi.exe" --disk-cache-dir="%TEMP%\Vivaldi"
    
    robocopy "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data" "User Data" /mir /z
    rmdir /s /q %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Vivaldi
    rmdir /s /q %TEMP%\Vivaldi
    exit
    

    (check the location of Vivaldi on the PC - I'm not using a typical installation here...)


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    @mossman said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    you really shouldn't try running the user profile on the flash drive - I did that for a couple of days and it is just incredibly slow

    What type of flash drive did you use? What kind of interface? USB 2.0/3.0/3.1/other?

    @mossman said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data"

    Any reason to use the long path with %userprofile% instead of just %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\?

    Nevertheless, I agree that your solution might be the best option in this case.



  • @pafflick said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    @mossman said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    you really shouldn't try running the user profile on the flash drive - I did that for a couple of days and it is just incredibly slow

    What type of flash drive did you use? What kind of interface? USB 2.0/3.0/3.1/other?

    Some generic USB key my company gave me - plugged into various PCs. I assume USB 2.

    Thinking about it, I started using this USB key in the early days of Vivaldi - so the performance (mostly limited by the infamous TopSites file) may have improved since then.

    @mossman said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data"

    Any reason to use the long path with %userprofile% instead of just %localappdata%\Vivaldi\User Data\?

    Uuuhh... I didn't think of it? :D



  • @mossman
    USB drive/stick, their read speed is fast but write speed is not. With moving/growing cache that's an instant kill.

    Isn't that one cause of slowliness in USB drive/stick because they're usually partitioned as fat32? I read some people have more luck when they re-partition to ntfs or ext234. I don't bother to try, write speed will be still slow.
    (Anyone remember DOS era smartdrv.drv? :grin: ).

    Ah, I also do like you do. Copy browser profile folder to destination system. Still got a darn ugly batch script copier here. I ever try to port it to .NET, just to find out the destination system doesn't even have .NET. :laughing:



  • Is it possible to create somehow a profile transport via Vivaldi profile? Like the Google log in in Chrome. IF I log in to Vivaldi forum probably the browser can sync personal set-up, passwords, etc.



  • @Melack said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    Is it possible to create somehow a profile transport via Vivaldi profile? Like the Google log in in Chrome. IF I log in to Vivaldi forum probably the browser can sync personal set-up, passwords, etc.

    Where have you been for the last two years? ;)

    This synchronisation is about the most discussed and anticipated feature on these forums. Seems like it will be coming soon...



  • @dLeon said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    @mossman
    USB drive/stick, their read speed is fast but write speed is not. With moving/growing cache that's an instant kill.

    I spent more time watching the little light blinking than reading the webpages...

    Isn't that one cause of slowliness in USB drive/stick because they're usually partitioned as fat32? I read some people have more luck when they re-partition to ntfs or ext234. I don't bother to try, write speed will be still slow.

    I think I tried NTFS - in fact it might still be NTFS now - but it didn't make any difference.

    (Anyone remember DOS era smartdrv.drv? :grin: ).

    And dblspace (and stacker)... although obviously these would slow it down not speed it up.



  • @mossman said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    I spent more time watching the little light blinking than reading the webpages...

    Ugh, I thought it's only me. Glad at least someone as crazy as me.
    I'm a person that actually stare to loading text list (Linux & Win) habit I brought since the original RedHat 4.

    I think I tried NTFS - in fact I think it might still be NTFS now - but it didn't make any difference.

    Figure.



  • Hotkey to hibernate all background tabs


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    It could even be argued that it would be better to keep all of the buttons together on the right, even with the panel on the left, but perhaps that is too radical?

    This is how I think it would work best with the panel on the right.

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    @dLeon said in Feature requests for 1.8 / 1.9:

    Isn't that one cause of slowliness in USB drive/stick because they're usually partitioned as fat32? I read some people have more luck when they re-partition to ntfs or ext234. I don't bother to try, write speed will be still slow.

    Well, as long as NTFS is a journaling filesystem, it's not much good for flash drives.
    It decreases performance & lifespan of memory cells, because of tons of additional written data.
    So in principle, FAT32 or exFAT should be faster than NTFS.
    ext2 or ext4 (with disabled journal) is also OK, but not for Windows systems.



  • It'd be very helpful if we could select the audio device Vivaldi is using. I often play music off of Vivaldi, and occasionally it would be helpful to have this functionality. :)



  • @Pesala
    The best option is to use ISO format: yyyy-mm-dd:

    ISO sort:

    bookmarks_2016_02_01.html
    bookmarks_2017_03_07.html
    bookmarks_2018_01_03.html

    UK sort:
    bookmarks_01_02_2016.html
    bookmarks_03_01_2018.html
    bookmarks_07_03_2017.html

    US sort:
    bookmarks_01_03_2018.html
    bookmarks_02_01_2016.html
    bookmarks_03_07_2017.html


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