Thank you team Vivaldi!



  • [b]Finally[/b] there's a web browser which I feel comfortable in using! I'm an old Opera user and I've always found it to be the best one to suit my way of working. I was very disappointed, to say the least, when things completely changed. There are no web browsers at present [b][/b]time (apart from Vivaldi), which I find to be "well structured" and well thought through. (There's always something "missing" or something inconvenient for me). But there are several things I already like about Vivaldi and I especially like the fact that you've reintroduced the side bar, the notes, the structure of your bookmarks etc. (Now I'm hoping for the [i]ctrl-J[/i] command to reappear ;) ). I'm looking forward to future updates, it's always fun to see what's new and/or improved. [b]Thank you[/b].



  • Nice to see someone actually saying, "THANK YOU".
    I have to agree this is the best thing since Opera and a pleasure to have Jon (and team) working on this project. Look forward to a long a pleasurable relationship with Vivaldi browser. Listening to Vivaldi's - "La Primavera" (Spring), which should really be this browser's theme song, since it is as refreshing as Vivaldi's musical treasures!
    http://youtu.be/9U6eXpYjSz4 ("La Primavera", performed by Nigel Kennedy)



  • Ever since Opera's dark turn in 2011, I'd become more and more depressed about the state of browsers - between the Chrome/Safarification of them all (and their twice-damned minimalism!) I'd become convinced that things were just going to keep getting worse, between that horrible trend and the app scene balkanizing the internet. Seeing Vivaldi come onto the scene was like in Lord of the Rings when Gandalf arrives at Helm's Deep!

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  • @terzaerian:

    Ever since Opera's dark turn in 2011, I'd become more and more depressed about the state of browsers - between the Chrome/Safarification of them all (and their twice-damned minimalism!) I'd become convinced that things were just going to keep getting worse, between that horrible trend and the app scene balkanizing the internet.

    I. Know. Exactly. How. You. Feel.

    The 'dumbing down' has been a trend poisoning much more than just web browsers. Compare Windows 8 and Windows 7, Skyrim and Morrowind, The Day the Earth Stood Still from 1951 with the 2008 remake, etc. etc. etc.

    This 'casualisation' has the potential for opening up a larger market, but when it comes to browser share this doesn't seem to make much sense (to me anyway) given the plethora of competitors all dumbed down to the point where there is nothing to differentiate them. Current Opera gave up its existing niche and now has nothing to recommend it.

    Since Opera 'dumbed-down' their forums have been filled with complaints. Their demise left a gap in the market that has yet to be addressed. Otter lacks a dev team, Fifth is too buggy and my Palemoon+plugins just feels like too much of a work-around. Vivaldi is the first browser that really gave me hope that all that old Opera goodness will be there again. And it doesn't seem we are the only ones who think this. Hell, check out the battering that Opera are getting in the comments of their own blog here:
    http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/01/opera-27-computers-bookmarks-tabs-navigation-bar/



  • I couldn't agree more!

    I really hope this browser makes it to a stable version!

    With a lot of plugins I can use Opera 29, but still I'm so glad that someone is taking the time to develope a 'real' Opera.

    Thank's so much!



  • I started using opera years ago, when the version number was still in single figures. What a great browser Opera was. I'm sure the new Opera is great for a lot of people too. However i just see it as a Chrome clone that doesn't support Chromecast, the only reason i use Chrome.
    I'm probably not a power user, as such, many features people speak about on this forum don't really bother me. I started using )pera back in the day for the built in mail cilent but that browser is showing its age now and seems to have taken semi retirement.
    Then comes the news the the original opera developer decided to set up Vivaldi, with the features i love and more! I don't know what their situation is, If this is just a sideline to their day job or a full time projecet, . Its so interesting watching the development of the browser before our eyes through snapshots, and to see the team listen to their users,
    These guys need a big round of applause!



  • Keep up the good work ya all. :P



  • @yuna:

    @terzaerian:

    Since Opera 'dumbed-down' their forums have been filled with complaints. Their demise left a gap in the market that has yet to be addressed. Otter lacks a dev team, Fifth is too buggy and my Palemoon+plugins just feels like too much of a work-around. Vivaldi is the first browser that really gave me hope that all that old Opera goodness will be there again. And it doesn't seem we are the only ones who think this. Hell, check out the battering that Opera are getting in the comments of their own blog here:
    http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2015/01/opera-27-computers-bookmarks-tabs-navigation-bar/

    Opera forums and blogs these days have got much better with constructive comments and less of the 'battering' as you put it.



  • Yes, thank you! I never used Opera but i still f*cking love Vivaldi! Thank you very much for this great browser!


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