Any way to get back the Google Black Bar?
I'm probably going to have to add News and Maps as bookmarks on the bookmarks bar if there isn't a way, which will use up valuable space.
You can use a user-agent masking extension (like this one for example) to trick Google into recognizing your browser as "Opera 12" (you can obtain its user-agent string by opening this page in your Opera 12 browser), so that it would show you the "black bar" (as a matter of fact - the whole old Google layout) in Vivaldi.
Notice, that this is just a workaround and it's gonna be working for as long as the Google itself doesn't drop its old navbar completely...
Excellent! Thanks a lot for that. I ended up using a different one that allows a URL to be entered, otherwise all websites would think I was using Opera.