Very fast



  • I just installed Vivaldi and I'm impressed with how snappy it is! I can see myself switching to Vivaldi, I'd even pay money for a fast browser. Couple of things: [1] How can I block Javascript? I want to be able to authorize selectively on a per-site basis. [2] In order for me to switch, you must have password manager integration. I use RoboForm. Will this be available? I realize it's up to RoboForm, but do you have the hooks it needs?



  • @sprezzatura:

    I just installed Vivaldi and I'm impressed with how snappy it is! I can see myself switching to Vivaldi, I'd even pay money for a fast browser.

    Couple of things:

    [1] How can I block Javascript? I want to be able to authorize selectively on a per-site basis.

    [2] In order for me to switch, you must have password manager integration. I use RoboForm. Will this be available? I realize it's up to RoboForm, but do you have the hooks it needs?

    There is an existing built-in feature to disable Javascript and other functionalities on a specific site. Just click on the certificate locker left of the address bar, where you normally see the SSL certificate information, for a full list of features you can toggle on and off.



  • I'm finding it quick, too. So far it has just worked, and if email is integrated, I will use it to replace my old copy of Opera.



  • @jamesp:

    I'm finding it quick, too. So far it has just worked, and if email is integrated, I will use it to replace my old copy of Opera.

    Be sure. Email client is coming. Maybe not tomorrow but I hope is not so far away.


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    I can't make up my mind whether I want a bookmark bar first, or email.

    Of course comparatively, coding a bookmark bar should be like rolling off a log. Email client, not so much.



  • "Very fast" ? Well it's slow as hell on my machine and displays jerking UI behavior and sadly this has put me in pause mode ;(



  • I understand that the browser is still in it's nascent stage and surely the things would be different in the stable version. But my point is that due to slowness and jerky behavior of the browser UI, I am losing interest in testing it for bugs, as you end up waiting for quite sometime too long to see the results of the task performed.

    Thanks :)


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    @Blackholesun:

    I understand that the browser is still in it's nascent stage and surely the things would be different in the stable version. But my point is that due to slowness and jerky behavior of the browser UI, I am losing interest in testing it for bugs, as you end up waiting for quite sometime too long to see the results of the task performed.

    Thanks :)

    I don't find this true at all. The UI is a (tiny) bit slow, but not so one really notices (though Speed Dial appears to have some sort of inexplicable built-in delay that bookmarks bar does not suffer), and page loading everywhere but the Vivaldi.net pages is basically fast. I wonder why your experience and mine are this different.



  • @Blackholesun:

    … my point is that due to slowness and jerky behavior of the browser UI, I am losing interest in testing it for bugs, as you end up waiting for quite sometime too long to see the results of the task performed. ... )

    What operating system are you using? I too, like @ayespy, have had fast operation from the first Vivaldi version onward (at least, faster than my other browsers, with the possible exception of Opera 11 and 12). Likewise, I've not noticed anything jerky at the interface level of Vivaldi. (FYI, I'm running Win7-64bit, SP1). I have noticed a slowness of response at the Vivaldi websites, but that occurs with all my browsers (and on the Opera forum sites, as well)… so I believe that's some kind of server or backbone issue out on the Intertubes.



  • @Blackbird:

    @Blackholesun:

    … my point is that due to slowness and jerky behavior of the browser UI, I am losing interest in testing it for bugs, as you end up waiting for quite sometime too long to see the results of the task performed. ... )

    What operating system are you using? I too, like @ayespy, have had fast operation from the first Vivaldi version onward (at least, faster than my other browsers, with the possible exception of Opera 11 and 12). Likewise, I've not noticed anything jerky at the interface level of Vivaldi. (FYI, I'm running Win7-64bit, SP1). I have noticed a slowness of response at the Vivaldi websites, but that occurs with all my browsers (and on the Opera forum sites, as well)… so I believe that's some kind of server or backbone issue out on the Intertubes.

    I am running Windows 7 Ultimate (Genuine License) 32 bit + SP1 and up to date patches. It's an old system with 2 GB RAM. I have 8 Browsers installed on my machine and all of them works quite smoothly compared to Vivaldi.

    Out of 8 browsers 5 are chrome based, one Opera 12.17.1863, one is IE 11 and SeaMonkey. I normally use one browser at a time and most of the time it is Opera 12.17.

    One thing I can try out is to have a fresh installations of Windows 7. It's been closed to a year now, since I last installed it.
    I have written what I have experienced, not just for the heck writing it and increase my post count.

    "so I believe that's some kind of server or backbone issue out on the Intertubes"
    Yes surely it could be the reason, need to check it out.

    Could you please tell me what should be an ideal system configuration for running Vivaldi smoothly.

    You are running Win7-64bit, SP1 and I am on 32 Bit system. Do you think there could be so much difference on a 32 Bit Windows 7

    Thanks :)



  • @Ayespy:

    @Blackholesun:

    I understand that the browser is still in it's nascent stage and surely the things would be different in the stable version. But my point is that due to slowness and jerky behavior of the browser UI, I am losing interest in testing it for bugs, as you end up waiting for quite sometime too long to see the results of the task performed.

    Thanks :)

    I don't find this true at all. The UI is a (tiny) bit slow, but not so one really notices (though Speed Dial appears to have some sort of inexplicable built-in delay that bookmarks bar does not suffer), and page loading everywhere but the Vivaldi.net pages is basically fast. I wonder why your experience and mine are this different.

    Our experience differs as no two people experience the same thing in a same manner ;)
    Joke apart, you may please read the comment I wrote for Blackbird.

    Thanks



  • @Blackholesun:

    … I have written what I have experienced, not just for the heck writing it and increase my post count.

    "so I believe that's some kind of server or backbone issue out on the Intertubes"
    Yes surely it could be the reason, need to check it out.

    Could you please tell me what should be an ideal system configuration for running Vivaldi smoothly.

    You are running Win7-64bit, SP1 and I am on 32 Bit system. Do you think there could be so much difference on a 32 Bit Windows 7...

    One of the unfortunate aspects of forums is that things don't always get communicated effectively. My object in posting was not in any way to "diss" what you are observing, but it was to add the observation that slowness and jerkiness were not the experiences with Vivaldi on my own system, hence raising the possibility that the problem you see is not inherent in a flawed browser design. Since you didn't initially supply system/OS details, it was also conceivable that you might have been running Vivaldi under a Linux-variant OS, which of course, could be quite germaine to the problem. My observation about the server/backbone was to reinforce what @ayespy had noted about the browsing behavior of the Vivaldi site being something of an oddity for some users, so it would not necessarily be indicative of the behavior of the rest of the universe of websites… if, in fact, that was part of the reason for thinking the browser might be at fault for jerky or slow web viewing.

    I see no inherent reason that a 32-bit Win7 OS installation should perform any differently than a 64-bit installation with respect to the 32-bit Vivaldi program. But I do know that chromium-based browsers (like Vivaldi) run with multiple processes open, one or two for the browser, one for each extension, and one for each open tab. It's possible that between the age of your processor and the 2Gb RAM, there could be some 'stuttering' and speed issues as a result. A lot also depends on what else is loading the system apart from Vivaldi at the times you browse... running processes each take processor cycles and RAM, and cumulatively they can exert a lot of system pressure. However, all chrome-legacy browsers require similar multi-process operation, so if the others aren't exhibiting speed/jerkiness issues on your system, then the fault may lie more directly with RAM demands or something else indeed associated with Vivaldi. You might try using Task Manager to look into what the comparative demands are (processes and memory) when running one of your other chrome-based browsers, compared with Vivaldi. (That might best be done by running only one of them at a time from a browser startup and just directly visiting the same one site.)


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    Right now I have it on my win8 64-bit machine, 6-core 3.5 GHz processor and 10 GB of RAM and it's comfortably fast on that, plus I have it on my 7-8 year old win10 TP (upgraded from fresh install of Win7 Ultimate) 32-bit laptop dual-core 1.47 GHz processor with 2gb RAM, and it's kind of sluggish on that, but then compared to the newer desktop tower, EVERYTHING is kind of sluggish on that machine (better with Win 10 than it was with Win 7, but a 1.47 GHz dual core can just do so much with the max 2 GB of RAM the machine will accept). But I find the performance of Opera 27 and the Vivaldi snapshot on the older smaller machine to be essentially identical - so I couldn't offer a guess as to what the difference might be on your install.

    I do note that there were a couple of places in the forums where people noted some problem, uninstalled and removed the relevant folders and re-installed, and the problems went away. I don't know offhand why that would happen.



  • Hi Blackbird,

    Please be assured that I am not at all upset or felt bad by your comment. I had not even thought on that line.

    Last night, I reinstalled windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit + SP1 and patches. I could now see a definite visual improvement in the browser speed, so I am quite happy now. But I think due to 2GB RAM, I am hitting the bottleneck too soon. I guess it's time to upgrade the system.

    Most of the time when I am browsing the net with Vivaldi, I have Opera 12.17 and a music player running on the system. And I use Norton 360 as a security software.

    Thank you for your inputs.
    Regards :)


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