ancient noob found wandering deep hierarchy - believed to be harmless



  • I hope to cause no offense. I am new here. I just finally managed to register.
    I am using Vivalde 1.9.818.49 (Stable channel) (32-bit) with Adguard and Scriptsafe on Windows 7 pro.
    I couldn't manage to register using V -- no captcha was displayed.
    I managed to register using Opera 12.
    Is this a security feature?

    Background:
    I have been using Opera since the 1990's, with a receipt for buying an Opera 4 licence in 2000.
    I don't remember why I gave up on opera after 12.

    Does Vivaldi have anything like "about::config" in Firefox and Palemoon?
    Is there a way to swap a complete set of key bindings? I would like to be able to try a set matching Opera 12 or Palemoon, but revert if something went wrong.

    Apologies for asking all these questions. A bit of advice on where to take all this might be in order.

    Regards,

    Wally,
    wandering in blissful, if ignorant, retirement



  • The captcha probably don't work due adguard or scriptsafe; try to disable them for the page in which is not shown and see if it works.
    Some pages with such extensions on - looks broken (in case of vivaldi page, it's strange however).

    vivaldi://flags/ is the equivalent of about:config in chromium based browsers ;)

    In vivaldi options (alt+P) you can choose key bindings (keyboard section), down there is a button to revert changes in case don't work as you expect.

    In privacy section check also if the cookies are enabled for third parties - often disabling them can break site functions: login, registrations, and maybe captchas too.



  • @Hadden89
    Thanks for the information.

    "vivaldi://flags/" is a lot scarier than Mozilla's "about:config", which is mostly things they couldn't be bothered to expose through a GUI.

    "Opera 12> Preferences> Advanced> Shortcuts> Keyboard Setup" allows one to save/restore a complete set of key bindings by name. I had forgotten how many editable bindings it allows to be edited.

    Third party cookies are mostly ancient, evil tracking/stalking tools. If a site needs to remember something about me, it can use cookies in its own name.

    Again, thanks. I'll stop mithering you now.

    Wally

    The user is a peripheral that types when you issue a read request.



  • @hicksw said in ancient noob found wandering deep hierarchy - believed to be harmless:

    "vivaldi://flags/"

    About this, only some of them could be useful in vivaldi.
    They are "just" for chromium engine - which moves also vivaldi - but flags that relay on some chrome exclusive functions - like sync, npapi and the chrome UI itself, WON'T work in vivaldi or could lead to unexpected things.
    Avoid any un-necessary change there.

    "Opera 12> Preferences> Advanced> Shortcuts> Keyboard Setup" allows one to save/restore a complete set of key bindings by name.

    I don't think keys can be exported/imported as a file yet.

    Third party cookies are mostly ancient, evil tracking/stalking tools.

    True. However, several legit sites relay on them and simply don't work, or work partially without 3rd parties.



  • One of the worst offenders as far as requiring third-party cookies is (not surprisingly) Google - their services have so many different domain names that you'll need to authorize, but they also try to track you everywhere. Not that I really think Yahoo or Bing (Microsoft) is any better.



  • I use this to handle my 1st and 3rd party cookies; it allows to store only the ones you want to keep and remove the others according to extension settings.


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