Portable Vivaldi



  • It may be a bit early to suggest this but a portable Vivaldi would be great.



  • I agree, a vivaldi for ios and android would be a great idea.


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    @wamfire20:

    I agree, a vivaldi for ios and android would be a great idea.

    In time…



  • Portable is not the same as mobile … portable refers to installing it on removable storage and being able to use it on other machines - even if the operating system assigns it a different drive address. So yes, Vivaldi for Android/iOS would be nice too, but it is not related.


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    and to be honest what's the difference between "portable" and "standalone"? AFAIK it's the same so it's already here. You can install Vivaldi as a portable program by choosing "standalone installation" when installing. (though, chromium will not allow you to use saved password on different machines if Vivaldi had not changed it and I would bet on they hadn't.)



  • Portable must use either relative paths or path variables in its settings, so that if his removable drive gets assigned as drive D: on one machine and E: on a different machine (because the second machine has an optical drive, for example) then it'll still work correctly.



  • As an fyi Opera has a portable (i.e., install on a usb drive, etc…) version available -> http://www.opera-usb.com/operausben.htm


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    @mjs.vivaldi:

    As an fyi Opera has a portable (i.e., install on a usb drive, etc…) version available -> http://www.opera-usb.com/operausben.htm

    The OP wants a portable VIVALDI install. Why reference another browser?



  • @Ayespy:

    @mjs.vivaldi:

    As an fyi Opera has a portable (i.e., install on a usb drive, etc…) version available -> http://www.opera-usb.com/operausben.htm

    The OP wants a portable VIVALDI install. Why reference another browser?

    Presumably to point out that the other Chromium clone has shown it is possible. :evil:



  • You mean there's only one other Chromium clone? :p



  • Decided to use Vivaldi as a portable browser at work so I can take my bookmarks etc. to whichever PC I'm on (currently I'm not in my normal office). My observations:

    • The drive letter the USB stick is in can easily be changed by editing "stp.viv" in the "Application" directory
    • But after a bit of browsing things slow down to a snail pace - USB stick constantly being accessed for caching etc.

    My solution: remove or rename "stp.viv" file and Vivaldi will use the normal Windows user profile. Then that data can be copied to/from the profile on the USB stick and each new machine I plug in to…


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    I guess this works, so long as any machine you use it in is YOUR machine - or you delete the profile after use…



  • They aren't my machines (which is why I tried Vivaldi as a solution)… but now I just make sure I copy the data to the USB stick before deleting it from the user's profile. :)



  • Hi

    I'm not sure if these is the right thread, or i didn't understand something.

    My point is:
    Portable install isn't really portable.

    When you install per example to C:\Temp\Vivaldi

    Start Vivaldi, do your customization, browse around, and close Vivaldi.

    Move the hole directory to for exp. C:\Temp\Temp2\Vivaldi.
    Start Vivaldi, all your settings are gone respectively pointing somewhere else.

    In Opera, Portable is really portable.

    Cheers
    related69


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