Window panel and file download improvements – Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.13.997.3



  • @gwen-dragon: Already did but same.



  • @gwen-dragon: I restarted computer and it is ok now. Thanks.


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    @hakanx said in Window panel and file download improvements – Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.13.997.3:

    I restarted computer and it is ok now.

    Then Windows or an other a process has blocked files. Happend for me on Windows 7 but not on Windows 10.



  • @ugly: Today this happened to me, too. I opened one tab in the background and closed the current one so it normally should switch to the one opened in background and got the grey Vivaldi logo.
    And I think I can reproduce it reliably: You have to close the active tab while the other one is still not loading but is waiting for a response of the website. So a slow internet connection might be useful to reproduce this 🙂

    Windows 7 64-bit with Vivaldi 64-bit

    edit: I reported this, VB-34035.



  • I'm sorry to say that this snapshot is a disaster! By looking at the 'known issues' I didn't find anything particularly alarming and I decided to install it! I observed that it does not remember the previous browser window position and size, but...hey, this is a minor problem! Then I open some tabs and tried to 'scroll' through them by using the wheel mouse gesture - Vivaldi crashed in a way that I have never seen before: the browser window went grey without toolbar or anything else, just a grey parallelogram! I closed Vivaldi by using the task manager! I tried again with the same results - then I experienced some other peculiar crashes without any apparent reason! Thank God I use regular backups, because Vivaldi does not support 'downgrading' to a previous version and I had to completely uninstall and re-install the browser! Please do not release new versions (even by disabling auto-update) before thorough investigation of the BASIC functionality - perhaps you should consider 'installation unrolling' to the previous version or even having two versions at the same time and the possibility of selection between the two and, consequently, the un-installation of one of them after testing!



  • @steffie Thanks, I reported the zoom problem, VB-34036. Regarding the crash I seem to be lucky, didn't experience such problems. But I'm using Windows 7 and not Linux.



  • Addition to my previous post: When Ι installed the previous version and restored the 'default' folder, everything (extensions, passwords, thumbnails etc.) fell into place and everything worked as they should - in contrast with a one of my previous attempts a year ago when, after restoring, I had to re-install all the extensions from scratch!



  • @cqoicebordel:
    That by 2020 was from Adobe not really Google. Adobe already fed up with Flash since long time, only complain & curse coming. Hence they create Adobe Air. They can't just cut tie for so long, too many sites just still use Flash.

    Now every big backer to Flash such Google & Adobe it self say no, I like to see what havoc will come in sites that still use Flash, like MMO gamea or even banks.



  • @cqoicebordel:
    That's weird, I never expect MKV could be play in any browsers. That format not really built for streaming. I thought the codes still buggy till this day.



  • @steffie To answer my own question... the solution was simple [but isn't everything, once you know?]. All i needed to do on each of the still-only-flashplayer sites i routinely use, was use the Address Bar Site Info drop-down menu & mark said sites as "Always allow on this site" for "Flash". These sites have never needed me to do that before, hence i did not immediately think of this today for the new V. However now that i have realised, & done it, V-SS is again going gangbusters for me.


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    @dleon said in Window panel and file download improvements – Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.13.997.3:

    I never expect MKV could be play in any browsers

    MKV is a open media container.
    Playing works with Vivaldi on Linux.
    And with Chrome 62 on Windows 10.



  • @gwen-dragon
    Windows 1? It's amazing Vivaldi could run on it. 😀



  • @gwen-dragon
    Cool, I never expect that. Always thought streaming bug never fixed.


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  • Missing proper Pin-Stacked tabs support and not only in the windows panel. Had two stacks with some pinned tabs (5 in total) not appearing in the new panel. Disabling the Pinned Folder in settings showed the stacks albeit with a little ugliness in the title since the stack icon and pinned icon have plenty of space in between.

    In the process I ungrouped a tab stack and can't now group them because of their pinned state and thus would like proper support.

    Cycling in tab order gets messed up with stacks but that always happened, at least for me. Just now in a stack with 2 tabs it jumped to another stack tab and only then to the second tab in the stack. Both using the mouse wheel or the 1, 2 key shortcut. Stacks in general and tab order seem wonky for me with cycle in tab order. Cycling from this non stacked tab jumps to another stack with 2 full stacks of tabs in between...

    Edit:
    Activate with single click in the windows panel is not consistent in relation to Pinned Tabs and Tab Stacks. Clicking in the folder arrow jumps to the stack but not to the pinned tabs. Would suggest that single click would differentiate between clicking in one tab or in a group/folder and only jump for tabs and not folders.


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    @ayespy: But expect a few more builds in the days to come. 🙂



  • @durtro said in Window panel and file download improvements – Vivaldi Browser Snapshot 1.13.997.3:

    Had two stacks with some pinned tabs (5 in total) not appearing in the new panel. Disabling the Pinned Folder in settings showed the stacks albeit with a little ugliness in the title since the stack icon and pinned icon have plenty of space in between

    Sheer genius -- thanks! It never crossed my mind to untick that option. When i did, voila, all my pinned-stacks appeared in the WP... yay. Yes, it's less optimum than still showing their parent folder in the tree, but i found a simple workaround for that... just rename each of the pinned-stacks, then in the WP the parent row displays the stack name instead of merely mimicking one of the child tabs. It's not perfect, but your tip gives me a huge leap fwd. WP is now fully functional for me; yay.


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    @steffie: Yeah, sorry, I wasn't clear. It's indeed just a an option switched to off by default now. The aim is to discourage webdev to use it, while still allow its use by the users.


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    @dleon: I never said it was Google 😉 Indeed, Adobe stated that the end-of-life of Flash will be 2020. And to avoid that havoc you are describing, Google decided to push firmly the webdevs towards other technologies, by deactivating Flash by default.
    So, now, you can still use Flash, but tons of websites will see what will happen without it, and that'll give them time to adapt.


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    @dleon: And just a precision, MKV is built for streaming, more than MP4 anyway.


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