Hitting the right buttons


  • Vivaldi Team

    Over the last few weeks our ears have been burning. Here, we share a few thoughts on recent news in the world of browsers and what it’s meant for us.

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  • To all the new users: Welcome.

    Perhaps one day there might be an analogue to firefox's XUL addons api that operate within the vivaldi UI. Although if it ever came it would be a long way off.



  • I'd be incredibly happy with Vivaldi if two points were addressed:

    • Bookmarks were engineered so the XMarks extension was not seeing constant changes that required sync'ing
    • The mouse gestures had an option to use the left mouse button

    If those were addressed I'd be in heaven! Saying that I've now switched to using it in preference to Firefox and Opera.



  • Very nice little piece; thanks Jon!



  • Mouse gesture "Open in new tab" not working in web panel...
    VB-33535



  • Nearly three years I've been waiting on tenterhooks for the promised mail though... Can hardly see the screen for the cobwebs I'm covered in now. ;)



  • Quand ça parle de sync, je bave :D



  • I'm coming from the other side of the spectrum. The last time I used Firefox was around 2009/10, since then I always used Chrome or Opera 15+ and now Vivaldi. With the Quantum release I gave Firefox a go again, and I don't think it's that bad. I will definitely stay with Vivaldi, especially because of all the modding you can do with it, but one thing where Firefox has the edge are its outstanding developer tools. I'd wish Vivaldi could improve on chromium's devtools at some point.



  • Perhaps the only one feature I am missing in Vivaldi browser is Syncing my bookmarks. I use both Chrome and Firefox. Using Vivaldi frequently. But not setting my default browser because I cannot sync my bookmarks. Any one has any suggestion? Looking lot of people using Vivaldi, I guess there must be a way for syncing bookmarks. Thanks.


  • Vivaldi Team

    Sync is coming soon. Internally we have been using it for months while we fix issues. In the meantime, there are a number of extensions that can help you.

    Anyways, we are working hard with getting sync out the door.



  • Sync will be nice, as will the email client (I'm excited but patient). I'm really looking forward to mobile and really hoping that I'll be able to access Facebook messenger within the browser without having to use the mobile basic site. Not that I won't use it either way...



  • Been using Vivaldi for a year or more. Playing around with Firefox now and been eyeing Cliqz for a while. I use Vivaldi on desktop and Brave on Android. I like how Cliqz blocks trackers and will soon have the Quantum performance gains. They also have an Android version with Sync. It lacks features however which I love in Vivaldi like native tab hibernation, and web panels. Thankfully Cliqz supports more search providers than Mozilla (Ecosia and StartPage). I'll definitely be giving Cliqz my secondary position, and we'll see from there.

    Would love for Vivaldi to get video pop outs like Opera/Neon. Otherwise the mobile and sync work is the most important. Do wish Google would compete with Mozilla on performance.



  • Using Opera with Presto for many years, I had to switch to Firefox when the development was restarted. In FF, I had to use like 6 extensions though. Now that half of them are not working, I switched to Vivaldi and use a single extension for email notifications. There is still a long way to go, but I will probably stick with it. Firefox Quantum is certainly a great browser, but it is not for me. I rely on many special features like mouse gestures and I believe that having them build-in is much better solution. I am tired of syncing, updating, configuring and finding alternative extensions, because they stopped working. Having these features built-in is also a guarantee of certain quality, while many extensions can give you serious headaches.

    I wish that Vivaldi team will once come with good old Opera with widely compatible render engine, which has been a dream of mine for a long time.



  • I was kind of hoping this would fix the random tab crash when right clicking, like for fixing a word with spellcheck. It's been an issue for a long time.
    I've heard that it might be caused by extensions adding items to the right click context menu (like ublock origin), but even disabling them that option, it still caused random current tab just closing itself when right clicking.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @mossman Been using it for a while now. M3 is shaping up nicely. We just want to make it a little better before we send it out, but a number of us have been using it as our default mailer for a fairly long time now. :)


  • Vivaldi Team

    @cynical13: Sync, mail and mobile are all being worked on and I am using all 3 at this time. :)

    They still require some work, but we are getting there.



  • @jon said in Hitting the right buttons:

    @mossman Been using it for a while now. M3 is shaping up nicely. We just want to make it a little better before we send it out, but a number of us have been using it as our default mailer for a fairly long time now. :)

    :hugging:



  • My main concern is that Vivaldi is running Chromium, Google's most popular spyware. I still have Vivaldi on my PC, but made Firefox my default browser... Haven't had any problems with extensions in Quantum... All the extensions I use work fine. At least I know I am not in any way making use of Google that way. For that reason, I am a Firefox convert, former Vivaldi user.



  • @omen_20: Vivaldi should just ditch Chromium... better privacy, better performance



  • @jon: Like I said sir, excited but patient. A lot of us appreciate all the hard work going into Vivaldi. But it's like being a kid before Christmas; I know there are some cool toys coming, I just have to wait for Santa Jon to deliver them to us good little girls and boys.


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