Chromium 67 update – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 1.16.1221.3


  • Vivaldi Team

    Today’s snapshot includes a jump from Chromium 65 to 67. So now you can enjoy the latest rendering engine, with all our signature features!

    Click here to see the full blog post


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Seems to be a small changelog for those big changes ! It's weird 🙂



  • Installation fails. Tried both through the auto updater and by manually downloading and running the executable.



  • When will we be able to install stable and snapshot on same PC, as we can with the Opera?



  • Congrats on the update. I just want to mention some things I noticed about extensions.

    • The extension site has changed to the chromium equivalent – the Vivaldi version/old chromium version is gone.
    • If you hide an extension's button, the extension toggle can't be hidden anymore. When pressing the extension toggle the hidden button appears as a dropdown.

    While I understand this is an added measure of security favoured by Chrome, I don't like this kind of babysitting. If I want an extension hidden, it should just be gone from the address bar. Likewise the extension toggle. What are your thoughts or plans for this?


  • Vivaldi Team

    @cqoicebordel: Yeah you know a little more 😃

    For anyone else reading this, it is worth mentioning that the public changelogs are filtered for all issues that are regressions that you could have never seen.

    Say a public snapshot goes out and between that time and the next one the changes we make internally cause 10 bugs, which we then fix before the next snapshot, then those 10 issues will be filtered from the changelog.

    In this specific case the fixes filtered from the changelog were far, far more than the entries that ended up being listed! The real, raw changelog between these builds had over 160 entries!


  • Vivaldi Team

    @mtaki14: Which install? What OS are you on?



  • @ruario:

    Windows 10 64bit
    Vivaldi 64bit



  • @senja We already can. I have done it. I installed the Final as a regular version and the Snapshot (my default) as a standalone installation. See Advanced Options in the install dialogue.


    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit •Snapshot 1.16.1221.3 (64-bit)


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @ruario: I know, but what I wanted to point out was that the work you all did was huge, and that, sadly, it wasn't reflected in the changelog.
    We don't thank the team enough, but here, it was necessary 🙂



  • @ruario: Restarting windows resolved the issue



  • @luetage A little follow-up on this:
    When the extension toggle is enabled, we can't hide extension buttons at all – they are kept visible. When the extension toggle is disabled we can hide buttons, but then the extension toggle appears and when you click it the hidden button is there as a dropdown, but you can't toggle the extensions anymore. I think this approach is a little messy ^^


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @luetage: The problem are multiple : The changing webpage of extensions is from Chromium, not Vivaldi. The problem being that on that new page, there is no way to bring back an extension you have hidden, like it was on the previous page. So, to avoid having an extension disappear forever, they have put the hidden icons in the dropdown menu you mentioned, with the possibility to right click one of its icons, to bring it back, because, for now, it's the only solution to bring back an icon.
    Maybe in the futur the extension webpage will evolve and have that possibility again, and then that hack will disappear.


  • Moderator

    Is anyone else experiencing an inability to focus a page when it is in tiled view? Or rather, that the UI doesn't display the focus change until you click on a tab?



  • @ruario Testing
    Seems We can't drop .crx on extensions page anymore.
    Unpacked works.

    For hidden matter, an idea could be

    • Minimize extension (move to the toggle)
    • Hide extension (but it needs patching vivaldi://extension)

    Well, I'll unhide any extension before update. Thanks for pointing that out.


  • Moderator

    @lonm: Yes, me too.



  • When I move a tab to a new window, it is set to "Use Native Window," although that is not my setting in the current window.

    If I enter preferences to uncheck the option, close the window, then reopen it, the Window title bar is gone.


    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit •Snapshot 1.16.1221.3 (64-bit)


  • Moderator

    For anyone, like me, who likes to keep an eye on vivaldi://flags, I've got a list of changes:

    Removals:

    Manual Password Saving
    experimental canvas features
    Permission Action Reporting
    Permissions Blacklist
    Distance field text
    Requiring user gesture for the Vibration API
    Feature Policy
    Show the Google Pay logo in the Autofill credit card dropdown
    Speculative Prefetch
    Several chrome-specific omnibox flags
    Keep a renderer alive for keepalive fetch requests
    Enable Voice Search on the local NTP

    These may have been removed because they're discontinued experiments or they were stabilised and enabled by default.

    Additions:

    WebRTC new encode cpu load estimator
    Disable pushState throttling
    Enable native notifications.
    Site isolation trial opt-out
    Previews Allowed
    Desktop PWAs Link Capturing
    Connect to Cast devices on all IP addresses
    WebXR Gamepad Support
    Experimental keyboard lock API.
    WebRTC H.264 software video encoder/decoder
    Enable Web Payments single app UI skip
    Enable N-up printing
    Native memory sampling profiler
    Sample memlog allocations
    Allow regional locales as display UI
    Enable pixel canvas recording
    Web Authentication Testing API
    Viz Display Compositor (OOP-D)
    Unified Consent
    Simplify HTTPS indicator UI
    Array.prototype.values ES6 method
    Enable GPU AppContainer Lockdown.
    Bundled Connection Help
    Signed HTTP Exchange
    Viz Hit-test Draw-quad version
    PDF Isolation
    Use PDF compositor service for printing
    Autofill Dynamic Forms
    Restrict formless form extraction
    Views Cast dialog
    Enable Supervised User Committed Interstitials
    Increase input audio buffer size

    I'm quite interested in Enable Native Notifications, but that doesn't seem to work quite yet.
    Another one worth watching may be the Simplify HTTPS indicator UI which does away with the padlock on HTTPS pages, though vivaldi's UI doesn't seem to follow that yet.
    Strict Site Isolation, previously available, is still broken, so I would recommend keeping turned off.
    Enable Picture-in-Picture Still doesn't work, and just adds a disabled menu item to media controls
    Unified Consent sounds interesting, but I'm not exactly sure what it does...


  • Moderator

    @luetage: You can get the extensions page back to the old one by visiting the flag vivaldi://flags/#enable-md-extensions and setting it to disabled.



  • @cqoicebordel Yeah, it's a problem with the chromium update, I'm aware. The current implementation is a workaround, but also buggy, as described below. Imo this needs a fix for stable, because the extension toggle loses its main functionality (toggling extensions) under certain circumstances. Chromium won't fix this for Vivaldi I'm afraid.


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