What is stopping you from using V all the time?



  • I'm new to Vivaldi (one week) and really love the browser so far.

    However, I've came across some big bugs that have made the browser not be able to be my main browser yet. Or I have to pop over to Chrome.

    One thing I submitted as a report already. There's one issue I'm having today that I posted about in the forum (looks like it may be an issue because of the info I have had to give).

    I have some minor things that I just expect to work. Also I was in a game two days ago. The keyboard stopped working properly. Then I tried to tab within my game. This actually Alt-Tabbed and brought up all my available things open on the desktop. I couldn't type "M" (for map) in my game, and when I left the game, I couldn't type that letter and others in a notepad. I've had something similar happen before with little software apps on my desktop, and ended up having to not load them when I game. So if Vivaldi is to be my main browser, it cannot interfere with my game or my keys or anything.

    I really love the customization capabilities of the browser, and the little sidebar and the fact that I can load Twitter in there is awesome. However, I need DARK everything (and use Dark Reader extension to color the pages) and Dark Reader does not work in the sidebar. So I can't load any page that isn't natively able to be dark. Twitter - yes - I have the dark mode on. Lifehacker? No because it doesn't have a dark mode and it's blinding white in the sidebar. So I can't really use that bar how I'd like.

    I really like Speed Dial. I'm hoping that my setup will sync to my new computer build so I don't have to redo it. I'd like to be able to have my setup on Mobile too, without having to copy+paste any files or anything.

    I'm really excited to use this browser! I just hope the annoyances get fixed quickly enough. AND I HAVE TO SAY! This is the only PC browser so far that doesn't flash white pages between loading pages with Dark Reader installed. I haven't seen one white page flash yet. It happens still on Chrome and I stopped using Firefox. Kiwi browser on Mobile is natively dark and does not do any white page flashing at all. So Vivaldi, my eyes are counting on you! 🙂


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    @lisating , welcome to the community.
    If you like dark mode on all pages, Dark Reader is obviously a good option. But there are also other possibilities.You can use the invert filter, which you find by clicking on the <> symbol in the taskbar. Also a possibility is Chromium's Dark Mode itself, which you find by typing in the search bar "vivaldi: // flags" and looking for Dark Mode in the list. This works also in Vivaldi mobile. I have placed vivaldi: // flags on the webpanel, so I always have access at any time for some adjustments.



  • @lisating
    Hi, extensions are not supported in the sidebar/Webpanel but there is a feature request already.
    The speeddial is only a bookmark folder and is synced.
    Speeddial custom thumbnails are not synced yet.

    Cheers, mib



  • @lisating said in What is stopping you from using V all the time?:

    However, I need DARK everything (and use Dark Reader extension to color the pages) and Dark Reader does not work in the sidebar. So I can't load any page that isn't natively able to be dark. Twitter - yes - I have the dark mode on. Lifehacker? No because it doesn't have a dark mode and it's blinding white in the sidebar. So I can't really use that bar how I'd like.

    Far superior to Dark Reader is an extension called Stylus. It gives you much more customization abilities than just changing the colors and you can make the dark theme use whatever colors you like. Easily apply different customization to different sites, have it not apply to certain sites. Once I discovered Stylus I quickly got rid of Dark Reader, highly recommend it. If you need any help don't hesitate to ask. You can also download styles for numerous sites that were crafted by other users either by visiting the user styles website, or directly from within the extension when you visit s website that you want to apply custom styling to. It works on all pages that extensions have the ability to modify (certain pages are off limits to all extensions), and this includes making the pages dark in web panels.



  • As far as the keyboard thing, I have encountered it before - though not in Vivaldi. It happens if you switch active programs while a modifier key was pressed (such as Alt or Ctrl).

    I used to use an external spell-checker that would sit in the systray; a floating icon would change as you typed to indicate whether a word was correct or not and there was a shortcut to press for a list of suggestions. Unfortunately the shortcut involved the Alt key, and after selecting the correct spelling whatever program I had been using didn't know the Alt key had been released. I would have to press and release Alt again before the keyboard returned to normal.

    I refer to this as a "stuck key", though it is not in any physical sense. What you describe sounds like that.


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