Snapshot 1.0.196.2 Spatial navigation improvement, Mac build fixes, Windows 64bits get auto-update


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hi everyone, Most of the Vivaldi team, which is located mainly in Norway and Iceland, have travelled to Magnolia, MA last week to code together during the month of June. Magnolia is a beautiful little New England town by the ocean, 45 min north of Boston. While we are all here staying and coding together, we are hoping to make some good progress toward our first Beta. But of course, over the weekend we also had some fun by doing some paddling, cycling, swimming etc! https://vivaldi.net/en-US/blogs/teamblog/item/32-weekly-build-spatial-navigation-improvement-mac-build-fixes-windows-64bits-get-auto-update //Christian - Vivaldi Technologies



  • With tabs on the right side there is a small ui-bug with this build. The tab-stack-button is a little to low.



  • I'm unable to assign shortcuts to commands that don't already have a default shortcut assigned. Already reported via the reporting wizard, but thought I'd share so more people can test.



  • Very old bug. Window is flickering when browser is maximized (via V-button on taskbar).
    Windows 7 64-bit
    Vivaldi 1.0.196.2 32-bit

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  • Paste and go! :D

    One Bug if you have the tabs at the bottom: when you open the security-info or site-preferences via clicking on the lock / address bar icon the pop up is cut off because it opens downwards outside the window.



  • Yet again I cannot install the 64-bit version and get this installation failed due to unspecific error. The last time this occurred was with the last version but all other 64-bit versions installed. Maybe more time should be spent on getting this program to install than trying to get it to update. I give up with Vivaldi from now on it's a complete bug house from start to finish I've not had any of this with the new Opera. I won't be swapping over until Vivaldi can demonstrate its UI is as optimized and speedy as Opera which I doubt will happen as it feels more like a delayed webpage. Very disappointed in these early builds, whilst there are some fancy tricks to this browser there sure are a lot of downsides which have put some people off it already. I keep saying I won't bother checking the next build but I have done regardless but my urges from the old Opera days are dying off now and I promise myself I won't be bothering from now on. Opera has its negatives but by god it works so well at browsing the web and it's miles ahead of any other browser out there. What are the only browsers I would use daily on my Windows 8.1 machine? Opera (I do), Yandex or PCXFirefox I couldn't work with any of the others. Get it right and I might use and hype Vivaldi but until then I'm staying well clear and I will not be over-hyping Vivaldi like so many drones already have based on fancy trickery but not substance. I've seen morons claim Vivaldi loads pages faster than anything else? Have they ever use Opera? Vivaldi can be as slow as a snail on some pages and I witnessed some terrible build up of dailymail pages on the last build on the 32bit version (had to use as I couldn't install the 64bit on my 64bit machine). I think people really need to remove their heads out of Vivaldi's backside and push Vivaldi to improve the use and function not just all these tricks all out the bag. Give me a bleeding browser I can work with to the standard of Opera and then add these fancy functions one at a time so everything works and can be optimized. .



  • @unhived, after all of your critical posts to date, you still seem not to get the central point. Opera is currently several years and 14 "stable" versions into developing its browser design. Vivaldi is several months into a technical preview (~breadboard) version. Certainly Vivaldi has a ways to go in a number of areas, in getting smoother and more consistent installation and operation. But comparing a breadboard version to a multiple-released stable version and expecting both to have the same degree of polish and performance is something of a major stretch. Vivaldi user participation at this point is invited primarily to gain feedback about bugs, issues, and preferences… and, of course, you're welcome and encouraged to provide that. But grinding away repetitively about how a Vivaldi breadboard version lacks this or that polished feature or performance attribute of Opera (or any other stable, mature browser) is disingenuous, at best. Vivaldi is currently a Tech Preview version of a browser never before released in stable form; its users are essentially test pilots, and problems (even significant problems) should be expected. For me, it works well enough even now for 90+% of my ordinary browsing; for other users, perhaps not so much. But based on what I've seen to date, it encourages me that when Vivaldi finally does achieve maturity, it will become a solid, user-configurable browser. Until then, it is what it is - a breadboard version, being continually but slowly refined. Get used to that reality...!


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    it is crashing every time in my PC, but I liked the new options like theme support and ui zooming, but I can't use it longer because it crashes suddenly

    win 7 64bits


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    @Blackbird:

    @unhived, after all of your critical posts to date, you still seem not to get the central point. Opera is currently several years and 14 "stable" versions into developing its browser design. Vivaldi is several months into a technical preview (~breadboard) version. Certainly Vivaldi has a ways to go in a number of areas, in getting smoother and more consistent installation and operation. But comparing a breadboard version to a multiple-released stable version and expecting both to have the same degree of polish and performance is something of a major stretch. Vivaldi user participation at this point is invited primarily to gain feedback about bugs, issues, and preferences… and, of course, you're welcome and encouraged to provide that. But grinding away repetitively about how a Vivaldi breadboard version lacks this or that polished feature or performance attribute of Opera (or any other stable, mature browser) is disingenuous, at best. Vivaldi is currently a Tech Preview version of a browser never before released in stable form; its users are essentially test pilots, and problems (even significant problems) should be expected. For me, it works well enough even now for 90+% of my ordinary browsing; for other users, perhaps not so much. But based on what I've seen to date, it encourages me that when Vivaldi finally does achieve maturity, it will become a solid, user-configurable browser. Until then, it is what it is - a breadboard version, being continually but slowly refined. Get used to that reality...!

    Unfortunately, Blackbird, you are trying to teach a pig to sing. When dealing with a commenter who never does anything but criticize and attempt to stir up trouble, it's a complete waste of your breath to suggest they approach things differently. Silence is the ideal response to such users.



  • Please fix following bugs:

    After open Vivaldi the browser always starts in the left upper corner of my big screen

    • the window position is not stored
    • the panels are closed and the panel position is not stored
    • I am not sure: the bookmark state (opened folders and selected bookmark/folder) ist not stored?


  • Feature wish
    Please make new tab buttons:

    • near the address bar
    • near the waste paper basket (or enable double click on tab bar to open a new tab


  • Very old bug. Window is flickering when browser is maximized (via V-button on taskbar).
    I don't see this one.
    Win7Pro 64-bit
    Vivaldi 1.0.196.2 64-bit



  • Thanks, I'm using V as my main full-time browser since the last two snapshots, on Windows 7 x64. Keep up the good work!



  • @huskerpick:

    I don't see this one.
    Win7Pro 64-bit
    Vivaldi 1.0.196.2 64-bit

    Win7 64-bit (in virtual machine)
    Vivaldi 1.0.196.2 64-bit
    Vivaldi 1.0.196.2 32-bit

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  • Hello, folks! First time caller, long time listener! B)

    Stardust, that's a great GIF! It looks like your virtual video card needs a cup of real coffee. :dry: :whistle: That's how almost everything looked when I was trying to use Vivaldi with Windows XP. XP is too old to have hardware acceleration and the software emulation worked but it was glacial and you could almost watch it draw the screen.

    What does your Vivaldi GPU page show? Virtual hardware acceleration or virtual software emulation?

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2ks7gglhl575ckk/Viva_GPU.png

    vivaldi:\gpu will open your own Vivaldi GPU page



  • @3Phase:

    What does your Vivaldi GPU page show? Virtual hardware acceleration or virtual software emulation?
    vivaldi:\gpu will open your own Vivaldi GPU page

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    Just installed Vivaldi on another PC (win 7 64-bit) - the same bug.



  • Thanks, Stardust, it was just a thought! Is the second install real or virtual on a different machine?

    The browser/DirectX believes it's talking to real hardware – good virtual! The GPU notes say that Raster is supposed to be blacklisted on non-Android hardware, did you kick over a couple of Vivaldi Flags for hardware and raster? :huh: The rest if the GPU page output can help you figure out if something has been enabled and it's working; enabled but ignored; hobbled or spit the dummy and wants its mummy.

    Anyway, I'm out of ideas! :unsure:

    Now I have to figure out how to do that cool clicky-windowshade-toggle-thing and get Dropbox to work with images or give it up and find another image host. B)



  • @3Phase:

    Is the second install real or virtual on a different machine?

    Screenshot above from real PC.
    This one from virtual machine

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  • No need to troubleshoot, Stardust. This issue is known and will be fixed before beta. ;)



  • When I read the post for the first time, I thought you guys went to Mongolia :blink:

    I see no options for auto-update. Is that done automatically?


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