Browse with full color: Vivaldi browser enables Razer Chroma



  • I'm relatively new to Vivaldi, so bear with me.

    • The instructions for enabling Razer Chroma begins with; "To unlock this dynamic browser immersion, simply head to Settings > Themes."
    – In the Mac edition of Vivaldi, there are no "Settings," only Preferences. It took me about half an hour to sort that one out.

    • Next up; "Towards the bottom of the main Themes settings page, you can tick the box to “Enable Chroma” and pick which devices should be synced. The lights will now adapt to the color of the site you are browsing with Vivaldi."
    – The only thing at the bottom of my Themes setting page is "Enable Hue."

    "Vivaldi does this by picking a color based on the favicon of the site currently being viewed and applying it to the browser’s interface and Chroma devices. This is the case when “Accent Color from Active Page” is enabled (found under Settings > Themes > Edit Theme)."
    – Check ✓

    Sooo, what should I do?

    Vivaldi: 2.5.1525.40 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision: 5309247574c10e1673d1207a16506a253f2ba8dc
    OS: macOS: 10.13.6 (17G6030)
    JavaScript: V8 7.4.288.26
    Flash: 32.0.0.171 /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin
    User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; Intel Mac OS X 10_13_6) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/74.0.3729.134 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/2.5.1525.40
    Command Line: /Applications/•INTERNET/Vivaldi.2.5.15.app/Contents/MacOS/Vivaldi --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --save-page-as-mhtml
    Executable Path: /Applications/•INTERNET/Vivaldi.2.5.15.app/Contents/MacOS/Vivaldi
    Profile Path: /Users/iJack/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/Default



  • @OldRogue

    This integration is fully compatible with a PC running Windows.

    I guess it's only available on Windows devices.



  • @npro Well, I really hope it has the marketing value that can help Vivaldi to flourish, because I am not a gamer and I'm not willing to buy these kinds of rubbish in the foreseeable future, so otherwise it just doesn't make sense to me. 😛


  • Vivaldi Team

    @nekomajin: That is interesting information. That could mean there is another issue there. We will look into that.

    Cheers,
    Jon.


  • - Ambassador -

    @jon said in Browse with full color: Vivaldi browser enables Razer Chroma:

    @para-noid: We are looking into this issue. It seems to be sync related. Basically a fresh install that is synced will introduce the included bookmarks into the mix. We are looking at ways to fix it. Sorry about that.

    Cheers,
    Jon.

    Thank you. I don't mind the bookmarks. It's just I deleted them so long ago it took me by surprise.



  • @npro: yeah I tried that, i changed to vivaldi default theme and the color of the windows started changing, that's when the keyboard lights turned off when vivaldi is opened.



  • @hlehyaric indeed it's even specified, even tho admittedly only in the changelog
    https://vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-browser-enables-razer-chroma/
    [New][Windows] Razer Chroma support


  • Moderator

    @iAN-CooG No, it also says in "Game On", "This integration is fully compatible with a PC running Windows."



  • @Folgore101 right, I missed that.


  • - Ambassador -

    I see a conflict of interest between developing software for gaming and reducing unnecessary power use.

    Gamers spend hours online doing nothing useful for anyone. Typical games involve racing and shooting, both of which cultivate unhealthy mental habits.

    Many people spend hours online every day, but they are working, learning, being creative, or being productive in other ways; not wasting their time in useless activities.

    I don't doubt that gaming is a huge market, as is porn. They are of a similar nature — both of them corrupt the mind.

    It is unfortunate that the brightest minds cannot find better ways to use technology than controlling their room lighting from a PC.

    The Vivaldi Team has lost its way. Get back to implementing feature requests that your users actually asked for — I never saw one feature request for Philips Hue Integration or Razer Chroma Lighting in all the years that I have been closely following the Feature Requests forums in all of their various incarnations.



  • @Pesala said in Browse with full color: Vivaldi browser enables Razer Chroma:

    Many people spend hours online every day, but they are working, learning, being creative, or being productive in other ways; not wasting their time in useless activities.

    That's a optimistic view but you are forgetting that most just post selfies or what they are eating on FB, I don't think there are many that are actually using their PCs for working and being actually creative, when they are not gaming or wasting internet bandwidth with other trivial matters 😉
    Other than that, I am with you that such silly features are just aimed at a very scarce audience, prolly can be counted in the number of few hundreds? dunno.


  • - Ambassador -

    @iAN-CooG I think that that kind of Facebook user won't look further than Edge or Chrome, maybe Firefox. I have always thought of Vivaldi as a product for the more discerning user; though I understand it has to have some mass appeal to become financially self-sustaining. That is best done with security, privacy, and performance, rather than with gimmicks like controlling the lighting.

    Built-in email will be another factor to attract more users. Professional users understand the need for an offline record of their correspondence going back decades on multiple email accounts.

    I did find one 3 years old feature request for a calculator, but it has no votes.

    Other requests for lighting come after the event, e.g. when Philips Hue Integration was implemented in 2016, some users requested support for similar lighting controllers.


  • Moderator

    @Pesala As a good non-gamer, i didn't even know Razer Chroma existed until a few weeks ago.
    I can do without it without any problem, but give me M3 and i'll be a very happy man.



  • The marketing team have taken over the asylum .... and i've escaped to continue my search for a sane browser. Bye.



  • Posting here since the snapshot threads are all closed. I assume this affects 2.5 since I'm seeing it in the RC snapshot 2.5.1525.37:

    Vivaldi stopped respecting the "never save" password list (again)!

    This was a long-standing problem for most of last year but was fixed for the last few months.

    I don't really understand - given Vivaldi's privacy bias - why the option to never save passwords is not properly supported! It doesn't appear in the pop-up dialogue after entering a password and the "never save" list is not found in Vivaldi's settings. The only way to get to it is to search for "password" in chrome://settings

    It's an important option for privacy, or when a site requires a generated one-time password during log in. In this case it's very annoying to constantly see pop-up reminders asking me if I want to "change" my password...



  • Hi, this update caught me by surprise, doesnt vivaldi warn about being updates?
    I have lost my customizations, i usually make a backup before new update, but this time i coudnt.
    I have lost my whatsapp webpanel too, i dont care whose fault it is, but you shoudnt update, without warning and check these kind of functionality works properly.
    And i think it is time already to put the resource files in a public folder, like for different profiles. you sell a customizable browser, but you make it quite inaccessible, i dont have root permisions in my work pc and i have to ask for write permission to the IT departament every time i get an update, they think i am stupid, always bothering them just to change some colors.

    currently, i cant use vivaldi as default browser, it is not reliable at all and i will go back to opera (which i dont like after trying vivaldi), but at least i have whatsapp and use all its features


  • Moderator

    @Pesala said in Browse with full color: Vivaldi browser enables Razer Chroma:

    The Vivaldi Team has lost its way. Get back to implementing feature requests that your users actually asked for — I never saw one feature request for Philips Hue Integration or Razer Chroma Lighting in all the years that I have been closely following the Feature Requests forums in all of their various incarnations.

    I think that what Vivaldi still needs at this stage is the exposure. And the kind of exposure they're getting after just two days since the release of this version is pretty impressive. So, I'd rather say it was a very smart move to add this feature. 🤓

    Whatever makes you stand out from the crowd - even if it's nothing more but a cool gimmick - is good, when you need more people to hear about you. And the more people use Vivaldi, the more resources they'll have to continue their work, therefore they'll grow faster and bring the "real" features that we're all craving for more quickly, right? I sure hope so... 😅

    When you make a roadmap for a product that has any competition, you need a smart strategy. You surely want to bring the most wanted features, but unless you have unlimited resources, you also need to attract new customers somehow. Sometimes you do that by adding small things that require only a little effort and give you much more in return. Such was the case with Philips Hue and Razer Chroma integration.

    And you do that even if nobody has asked for such features. Sometimes people just don't know that they want something until they try it. And that is the case with this feature. To me, personally it's rather useless, especially that I ditched Razer some years ago for the ridiculously extreme unreliability of their gear, but hey! There are people out there who use their products and now they've been given another reason to switch to Vivaldi, so I guess it's good!

    To follow people's demands you just need hard work. To fulfill them, you also need some talent. But to create new demands you need a genius. 😉

    (BTW any word on plans to support ASUS Aura? 😁)



  • @jacekn: Yeah. I got attention around my computer at the office today. We're talking on some project, I was switching between 4 tabs.

    It's tiling time! - I though

    People went like "woooow", because of this cool feature. But the page on the left was lagging as hell. Couldn't even scroll properly. And the amazement faded...


  • - Ambassador -

    @pafflick Nobody needs this, so nobody asked for it. One developer spent a couple of months thinking about how to implement it (no doubt he was working on other stuff too, but it was not a simple thing to do).

    In the same amount of time, one developer could probably add Twenty to Thirty Features that users have requested.

    In my opinion, a long list of newly implemented features, would encourage more interest than one feature that most people never knew about.

    Before the quick commands calculator was implemented, only one user asked for it; now there are half a dozen requests for further enhancements to it. There is no need for this at all. DDG and Google have calculators that are already much more sophisticated.

    There is a saying in carpentry: measures twice, cut once.

    In programming terms: ask first to see if something is needed, then thinking carefully about if/how to implement it, before even starting work on it.


  • Moderator

    @jacekn Please send a bug report. Thanks!


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