Inconsistencies with the guest profile



  • Re: @QuHno said in Vivaldi 2.5 RC 1 – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 1525.37:

    • As it should not remember anything, it might be by intend
    • Not quite, because Private Windows still share some information with normal windows by design
    • Huh? How do you do that? I've tried it in this snapshot but it didn't work. If you can reproduce it with this snapshot, please file a bug report
    • It leads to the Vivaldi website. Maybe this is by intend for people who don't know Vivaldi yet, like Guests (person).
    • If that is the case why show the icon at all?
    • But a guest profile is completely separate from a normal tab, why would the private window of a guest profile communicate with a normal profile?
    • There is multiple ways to do it: through the built-in shortcut, with quick commands, or by using the menu bar in macOS.
    • That seems rather redundant. If someone is using the guest profile for its intended purpose, then the introduction would already be done by the one doing the lending.

    For the sake of comparison, I decided test how a guest profile behaves in Chrome, and I ended up finding many other inconsistencies. In chrome, you can't open private windows, you can't enable the bookmark bar, there is no home and many more.

    • vivaldi://bookmarks, vivaldi://settings are not disabled.
    • You can open the "create bookmark" dialog even though you can't save any bookmarks.
    • If you open a panel and leave it open before closing the guest profile, then the guest profile will start up with that panel open.
    • Some settings can still be changed through a shortcut and/or quick commands. NOTE, this is not necessarily bad. However...
    • Changes to the guest profile are not reset, e.g. removing an item from a tool bar is not restored after closing the guest profile.

    I think that these inconsistencies need to be addressed at some point. As it is right now, the guest profile is not truly what it is meant to be.



  • @AltCode If you don't have yet: File bug reports about your findings, one bug per bug report.

    btw: The bookmark-bar in chrom(e|ium) is only visible if you open a page, not on the "homepage" with the big fat Google advertisement. Of course you have to fill it or else you only see "apps" as content πŸ˜ƒ



  • @QuHno As a matter of fact, that is exactly what I over a month ago for most of these, when the guest profile was introduced.

    btw: The bookmark-bar in chrom(e|ium) is only visible if you open a page, not on the "homepage" with the big fat Google advertisement. Of course you have to fill it or else you only see "apps" as content

    I'm not sure I understand what you mean here. There is no bookmark bar for guest profiles in chrome.



  • @AltCode Oh, OK, for guest profiles. Yes, you are right.
    I thought you meant generally, because on their "startpage" there is none too, at least in the default settings.


 

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