Vivaldi goes mobile


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @6HRFcBhv Okay, that list is quite ridiculous. I don't mind too much since the app has to ask for access when it wants to use new permissions (but maybe this doesn't apply to everything?), but the dev team should probably look into trimming that list since they will most certainly not need a majority of that stuff (like reordering apps, access BT or touch non-Vivaldi sync).



  • @Komposten said in Vivaldi goes mobile:

    the dev team should probably look into trimming that list since they will most certainly not need a majority of that stuff (like reordering apps, access BT or touch non-Vivaldi sync).

    Also - "Sonstiges" (miscellaneous)... 😕



  • This is so great, a huge thanks for the whole Vivaldi team !
    So far, Android version is pretty solid (for a beta), I can now enjoy a neat Vivaldi experience on all my devices.


  • Vivaldi Team

    @t0yz: The scrolling issue is known yeah, we are looking into fixing it 🙂 Sadly the current speed dial implementation depends on the site's to provide a big enough image, and if they don't we scale it to size afaik. Hopefully we will have a better solution for this at a later date 🙂



  • @6HRFcBhv I'm pretty sure they used most android permissions just to avoid possible issues on the launch of the Beta.

    According to the privacy, I also think that Vivaldi won't erase my phone contacts, injecting ads in my lockscreen, playing four seasons at loud volume or remove some of my apps.
    About BT permission may have sense if the beta (or a newer one) allow to playback html5 video/audio on the car, as few browser (FF/opera) seems to do.

    Quite sure several permissions would be removed if not need, but their presence don't actually means they are used or abused.
    You have to trust it or not, after all "you" are still using a beta product.


  • Ambassador

    for the moment I use Vivaldi Only for registered sites, such as this forum and Brave to surf the web. It's not because I couldn't do it with Vivaldi, but the lack of an adblocker and the excess of ads still makes it very annoying on a smartphone with 5 '' screen. Apart from this it is impeccable.



  • @Aronand Thanks for everything, your work is appreciated.
    You think there's a chance for better History sync between desktop and mobile? As things are now, I can't see on my desktop what I visit on the mobile. It would be awesome to have a "Continue on PC" sort of function like it's the case with Windows 10, Edge and Your Phone.



  • @t0yz Don't think that's needed. First of all you can of course leave the tabs you want to see on the desktop open and use the inbuilt sync function to access them on desktop. A second option would be to make a new bookmarks folder specifically for tabs you want to access on another device after closing them. In the long run it would make the most sense to bring sessions to mobile, which would simply save all your open or selected tabs. The tools are already available, no need to carbon copy another browser.



  • BOOM!



  • @luetage That's the problem, the sync between mobile and desktop (Android 9 and Windows 10 1903 in case it matters) is not working OK. The History is not syncing well (if at all). What I visit on the desktop doesn't appear on mobile even after hours. And what I visited on mobile does not appear on the desktop. Syncing everything possible, same account logged.


  • Ambassador

    @t0yz said in Vivaldi goes mobile:

    @luetage That's the problem, the sync between mobile and desktop (Android 9 and Windows 10 1903 in case it matters) is not working OK. The History is not syncing well (if at all). What I visit on the desktop doesn't appear on mobile even after hours. And what I visited on mobile does not appear on the desktop. Syncing everything possible, same account logged.

    I had no problems with sync, I have on PC (W10) and Android 7 all the bookmarks and passwords, even the notes.



  • @Catweazle I have those too. What I don't have is the History of visited websites, which seems to be unique for desktop and mobile.



  • @t0yz
    Hi, history is not synced only typed history or do I understand setting wrong?
    Make sense to me, I have 5 devices with Vivaldi synced and if I search something it would really hard if all histories are merged.

    Cheers, mib



  • @mib2berlin That makes it impossible to use it as a "Continue on PC" replacement. The idea is that I would be going to work and see some articles I want to read at my own leisure on the desktop later, and I'd be able to send them to the Desktop or at least have them in the History. This is basically the only reason I use mobile browsing if I can help it, I don't like to read or write on the phone.
    It would have been nice if it would have worked like that, as it would have allowed me to get rid of Edge.

    PS: Chrome on mobile syncs history to your Google account. I'm not sure if the desktop Chrome sees that since I use Vivaldi, but I assume it does.



  • Just installed vivaldi beta on dad phone and removed chrome shortcut :3
    He didn't asked yet "how to do something" (a good sign)


  • Ambassador

    @t0yz said in Vivaldi goes mobile:

    @Catweazle I have those too. What I don't have is the History of visited websites, which seems to be unique for desktop and mobile.

    I don't know if I have all the history on my mobile, but the history a few days before when I installed Vivaldi Mobil and synchronized it
    It may be related to the available memory of the mobile.



  • @t0yz So I just checked and it looks like everything I visited on the laptop are showing in the history on the phone.

    ... and yep, I'm seeing things on the laptop history from my phone yesterday evening.

    However - I have always felt that the history tab only seems to remember about half of what I actually visit - back when trying to find home-PC visited pages on work laptop and vice versa. I haven't done any serious testing, but I've had occasions when I'm pretty sure that I've looked at a site but couldn't use history to visit it again a few days later. That might even be on the same device.

    Also, today my synced-sessions button on the tab bar isn't working at all!



  • Thanks so much! I've been waiting for this. Just installed Vivaldi Mobile on my phone and synced everything. Got a little impatient and synced twice, so I wound up with some duplicate Speed Dials, but I was able to delete them and all is now well. I will also install it on my tablet.



  • I can't try V Mobile for a few days, so I hope someone can answer my question. Is it possible to switch the order of the V menu button and the address field? I'd like to have the menu button on the left, like on desktop.



  • @Nekomajin Not possible, you can't move anything.


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