The first of many – Vivaldi Android Browser snapshot 1624.207



  • This is a great day for Vivaldi community and mobile surfing experience in general. No doubt about that for me. However, as a spoiled Vivaldi user I would like to take a few minutes and write down all the biggest negatives about the beta.

    • First of all I was unable to set default behaviour for showing the version of Web pages for PC or callled Web for computers - Vivaldi icon - then tick the mark. It is incredibly frustrating to do it for all pages. Opera has an option called User agent where you can set the prefered web setting: for mobile/tablet devices or PC. This way you have all pages automatically loaded as full versions not mobile. This is something absolutelly crucial for me and I guess for many other users....

    • Tab bar should be more like PC version not showing only one active window - multiple tabs like on tablet so you can move themm from left to the right - some sort of interface options: tablet, mobile, PC

    • Speed dial need some reworking because the icons on tiles have pretty low res and when you combine it with very screen consuming speed dial front page - unable to set any dimensions or number of tiles used on sigle page.

    • Ability to create search engines

    • Vivaldi icon with setting should be adjustable to the left or to the right or hidden

    • More gestures besides just reloading the page

    • Tab grouping or open pages grouping - already requested in forums

    Thanks many times again for this special day and your hard work. I can't wait for the future releases!


  • Moderator

    @newscpq I think it's proper behavior, the folders name is not binding and you can change it as you see fit or remove the folder completely if you don't need it, in your case using the English names on one device and the Italian names on the other device, Sync, rightly, interprets them as different folders and then creates them double.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    No matter what country you may find it easier to find both versions of the browser with appbrain (a better front-end for the play store)
    https://www.appbrain.com/search?q=vivaldi+browser&src=header
    Top result



  • sync doesn't work... 😞
    I'm connected but stuck on the "sync initialization" forever


  • Vivaldi Translator

    @remi-flores I had sync problems on my Windows machine earlier today but it has since been resolved. Maybe your sync is also working now?


  • Moderator

    @remi-flores Sync stucks in "Waiting" for me on my Windows PCs.
    Same on 2.8 Stable.



  • @mib2berlin: I can confirm that Notes duplication is still a problem. Every time I open the Vivaldi Android Browser, I see tons of duplicate notes reappear. I am on the latest snapshots on desktop and Android (mobile).



  • @gidbest
    Hm, I got duplicates on desktop if I enable notes sync on Android therefor I disable sync for notes on Android after sync once.
    No idea about release cycle of android but tile says "Many" so I hope it get fixed sooner or later. I can copy/past my desktop cache to mobile so not a biggie for me.
    @Mods, should we report again to bug tracker?

    Cheers, mib



  • @gidbest said in The first of many – Vivaldi Android Browser snapshot 1624.207:

    @mib2berlin: I can confirm that Notes duplication is still a problem. Every time I open the Vivaldi Android Browser, I see tons of duplicate notes reappear. I am on the latest snapshots on desktop and Android (mobile).

    Did you actually follow the instructions to quit sync on all devices and clear sync data on the last one before logging them all on again?

    They did say that's what you had to do - not just update Vivaldi and carry on.

    I haven't tested it myself yet since I still have two beta versions for Android installed.



  • @mossman said in The first of many – Vivaldi Android Browser snapshot 1624.207:

    Did you actually follow the instructions to quit sync on all devices and clear sync data on the last one before logging them all on again?

    Yes I do, even reset Vivaldi for Android to make sure no other setting messed up from me.

    Cheers, mib



  • @ruario
    This snapshot is myltiplying notes faster than before...

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    => quit & launch again

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    It's like opening zip bomb...



  • @mib2berlin Same here.
    (I have logged out from everywhere, reset all sync data, uninstalled Vivaldi Android Beta, installed Vivaldi Android Snapshot, sync'ed desktop, sync'ed mobile.)



  • After exceeding 20000 notes today I had to disable sync in my Vivaldi Mobile because I don't want to commit suicide while trying to clean up this mess... 😕



  • @ROTFL I did the same, I seriously had enough.



  • @npro hmm... 🤔

    Think I will wait for a while before I try to clean up sync data then. No point wasting an afternoon cleaning and re syncing everywhere if you guys are still seeing the duplication.

    I have to say that I find it quite surprising that the team still don't have a handle on what should be quite a fundamental design aspect of the system after more than a year of this! I've already had to stage big interventions on multiplying notes or bookmarks for myself or my wife on several occasions...



  • @ROTFL But I take it you just disabled sync for notes? The rest seems to work fine.



  • @luetage Yup.
    What's also funny - I cannot delete note separators (I guess they are separators because they are read-only items without text) on my mobile 😛

    Removing over 20000 duplicates is probably how I plan to spent some winter evenings... 😛



  • Nice one! I do not expected Vivaldi Mobile Snapshot until you reach "1.0" on mobile.

    The current Stable version is in a Beta status, which is used to be Snapshot's too. So I suppose that both Vivaldi Mobile flavours will be the same app until you reach the final status for Stable, don't I?


  • Moderator

    @airdex They are not the same app. New features and fixes are tried out in Snapshot before being ported to Beta.



  • Thanks for Android browser!

    Has anyone noticed that BitWarden password manager (not the extension, but the Android app) doesn't seem to play nice with Vivaldi? While BitWarden can fill virtually any password field in any Android app, it's only coming up with my Vivaldi password to fill any empty password field on any URL whilst browsing with Vivaldi.


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