Side-by-side installation of Vivaldi on macOS – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 1950.3

  • Vivaldi Team

    Today’s snapshot introduces a more distinct “Snapshot” stream for macOS users, so that they can now have stable and snapshot builds side-by-side.

    Click here to see the full blog post

  • Wuh! I'm the first 😃

  • Vivaldi Team

    @oudstand: Yes you are 🏆

  • [Settings][Mouse gestures] Add “already assigned to “$2″ command” instead of “already exists” (VB-64683)

    Brilliant! 👍

    [Extensions] Extension without icon shows as blank in toolbar (VB-68442)

    Well, it's better... but I'd rather just have no icon there (I now use a CSS mod to hide the one I have).

  • Moderator

    Interesting Chrome 84 flag changes


    • #post-quantum-cecpq2 (We live in Hackerman times)
    • #temporary-unexpire-flags-m82 & #temporary-unexpire-flags-m83 (if you need old flags)
    • #enable-preconnect-to-search (Sounds interesting, don't know what it does)
    • #installed-apps-in-cbd (New settings for clear browser data includes apps)
    • #detect-target-embedding-lookalikes (phishing detection - I don't know how google is determining this or what sites qualify for protection)
    • #enable-new-profile-picker (probably irrelevant to vivaldi)
    • #nearby-sharing (Trying to copy apple's airdrop I guess)
    • A bunch of web payment & card flags
    • #enable-experimental-cookie-features (probably related to upcoming policy changes by google RE cookies)
    • #enable-media-feeds (no, not XML feeds. This is to do with giving social media sites a way to push ads recommendations at you)
    • #conversion-measurement-api (no, not unit conversion. this is a system for determining what ads to show someone without needing cookies to track people)


    • #temporary-unexpire-flags-m78 & #temporary-unexpire-flags-m80 (if you needed any of these old flags they are gone now)
    • #ev-details-in-page-info (This flag is no longer necessary as the info box was restyled long ago)
    • #focus-mode (I guess chrome gave up on this experiment to copy a vivaldi feature)
    • #force-color-profile (This was used as a workaround for some vivaldi users who had colour problems. hopefully the issue is fixed for them)

  • @Ruarí Yeees! That's a very welcome good news for Mac users! Many thanks Vivaldi Team! 👍👏

  • On my local website I'm facing the problem, that the dev tools have a delay of about 5 seconds after a breakpoint is hit. So in this 5 seconds I can't do anything.
    I don't have the problem with Firefox, Opera, Edge (Chromium) or Chrome. Any ideas?

  • @LonM said in Side-by-side installation of Vivaldi on macOS – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 1950.3:

    #post-quantum-cecpq2 (We live in Hackerman times)

    You mean this guy? 🤓

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    #enable-preconnect-to-search (Sounds interesting, don't know what it does)

    More always-connected nastiness from Chromium I guess 🙄

  • [Extensions] Extension without icon shows as blank in toolbar (VB-68442)

    This works on the normal extensions toolbar, but not if the icon gets hidden in the dropdown menu, still empty icon there.

  • Moderator

    @iAN-CooG I have reported this as VB-68713

  • Moderator

    @LonM An other useful list, I like your findings! 👍🏆

  • Just a quick note for macOS users:

    If you want to keep your current settings, open tabs, etc. when using a snapshot release, all you need to do is to close all instances of Vivaldi, go to "Library/Application Support/" inside the "Library" folder in your user folder, and copy the contents of the "Vivaldi" folder to the "Vivaldi Snapshot" folder.

    In other words, copy the contents of "~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/" to "~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi Snapshot/".

  • @NSSynapse Yes, that's what I did (though I only copied default folder) and it works flawlessly.

  • @hlehyaric Yes, the Default folder is definitely by far the most important information in that folder, I just wasn't sure whether it contained 100% of the things you would want to keep or only 95%, so erred on the side of caution. 🙂

  • @NSSynapse I had to reset the two flags I use and the language UI. TBH, that's not the end of the world.

  • A very welcome change for macOS users 😊

  • My 1Password app is not recognizing Vivaldi Snapshot as a properly signed browser. Any idea what might be going on? I copied the entire ~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi folder to ~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi Snapshot so I could keep all of my settings, and that worked for the most part, but 1Password isn't accepting the browser, so I'm completely unable to fill passwords, which is a major issue for me. I never had any interest in using the stable channel, so this separation is nothing but trouble for me. I've tried deleting and re-adding the 1Password (Desktop App Required) extension, but no luck. And I refuse to use the 1Password X extension, because it is a MAJOR downgrade from the standard 1Password extension. I'll have to use the stable channel for now, even though I never wanted to bother with it.

    I've also tried closing the browser, then deleting everything in ~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi Snapshot other than the "Default" folder, then starting it back up, and that didn't fix the issue.

  • Moderator

    @henderea FYI, a Vivaldi Snapshot user has already reported this issue to the 1Password support team:

  • Interesting is that chrome://flags/#metal disappeared on macOS with this snapshot (it is on the stable build)

  • Moderator

    @Chas4 Chromium flags are only there to enable experimental code (that is disabled by default) for testing or to selectively disable code that is causing stability issues.

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