Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6



  • it's great that we now can add a profile pic for offline profiles, thank you!

    I have noticed that when I delete the used picture the old profile picture is used again.
    so you should copy the profile picture inside the vivaldi profile
    is this behavior a possible feature request or bug?



  • @derDay said in Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6:

    is this behavior a possible feature request or bug?

    Rather an FR—I consider this as a sub-request of the one to save local files in the profile, but I cannot find it now & it depends on how it’s formulated. Umm, no, that one is only about SD thumbnails, I think you should make a new one.


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    @derDay I think this is a design decision. The same applies for a lot of other custom images, like those used on bookmark thumbnails, mods, etc. It uses the file in its place on disk, and if it is removed, vivaldi reverts to the default.

    I would suggest moving the files you want to keep into the profile path specified in vivaldi://about that way you don't accidentally delete them.



  • @LonM
    yeah, I think, that's the best approach

    @potmeklecbohdan
    thanks for the hint



  • @pesala: I know how to report a bug. I just wanted someone to confirm the problem.

    Either way it is reported as VB-72752



  • @Steffie

    it's not a V problem but a uM problem

    Had the problem on others extensions too, sadly i can recall exactly which ones as i decided to go with 100% scale as it was getting impossible to use uMatrix that was the worse offender, i think bitwarden had issues too back when i was using ui scale but i'm not completely sure, i'll put scale to 95 again and write later about which extensions have issues.



  • ... and allowing us to save backgrounds, patterns and in this case profile images inside our profile and allow them to sync.

    @luetage Let's not forget SD thumbnails, which for whatever reason are not synced yet either (note screenshots as well, but these aren't related to customisation).


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    @Durtro Thanks for report.
    I just confirmed your bug for Windows 10.



  • @AltCode said in Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6:

    Let's not forget SD thumbnails, which for whatever reason are not synced yet either

    I can understand the devs being worried about potential storage issues if thumbnails are allowed to sync. Especially with bookmarks thumbnails, as these can easily go into the hundreds of MB per user if they have a lot of bookmarks.

    The best solution would be to allow us to set SD thumbs to a net URL instead of a file, and then sync these as part of the config. Vivaldi could then download and cache the images locally in VivaldiThumbnails, ensuring users will have the same SD thumbs on all installs.



  • @Sdar said in Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6:

    Had the problem on others extensions too

    Aha, you've just reminded me -- Cookie AutoDelete also has this problem.



  • @Steffie Ok i found another one, i'm using a modded version of a now discontinued download manager (it makes download manager similar to firefox that has a button with a small panel) and when there's just a couple downloads it works just fine but once a certain amount of downloads are present on the panel (completed downloads count) the chances of the issue being triggered increases.

    I think the issue is caused by the extension panel re-calculating it's size after the panel has been opened and doing it too slow (umatrix when lots of connections are made, download manager with lots of downloads on the list).

    Edit: Maybe is a chrom* bug after all:
    https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=428044



  • @Pathduck said in Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6:

    ... these can easily go into the hundreds of MB per user if they have a lot of bookmarks.

    That will really vary from user to user. In my case, for example, the vast majority of my thumbnails are well below 10 KB with very few exceptions.

    If syncing thumbnails did exceed the hundreds of MB this could be solved by either telling the user that a thumbnail is too large to sync, or by alerting the user that a thumbnail must be compressed to be able to sync if it exceeds a minimum size.



  • @AltCode Mainly, thumbnails shouldn’t be generated unless (or even if) the bookmarks are in a speed dial folder.


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    @holly: Thanks. Try my best. Vivaldi is my passion. Thanks for your support.


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    @pesala: Hopefully it will not take that long now. As stated before, a number of us are using M3 every day. We continue to polish things and we continue to improve. There are still some bugs that we want to fix before going live, but not many.

    With respect to import. We have said that the TP will not have import. That does not mean we will not have import later. I agree that import is really important for those of us with old accounts and POP in particular. Obviously we could delay more while we implement import, but we are keen to let you guys start playing with it.


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    @kahukura: Indeed. I would not use any other client myself. Been using it for a while now and a lot of the issues we have had are gone now. Still a couple of more left. We have a unique mail client. There are still some loose ends, but it does most everything I need from a mail client.

    The feed reader gets better each day as well. Been doing some polishing there. It has been ready for a long time, but still being polished.

    The calendar is unique as well. You will see it soon.



  • @jon said in Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6:

    @kahukura: Indeed. I would not use any other client myself. Been using it for a while now and a lot of the issues we have had are gone now. Still a couple of more left. We have a unique mail client. There are still some loose ends, but it does most everything I need from a mail client.

    The feed reader gets better each day as well. Been doing some polishing there. It has been ready for a long time, but still being polished.

    The calendar is unique as well. You will see it soon.

    I used to use Opera feeds all the time, but since switching to Vivaldi I hardly look any more. I recently started checking again every week or so, and I've noticed that nearly all the feeds now have issues in Opera - most have issues with the linked content (I have to do an extra "open in Vivaldi" step each time), many others just stopped updating months ago.

    So I'm looking forward to getting back into feeds in Vivaldi, but I'm also worried that RSS/Atom has gone out of fashion over the last few years! (If it has then I hope there is some other way to get a website to feed into Vivaldi...).

    As you say many of us need to import mail going back decades, so this is something that M3 must be able to do eventually. If you promise that will happen some time then I'm happy to spend a while using Opera for final storage with Vivaldi as the main mail/feed client (accessing the last few weeks of messages left on the server by Opera). As long as it doesn't take another five years before Opera 12 can finally be retired on my main system! 😉


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    @mossman said in Local images for profile avatar – Vivaldi Browser snapshot 2064.6:

    I'm also worried that RSS/Atom has gone out of fashion over the last few years

    There has definitely been a decline, but it's not dead yet!

    Many blogs still use wordpress, which automatically gives them feeds without any effort. I still use it for lots of blogs, and to subscribe to youtube channels without needing an account. Some services like github (and I think reddit did this, though I havent used it in a long time) also offer RSS feeds for their personalised user feeds.


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    @mossman:

    My experience is that there is a lot of feeds out there. Maybe there is less talk of them, but they are still there. Most news outlets have news feeds, it seems. The nice thing about using feeds like this is that there is no AI. You just get the news you subscribe to. There is nothing in the background looking at what you read in the client, suggesting what else you read.

    We all want import and it is clearly on our list. I would not think it should take that long, although there is some work to be done. Some months is my best guess. Clearly it is easy with clients like M2. Others may be harder and require an export to a readable format first. The nice things with both M2 and M3 is that the mails them selves are stored as text.


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    @lonm: When I check, I normally find feeds. You mentioned Reddit and I found this article:

    https://www.howtogeek.com/320264/how-to-get-an-rss-feed-for-any-subreddit/

    I quickly added the Vivaldi Browser Reddit as a feed. Works like a charm.


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