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  • Hopefully soon we will be able to add Adblocker to Vivaldi. When will this happen?


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    You can use extensions like Adguard or uBlock or …
    Search in https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions



  • I went to the ublock web site and hit download and the only options are chrome, firefox and safari. No where does it say Vivaldi….so how do we install it in Vivaldi?


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    @Wyzard:

    I went to the ublock web site and hit download and the only options are chrome, firefox and safari. No where does it say Vivaldi….so how do we install it in Vivaldi?

    Go to the Chrome store and install it from there.



  • So Vivaldi is the same as the chrome browser? Why would the developers copy another browser?


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    @Wyzard:

    So Vivaldi is the same as the chrome browser? Why would the developers copy another browser?

    Nope. It's just built on the Chromium engine, so it can use many of the extensions built using that API. This was not always the case. Because the UI is built using an entirely different group of technologies, for the first many months extension compatibility was severely limited. As time wore on, more and more code for the interface was written or modified so that Vivaldi could properly communicate with and display the features of various extensions. Ultimately, one aim of Vivaldi is to render extensions largely obsolete, because most of their functions will be built in to the IU process, thus expanding the flexibility of the browser and paring down the process bloat which is so typical of Chrome-style browsers which have to run a million extensions, each of which is a separate process, just to meet routine user needs.


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    Personally, I expect Vivaldi to reach a stage in the not-too-distant future, such that I can do everything I want to/need to do in a browser, without running even one single extension.

    Already you will note that certain features which either require extensions in other "modern" browsers, or are altogether impossible in them, even with extensions, are built right in to Vivaldi. These include the ability to move or disable every tool bar, take notes and/or screen grabs, stack tabs, tile tabs, save and use web panels, put tabs on any edge of the browser, display bookmarks bar with text, text and favicons or favicons only, fast forward and rewind, customize keyboard bindings and some gestures, pick different colors and modes for the UI, use side panels on either side of the browser, choose any/every bookmark file to use as bookmarks bar and/or speed dial, hierarchical folders in speed dial, etc. This is just the start.


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    @Wyzard:

    So Vivaldi is the same as the chrome browser? Why would the developers copy another browser?

    No, it uses the codebase. Enhancments are done by using its own user interface and enhancments.
    Like a house which uses steal and beton for the fundament from one copmany, it is not the same building like others because architects, masons and other technicians include differnt windows, rooms, tubes, doors, powerlines, escalators and so on.



  • Thank you to everyone that helped me.


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