3 things that work better in Vivaldi compared to Google Chrome


  • Vivaldi Team

    The Google Chrome browser is everywhere. But as our Marketing intern Johannes Dolven observes, using it is about putting in the legwork, while using Vivaldi is about getting smart.

    Click here to see the full blog post



  • I have never been a fan of chrome and an internet monoculture run by google is the most unhealthy web experience.
    Even though firefox has a smaller share i consider firefox to be the better browser and mozilla has healthier ethics.
    Vivaldi takes browsing to another level but unfortunately it uses the chromium engine which is supporting the chrome monoculture.

    From a personal point of view people should be using firefox or it's forks more fervently to even out the browser usage.
    Vivaldi is my main browser but dare i say it i kind of use it semi reluctantly as i would sooner support non chromium based browsers purely by an ethical point of view.
    I do not wish to see a world wide web wholly run by google.



  • @OlgaA said in 3 things that work better in Vivaldi compared to Google Chrome:

    The Google Chrome browser is everywhere

    Not here. It sure as hell ain't here! 😜

    I spent the last five years in the United States

    My sincere condolences. Do they have an early release scheme for good behaviour? 😇

    I was born in 1996

    This is deeply offensive. My younger kid is older than you. There should be laws against this kind of gratuitous youth! 🆘

    I have used Google Chrome my whole life

    OK, now i begin to understand why they locked you up. ðŸĪŠ

    I ... had used Google Chrome for as long as I could remember

    But... why? ðŸĪ·ðŸžâ€â™€

    Imagine the feeling of liberation when I first got introduced to Vivaldi browser

    No need... we've been living the dream since the beginning. Tis pretty cool, innit? ðŸĨģ

    why I would even consider switching from Google Chrome

    Um ... coz it is Google Chrome... ðŸ˜ą



    Well done & congratulations Johannes - nice article & it's quite lovely to metaphorically see your awakening & discovery of a real browser. Hope you have/had a marvellous time interning at V. ðŸĪ—



  • With the Tab Stacking feature in Vivaldi, I now sort tabs into different categories to where I feel they belong. This is extremely helpful and efficient, especially if I am working on multiple tasks at the same time. And I like to keep all my stacks in the same window.

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    Well, ironically Chrome has now (imo superior) the classic Opera's Tab Stacking feature:

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    https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/24251/expand-collapse-tab-stacks



  • ah so the spirit of the old opera lives on and inspires even to this day.Even the goolag stood and took notice.

    good for opera i say.



  • @Priest72 funny, they also have the rounded tabs now



  • @Stardust what next..?..tab tiling..vivaldi had better watch their steps..google is watching lol





  • This is interesting. Over the years, I have used these browsers as my main ones, Chrome then switched to Maxthon, then switched to Firefox. I'm liking the Android Version of Vivaldi, reading this article would force me to try Vivaldi on Desktop!



  • @ifacedown: I believe you will be pleasantly surprised! 🙂



  • @steffie: Thank you! I'm certainly enjoying it 🙂



  • @ifacedown said in 3 things that work better in Vivaldi compared to Google Chrome:

    This is interesting. Over the years, I have used these browsers as my main ones, Chrome then switched to Maxthon, then switched to Firefox. I'm liking the Android Version of Vivaldi, reading this article would force me to try Vivaldi on Desktop!

    The Android Vivaldi is OK, so if you like that you'll love the desktop Vivaldi, it quite simply blows it out of the water.

    My browser history starts a little earlier: NCSA Mosaic (usually the SPRY or Spyglass rebrands)! I also briefly tried "The Internet" (i.e. Internet Explorer 3), before switching to the likes of Netscape/Opera. Ever since Mozilla released "Phoenix" (later Firefox), I've generally used that as my main with pre-evil Opera (later Vivaldi), as my second browser. I also used to like Konqueror back in the KDE3 days, and I think Otter is a brilliant (but under-resourced) project worth a look too.

    I remember being completely mind-blown when I discovered Opera, because it had a multiple-document interface (windows within the main program window), the precursor to the tabs we all take for granted today. I also lived through the "this site only works in Internet Explorer" era - only to see it effectively happening again with Googevil Chrome.

    I stopped taking Opera seriously when they ditched Presto and became a crippled version of Chrome. I dropped Opera completely like a sack of poo, the moment they turned evil. I occasionally try Chromium, but have never liked it.

    IMHO Vivaldi is possibly the nicest browser I've ever used. The only way to improve on it would be to change the rendering engine to Gecko/Quantum or resurrect Presto / Konqueror's KHTML engine, and release it under a free software licence such as the GPL... neither of which will probably ever happen (and from the developers' explanations on this blog, it's completely understandable).

    Gosh, it feels old to think that I was using bulletin-boards and e-mail, and possibly even browsing the web, before the OP was even born. That said, we were a techy family so I got started pretty early by the standards of the day...



  • @stardust: I think that chrome tab stacking is not accessible and easy. You have to click, to show the tabs, too many clicks required and not easy to glance the number of tabs and tabs. Tab stacking is supposed to be a temporary way of organisation, sessions can provide named tabs.



  • @biruktes said in 3 things that work better in Vivaldi compared to Google Chrome:

    @stardust: I think that chrome tab stacking is not accessible and easy. You have to click, to show the tabs, too many clicks required and not easy to glance the number of tabs and tabs. Tab stacking is supposed to be a temporary way of organisation, sessions can provide named tabs.

    ^^This.
    I never worked out how to do it in Chromium, because I just haven't ever used it more than fleetingly, but it's so easy in Vivaldi that I have once or twice done it by accident, and (for a split-second) wondered what the hell happened! Of course, being a quick and intuitive feature you're not lost even if it does happen.



  • @biruktes I have just installed chrome to test it, you can't even create a stack by D&D so not very usable (maybe its an experimental feature, I don't know). At least you can expand and collapse the stack...
    Well, last time I used this feature - in Opera 12 â™Ĩ
    Here is my favorite gif:

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    ^___^



  • @jamesbeardmore said in 3 things that work better in Vivaldi compared to Google Chrome:

    "The Internet"

    Oh, that's the box that Roy and Moss loaned to Jen for the weekend.



  • I do wonder, though, why does Vivaldi - despite being built atop Chromium and using an unchanged user agent - still have all kinds of little compatibility issues with websites, where Chrome has none? Your UI is one of your biggest assets, miles ahead of Chrome, but I keep reporting bugs and incompatibilities, and this is becoming a bit exhausting...



  • Chrome has the largest market share so guess who web masters target primarily..?.yes chrome.
    Chrome may have specific components which these sites seek which vivaldi may have not.
    Vivaldi may have the same user agent string but may have differing or absent functionality.

    not a fault of the browser just lazy coding on behalf of the web designers.



  • @dshintag said in 3 things that work better in Vivaldi compared to Google Chrome:

    still have all kinds of little compatibility issues with websites

    Huh? Not for me. It's been many years afaik since i last had anything like this with V Snapshot or Stable. I definitely notice that some websites sometimes render slightly differently to Firefox, but never in any problematic way for me.

    I must be very lucky, or you must be very unlucky.

    ðŸĪ·ðŸžâ€â™€

    Spoiler

    Damn i wonder why KDE Emoji Selector keeps adding that redundant symbol ?



  • @steffie: I think these problems manifest themselves mainly on streaming sites. If you're UK-based, try listening to Magic Radio's live stream on their website - it doesn't work and I've had confirmation that this is a real bug from the V team. Yet no other Chromium-based browser seems to have this issue... Go figure.


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