How Vivaldi browser is different from Google Chrome
OlgaA last edited by
Just like Google Chrome, Vivaldi browser is built using the open-source Chromium code. So how different is Vivaldi from Chrome?
Click here to see the full blog post
Super crazy happy first again
guigirl last edited by guigirl
Maybe i should give this "Vivaldi" thing a try?
It's good to know what the Vivaldi team makes possible to provide us with this unique browser.
So this about the next-gen browsers. I'm trying Vivaldi right now, could you tell us about memory usage and performance please ? Thanks and happy new year
Catweazle last edited by
Great explanation, that is to say that Vivaldi has not simply put a disguise to Chromium, but has put its own environment to the engine, therefore it would be more correct to define it as a Blink Browser.
@omnireso , welcome to our community.
Memory usage depends a lot on the pages you visit, the tabs you have open and the extensions you use. Although Vivaldi is based on Chromium, it uses significantly less resources than other browsers with this base, which you can check with the Task Manager of Vivaldi (Shift+Esc).
It's true that the Vivaldi UI and feature set is outstanding.
But the browser still can't do something as basic as let me grab a tab, detach it from the underlying window, drag it to the top of my second monitor and release to have it maximize smoothly on the second monitor. At best it detaches from the UI - on the same screen as the original window. In non maximized form.
Firefox, meanwhile, smoothly does exactly what's expected. And that's why Vivaldi is not my daily driver. It's clunky in some aspects that annoy me on a daily basis. Yeah, I could relearn using the browser in a different fashion, but I shouldn't have to.
@omnireso Vivaldi is economical in CPU consumption. Vivaldi needs little CPU, at startup, if this is set so...
...then Vivaldi starts without loading the tabs, which saves CPU.
If you have Vivaldi open with a lot of tabs and Vivaldi consumes a lot of CPU, then you can force the background tabs to sleep.
Nevertheless, Vivaldi is fast and powerful.
waj last edited by
@waj Welcome here to the Vivaldi Forum
@kimmoj: but it can do magical things like dragging tab from Vivaldi to Waterfox and it works
not the other way around though
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also in the building was an adult store
now THIS is a very interesting info, explains many things. Right?
derDay last edited by
Great article (mainly because Vivaldi is a great product ️)
boruta last edited by
If Vivaldi only uses Blink, why when I type chrome: settings, can I access settings that look identical to those in chrome? It looks like Vivaldi is just a skin for Chrome?
Priest72 last edited by
@boruta It would appear you did not read the article fully.The settings you are seeing are "chromium" settings NOT chrome.
Vivaldi is based on chromium so naturally the chromium settings are there.
legobuilder26 last edited by legobuilder26
@boruta Vivaldi's actual settings are at vivaldi://settings.
OR on the panel
OR in the menu
Priest72 last edited by
@legobuilder26 why would we type that when the settings are in our main drop down menu.
legobuilder26 last edited by
@Priest72 I like typing more than clicking. I'm kinda obsessed with keyboard shortcuts.
xnaas last edited by
If you look closely, you’ll notice that no-one has built a new engine from scratch in 20 years. There’s a reason for that. The rendering engine is the most complex part of the browser. Developing a new engine from scratch would take far too long and require significant resources.