How to manage too many browser tabs in Chrome, Firefox, Brave, and Vivaldi
Why does every computer need to be equipped with Microsoft 10?
Why does any computer have to be equipped with Microsoft at all?!!!!
Some people believe they need it, some people don't know any better & simply don't care. Fwiw, you do not have to have any MS s/w on your pc if you don't want. Excellent alternatives are readily available [free].
Google, as this is the only browser I have used except for MSN
Excellent alternatives are readily available [free].
I was asking for help and expressing my frustration(s). I could not follow Taka and the girl whose name, I think was Giselle, as almost every time each made a thought there was an ugh or an um within the words spoken.
You are now here in a friendly & helpful forum, but your chances of receiving help increase inversely with your implied or actual disrespectful posting about others here. It's a global forum & not everyone's first language is English, so patient courteous tolerance behoves us all.
I go to the proper selection for add or remove and I click on Microsoft Edge and the uninstall selection is grayed out the only choice is modify, which is the last thing I would ever want to do and I do not know how to overcome the obstacle Microsoft is using to prevent me from uninstalling Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft is a computer tyrant, in my opinion.
I do not know why each computer needs to be equipped with Microsoft 10.
I do not trust Microsoft as far as I could throw them.
Microsoft Edge is nothing more than an aggravating problem creator for computer usage.
Unless you have Windows 10 you will not be able to install and, or use.......... This is what I have heard from various people and before being able to download or add any type of programs. Like I said, I am not by any means a computer tech expert; so I am more than just a little weary of doing anything that should be done by a computer tech; which is why I am trying to learn the correct steps and, or method(s) that are explained on the videos for step by step instructions.
What I stated was in no way meant to be discourteous, disrespectful or hurtful.
Unless you have Windows 10 you will not be able to install and, or use..........
Fyi i am posting to you on a pc that has NO microsoft stuff on it, & i have bucketloads of s/w installed. You need pls to stop repeating that assertion as it's simply false.
change the default search engine that is currently bing
you can change the default search engine from bing to google.
bing is used on firefox, i never liked using bing and is one of the main reasons firefox was only used once in a blue moon.
make sure that enable auto update is checked.
i looked for the enable auto update and could not find it anywhere.
i tried changing bing to google and was unable to do so.
i tried adding a website name in the website panel and was unable to have the name i entered to be accepted.
the person in the video i watched only had to put the name of the website interest and it was accepted; when i tried to do the same, it was not accepted.
i was told to enter the url address, which the person on the video did not have to do and i do not know the whole url address of any website(s). ex: news, television shows and movie streaming, google, etc.....
any of the website panels i did not want i could close and enter a website that i would enjoy using. this did not prove to be an easy task to complete.
at one point i was searching for the box one needs to check to allow ads but to prevent tracking; even though i am weary of ads and am in no way wanting to listen to the ads.
i do not like commercial ads but i do enjoy watching and, or listening to television shows and, or movies as i do work on my computer.
i would not dare do anything like this if i did not have the step by step instructions provided by the person on the video posted on youtube.
basically i feel very insecure and vulnerable doing anything on a computer, without clear and concise step by step instructions by a computer tech; and even then i am nervous.
i want to avoid unwanted pop ups altogether, so where do i have to go, to find the box i have to check, to avoid any pop ups whatsoever?
what television shows and movie streaming sites do not have commercial ads, and can be placed in a vivaldi website panel?
there was one website i was using and i was really pleased with the quality television shows and movies selections, as well as the video quality, sound quality, and list of episode selections per season, which could be conveniently chosen.
the only thing i did not enjoy was the beat the clock game (figuratively speaking) to close the tab there was a virus loading on.
i did well as the avg scan basically stated there wasn't any virus(es) and, or malware(s) on my computer.
this is why i asked if anyone on the vivaldi staff knew of television shows and movie streaming website(s) where closing tab(s) with a virus loading is in no way an issue.
i believed vivaldi exceeded google in quality service(s) and would not allow any such website(s) to be placed for selection on vivaldi search.
that is one of the reasons i decided to download vivaldi.
another reason is for the high praise of vivaldi by the computer tech i was watching on youtube; who basically stated that once you try vivaldi you won't want to go back to the browser(s) you were using before.
does vivaldi provide the option of email accounts to be created and, or set up?
i won't mention the name of the browser, but i am growing tired of going to my email accounts list that one and, or more of my accounts has been removed from the list and then i have to go through a whole bunch of rigamorall to retrieve the email address which had been removed for no other reason then it had not been used for a period of time.
i truly did not appreciate this, especially when i was not notified before any such action was taken.
my email address(es) are to be readily accessible and to be used at my convenience and my discretion; i should not have to worry about anything such as this, ever happening, no matter what browser iam using at the time.
these are just some of the questions/concern(s) i have.
please remember i am a vivaldi beginner & i am not a computer tech expert.
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Please do not post in capitals, it is taken as if you are shouting/screaming!!
CHANGE THE DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE THAT IS CURRENTLY BING
YOU CAN CHANGE THE DEFAULT SEARCH ENGINE FROM BING TO GOOGLE.
BING IS USED ON FIREFOX, I NEVER LIKED USING BING AND IS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS FIREFOX WAS ONLY USED ONCE IN A BLUE MOON.
I TRIED CHANGING BING TO GOOGLE AND WAS UNABLE TO DO SO.
Settings/Search - search engines.
Look through the list for the one you want to use and click on "set as default search"
See also https://help.vivaldi.com/tutorials/switching-search-engines-quickly/
MAKE SURE THAT ENABLE AUTO UPDATE IS CHECKED.
I LOOKED FOR THE ENABLE AUTO UPDATE AND COULD NOT FIND IT ANYWHERE.
Settings/General - Updates
I TRIED ADDING A WEBSITE NAME IN THE WEBSITE PANEL AND WAS UNABLE TO HAVE THE NAME I ENTERED TO BE ACCEPTED.
THE PERSON IN THE VIDEO I WATCHED ONLY HAD TO PUT THE NAME OF THE WEBSITE INTEREST AND IT WAS ACCEPTED; WHEN I TRIED TO DO THE SAME, IT WAS NOT ACCEPTED.
I WAS TOLD TO ENTER THE URL ADDRESS, WHICH THE PERSON ON THE VIDEO DID NOT HAVE TO DO AND I DO NOT KNOW THE WHOLE URL ADDRESS OF ANY WEBSITE(S). EX: NEWS, TELEVISION SHOWS AND MOVIE STREAMING, GOOGLE, ETC.....
ANY OF THE WEBSITE PANELS I DID NOT WANT I COULD CLOSE AND ENTER A WEBSITE THAT I WOULD ENJOY USING. THIS DID NOT PROVE TO BE AN EASY TASK TO COMPLETE.
First go to the website, then open the panel (F4) and click the '+' button to add it.
See also https://help.vivaldi.com/tutorials/how-to-add-a-web-panel/
AT ONE POINT I WAS SEARCHING FOR THE BOX ONE NEEDS TO CHECK TO ALLOW ADS BUT TO PREVENT TRACKING; EVEN THOUGH I AM WEARY OF ADS AND AM IN NO WAY WANTING TO LISTEN TO THE ADS.
I DO NOT LIKE COMMERCIAL ADS BUT I DO ENJOY WATCHING AND, OR LISTENING TO TELEVISION SHOWS AND, OR MOVIES AS I DO WORK ON MY COMPUTER.
I WOULD NOT DARE DO ANYTHING LIKE THIS IF I DID NOT HAVE THE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY THE PERSON ON THE VIDEO POSTED ON YOUTUBE.
Without knowing which video you are referring to, I can't comment on how "good/useful" they are
BASICALLY I FEEL VERY INSECURE AND VULNERABLE DOING ANYTHING ON A COMPUTER, WITHOUT CLEAR AND CONCISE STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS BY A COMPUTER TECH; AND EVEN THEN I AM NERVOUS.
So was everyone when they started out using computers. The first rule is "DON'T PANIC!!"
I WANT TO AVOID UNWANTED POP UPS ALTOGETHER, SO WHERE DO I HAVE TO GO, TO FIND THE BOX I HAVE TO CHECK, TO AVOID ANY POP UPS WHATSOEVER?
Settings/Webpages -Default Permissions
See also https://help.vivaldi.com/desktop/privacy/website-permissions/
WHAT TELEVISION SHOWS AND MOVIE STREAMING SITES DO NOT HAVE COMMERCIAL ADS, AND CAN BE PLACED IN A VIVALDI WEBSITE PANEL?
THERE WAS ONE WEBSITE I WAS USING AND I WAS REALLY PLEASED WITH THE QUALITY TELEVISION SHOWS AND MOVIES SELECTIONS, AS WELL AS THE VIDEO QUALITY, SOUND QUALITY, AND LIST OF EPISODE SELECTIONS PER SEASON, WHICH COULD BE CONVENIENTLY CHOSEN.
THE ONLY THING I DID NOT ENJOY WAS THE BEAT THE CLOCK GAME (FIGURATIVELY SPEAKING) TO CLOSE THE TAB THERE WAS A VIRUS LOADING ON.
I DID WELL AS THE AVG SCAN BASICALLY STATED THERE WASN'T ANY VIRUS(ES) AND, OR MALWARE(S) ON MY COMPUTER.
THIS IS WHY I ASKED IF ANYONE ON THE VIVALDI STAFF KNEW OF TELEVISION SHOWS AND MOVIE STREAMING WEBSITE(S) WHERE CLOSING TAB(S) WITH A VIRUS LOADING IS IN NO WAY AN ISSUE.
This is country specific.
I BELIEVED VIVALDI EXCEEDED GOOGLE IN QUALITY SERVICE(S) AND WOULD NOT ALLOW ANY SUCH WEBSITE(S) TO BE PLACED FOR SELECTION ON VIVALDI SEARCH.
THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS I DECIDED TO DOWNLOAD VIVALDI.
When you search, it is the search engine you use (not the browser) that provides the sites.
ANOTHER REASON IS FOR THE HIGH PRAISE OF VIVALDI BY THE COMPUTER TECH I WAS WATCHING ON YOUTUBE; WHO BASICALLY STATED THAT ONCE YOU TRY VIVALDI YOU WON'T WANT TO GO BACK TO THE BROWSER(S) YOU WERE USING BEFORE.
Well, everyone on these forums uses Vivaldi
DOES VIVALDI PROVIDE THE OPTION OF EMAIL ACCOUNTS TO BE CREATED AND, OR SET UP?
Yes, by creating your account in these forums, you have been allocated an email account !!
PLEASE REMEMBER I AM A VIVALDI BEGINNER & I AM NOT A COMPUTER TECH EXPERT.
I suggest you create a new topic in https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/54/new-to-forum
for other questions you may have.
Also, Vivaldi Help files are available when you press the function key F1.
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I remember a few months ago while working, I noticed Vivaldi started to lag a bit... I checked the linux uptime: just 3 months... not that... Firefox was closed (I use it for some testing)... not that either; then I hit F2 and checked: 78 tabs in four windows.
Time for come cleanup: manpages open, APIs docs everywhere... I closed about 40 of them, and grouped a few more. I even managed to close one of the windows. After that, I closed and opened Vivaldi again, just to "clean-up" resources.
Next feature: auto-destruct tabs: set up a tab to close itself if not visited in X days.
bonjour. ( w8.1 & ubuntu ) _ brave , edge et vivaldi ... avec duck duck ... et tout va bien !
pas de chrome ni de firefox... depuis très longtemps .
... et pas d'anti-virus .
@lezignan Welcome to the Community. Here are a few links for your bookmarks that you may find useful:
Vivaldi's tab management is lacking in so many regards. No option to open parent tab after closing tab. No silbing/child tab options. No ranking in which tab should take priority after closing. And the built-in "related tab" is pretty broken.
No ranking in which tab should take priority after closing.
See Settings, Tabs, Closed Tab Activation.
Sillvva last edited by Sillvva
It would be nice if the Workona extension worked correctly with Vivaldi. However, due to pinned tabs being preserved when a window is closed, it does not. And that's an issue with Vivaldi, not the extension. Other browsers don't do that. And Vivaldi doesn't offer an option to disable that behavior.
That's why I switched to Edge. Collections replace notes. Homey extension replaces the speed dial. Auto Tab Discard extension replaces hibernating tabs (you can set up keyboard shortcuts). Workona extension works properly. Although Workona is not compatible with the experimental Tab Groups feature yet, support for it is coming.
Seriously, i just try to find out how this feature works and clicked on a Text "how to use the new tab function" (just in german) and i Land here, AND NO WHERE IS EXPLAINED HOW IT WORKS, how is this even possible
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Hi, hitting F1 for help page and search for tab give me this: https://help.vivaldi.com/tutorials/21-ways-to-be-a-tab-master-with-vivaldi-browser/
Nice video about tab usage in Vivaldi.
@mib2berlin Nope, he did not show it in that video, I had to google it until I found a proper video that explained that you first have to turn it on in the settings for what ever reason
@nosmin1997 It's possible because writing literature to explain new features takes a long time and there is no one specific individual assigned to it - because the team is very small and Vivaldi is not yet a profit-making concern.
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on firefox is a mess with the extrensions, they all don´t have the function like Vivaldi, so for me the best browser to use is Vivaldi!
@operafanboy Mark Twain?
Catweazle last edited by
@operafanboy , I don't think FF is dead, no, while Mozilla is still funded by Google