I cheat on Vivaldi with Firefox 😇
You also like Vivaldi and Firefox?
What browser do you like more and why?
What is your main browser?
In this thread we only Firefox and Vivaldi and don't care about other browsers...
...so be ontopic
Danger Will Robinson, Danger!
Mods, quick -- there's a dangerous intruder here in our Vivaldi Forum, who should be banned instantly!
@guigirl Where is intruder!?
This post might only need to be temporary, depending on Mod preferences.
Recent Foxie posts in other threads that lead to creation of this new FF'ish thread:
I want to believe her, but...
Remove Federated Learning of Cohorts (FLoC) component from Vivaldi browser
@Stardust After the reading of different posts,
I confess I installed Firefox Nightly to give it a try a couple of days ago... influenced by someone somewhere
I couldn't find any reason not to use Vivaldi as main browser.
I know there is a real choice to make between two different mindsets and ways of being a surfer nowadays.
I confess (again)...
... that I did, in the same enthusiastic momentum, even reopen Firefox (I had such an old version installed... ) and installed the last update.
But, in both cases...
I really had a weird feeling (not that weird to be honest).
I just reconnected to the feeling I had when I decided to let Firefox behind.
I couldn't find any convincing reason (even privacy or security) to go back to Firefox.
User Interface, Settings, usage, esthetic, modding... everything was, in my opinion, messy and rough drafted (really too far from the experience I have with Vivaldi and with the experience I had with Firefox +/- 6 years ago.
@Ornorm At least you have now fully updated Firefox
But have you seen the new super cool Firefox tabs? :smiling_face_with_open_mouth_closed_eyes:
influenced by someone somewhere
Oh quick, look over there!
User Interface, Settings, usage, aesthetic, modding... everything was, in my opinion, messy and rough drafted
I think such remarks are quite fair & proportionate indeed. Mind you, IMO the current Quantum UI aesthetic is much superior to the IMO simply ghastly Australis UI misstep of earlier years. It seems that Mozilla atm realise their current UI needs reinvigoration, but i fear quite a lot that there's a real chance they're going to completely ruin it, if their drive to remove functions/features, & to "biggify" the UI, come to fruition.
As to the current UI's aesthetic / style, i readily agree that these things are extremely personal & wide preferences + viewpoints will always exist. However, just take a look at these two pics, first my FF-N, then my V-SS. I strove to set up my FF-N to stylistically resemble my nice V-SS, & to my eye anyway, it's a pretty good analogue.
Aside from the vexed question of aesthetics, more than anything else it's been the question of functionality that has primarily informed my born-again respect for FF[-N] over the past couple of years. I shan't bore you with yet again another restatement of my points here, other than link to my recent post that touched on these.
If/when V also incorporates comparable things, from that point on i presume i'd no longer be tempted back & forward between both browsers as has been occurring to a ridiculous degree over the past couple of years. However, the pessimist in me doubts this can happen, given V's inextricable reliance of the gargle engine. I truly wish to be proven wrong!
Seems like everybody love zoom buttons on the address bar :face_savouring_delicious_food:
Still waiting for this feature in Vivaldi
@Stardust I do use mods, true... but placing the zoom controls on address bar from status bar is not a [external css/js] mod, it's standard V functionality ... Shift+click-drag.
@guigirl What!? I thought It's impossible!!
Nope I can't. Shift+click-drag doesn't work. Maybe you are using some magic?
I shan't bore you with yet again another restatement of my points
I'm really aware of your points. This is the reason why...
I installed FF (I try to stay discrete here... I have to keep my honor safe ) and updated FF Stable
this is what I did tacitly include into a real choice to make between two different mindsets and which is really important; I couldn't agree more.
Regarding aesthetics, it's indeed a real personal opinion and what you show is indeed quite equivalent to what FF can offer but, for me and for the stylee-hypee-crazy-phunky-phreshy-oddy choices that I've made here, FF can't go as far as Vivaldi which is totally offensive for my eyes and for my soul .
The style, the ergonomic, the user experience, the features, etc. that Vivaldi offers are too important for me in my day-to-day browsing even if I'd dream of a Vivaldi working independently from any gargle engine.
It's hard to find the correct balance between privacy/security and features/style. For the moment, Vivaldi is the one that gives me that correct balance.
@Ornorm We are so lucky to still have some good choices. Mind you, i'm so greedy that i want One Browser To Rule Them All, & as i've explained, neither of them at this stage manages to tick all my boxes.
First World Problems...
Maybe you are using some magic?
Oh dear, am i? Now you've made me uncertain -- i shall fire up V again & try.
@Stardust I am flummoxed, bamboozled & gobsmacked . Atm, in Snapshot Default & Testing profiles, & in Stable Default & Testing profiles, doing what i wrote does not work ... as you said. Yet, per my pic, i do indeed have my zoom controls up in the address bar. I explicitly recall doing it... but atm i can't recall how i did it, if Shift-Drag doesn't work.
Is this a bug that none of us has noticed?
I've not done it, but maybe you could search the forum ... it's always possible that some clever Vivaldian in past years posted some trick to do this, which i did but later forgot about...?
Is this a bug that none of us has noticed?
Not a bug. It's just not possible
Check out Pesala post in this recent thread:
@Stardust I would need to logout first, coz when logged-in, i can't see any posts by any of the
dipstickslovely people i've blocked...