Netscape Plugins are essential



  • Vivaldi made a big mistake using Blink as a base. It no longer recognises Netscape plugins which are essential for multi-media sites. The plugin is the only way to view Quicktime movies in Linux. Firefox still supports Netscape plugins.



  • Multimedia websites use HTML5 or Flash Player, the latter uses PPAPI. For QuickTime there's Safari. Or, as you said, Firefox.

    Anyway, A LOT of work has been done on the browser at the moment, so I don't think the developers will choose any other engine (not like there's anything to choose from: there's ancient and slow Gecko and modern and a bit faster Webkit/Blink) at this stage.



  • @fsLeg:

    Multimedia websites use HTML5 or Flash Player, the latter uses PPAPI. For QuickTime there's Safari. Or, as you said, Firefox.

    Anyway, A LOT of work has been done on the browser at the moment, so I don't think the developers will choose any other engine (not like there's anything to choose from: there's ancient and slow Gecko and modern and a bit faster Webkit/Blink) at this stage.

    HTML5 is excellent but still not widely used on sites. Flash via PPAPI is only available as 64bit so 32bit users are abandoned. In my experience Gecko is much more stable than Webkit/Blink and provides a base for individual privacy settings for sites and proper bookmark management. These are issues that persuaded many of us long-standing users of classic Opera to ditch the new Opera. Unless Vivaldi addresses these concerns it will be equally useless.



  • Not sure what you mean by "proper bookmark management", Vivaldi seems to do it's job much better than Firefox in this departament.



  • @Celeblhach:

    Not sure what you mean by "proper bookmark management", Vivaldi seems to do it's job much better than Firefox in this departament.

    I may have missed something but Vivaldi does not appear to have a right-click Sort By Name feature in bookmarks.


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