Huge size of .Config/Vivaldi
I noticed my "home directory was filling up and lookrd for culprits. Vivaldi is one of them. I found that .Config/Vivaldi was very big (over a gig) with Default/File System using almost all the space. What is this "File System" for? May I delete this stuff? Would it be possible to link it some other place?
/home/steffie/.config/vivaldi-snapshot/Default/File System = 55.1 kB; 25 files, 10 sub-folders.
Maybe you should try this: close V, move your "File System" folder out of .config to a temporary holding folder, relaunch V, observe if it then creates a fresh copy of that folder, check its size.
My on-SSD OS = Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE 4.14.2.
Vivaldi = 1.3.501.6 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit).
Hi, this is way to big.
My folder is 150 MB but I had clean cache yesterday, was 170MB in cache.
You can start Vivaldi with "–user-data-dir=" switch to change location.
You loose your settings but you can copy setup files to new location.
For me most important is the bookmark file, other settings need mostly a few minutes.
Btw. I use Snapshot 1.3.501.6. on Opensuse Tumbleweed 64.
EDIT: I don´t have a File System folder on my system and never had on any Suse Linux.
That's interesting. On my Devuan Ascii (xfce desktop environment) with Vivaldi 1.3.501.6 (Developer Build) dev (64-bit) a folder 'File System' doesn't even exist.
The good thing: I don't feel like I am missing something in Vivaldi.
Thank you all for your answers.
@Steffie: I followed your suggestion and the result is that so far, Vivaldi works as usual and the "File System" folder was not recreated.
@kumiponi: this seems to be used for reading local files. However I haven't seen a way to browse localy with Vivaldi (I do use konqueror as a file browser but there is no link). Anyway thanks for this information.
this seems to be used for reading local files. However I haven't seen a way to browse localy with Vivaldi
The files are local in the sense that the File System directory is a sandboxed "file system" for use by web apps. At some point you have maybe installed an extension from the Chrome Web Store and it has written a lot of data to that virtual file system.
If you really want to see the contents of your hard drive in Vivaldi, you can type / (the slash character alone) in the address bar.