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Posted by:

Curt
26 Feb 2018

Hi Bob, I wish you would have listed the extensions that did not work as now I will have to try it and find out for myself. May be a deal breaker for me too.

Posted by:

Sam Williams
26 Feb 2018

I liked using Internet Explorer as my web browser. A recent update apparently deleted Internet Explorer wanting me to use Edge that I do not like.
I now use Chrome but still do not like it as well as Internet Explorer.

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John Grek
26 Feb 2018

I can vouch for what you say. Vivaldi renders pages better than any other browser and doesn't miss a beat. It loads pages very quickly without blocking anything. I've been using it since it first appeared and am very happy with it. Try it and see.

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Charles H.
26 Feb 2018

I've become a real Vivaldi fan, after using it for several months. They've finally given us Folders automatically sorted before files, for those of us who set up folders for bookmarks as well as just files. I have thousands of bookmarks in many folders and subfolders. I also like being able to have my address bar, browser tab bar, and bookmarks, if turned on, at the bottom of the screen, right above my Windows 10 taskbar. That saves a lot of neck craining, looking at the top of the screen. You can also tile 2-4 tabs, for checking multiple tabs in one view. The extension toggle lets you turn off extensions temporarily if you need more room on the address bar to see the entire url, and then toggle it back to see your extension icons. And you can have a search area or not, as you prefer. You can also pin and hibernate tabs. If you have a Flash issue, install the PPAPI Flash from Adobe. But the main reason I like it is because it's not Google Chrome, with all of its nosy snooping and profiling activities.

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LarryR
26 Feb 2018

I have been a big fan of Avant since it was released. Its claim to fame is the multi-browser engine: IE Compatible, IE11, Firefox and Chrome. It has been a real workhorse.

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Tom C
26 Feb 2018

Thanks for article on Vivaldi. I looked at an introductory video on Youtube and it does look interesting. Following your comments about Ubuntu a few weeks ago, I'm currently working on a Linux dual boot for my laptop [after refreshing an old XP tower]. Fun project; I'll look into Vivaldi later.

Posted by:

Charles H.
26 Feb 2018

Bob,

I'd be open to testing the add-ons you're having problems with on my setup of Vivaldi, in case there's something set up differently on my end than how yours is set up.

Charles

Posted by:

Charles H.
26 Feb 2018

Tom C,

I have Vivaldi working on Windows 10 and on UbuntuMATE, set up on dual boot, as well as Linux Mint set up in a VMware virtual PC.

See this Vivaldi article for more info on using Flash in Vivaldi, with special notes for Linux, on the help page for Vivaldi: https://help.vivaldi.com/article/install-flash-player-for-vivaldi/.

Posted by:

Steve
26 Feb 2018

Perfect timing, thanks. I was originally with Netscape so I've been around Firefox since the beginning. Their latest iteration was a step too far. I still don't like my tabs on top and miss having over 100 tabs open at a time, but since I have to change how I use a browser I may as well change browsers too. Firefox, you're fired. I've been learning the ins and outs of Chrome for a week or so and now seems the right time to check out Vivaldi as well. Did I just hear Netscape rolling over in it's grave?

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Barbara Breger
26 Feb 2018

I have been using Vivaldi as a second browser since it was first released and with each update, I am leaning more towards giving up Firefox as #1 browser. Vivaldi quickly loads all pages without problems. Am trying to kick the Firefox addiction. I have been a loyal user since the first version, but have fallen for Vivaldi in a big way. Bravo for those guys. Super browser.

Posted by:

Joe Gill
26 Feb 2018

WOW! Thanks for sharing.
All extensions I have added are working flawlessly.
One thing I noticed, if you are signed in to GOOGLE, adding doesn't seem to want to add the extensions you have. Any ideas?

Posted by:

Ken Gash
26 Feb 2018

I have been using Vivaldi as my default browser for over a year with great success (I'm using it now to comment).
It is very customizable (far beyond my modest needs) but I have set up a standard bookmarks bar and have installed a bunch of useful extensions, I also particularly like the Speed Dial icon which sits on the bookmarks bar.
Try it, you'll like it!

Posted by:

https:misterfish
26 Feb 2018

You've done it again, Bob.
I've been using Opera for a couple of months, uniquely for Facebook (stops Facebook snooping on my main browser history) but found it slow, and several videos stalled part way through. I was ready to try a new browser, and lo! you came up with a recommendation for Vivaldi.
Easy download, painless set-up, smooth videos and no load delays. Thank you.

Posted by:

jfs
26 Feb 2018

I use Maxthon - it came with my Lenovo laptop - so far without any trouble.

Posted by:

Denis
26 Feb 2018

Thanks Bob. I will give it a try. I went off Firefox when it would only open links by right clicking then clicking open link in new tab. I went back to Chrome which is doing all I need but if Vivaldi is lighter on resources and quicker then that will be a good thing.
Thanks again for providing a great service to your readers.

Posted by:

joe s
26 Feb 2018

I hate that when I open a page in a new tab Vivaldi goes to the new tab instead of allowing me to do that later, as in Opera, which I like regardless of what anyone else says. I have been unable to find a menu switch to alter this behavior. My online searches failed to turn up a way either. In all fairness I dislike that Opera does not have a home page or start page button and I have not been able to find a solution for that either. But it is less of an issue for me than the Vivaldi thing.

Posted by:

Lady Fitzgerald
26 Feb 2018

I have yet to find any browser that still manages cookies as well and as easily as IE11, which is why I still use it. I'm going to miss it when I switch to Linux in a year or so.

Posted by:

bobrice
27 Feb 2018

Sadly, it failed my simple test. I play a lot of games, Sudoku, Crosswords, etc. Nothing complicated. About halfway through the game, it hangs and gets worse. It hangs for 3-5 seconds between keystrokes, and then 20 [no kidding] then just freezes.

What browser works for simple games? Right now, Chrome does the best, but still not very good.

Posted by:

John
27 Feb 2018

I just downloaded and installed Vivaldi ... Yes there were a few "things" - I'll have to play & find the settings... But so far it has been like "greased lightning" opening and browsing ....

Posted by:

John
27 Feb 2018

I just downloaded and installed Vivaldi ... Yes there were a few "things" - I'll have to play & find the settings... But so far it has been like "greased lightning" opening and browsing ....

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