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Slow to start up but...

Comment by niklasbjrkr
about Vivaldi Browser · May 2017 ·

Still just as good as google chrome and opera


NOT vulnerable to Unicode phishing scam

Comment by garychike
about Vivaldi Browser · Apr 2017 ·

Vivaldi, although based on Chromium, is not vulnerable like Chrome is to the Unicode text phishing scam.



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Do a side-by side speed test by opening the same webpage in two different browsers. Vivaldi wins.
Do you have a faster browser? What is it? I'll use it.
As far as 'privacy' and 'eula' etc... meh. Not like they are stealing your money. Learn how to be safe online. Or surf slower.


It is not Open Source

about Vivaldi Browser and Safari, Google Chrome · · -4 Helpful

Whoever want to change the description to that again, please read THIS & the EULA (horrible!). It is the same as Chrome, based on open source code then added a bunch of cr@p but those are remain hidden, + you are not allowed to find out (=you will be sued if you try to) what are they.

These kind of browsers won't become popular because of this (Chrome, Opera, Safari, etc). ""Thank god!""
- Tracking options
- Modified search results (?more money higher relevance? = called Adware?)
- and who knows what else

I can suggest only 2 really good browsers (mozilla side <-> chromium side), try them before you make the biggest mistake in your life with vivaldi or chrome:


Mouse Gestures!

about Vivaldi Browser and Maxthon Cloud Browser · · 2 Helpful

Tons of interesting and innovative features, including one that I can't live without ever since I tried Maxthon - mouse gestures

[Edited by MiauFrito, December 17]


aun faltan cosa spero va genial!

about Vivaldi Browser · ·

espero que pronto salga la version para android y la sincronizacion en la nube!


Great Browser

about Vivaldi Browser · · 2 Helpful

Great browser with lots of features. It's made by the developer of Opera and they are bring back all the cutting edge features Opera had before going to the Chromium engine, and adding new ones.


Tech Preview

Comment by Jay_K_Slider
about Vivaldi Browser · Apr 2015 · 1 Helpful

I hope everyone commenting on this realizes Vivaldi is only in a tech preview state and nowhere near finished.


Welcome Vivaldi

Comment by RoseMerlin
about Vivaldi Browser · Apr 2015 ·

But, it means additional browser to test...

No, I don't think there's any necessity to test in every Chromium browser. One (Chrome) should do for all of them.

@ Azazel, that's what I thought too - but then a customer noticed that Torch was rendering their website incorrectly. Specifically, the background was out of place and, in their words, "there's a white bar at the bottom of the page." Google Chrome rendered the website as intended, and so did every other browser I had tested it on.

Interesting... Thanks for the heads-up


Googled Under The Hood!

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Tried Vivaldi, I used to love Opera. Then saw all the Google connections it has enabled by default. Might as well be using Chrome!
Just use Firefox

I disagree. The only connection between Vivaldi and Chrome is the Chromium rendering engine - everything else is built on modern web technologies including Node.js and React. The UI is even rendered using CSS.


Highly recommended

about Vivaldi Browser · · 1 Helpful

Great alternative to those who loved and continue to like Opera (what it used to be like before turning into a psedu-Chrome). Very fast, efficient and excellent UI


Another Chromaldi

Comment by Azazel
about Vivaldi Browser and Mozilla Firefox · Feb 2015 · 2 Helpful

Guys & gals, there's no need for any Vivaldis, just go with FIrefox. Faster than ever it is now, customizable and open source. What the heck else do one need from a web browser?
Anyway, I'll be satisfied if this project pulls some of ChrOpera's blanket.

Firefox is an adequate {just adequate}browser - after i add several add-ons to match what Opera had some years ago.

However, Opera has lost me with the Chrome-based version - not so much because of the Chrome aspect as because they screwed with the UI in ways that made it less usable.

Vivaldi, from the original Opera team, looks as if it'll finally replace Opera 12.6

... and the return of things like the integrated email client is something that has been missing from modern browsers for a while (Opera pre-12.16/Netscape/Mozilla/SeaMonkey)

I love Firefox, I do, but it's just so sloooow by comparison to Opera/Chrome/Vivaldi. I use it at work and the difference even in things like page loading, UI responsiveness, etc is noticeable.

Slowness can be caused by some extensions. Or, based on my experience, also if you have installed some of the "Complete Themes," it can be the reason of UI performance drops.
I have installed a few extensions (the heaviest of which on system resources is Adblock Plus) but still my Firefox (v.37) performs just as fast as any Chromium browser in terms of both interface and page loading and rendering speed. Even if there are some noticeable differences in performance, they are not that significant to be the turning point from opensourced and customizable Firefox to shady and restricted in many ways Chrome/Opera/Vivaldi.

No, I don't accept that.

"Slowness can be caused by extensions" is the browser equivalent of "startup apps can slow down windows startup" which in my experience isn't always the case.

My installation of Opera has a fair few extensions and is still as crisp and responsive as it was when I installed that particular version (beta 29). Multiple versions of Firefox (the latest being v39, x64), even when no extensions were installed, felt slower and more plodding by comparison. I can't say it's gotten much worse. My girlfriend moaned so much about it she installed Chrome and even I was surprised by how much speedier it was.

I've tried some of the 'optimised' x64 variants, like Waterfox, but I think it's the underlying tech. It's slick and very capable, just not the quickest.

I honestly shared my personal experience; you can either use this information to try and solve you issues or keep using closed-source spyware, it's up to you.
My 2+ years of observations tell me that most of the time in order to speed up your Firefox you have to disable some extensions or play a little bit with the settings, that's it. There is also the hardware factor, obviously. I'm not sure, but Firefox might be using swap file more actively than RAM in comparison with Chrome, so it might operate a lot faster on a system installed on an SSD, as in my case. Also some time ago I used to clear my cache when I felt like Firefox had gotten slower, and it helped. I believe it was before I switched to SSD.

I'm using several different browser regularly, and Firefox remains my main and favourite one so far, for various reasons. But in my experience it's quite clearly the slowest and most resource-hungry of them all, even out of the box without any extensions.

One of the main problems with it is that it leaks memory right, left and center, and has done so for as long as I can remember. I'm working a lot with tabs, usually anywhere from 5 to a few dozen, and Firefox eats massive amounts of memory and quite simply never seems to free any of it. The result is that Firefox needs regular restarts, otherwise it starts freezing intermittently, or crashing when it reaches the 32-bit process memory limit, which happens quite often for me. (You can alleviate it somewhat by going to about:memory and manually performing garbage collection and freeing unused memory; heaven knows why it never does that automatically, because it's quick and effective.)

I have some hopes that the multi-process architecture will alleviate some of those problems, but according to official Mozilla statements, it will still be a long time before that makes it into Firefox releases. Chrome does have it, and prevents the problems I have with Firefox, as closing a tab means everything is actually gone. At the moment I'm not sure how Vivaldi handles it, I don't use it heavily enough to notice how it performs in long and big sessions.

We’re not all utterly mentally limited, dear Azazel.
Mozilla has gone certifiably mentally insane. After a 3-hour discussion with the head developers, that becomes completely clear.
Firefox used to be about a minimal core, with maximum configurability and every add-on you could not even dream of.
But it soon became as large and sluggish as the old Mozilla (SeaMonkey). I didn’t mind, as the add-ons were above and beyond!
But now, more and more crap creeps in, and the developers are obsessed with patronizing the user and assuming he is a complete and utter idiot. … until he actually is!
The only reason anyone is staying with Firefox, is because of those add-ons. Which they are now ruining partially too.
Anything that can offer similar configurability, and all the add-ons I have installed, will result in bloody Firefox murder quicker than you can blink.

Mozilla could still save itself. By kicking out the iDiots that are obsessed with simplification and have apparently never heard of the “inner-platform effect” and really truly want to make Firefox into a large operating system that has everything, except for a good browser. And then by creating a lightweight fully configurable core again, and putting everything else (including WebGL, and similar nonsense) into add-ons where it belongs.

Vivaldi, on the other hand, is on the up exactly because it contains all those things that Firefox badly cloned from Opera. Including tabs, mouse gestures (that are actually not stuttering, yes, dear Mozilla!), but also the lightweight core with a focus on configurability.
Might be not there yet, but it very clear where things are going to be in a few years.

Well let me know when it's "there", OK? Until then I'm sticking with FF; and not just because of the addons but because of the overall UX, which is shaped by many little (and not so much) things that add up. Besides, they are bringing in new features as we speak, and have already introduced a pretty solid reader mode. I believe that's what many people do on the internet -- they read stuff, right?

@Azazel: You mean that utterly idiotic new UI that removed the menu, status bar, etc, in favor of tablet nonsense? If you think those changes “add up”, then there really is no hope for you, and I must assume you’re a big Apple fan.
And I say that as someone, who also still uses Firefox, but only for lack of a better choice.

What menu are you talking about? The one that shows up with Alt keystroke? And Apple fans use Safari and Chrome, I'm really having a hard time understanding what the hell are you talking about there...

FIrefox is the browser i RELUCTANTLY use if Opera 12.7 can't handle a page.

No other browser has caught up to Opera 12 yet (including the thing currently called Opera).

Vivaldi is the closest to Opera Classic, and it's not there yet.

[Edited by horkstowe1, March 21]


An amazing surprise and a most welcome return!

about Vivaldi Browser · · 1 Helpful

Opera is dead (and has been since the tragic version 15), Long Live Vivaldi!


So GoOOOD ! Bye bye Opéra and welcome Vivaldi

about Vivaldi Browser · · 1 Helpful

I can not wait to wait for the updates of the new browser vivaldi ! The interface is really flat and aesthetic design. Opera browser is dead, and much more! Because it is a pale copy of google chrome.
Vivaldi will be more responsive to users and strongly extensions.
I also view it was based on the Blink motor ( webkit ) and other technology such as Atom and NodeJS : D
I will follow developments closely (hence from a French dev) .

Google Chrome is a total clone of Chromium.
Google Chrome and Chromium are both based on Chromium
Opera have no relation with Goggle Chrome, neither in visuals and in how it works.
Saying the Opera is dead sounds very pathetic coming from someone that is shooting that like a fanboy and that you sound very ignorant, so please don't do that.
I use Opera, it is a lightweight browser for me, beats most browsers that I have ever used and it happen to use one of the most reliable webengines around. It uses the same libraries as Google Chrome not because it is a clone of it but because it is based on Chromium (Google Chrome extensions and visuals are in fact from Chromium)

Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Vivaldi, nothing of that matter since you enjoy your web experience <3 many words, leo, you ought to write a review

a then linux-32bit support announse from vivaldi team

léo sorry , but it is not a notice of " fanboy " but an opinion that is not based only "on the rendering engine " ;)
You use Opera ? So much use google chrome, opera no relationship with google chrome ? do you buy glasses.
Rather you fanboy that is close to be the devil's advocate rather than see reality.
Have you developed google chrome extensions? Do you know how they are intrusive ?

Opera since he went under " blink" ; ) is a pale copy of Google Chrome , try telling that to the opera community and see the numbers of opera uses since the changeover to blink ... " Your comment is an amateur commentary, normal user, not professional " .
Vivaldi is still in its infancy, but I hope he will make good progress because opera is no longer interested .

Sorry Stan. I was talking about the framework that Opera uses. I did wrong in say that they have no relation on the way they work.
I have no experience with software development and at this moment I am still a beginner on that and I already know a little about how frustrating that can be.
When I wrote my comment I was only using Firefox for a few hours. Last week I changed to other, Firefox and Chrome use a lot of RAM and freeze a lot but at least do a better job than Opera. As Vivaldi matures I may be able to give it a try someday.

By the way, I am not a fanboy of anything and yes I buy glasses, I have a terrible vision otherwise I wouldn't need them.

ok @leorflor it is true that when I filed my review I thought the rendering engine and the intrusiveness of Google Chrome extensions, I vivaldi also installed on my computer, I watch the evolution of this browser because opera for I no longer see the utility of having the knowledge that it is a copy of Google chrome :(.
For the Vivaldi navigation features good ergonomic features, after the development I expect better vivaldi, we'll see the result ... :(

I follow Vivaldi since it launched public alpha and it was even then a better browser than opera and chrome. I only use Firefox as primary browser till Vivaldi runs stable and for testing purposes since Firefox is a non blink engine browser unlike Vivaldi, Chrome and Opera.

Of course Opera Presto was the best browser back then, but now Opera blink is a big disappointment and Vivaldi could step in the Opera 12.7.x (presto) philosophy footsteps