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Vivaldi Welcome Page
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Vivaldi Features

  1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
  2.  Privacy focusedVivaldi is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
  3.  Block TrackersVivaldi has a feature to block trackers from tracking you.
  4.  Calendar IntegrationVivaldi lets you sync your tasks and events with your calendar application.
  5.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Vivaldi.
  6.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsVivaldi can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
  7.  PortableVivaldi can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
  8.  Sync with Google CalendarVivaldi can be synchronized with Google Calendar
  9.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Vivaldi without registration.
  10.  Dark ModeVivaldi supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
  11.  Support for GesturesVivaldi supports touch or mouse gestures and interactions.
  12.  Picture in PictureVivaldi allows you to put a video, web page or app in a floating window (always on top of other windows).
  13.  Ad-freeVivaldi doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
  14.  Integrated Password ManagerVivaldi lets you access all the passwords you’ve saved across your different devices.
  15.  Text to SpeechVivaldi allows you to transform written text into spoken text.

Vivaldi information

Supported Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan; Valencian
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Esperanto
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Western Frisian
  • Scottish Gaelic; Gaelic
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Ido
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Lithuanian
  • Malay
  • Norwegian Bokmål
  • Norwegian Nynorsk
  • Persian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Sardinian
  • Serbian
  • Chinese
  • Slovak
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Vietnamese
  • ...

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Top positive comment

I have all of the "popular" browsers on my laptop. Nothing compares to Vivaldi. Nothing. It's the browser that Opera always wanted to be, and other browsers just can't touch it. Highly recommended.

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  • Vivaldi is very fast and lightweight
  • lots of interesting features such as tab accent colour, notes, gestures, tab stacks, etc
  • able to install chrome extensions
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I love Vivaldi browser features, but because they are laggy and have a lot of bugs, I forced to write the review. Run Vivaldi browser with next flags:

-–flag-switches-begin --debug-packed-apps --silent-debugger-extension-api --flag-switches-end

And then right click on any element in the browser, and open it in Developer Tools (inspect element). And you will see the full picture of why Vivaldi is laggy.

What is Vivaldi?

  • It's Chrome App
  • Which inside Chrome App removing Chrome Aura UI
  • Than inside Chromium Window draw with Chromium V8 & different engines a site
  • This site it's their JS + CSS + HTML code to draw Vivaldi Interface
  • Than Inside rendered site, Vivaldi adds a code block inside already created earlier HTML code your site what you browse.
  • That why whole Vivaldi browser so laggy and have tons of problems related to the performance.

In other words:

  • Vivaldi renders itself via browser engine which must work on SITE instead of browser UI, and inside their UI than they render again a SITE, which provokes MASSIVE performance problems.

So, Vivaldi will NEVER be good and fast browser ever, because it does recursive work on itself, and then on the website what needs to load.

How work Google Chrome / Cent Browser / Opera / Firefox?

  • They render UI (user interface) which is pre-compilated by Operation system instruments instead of javascript / CSS / HTML engine built-in in the browser. They do it ONLY 1 time and display it as a static interface.

What Vivaldi do?

  • They render UI every time when you open any new page, inside this UI they render another site, and only then they display the whole site inside Chrome window, inside this site you will see UI (menus, tabs, etc interface things) and only then you will see the site.

This is absolutely GARBAGE and a big problem.

Why Vivaldi team did that trick?

Because they are website devs, not a professional software dev. It's super easy to write a site interface, and join (include) another site inside already created UI and render it by browser engine. That why whole browser performance NEVER and NEVER will be as fast as any static UI browsers (chromium forks with a native static interface, firefox, Edge, etc).

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Well, I only understood half of your review, and by reading it you seem much more development-savvy than my, but one thing I can reply for sure is that on my many PCs where Vivaldi is installed, it is neither laggy nor buggy (and faster than Firefox that I had been using for years before).

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@mll, tl;dr: vivaldi it's a browser inside browser who run a site inside website. Absurd, is not it? But this is true. Vivaldi do (x * y)^2 amount of work if compare to chromimum or edge. Always. (or around that).

Why? Because whole user interface (tabs, address bar, any visual part that you see) it's just SITE interface. Like good interface, like facebook interface, and bla bla bla. Got idea?

That's why Vivaldi can be so customized.

But whats problem with such method of making a browser?

The problem in next:

  • a chromium browser must to render (calculate how to display a site, calculate all engines for css, js, dom, html, and bla bla bla) and than prepare a dom, to display it just to display an interface (tabs, address bar, panes, and bla bla bla).

After that vivaldi just INJECT inside this rendered by chromium engine another site that a visitor trying to open. And browser again do:

  • let's draw interface
  • let's draw opened website
  • let's draw opened website inside another website in a frame
  • let's align everything properly

Instead of:

  • "a user opens website"
  • website rendered, and displayed to the screen.

Flags above it's a proof that whole interface of vivaldi browser = it's just an WEB elements, web forms, javascripts, css.

Example: It's like a building a build, for building a building inside this builded building. Like russian eggs. You do useless job in several times more than any other browser do.

But pros: you always can customize interface. Cons: you always slower than any other browser (Chromium based with the same version).

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Those features Vivaldi team boasts about are half-baked at best: vertical tabs taking 1/3 of screen width and there is no way to shrink them, add button is hidden. Toolbar customization is broken and doesn't work. And those that are originally in Chromium were removed or handicapped, like "tab hard reload". It's gone in Vivaldi. Or search provider hotkeys in address bar. In chromium they work well. In Vivaldi they are handicapped.

To top it off the browser is closed source, and god knows what kind of spyware it is stuffed with.

Atrocious browser. Skip it and use Brave instead.

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Positive comment

Vivaldi used to be exceptionally sluggish and unstable, but it's improved by leaps and bounds since. The UI still isn't as snappy as I'd like, but it's bearable now, and I love how customizable it is. Overall, its supercharged features (which you can disable if you don't want to use them) are very useful for my workflow. The default adblocker i serviceable for most websites, but occasionally gets detected by anti-adblockers. My biggest gripe though is that the autoplay blocker just...doesn't work most of the time. Not a deal breaker since I can use extensions for it, but still enough of a bother that I won't give it full stars.

TLDR; lots of features (not all of them work), super customizable (which induces some slowness), not perfect but I still prefer it over other Chromium browsers.

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They still operate in Russia. That's enough

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What are you talking about? They operate in Norway, Iceland, and the US. It's written right on their website.

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Spiritual successor to Opera made by some of the original Opera developers. Works great overall, but they used to run some of their back end servers on Russian code (most notably their translator service). I don't know if they still use that code, but with the state of the world right now I'd advise caution.

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Vivaldi platform details


Works with Mac OS 10.10+ "Yosemite" or later till 11.3 "MacOS Big Sur"


7, 8 and 10


Installers: Debian's DEB, RHEL's RPM or in terminal, type " cd ~ " {ENTER} "sh"

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