vivaldi A New Browser.

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  1. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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  2. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Let us know what you think of it.
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    It sent the CPU usage to 100% on my MacBook Pro while grabbing screenshots of the bookmarks I imported. It's designed like a Windows 8 app too.

    Good set of features so far though.
     
  4. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    This browser is progressing rapidly! Even in tech preview stage it's getting closer and closer to 'real' Opera (12 version). They are doing a really great job there. My soon to be default browser for sure :)
     
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    I've been using vivaldi on the side (for some browsing but not as my main browser). I'm fairly happy with it.
     
  6. Michaelgtrusa thread starter macrumors 604

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    The dev's are working very hard at it. So far it's really good.
     
  7. dusk007, Mar 26, 2015
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    Looks great. I like the flat look.
    As a long time Opera fan, who switched to Chrome after Opera, well, got useless, I look forward to this.
    I do miss some bookmark managing features. In Chrome that just doesn't work right. In Opera I used to be able to give folders little tags/shortcuts that if typed in the address bar opened the entire folder in various tabs.
    I barely use bookmarks anymore in Chrome because it is such a pain.

    I also really miss the single key shortcuts. I only get by because BetterTouchTool and the mac Trackpad are quite a powerful combination, but without that on a desktop or Windows notebook, I would feel really hindered.

    Personally I don't need the Mail feature on Mac. The rest looks really good. Especially to finally have some control over keyboard shortcuts again. I cannot really try much, it does not seem to want to load anything on Mac (correction it works it just takes an oddly long time), but I hope there is a feature like type-ahead-find. Opera used to have it and it made navigating big web sites like price comparison sites a breeze. CMD+F is just not the same.

    I love the CMD+G. Cannot wait till this is prime time ready. It has issues with my crappy wifi connection right now, probably should start rendering a little sooner.
     
  8. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Oooof! I used to have a soft spot for Opera, although never used it as my main browser. I really, really don't like the UI of Vivaldi though. It doesn't look or feel Mac-like and its too blocky and cluttered.

    Initially I opened it, tried it for about 15 seconds and went, "Urgh!" and closed it. Then I thought, maybe I'm being childish - I should try again and give it a fair chance. So I went to reopen it and now it won't launch at all. So much for that.

    I'll wait for the finished version and hope they've sorted the UI out - which I really hope they do!
     
  9. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    UI is built using HTML5. So in theory, any web developer can make it look as they please. That really won't be a problem.

    This isn't even an alpha version, we will just have to wait for an honest beta version at least.
     
  10. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    If it gets like Opera used to be, there will probably be some skinning action going on and everybody can make it look however they like. Personally I really dig the current look though. I like the flat modern style and a lot of apps that look good don't follow generic yosemite style.
     
  11. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    Personally, I'd disagree with the above. As a user I expect a consistent look and feel to Mac OS X apps, unless there's a compelling reason to deviate.

    That said, if you're right and there's a relatively easy way to skin the app to look more Mac-like then that's the problem solved. Although I'd suggest that "looking Mac-like" should be the default for a Mac app with skins providing the option to deviate from that if a user feels like it.
     
  12. c0ppo macrumors 6502a

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    A couple of days ago they released a first beta version. Worth checking up.
    Even if it still a little buggy, Vivaldi is my main browser for a couple of months now. Simply too many (excellent) features keep me away from other browsers :)
     
  13. maxsix Suspended

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    Vivaldi is Fast... very fast.

    I like it as a companion to the very best browser for my use... Chrome.
     
  14. ignatius345 macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, but "Vivaldi" makes it sound like a browser marketed to the elderly.
     
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    Seems it totally new to me. need to check it out.
    --- Post Merged, Apr 9, 2016 ---
    Did you use this it before? If it is like Chrome would be much better to use.
     
  17. adonis3k macrumors 6502

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    seems to be quite fast on my mac compared to Safari and Chrome, adblocker etc are working fine.
     
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    Dude's clearly got a thing for classical. At least he went Baroque instead of calling the thing "Hildegard von Bingen".
     

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