Vivaldi New Web Browser

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  1. TOMIMOT macrumors 6502

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    Just recently discovered Vivaldi, a new browser. Its a browser focused on the needs of a power user. So far i'm impressed with all the features and the processing speed. Anyone here tried it or use it as their default browser? Curious what other users think of it, has it replaced your chrome, safari, firefox?
     
  2. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    Just downloaded it, will put it through its paces and let you know.
     
  3. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    What sort of 'power user' features does it offer?
     
  4. TOMIMOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    jgelin macrumors 6502a

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    I have been using it all day and WOW it is like Safari and Chrome got together and had a baby with all of the features that I liked about it, and it inherited some of its own little qualities like stacked tab and side by side tabs.
    Having access to Chrome Extensions is a HUGE plus as well. Vivaldi will probably be on my machine for a long time to come.

    EDIT: some more information can be found here from LifeHacker
    http://lifehacker.com/a-screenshot-tour-of-vivaldi-the-new-power-user-web-br-1770875531
     
  6. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Looks cool. Will try it out. I remembered reading about this a long time ago but thought better to use a 'new' browser.
     
  7. TOMIMOT thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Totally agree! What's interesting is that this is version 1.0, curious to see how it will evolve over the next few years. Going to give chrome and Safari a run for its money
     
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    Looks like it has some interesting features; it may be worth a look. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
     
  10. MLinneer macrumors regular

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    Not very Mac-like... and it has Chromium all over it. It's a 1.0 release so I'm sure they will do a lot more work on the UI. And it needs to be optimized too... just watching a CNN video had Activity Monitor/Energy Impact over 200. Same video in Safari/Flash barely topped 50 combined.
     
  11. Beachguy macrumors 6502a

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    Been using it a long time, and finally dropped Chrome for it. They've taken Chromium and added a lot to it, and changed other things in it. I do hope they get the sync function going soon, but for now, I'm happily with it as my default.
     
  12. Pakaku macrumors 68000

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    Can't customize my cookie options, so it can't replace Firefox yet.
     

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