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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am
by Midas
Vivaldi latest stable version is v3.5 (2115.87), released 2020-12-08 (release announcement at https://vivaldi.com/whats-new-in-vivaldi-3-5/).

Interesting piece comparing what separates Vivaldi from regular Chrome:

vivaldi.com/blog/vivaldi-browser-vs-google-chrome/

While checking for registry junk, I realized that Google keys are set with "RESTRICTED" permissions that prevent them from being deleted by the regular user -- even with administrator privileges -- so I had to find a solution... luckily, this one worked:

windowsreport.com/error-while-deleting-key-fix/

Consequently, I have now added Sysinternals RegDelNull to my CLI toolset (docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/regdelnull).

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:07 am
by SYSTEM
Midas wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am
Interesting piece comparing what separates Vivaldi from regular Chrome:
What do you mean "regular Chrome"? Vivaldi is not Chrome or a Chrome shell. It has fully custom UI, not derived from Chrome's. And with its focus on features and customizability, Vivaldi is clearly its own thing rather than merely improved Chrome.

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 am
by Midas
SYSTEM wrote:What do you mean "regular Chrome"? Vivaldi is not Chrome or a Chrome shell.

You may be right -- not my choice of words, though, but Vivaldi's own crew...

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:16 am
by webfork
Midas wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am
Google keys are set with "RESTRICTED" permissions that prevent them from being deleted by the regular user -- even with administrator privileges -- so I had to find a solution... luckily, this one worked
I have a feeling that's going to come for me in the near future. Good post.

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:58 pm
by Specular
Midas wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am
While checking for registry junk, I realized that Google keys are set with "RESTRICTED" permissions that prevent them from being deleted by the regular user -- even with administrator privileges -- so I had to find a solution... luckily, this one worked:
To be clear, I'm assuming you mean these keys are set by Google Chrome rather than Vivaldi (which uses the Chromium engine), right?

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:08 am
by Midas
@Specular: I run no Chrome-based product other than Vivaldi and it has the annoying habit of auto-running even when you choose its "Stand-alone" install option, as detailed in previous posts.

So, while I'm not 100% sure, I am very inclined to believe they were created when this happened.

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:32 am
by Midas
Topic update: Vivaldi v3.6 released 2021-01-28 (changelog at vivaldi.com/blog/desktop/desktop-releases/vivaldi-tabs-two-level/; scroll to the bottom or search for "changelog").

FYI, current Windows desktop 64-bit version being offered is v3.6.2165.40.

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 1:15 am
by juverax
Vivaldi's update on cookies and ad-blocking
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/29/vivaldi_3_8/ (and read the comments)

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:03 am
by Midas
Cool. 8)

The big G introducing yet another net scourge -- let the FLoC rain on (unsuspecting) people...

FTR, Vivaldi isn't alone in rejecting it:

www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/03/googles-floc-terrible-idea

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 4:16 am
by SYSTEM
juverax wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 1:15 am
Vivaldi's update on cookies and ad-blocking
https://www.theregister.com/2021/04/29/vivaldi_3_8/ (and read the comments)
Nice. :) Blocking cookie prompts is similar to how I have set Vivaldi to auto-reject any sites which ask for permission to send push notifications - almost no sites which want it have no business asking for it, and it's more convenient to just not even allow them to ask.

Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

Posted: Tue May 04, 2021 1:59 am
by Midas
SYSTEM wrote:... auto-reject any sites which ask for permission to send push notifications - almost no sites which want it have no business asking for it, and it's more convenient to just not even allow them to ask.
Ditto.