Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#136 Post by Midas » Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 am

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:


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:


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

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#137 Post by SYSTEM » Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:07 am

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.
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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#138 Post by Midas » Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 am

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...

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#139 Post by webfork » Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:16 am

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.

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#140 Post by Specular » Sun Jan 24, 2021 8:58 pm

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?

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#141 Post by Midas » Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:08 am

@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.

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#142 Post by Midas » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:32 am

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.

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