Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#121 Post by zorro » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:37 am

...I always delete the update notifier EXE after unpacking 8)

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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#122 Post by Emka » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 pm

Specular wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am
I've read comments elsewhere that defend this by saying other browsers run such background check programs
Doesn't installed Firefox run the Mozilla Maintenance Service?
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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#123 Post by Specular » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:06 pm

Emka wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Specular wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:51 am
I've read comments elsewhere that defend this by saying other browsers run such background check programs
Doesn't installed Firefox run the Mozilla Maintenance Service?
Looks to be optional. I've never encountered it myself in either install though.

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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#124 Post by webfork » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:44 am

Emka wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:09 pm
Doesn't installed Firefox run the Mozilla Maintenance Service?
Not on the portable version. Also, with the installed version, it's very easy to disable.

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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#125 Post by SYSTEM » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:26 am

Vivaldi 3.0 is out. Vivaldi Technologies has introduced a built-in ad and tracking blocker, ability to seek videos in Picture-in-Picture mode and a timer feature: https://vivaldi.com/blog/1-day-2-big-vi ... -releases/
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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#126 Post by rfithen » Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:54 am

Meh,.... I dislike these non-portable chrome "spin-offs". The only portable chrome derivatives I've seen that retain settings are:
Cent Browser and Slim Browser version 10.

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Re: Vivaldi - Opera Browser Alternative

#127 Post by Midas » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:17 am

Vivaldi Portable Redux:

At first I tried to (Uni)extract Vivaldi installer only to get a 'setup.exe' file which Uniextractor2 couldn't chew.

Then, I ran the downloaded installer package (62MB for x64), clicked "Advanced", selected "Install Standalone" under "Installation Type", chose local path to a new "Vivaldi" folder on my Desktop and ended up with two sub-folders inside: "Application" and "User Data".

The former contains two executables, 'vivaldi.exe' and 'update_notifier.exe'; the second is where user profiles reside.

Having done this twice already, I can say the procedure always ends by auto-running the browser un-prompted, which I find really irksome because it immediately leaves traces in the system registry (mainly in 'HKCU\Software\Vivaldi') and '%APPDATA%\Vivaldi'.

I proceed then to erase those traces -- as well as the 'update_notifier.exe' and the 'SetupMetrics' folder present inside 'Application' that aren't required for running the browser.

Next I placed a yaP launcher in my upper level 'Vivaldi' folder with the following configuration:

Code: Select all

; configuration file for yaP v0.7.1.5 (http://yap.rolandtoth.hu/)
; application name: Vivaldi Standalone
; version: v3.1.1929.34
; website: https://vivaldi.com/

[GENERAL]
application = Application\vivaldi.exe

; commandline = 
; workdir = 

[BEFORE]
regkey = HKCU\Software\Vivaldi

; dir = %Appdata%\Dir
; file = %Appdata%\Dir\File.ini
; regkey = HKCU\Software\RegKey

[AFTER]
-dir = %AppData%\Vivaldi
-file = %USERPROFILE%\.vivaldi_reporting_data
-regkey = HKCU\Software\Google\Chrome

...
As noted previously, upgrading this portable setup is a matter of going to its 'Application' folder and replacing 'vivaldi.exe' and the version numbered sub-folder with the ones from an updated version.

Issues left to check/solve: portability of passwords/extensions...

BTW, prior posts I recommend reading in the current topic (in chronological order):

Should you care about what the complete final folder structure looks like, I posted it to https://i.postimg.cc/pXYG1FL7/hierarchy.png...

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#128 Post by Midas » Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:01 pm

Quick note to confirm that -- following zorro's comment in Vivaldi's database entry -- I also found yet another leftover at '%USERPROFILE%\.vivaldi_reporting_data'.

The last file content is as follows -- note the unique userID:
{"description":"This file contains data used for counting users.
If you are worried about privacy implications, please see
https://help.vivaldi.com[ ]/article/how-we-count-our-users/",
"installation_time":"13236781422000000",
"next_daily_ping":"13236870901512444",
"next_monthly_ping":"13239376501512000",
"next_weekly_ping":"13237389301512444",
"unique_user_id":"078E340C3F925436"}

yaP launcher config above updated.

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#129 Post by Midas » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:24 am

Vivaldi v3.3 (build 2022.47) released (changelog at https://vivaldi.com/blog/minor-update-android-3-3/).

Release announcements archive is at https://vivaldi.com/blog/news/.

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#130 Post by billon » Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:31 pm

Very nice!
Off by one, slowly but steady! :lol:
Some day, all chromium shit will be purged from TPFC :mrgreen:

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#131 Post by Midas » Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 am

Topic update: Vivaldi Stable v3.4 (build 2066.76) released 2020-10-21.

There's isn't any straight old-school changelog, only a mishmash of announcements and blog posts... :confused:

https://vivaldi.com/whats-new-in-vivaldi-3-4/
https://vivaldi.com/changelog-vivaldi-3-4-on-desktop/
https://vivaldi.com/blog/three-cheers-t ... n-arrives/

Further good news: while manually updating my (so-called 'portable') copy, I noticed that Uniextractor2 now recognizes the installer and easily unpacks it to a 'vivaldi.7z' archive, which can then be further extracted to yield the relevant files for updating (as detailed above), circumventing those irksome impromptu launches. Hooray! :innocent:

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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#132 Post by SYSTEM » Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:24 am

Midas wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 am
Further good news: while manually updating my (so-called 'portable') copy, I noticed that Uniextractor2 now recognizes the installer and easily unpacks it to a 'vivaldi.7z' archive, which can then be further extracted to yield the relevant files for updating (as detailed above), circumventing those irksome impromptu launches. Hooray! :innocent:
You can use the built-in updater to update a portable copy (Help -> Check for Updates...). Doing so won't disable portable mode.
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Re: Vivaldi (Opera [inspired] browser alternative)

#133 Post by Midas » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:39 am

SYSTEM wrote:You can use the built-in updater to update a portable copy (Help -> Check for Updates...). Doing so won't disable portable mode.

Good to know. Thank you. :sunglasses:

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