• Extract the Vivaldi-Installer as described in the database, create the directory-structure and the stp.viv
• Delete "update_notifier.exe" from within the "Application" folder (perhaps not necessary, but on my test run on first start it created an entry in autostart that was not removed after unticking the auto-update in options)
• Start the Browser. Check the options page if you like, then close the browser.
• Open Regedit and navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vivaldi", export the whole key to "vivaldi.reg" into the Vivaldi-folder where the "Application" folder resides.
• Create a batch with the following content:
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@echo off REG IMPORT vivaldi.reg start /wait "" "Application/vivaldi.exe" REG EXPORT HKCU\Software\Vivaldi vivaldi.reg /y REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Vivaldi" /f REG DELETE "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google" /f RD %LocalAppData%\Vivaldi /s /q exit
When you start Vivaldi with this script or EXE, it will remember all settings and extensions, but leaves no registry-entries or files behind. Even the annoying problem with forgotten extensions and settings on other machines is gone, because they are stored in the "vivaldi.reg" file, that is updated on every change and written back to the Vivaldi folder on closing.
>> doesn't need admin-rights <<
Updating ist easy - grab the new Version, extract it and copy over the vivaldi.exe and the folder with the version-number to yor "Appliation"-folder inside the Vivaldi-folder. Don't forget to delete the folder with the old version-number.
After much disappointment with Slimjet I went over to Vivaldi and after managing to make it completely stealth, it's for sure my favorite browser aside Firefox.
End note: If you come across more registry keys or folders/files outside the Vivaldi-folder, simply add them to the script for deletation - the only necessary and reused information is in the reg-key exported to vivaldi.reg. The Google-reg-key for example appeared after a week of use, so I added it afterwards.