Vivaldi v3.3.2022.45 Updated

billon on 10 Sep 2020
  • 206MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 9 Sep 2020
  • Suggested by Nh

Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Category:
Runs on: Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: In the User Data folder, which is created in the same root as "Application" folder.

Note that the program resets some settings, including the list of installed extensions, when you move between PCs.
Stealth: ? No. HKCU\Software\Vivaldi
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. Select "Advanced" and set "Installation Type" to "Install Standalone"
  3. Set "Destination Folder" to a folder of your choice and click "Accept and Install"
  4. Delete update_notifier.exe
  5. Launch vivaldi.exe
Similar/alternative apps: Otter Browser, Opera, Google Chrome, Slimjet, SRWare Iron
What's new? See:
https://vivaldi.com/blog/news/

5 comments on Vivaldi  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

zorro 2020-06-18 14:46

...well, there's more - I launch Vivaldi with my own batch file:
@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
DEL %USERPROFILE%\.vivaldi_reporting_data /f /q
exit
You see, there's also HKCU\Software\Google and - came with version 2.9 - the ".vivaldi_reporting_data" directly in the userprofile.
It's a pity, but nothing that can't be handled with a batch file. Of course the biggest drawback remains the hardware binding of extensions and some settings...

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Midas 2020-06-16 07:51

Zorro is absolutely right, even Vivaldi Standalone version registers 'update_notifier.exe' to auto-start with Windows -- something that somehow slipped by me in the previous test.

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Midas 2020-06-15 15:49

@zorro: do you mean 'update_notifier.exe'? I haven't erased it but never found it in memory in my brief testing of Vivaldi... and I couldn't make the previous instructions work in a straightforward way, hence my last comment.

BTW, Vivaldi Standalone still saves loads of settings to 'HKCU\Software\Vivaldi'.

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zorro 2020-06-12 14:09

Well, the previous instructions still work. If you do it the installer way and don't want new stuff in autostart, don't forget to delete the updater exe in the "Application" folder, because even with update check disabled in the settings this exe starts with windows..

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Midas 2020-06-11 11:44

Extraction instructions outdated. Should be "run installer, choose advanced, choose standalone, select path"...

For more info, see https://help.vivaldi.com/article/standalone-version-of-vivaldi/.

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