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Topic # 162195 1-Feb-2015 20:11
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k I am a long time Opera user, but haven't been happy with the browser since they dumped version 12 and went to a chrome based clone that ditched all the functionality that made Opera Opera. Anyway the chappie that created Opera has started a new browser (its only a technical preview at the mo) called Vivaldi and i have to admit after a quick play that if (and thats definitely a good sized if ) if they actually get all the features they want in there it would be more like the good old Opera. and yes Vivaldi is based upon Chrome, but it has the Operaness that the chrome based operas lack.

and yes i have tried various other browsers, but have stuck with Opera in the hopes it will go back to being the opera that i liked if you know what i mean.

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  Reply # 1230565 3-Feb-2015 14:38
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Looks like it's based on Chromium (blink rendering engine, v8 js engine) so it'll be similar to Google Chrome but with a different skin/ui.

I'm going to say "meh" ™

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  Reply # 1231886 5-Feb-2015 20:00
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I used Opera for years as a secondary desktop browser and primary mobile browser however that all changed with the Chromium switch (made for compatibility ironically as others moved away from it).
For some reason they didn't just stop at the rendering engine and killed off nearly all the features that made it great..

Hopefully the people behind Vivaldi left because of that and will bring a proper successor.


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  Reply # 1232199 6-Feb-2015 13:39
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I've had a play with it being a long time Opera user.  It looks promising but I can't seem to find how to create  a bookmarks bar under the  URL bar as you can on all other browsers..



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