Improved performance opening tabs?
Sounds good to me, although I do enjoy making my laptop scream while opening 50 Jira tickets at a time...
Version 2.9 of Chromium-based web browser Vivaldi boasts a new central control of website permissions. Employee-owned Vivaldi is based in Oslo, Norway, and claims 1.2 million users. Google Chrome usage is in the billions and Firefox reports over 800 million users on the desktop alone. The privacy-focused Brave claims 8 million …
Vivaldi is mainly used by disgruntled Opera browser users who love to customise their browser to death. The fact that it runs using the Chrome engine and, so far, has very little in the form of privacy features is enough for me to stick with Firefox. Personally, I don't care if Vivaldi allows the address bar to be placed on any side of the browser (left, right, top, bottom) or has a tab stacking feature. I'm not going to use a browser that exclusively relies on Chrome extensions to add any sort of ad/tracker blocking. In fact I try not to use extensions if I can help it as there's no telling how safe they are to use.
I agree, they're certainly pushing in the right direction. However, unless the functionality gets baked into the browser, (or the Web gets rebuilt from the ground up) I can't imagine ever again visiting a website - *any* website - without NoScript.
Page load times reduced a hundredfold by preventing unnecessary server connections (trackers, 'web analytics', ads), no janky crap getting between my eyes and the content I want to view... what we imagined the broadband Web would be like, back then before Google metastasized.
I use Vivaldi a lot, but don't surf with it very much at all. I built a LAN of things for my homestead, and use it to work with the various web pages the things emit. None of this goes out on the internet by design. Unless someone is basing browser useage on one a day hits to the weather service, they're not seeing my all day, every day use of it.
I find it's good because of the tab tiling feature - for example I can have several observation cameras (from raspberry pies) on the screen at a time. Or plots, or... can't do that in chrome.