Vivaldi 2.0 is out! This is a major update and I like it. You can see all the details at the link below.
For me the big added feature is encrypted sync. This means my Vivaldi browsing history, bookmarks, setup, logins, can be shared with Vivaldi on my other computers. I really like that.
It also opens the way for Vivaldi to release an Android version of the browser, so you can share all that stuff from your desktop. I use Firefox on Android right now but I’d really prefer to use Vivaldi, so I’m hoping this means an Android version is to be released soon.
Adventure in Upgrading:
I did have an adventure in trying to upgrade to Vivaldi 2.0 on Win 10. The installer kept failing. I tried a lot of things like disabling my anti-virus to no avail. Finally, I uninstalled my old version of Vivaldi - still failed. Now I’m really worried because I am stuck totally without my go to browser. I tried one last time and on the Windows installation wizard I clicked on Advanced. This lead me to a dropdown set for “Install for One User” I clicked on that and changed it to “Install for all users” which changes the file path as to where Vivaldi is installed. Success! Vivaldi 2.0 installed, all my settings are there. Very happy.
I’m not sure what was causing the problem, but this is Windows and Windows gets weird. Similar things used to happen back in the old Opera days too so no big deal.