Vivaldi a good browser

A great browser with many setting options, almost entirely open source with its own e-mail client and calendar.

The ‘real’ Opera successor, also for Android, also with a good, own, forum.

I’m still sticking to Firefox but I am one of the lunatics that has to have tabs on bottom. Vivaldi doesn’t support it by default just like how Firefox doesn’t anymore (not even through add-ons) but I found a thread on their forum that lets you “hack” the UI to get that fixed. I have it working fine on Firefox but it’s nice to know Vivaldi can potentially support it too. I never understood Mozilla’s decision to make Firefox look like Chrome but I guess money talks.

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Vivaldi supports it out of the box.

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My bad… I meant tabs below navigation bar but still on top. It’s a weird itch to scratch but Firefox used to have the look a long time ago and I could never let it go. Incidentally, PaleMoon kept this UI design and I was using it for a while until I started noticing some bigger flaws with the app using older code so I was finally able to ditch it once I figured out the CSS “hacks” Firefox allows (for now). I kid you not, it feels like it’s been a game of cat and mouse when it comes to keeping a good UI and keeping Firefox. Mozilla doesn’t make it easy.

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The Wiki says it’s proprietary software: Vivaldi (web browser) - Wikipedia

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Please see:

“Of the three layers, only the UI layer is closed-source. This means that roughly 92% of the browser’s code is open-source coming from Chromium, 3% is open-source coming from us and only 5% is our UI closed-source code.”

Admittedly, partially open source is not open source.

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Thanks for the clarification and response, @Ingolf1.
As already said, quasi-open-source usually is not enough (for instance, in terms of security and code audit, but also in terms of long-term development and compromise). It is not rare that closed-source companies, in order to obtain some non-paid labor-force, made this kind of license-mix and mashups that attract developers interest and when convenient the whole thing takes some nasty direction and all that work, publicity, bug reporting, etc., gets wasted.
It’s always better if the licenses are strong copylefted, GPL-like, etc., at least in my experience.
Kind regards.

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