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Support for Vivaldi #6

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MrLordy opened this issue Jul 14, 2017 · 7 comments

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@MrLordy
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commented Jul 14, 2017

Support for the vivaldi browser would be really nice. and a great addition :)

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commented Sep 11, 2017

+1

@LeBaux

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commented Oct 23, 2017

Currently, there is no nice way to sync bookmarks from vivaldi to pretty much any mobile browser. Might be a good addition.

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commented Oct 23, 2017

@LeBaux I agree. Last I checked the Vivaldi team had not defined the API for their bookmarking system, and there's still no documentation for it. For simpler web extensions it's probably ok just to try it and see, but xBrowserSync is pretty complex and makes heavy use of various web extension APIs, so the Vivaldi team really need to get that documentation out before I can add support for their browser.

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commented Oct 23, 2017

Thanks for clarification. Bookmark syncing always baffled my mind and it is recurring issue across the browsers and time. Yet you can export/import simple HTML with ease (and it contains all the data 99% user needs). I understand that this thing is more complex than that and without proper documentation you can't do much. I searched the forums and it seems like the issue of bookmarks (not only API) is unresolved for more than 2 years. Vivaldi is currently focused heavily on building their own sync, but this still doesn't solve sync to mobile and I doubt Vivaldi mobile will be made in foreseeable future. So xBrowserSync might fill this hole nicely when their API comes (if ever, but I suspect it will come with their native sync). Of course this requires also mobile apps/extensions from your end, so this is quite a task... not sure one can ask this from someone 😆. Edit - apparently, there is alpha of Vivaldi for android. But all we know it could take 10 years to release.

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commented Oct 26, 2017

Yeah it's really annoying that new browsers aren't fully supporting the web extension API, which means many extensions won't work with their browsers - let's face it, most devs aren't going to build specific versions of their extensions for fringe browsers!

Mozilla has been working for the past few years to fully support the web extensions API, Brave has poor support, and as mentioned before Vivaldi don't even have a page indicating compatibility (even though the browser is a fork of Chromium!).

My goal in the short term is to support the major desktop browsers that fully implement the web extensions API (Firefox next, perhaps Edge) so that xBrowserSync users can access their bookmarks from any of these browsers, and on their mobiles using the xBrowserSync mobile app.

@nero120 nero120 added this to the v1.6.0 milestone Jun 28, 2019

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commented Jul 15, 2019

I didn't know this bug existed, and setup the existing chrome extension on vivaldi today. it seems to work fine, including bookmarks bar sync. so you may be able to just close this. ;)

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commented Jul 15, 2019

@nergdron whilst xBrowserSync may appear to work for the most part on any Chrome/Firefox based browsers they're not officially supported until they are. Vivaldi support will come with v1.6.0 so until then I won't be able to resolve any issues raised, but hopefully you won't encounter any! 😄

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