I’ve been… frustrated, with Firefox’s recent changes. I was never told to update my browser when I closed it, then one day, ESR56 ESR52 became ESR60, then I smashed the browser, then and there. I was finished.
Part of my frustration is because I wanted to keep some functionality which was no longer possible in Firefox beyond version 56. In my mind, it was the last good version of Firefox there was, despite how slow and laggy it tended to be on my machine. Then in the Ubuntu Linux discord server, I was asking about tiled tabbing in Chrome, and I was told about Vivaldi.
I instantly fell in love. Had I not caught wind of it from a Hungarian friend I use to play Re-Volt 1.2 with (Now available as Re-Volt OpenGL, otherwise better known as RVGL and available for Linux systems) I never would had cared about it. Next thing I know, I was tab stacking and tab tiling with a great big smile on my face because its tab management features are nothing lees than stellar.
Web panels with the option to show pages as their mobile counterparts for potentially better display in the sidebar is also pretty nice for cursory glances at social feeds, E-Mail and chat services. I discovered Stylus has real-time preview of changes, which was a big reason I was using older versions of Stylish, everything just became easy and I loved every moment of it.
I still do, but the caveats of having to use third-party sync services for bookmarks and passwords (but no history syncing, sadly) can be a tad frustrating, which is why I hope a mobile version of their web browser comes out soon, because I would love to completely jump ship from Firefox for a Chrome-alike I enjoy using, with most of the functional bells and whistles I ever had, or never could have in Firefox.
As for the name of the browser, I actually kind of hate it. But knowing it’s a Chrome-alike developed by people who previously worked on Opera, it’s understandable where the name came from. Speaking of names, I’ll maintain this identity as a nod to my Internet-using lineage but that’s about it.