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Author Topic: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles  (Read 409 times)

wraith808

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Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« on: September 24, 2018, 01:25 PM »
So, I started trying to look for a viable alternative for Chrome (trying Vivaldi and Brave right now for the second time each).  Though I liked Brave, there was just a bit too much still missing for me right now, and for having an ad blocker built in, they sure do miss a lot.  So, I'm on Vivaldi again.  Initial impressions are good, though I'm surprised that there aren't multiple user profiles built in.  Did any Vivaldi users here use this feature in Chrome?  If so, how do you get around it?  I see several threads on it, but nothing solid, other than installing a completely new instance.

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Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 01:50 PM »
FWIW, I use, and really like, Vivaldi, but don't miss the multiple profiles feature.  I never really used them in Chrome or Firefox, either.

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Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 02:06 PM »
FWIW, I use, and really like, Vivaldi, but don't miss the multiple profiles feature.  I never really used them in Chrome or Firefox, either.

I run separate work and home profiles, as both have certain logins that are unique to them (Microsoft account is the one that I can't do without)

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Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 03:04 PM »
I run separate work and home profiles, as both have certain logins that are unique to them (Microsoft account is the one that I can't do without)

Gotcha, I can see how that would be useful.   :up:

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Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 05:14 PM »
Not the same thing, I know, but I run multiple instances of Vivaldi concurrently, (which I just saw you mentioned  :-[ ... I blame it on the small phone screen).

eg. Stable release x64 installed (system default), beta x32 as portable, and beta x64 as Incognito portable.

They each have their own configs and haven't yet screwed up any of the other configs.

Most likely chews through more RAM but with 24GB it hasn't been a problem and multiple profiles isn't a feature I've ever used in a browser.

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Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2018, 12:45 AM »
I use Vivaldi as my daily driver. I used to use the profiles in Chrome, which I found useful. But I just gave up on the idea of multiple profiles when I switched to Vivaldi. :(

If I need to login to the same site I'm already logged into with different credentials, I just ctrl-shift-N to open a new private window and let my password manager do its thing to make it easy to login. Either that or I use Firefox for the alternate logins.

Obviously that's not nearly as convenient as having a separate profile, but it does the job.

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Re: Vivaldi and Multiple User Profiles
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2018, 01:20 AM »
Well, now that Firefox is thrown in :), this FF plugin sounds usable in this case: https://addons.mozil...-account-containers/