My favourite extensions for vivaldi.
Most of them are compatible but some can have minor issues – usually due chromium jumps/minor bugs – but still working.
Look also sticky thread about not working extensions.
- Even the extensions from the store could be infected;
Chromium now should check and disable them if they are doing something awkard – like injecting ads in tabs – but checking their feedback before install is always a good idea;
- Any extension take an amount of system resources (CPU/GPU/RAM) and it often impacts browser performances, pages rendering and their contents.
- Crx packed extension can be opened with any zip program. They’re actually archives.
- Unpacked extensions basically are extracted crx. In most cases they don’t do auto updates.
The ones I consider “essential” have a > sign before. But feel free to choose yours.
Unlinked ones can be easily found in store while others have a link to download it.
Paint a purple border on links which will open in a new tab
- Auto overlay remover
If you browse sites with nasty overlays.
Chromium is working on this
- > Bulk download images(zig)
Mass images downloader
- Chrono download manager
An alternative to the stock chrome://downloads (with more options) or the vivaldi download panel.
- Cookie autodelete
Handle cookies so you can decide what keep and what remove for any site. Won’t clean local storage. Hope Vivaldi will fix this, but not easy I guess.
Color picker. I hope this will be native.
- Death to _blank
Remove all redirects but slow down the browser.
- > Force background tab
It will open any tab in background when on.
- > Flash video downloader
Used to work, but latest versions don’t work as expected and the older won’t work forever, I fear.
- > Floating player
Open video streams in a popup.
- I don’t care about cookies
Image preview on mouse hover.
- > Imtranslator
A complete translator with useful options.
A better alternative to G-translate which has issues.
MEGAUsed as workaround to download big files from their servers. Bug was fixed 🙂
- > OneTab – send tabs – even pinned/stacked – to only one showing a page with their links.
Help to shrink cpu/ram usage while keeping the tabs in place.
- > NanoAdBlocker / UblockOrigin
Poweful adblockers. Read here if you have popup issues
- > NanoDefender
Companion of NanoAdBlocker. Unlock sites which locks adblockers.
- > Pagezipper
Auto load next page (work on most sites)
- Popup blocker (strict)
Handle popups and redirects.
Could need whitelisting sites you need.
> Popout video playerAs floating player,
but seems to be more functional.
Issues on latest snapshot(?)
- > Recursive bookmark sorter
The only way to auto sort bookmark bar in A/Z order for both folders and files.
Workaround for chromium/vivaldi missing feature. Need sorting on “manual”
- Skip redirects
In test, no particular impacts of performance. Just skip redirects.
You might need whitelisting sites you use often.
- Simple ext manager
Button for a quick access to all your extensions.
- > Scriptjager
Scriptblocker by an_dz. As Umatrix but lighter and easy to use.
- Smart https
Load sites in secure protocol or fallback in http.
Useful but heavy on ram. Some sites could show a garbaged https page (as they are still on http)
Change css style of webpages (both are fork of stylish)
- The great discarder/suspender
Discard/suspend (unload/hibernate) tabs after “x” time with regex support.
Newer chromium actually discard tabs on low ram/high cpu but don’t allow to choose on which sites.
- Tab count
Says how tabs/window did you opened in its button.
Worth saying also Vivaldi window panel also do this.
- Tree tabs
Webpanel which show your tabs in tree style.
- > Tumblr collage
A faster way to browse user galleries/archives.
Powerfuil scriptblocker. Read here if you have popup issues.
- > User agent switcher for chrome
Often used when vivaldi is mis-detected for a site fault.
- > Vivaldi forum mod (by luetage)
Collection of forum mods/themes if you come here often.
- Video autoplay blocker
Prevent autoplay of html5 videos: it acts like the old “click to play”.
Chromium is working on this.