Vivaldi is a fast and very customizable browser with quite a lot of neat features you will not have seen in any browser before.
Most of those are accessible from the side menu with its built-in panel, where you can display a notepad, look at wikipedia entries or the Vivaldi help pages or you can even ‘panelize’ any webpage you like.
To be able to ship a custom Manjaro-Cinnamon theme pre-configured with the ISO I was lucky enough to find help directly from the Vivaldi development team. Like this we were also able to include some Manjaro Speed Dial links directly in our vivaldi package.
For now the custom theme settings will only be preset for new user profiles but I hope that we will be able to include these in the package, too, in the future.
I you would like to reproduce it, you can see the settings for the Cinnamon theme here:
A german penetration-tester looked at the Browser and the conclusion is: Vivaldi is a nice Browser but did some questionable decisions regarding privacy. So if you don’t like Google, you may not want to use Vivaldi…
You can read the whole article here (if you understand german) if you want.
Their bugtracker is also private, with no means to check the status or updates on a filed bug. Even your own bug report. You can submit bug report from 5 years ago, and still have to constantly plead with the developers through the forum on a gigantic thread to ask “Hey, what about bug #543825 that I submitted in December 14, 2016?”