Vivaldi is a fairly new web browser that has quickly caught the eye by offering several novel and interesting features in a market where sometimes it seems that there are no more ideas left. At the head of Vivaldi is Jon von Tetzchner, co-creator and former CEO of Opera, who believes that we all have different needs as users, but browsers seem to be all the same.
That is why Vivaldi is quite oriented towards advanced users and also bet a lot for personalization. An interesting feature that includes this browser in the possibility of using a “standalone” installation, which is almost the same as a portable version. That is, you can install the browser in another medium as a pendrive and use it on any other computer keeping your settings and favorites.
If you decide to install Vivaldi in this way in removable media you can use the browser wherever you insert it. Just take into account that it is not exactly the same as a portable application, because it does need installation as such and does not use a single folder to store all the files, so that you can move that folder from one site to another and the browser keeps running perfectly.
The “standalone” installation is simply separate from the operating system and you could install multiple versions of Vivaldi on your own hard drive and run them separately without one overwriting the other.
Install Vivaldi in Standalone mode
Insert the device in which you want to install Vivaldi and download the latest version of the browser from its official website. Once the installer is downloaded, double click on it to start the installation.
When the first welcome window appears, click on the “Advanced” button to change the installation options.
Choose language and under the type of installation, select “Install standalone” instead of for a user or all.
Finally, in the field where the destination folder is selected, click on the “Browse” button to browse the directories and choose the external environment where you are going to install Vivaldi. Now you can accept and install.
Vivaldi will create two folders in the middle, one called “Application” and one called “User Data”. In the first is the Vivaldi executable that you must click to launch the browser on another computer. This setup retains your settings, customization options, and all your bookmarks.