Tiamarth

Viviwolf - A skin for Overwolf based on the Vivaldi web browser.

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TL;DR: Vivaldi browser inspired Overwolf skin. Because. Download / preview below.

 

I use Overwolf on my desktop as much as I do in game, and the fact it clashed with my default browser bothered me. So now that custom skins are a thing, and I wasn't too lazy to make it, I've made a skin based on the Vivaldi browser. Because there are very few community made skins, and even fewer that are compatible with the new appstore, I'm releasing this skin publicly.

 

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If you don't use Vivaldi, Shadow0X3 made a Firefox skin for Overwolf over in another thread. Check that out instead.

 

Installation instructions:

 

 

  1. Navigate to this directory: C:\Users\[uSERNAME]\AppData\Local\Overwolf (open start menu, type %localappdata%, hit enter, open Overwolf folder)
  2. Create new folder. Name it "Skins."
  3. Open the zip package you downloaded.
  4. Drag the folder inside the zip into the Skins folder.
  5. Open your Overwolf settings dialogue.
  6. Open the Support menu.
  7. Click "Development Options."
  8. Click "Load unpacked extension..."
  9. Navigate to the skin you want to install, expand the folder.
  10. Select the version number.
  11. Press "OK."
  12. Load the skin from your Overwolf library.

 

Viviwolf.gif

 

Here's what the regular dock looks like against an open Vivaldi window:

 

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Changelog:

 

 

05/21/15

- first release

 

Edited by Tiamarth
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For all the ranting you've done on how great Vivaldi is, this release doesn't surprise me one bit. Looks very clean, very nice. I'll definitely have to be giving this skin and browser a look-see. Thanks for the release

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Vivaldi is best browser. Vivaldi is life.

 

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Thanks! And if you do try Vivaldi, welcome to the browser that's going to kill ChrOpera and replace the true Opera.

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I've been looking for a new browser to use seeing as everything minus IE seems to be taking up too much memory process.

It's a sad day when IE becomes better to use than chrome, which is the case on my computer.. lol

 

Also, got the skin downloaded, just gotta install it :P

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Vivaldi is based on the Chromium rendering engine, and currently uses about as much or more memory than Chrome does. It's in extremely early development right now, so performance isn't what they're focused on for the time being. If you're having problems with browser performance in the case of Chrome or Firefox, I can't in good conscious recommend Vivaldi to you :(

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Vivaldi is based on the Chromium rendering engine, and currently uses about as much or more memory than Chrome does. It's in extremely early development right now, so performance isn't what they're focused on for the time being. If you're having problems with browser performance in the case of Chrome or Firefox, I can't in good conscious recommend Vivaldi to you :(

 

I noticed on the website it said it was made from the guys that did Opera. Had sorta the same issues with Opera as I did Chrome, so that plus what you're saying means I'm definitely not gonna get a better performance lol. I'm still gonna check it out, just to see if I like it :P

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Vivaldi was made by the same guys who made the original version of Opera, way back in the early days of internet. I unfortunately only saw the last few years of that version of Opera's life. The current Opera is basically just a rehash of Chrome, and the current devs should probably be ashamed of themselves. And, as I told Shadow on Steam just a bit ago, I probably only like Vivaldi as much as I do because of the nostalgia I feel from having used Opera's Presto versions.

 

If browser performance /is/ a big problem for you, Maxthon Cloud Browser and Opera (versions 12 and prior) are very light browsers in that respect.

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