Google keeps breaking the internet

Even though Vivaldi is based on Chromium, many websites are broken. They decided to switch user agent, and Vivaldi is telling websites it is Chrome.

Von Tetzchner lists five prominent examples, which are intended to show that the major players on the market, some of whom offer browsers themselves, never miss an opportunity to dissuade users of alternative software from using them.

1. On, the entry of the search term is displayed above the search field
2. Google Docs warns against using with this browser and suggests Chrome as an alternative
3. WhatsApp Web (Facebook) denies access and refers to competitors
4. Microsoft Teams blocks access
5. Netflix prompts you to install the Silverlight DRM plugin

Translated with (free version)

I really hate Google. They are much worse than M$ or Apple. Can’t wait to get Pinephone

1 Like