Vivaldi browser is available for download with all its awesome features, especially privacy-enabled one that allows one to delete cookies site by site from the privacy tab settings section. Just like the availability of Windows 10 Technical Preview before the final version, Vivaldi web browser tech preview version is also available for download. You can check the features of Vivaldi before the final release. But, if you want to avoid the installation of an app which is not finally released but still want to check its features, you would like to create a portable version for the Vivaldi browser.
One may download the Vivaldi Tech Preview installer file from their official website, but, it is not possible to get the portable version of this web browser directly from there.
In this article, we shall go through the way to create portable Vivaldi web browser while executing the actual Vivaldi Technical Preview installation process. In simple words, we will try to learn how to get the standalone version of Vivaldi browser without installing it.
How to Prepare Portable Version of Vivaldi Browser
The method discussed here is the easiest one to get the portable version of this browser. We need to start by downloading the latest Vivaldi browser version (Technical Preview) from its official site by clicking the button “Download Tech Preview” (as seen in the image shared earlier) at Official website of Vivaldi Browser.
If the installer file is getting downloaded, you will get a pop-up message like this.
Once you execute the downloaded Vivaldi setup file, you will arrive at a screen that looks like the screenshot below.
Now, you need to trigger the Advanced setup by clicking on the button ‘Advanced’. This will take you to the following installation details screen for the browser.
In the above screen, you can select the Installation type as ‘Install standalone’ and select the destination location of your choice for this portable version. You can select a completely different location to save this portable version against the suggested destination path for the technical preview version of Vivaldi.
Once this is done, click on ‘Accept and Install’ button to trigger the rest of the browser installation process. Within a few seconds or minutes, the portable web version of Vivaldi browser will be created and saved. If you are wondering how to access the standalone Vivaldi browser just generated, you can do so by accessing the application which opens up directly from the Apps folder.
The above discussed method is relatively easy and very specific to this browser only. However, one may also try using Cameyo application to create the portable browser app. This app is normally used to create portable versions of different software (especially for those where the developers have not provided the option to generate standalone version easily).
In case of this browser, I would recommend all to use the already available ‘Install standalone’ option during the advanced installation setup process of this browser.
Advantages of a Portable Vivaldi Browser
As like as most portable tools this one can also be executed (run) without even executing the installer i.e. the standalone browser does not actually need an installation. As the name ‘portable’ suggests, we can carry along this browser version on a pen drive or USB drive and directly launch the web browser from such storage devices.
I am sure you will find the above listed process to generate portable Vivaldi browser pretty simple and straight-forward. It could be implemented for various platforms like Windows, Linux and Mac. Please feel free to share your experience at the comment section.