Vivaldi Browser News & Updates


21 Jun 2013
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Vivaldi today released Vivaldi 1.0 browser, after more than one year in public development. It is developed by a founding team of browser pioneers, lead by Jon von Tetzchner, who co-founded and led Opera Software. The core of the browser uses Chromium, supports Chrome add-ons and the UI uses React and JavaScript, as well as Node.js. “The browser adds several features and powerful personalization options targeted at demanding users to increase their productivity and efficiency,” said the company.

Highlights of Vivaldi browser

Tab Stacks: Drop tabs on top of each other to create a stack. It’s the fastest way to reduce clutter and keep organized.

Tab Stack Tiling: Tile tab stack and see multiple pages at the same time! With multiple tab stacks, it is like having multiple desktops.

Sessions: Save your favorite set of tabs as a session for later retrieval.

Notes: Vivaldi can remember which site you were browsing at the time, and allow you to take screenshots as well.

Quick commands: Access open tabs, bookmarks, history, settings and more through a command interface.

Mouse gestures and keyboard shortcuts: Mouse gestures turn a flick of the wrist into almost any action in the browser. Keyboard shortcuts do the same with simple key combinations.

Speed Dial: Your favorite sites and bookmarks easily accessible from any blank tab. Include Groups and Folders for even more Speed Dials!
Better bookmarks: Access your bookmarks from the bookmarks panel, bookmarks manager, bookmark bar and of course Speed Dial.

Web Panels: View websites in your Vivaldi sidebar. The perfect way to browse tweets, Facebook posts, or chat alongside your primary browsing window. We like to say it’s the next best thing to a “Boss button” for the web.

Vivaldi browser is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and can be downloaded from

Vivaldi browser for desktop launched by Opera co-founder
At this stage, it feels like the browser wars have been fought and won. Most of you probably use Chrome or Firefox , and a sad few of you may even use Internet Explorer. But there's a new browser in town, and it actually has some features worth sitting up and take notice of.

Vivaldi has been around for more than a year in the alpha and beta stages, but it recently hit the version 1.0 milestone. Founded by ex-Opera chief Jon von Tetzchner, it's squarely aimed at power users, meaning its loaded with extra features for browsing pros. It's available for Windows, Mac and Linux too.

Here are five reasons we prefer Vivaldi over any other browser.

1) Tab Stacking

We've all been stuck in browser tab hell before: That moment when you've opened way too many tabs up in your browser, and you can't find that one website you were just looking at. Vivaldi has a great feature called Tab Stacking that tries to prevent that from happening.
Tab Stacking lets you create 'folders' of tabs (like folders of apps on your phone's home screen). Just drag one tab on top of another and you've got yourself a tab stack.

You might want to group together tabs from the same site, for example, or tabs that are centered around the same topic. You can keep all your social media tabs in one stack and all your work-related tabs in another stack. Right-click to remove a particular tab from the unstack or to unstack all the tabs at once.

2) Note taking

Vivaldi's note tool can be invaluable when you need to write down ideas on the fly. The tool is built right into the browser's sidebar. To get started, click the notes icon, then start typing. Notes can be organized into folders, and you can easily add screenshots and attachments by using the icons at the bottom.

Please note: This isn't for annotating webpages. The notes stay fixed as you jump from site to site-but you can attach URLs for reference and each note is stamped with a time and date, too. You might not realize how much you could use a small notepad in your browser's sidebar until you start using it.

3) Quick Commands

Another key feature in Vivaldi is Quick Commands, which look a lot like Spotlight on the Mac. Hit F2, start typing, and you can quickly search the web, your recent history, and your bookmarks. It's similar to the way the Chrome omnibox works, but the F2 keyboard shortcut makes it even easier to use.

The Quick Commands box can also be used to search for keyboard shortcuts and menu items (like History). At this point, it's also worth mentioning that Vivaldi supports customizable keyboard shortcuts if you want to create your own. Head to the Keyboard tab in Settings to customize your own.

4) Mouse gestures

Just like Opera, Vivaldi supports mouse gesture shortcuts, so you can close a tab with the swipe of a mouse, or open up a new one with a flick. If you've never used it, it sounds a little gimmicky, but once you've become accustomed to browsing the web with a few mouse swipes, it's hard to go back.

From the Settings dialog, select Mouse and you can enable or disable mouse gestures and see the gestures themselves demonstrated on screen. For example, to close a tab, click and hold the right mouse button, then drag down and to the right. As yet there's no option to add your own gestures.

5) Side-by-side browsing

Vivaldi also excels in the way it allows you to view sites side-by-side in the same browser window. Select multiple tabs using
Ctrl or Cmd and then pick a layout from the Page tiling icon at the bottom (just to the left of the image setting icon). Pages can be tiled horizontally or vertically or in quarters.

It works for tab stacks too, so if you want to get two articles up side-by-side then it's an easy way of doing so. Another click on the same icon gets you back to normal. If you're using Windows, then you're probably already comfortable with snapping browser windows to a grid, but this is a useful alternative.

There's plenty more to explore in Vivaldi, including tab thumbnails, a rewind button that goes back to the first page in a tab's history, support for Chrome extensions, and tons of customization options. There's still a lot that's missing too, but this is a promising start-and well worth checking out.

5 Reasons to Use to Vivaldi Instead of Chrome or Firefox | Gizmodo India
Vivaldi Browser Gets Ability to Control Philips Hue Lights, Tab Dragging, and More in v1.5 Update

There are several Internet browsers out there and among a sea of well-established players, it becomes extremely hard to stand out for other competitors. However, Vivaldi has definitely made a move that is likely to attract attention towards its Internet browser as it is now the first browser, as per company's claims, which lets you adjust the lighting of your home. To recall, the browser saw its public launch back in April this year, and is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.

With its latest update to version 1.5, the browser has integrated the support for Hue colour lights from Philips. In order to allow the browser to change the home-lighting according to the "colour of the Web", you need to go browser's settings and tap on Philips Hue Bridge to confirm the connection. You can further choose the lights that can be controlled by the browser.

"This is just a first step for us but imagine a world where you get notified for a new email or web notification through a light bulb," company's CEO Jon von Tetzchner was quoted as saying in a press release regarding the update. "Vivaldi is all about customisation and flexibility. Integrating with IoT devices like Philips Hue makes it possible for Vivaldi to adapt to you and your everyday life," Tetzchner added.

Apart from this unique addition, the update also brings much-requested tab dragging feature. The company has further added the support to drag tab stacks and tab selections, which enable users to move tabs between windows with ease. The update also adds a button for 'reader view' directly to the address bar to provide easy accessibility to the users and remove clutter from webpages.

Vivaldi now offers delta updates on Windows, which essentially means that instead of downloading the entire binary for the update, only the changes are downloaded from release to release.

"Thinking beyond a browser and entering the real world is not only adventurous but also encourages the spirit of innovation and experimentation. We are open to new 'out of the box' ideas that make your browsing experience more creative and pleasurable. Ideas from our users and continuous implementations of those ideas only strengthen our relationship with them," Tetzchner said.

Vivaldi Browser Gets Ability to Control Philips Hue Lights, Tab Dragging, and More in v1.5 Update | NDTV
Vivaldi v1.6 Update Brings Along Tab Notifications, Named Tab Stacks, and More

Vivaldi Browser, which was publicly launched in April for Windows, macOS, and Linux, received a major update last month as the browser was provided with the functionality to control smart home lighting from Philips. Now, Vivaldi Technologies, the team behind the browser has released version 1.6 update for the browser that brings along several useful features.

The Vivaldi v1.6 update comes along with the 'Tab Notifications' feature that keeps users updated regarding the changes in the tabs. "Tab notifications notify about the changes happening in both pinned or regular tabs. This works particularly well on messaging and social media websites where Vivaldi counts the numbers disclosed in the page title and highlights them as an overlay icon on the tab," the company said in its press release.

With the Vivaldi v1.6 update, the tab settings now provide users with the option to name the tab stacks. In order to name a tab stack, users just have to simply right-click on the stack and choose the option to rename it. The name set by the users will be displayed for all the tabs in the stack.

The tab selection has further been made easier with the latest update to the browser. The browser now allows users to select multiple tabs by their domain by holding down Ctrl (or the command button on macOS) and double-clicking on one of the tabs. The company says that this helps in making the tab bar look neat and organised.

"While we work on bigger features, our focus on the detail does not stop. The Vivaldi browser is heading to be more interactive and intuitive. It's about creativity, customisation and freedom," company's CEO on von Tetzchner was quoted as saying in the release.

Vivaldi v1.6 Update Brings Along Tab Notifications, Named Tab Stacks, and More | NDTV
Vivaldi 1.8 transforms the browser 'History' section, gives more control to users

Vivaldi, a relatively new browser in the market has revamped the ‘History’ section of the browser in its latest release. The revamped section gives much more comprehensive information to users about the number of pages they visited and the number of times the user has viewed the pages. The section gives users a ‘Month’ view along with options to view history according to ‘Week’, ‘Day’, or ‘List’.

Vivaldi 1.8 transforms the browser 'History' section, gives more control to users Tech2 Mobile
tried that but does not have many options like Vivaldi, the best of all :kiss:
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