Vivaldi is a new, feature rich web browser that combines an Opera-like interface with a Chromium open-source platform.
Vivaldi is very similar to the Opera browser in many ways. There are some pretty cool features which are nice, such as the interface, which fades colours to match the dominant colour on the page as you navigate between sites.
Aside from the snazzy effects, the browser has clearly been designed with power users in mind, as the Quick Commands tool shows. This helps the user to search or run commands in much the similar manner to OS X’s Spotlight feature.
Vivaldi supports browsing with mouse gestures, and the ever-familiar 'speed dial' interface, which shows your favourite tabs on the new tab page is also a great, albeit old, feature that is present in this new web browser.
Key Features include:
- Quick Commands.
- Tab Stacks.
- Adaptive Interface.
- Spatial Navigation.
The layout of Vivaldi looks great too. Inside the left toolbar is the bookmarks menu is the Bookmarks and Downloads menus and a Notes tool as well. There is a lot housed here, however the interface manages not to feel at all cluttered. Items are placed in logical places and are all kept small and out the way giving you a fresh, clean feel.
Overall, Vivaldi has a crisp, sharp-edged interface, which uses simple but effective fonts and icons. It is clearly aimed at power users as the different features and tools show. It is relatively small (for a browser) and is not that hard on system resources. If you feel like a change from Chrome, Safari, Opera or Firefox then why not check it out?
Add a “Save selected tabs as a session” feature.
Add numbered accelerators to elements in main Window menu.
Closed tabs now can be reached by Quick Commands and a keyboard shortcut.
Configurable Address toolbar.
Configurable Status toolbar.
Mute all other tabs via the tab context menu.
Search box on Speed Dial.
Show webpage access key shortcuts.
Enable Pop Out Video (Picture-in-Picture).
Middle clicking in Back/Forward history drop-down should open the page in new tab.
[Linux] Automatically fetch Widevine (EME) to enable Netflix, Prime Video, etc.
Caret in address bar jumps to the start when arrow key up is pressed.
Search without nickname adds space in front of search.
Ability to toggle only selected extensions.
Arrow up behaviour when the dropdown menu is not open.
Esc in URL field closes dropdown and losses focus.
URL field focused twice, blinks.
URL field does not check for protocol handlers when pasting link.
Bookmark in folder can open in multiple tabs.
Import does not support descriptions transfer.
Loading pages when you have a lot of bookmarks is slow.
Ampersand (&) does not display in folder items.
Icon Drag and Drop space.
Fast Forward gets activated on inappropriate pages.
Smarter detection of page navigation for fast forward.
Added notification when a new note is created and the notes panel is closed.
Notification firing from background windows.
Pasting a note with screenshot adds another screenshot.
Webview gets focus when showing internal page.
“Save All as Bookmarks” in Window Panel don’t work for closed tabs.
Alphabetical sorting for accented letters in bookmarks panel.
Favicon missing when using a panel, works on within tab.
Panels are hard to resize.
Vertical main menu shows incorrect accelerator keys initially when panel is hidden.
Allow middle click to close tab or stack in the Window panel.
Add ‘Remove From Tabstack’.
Add ‘Show Closed Tabs’.
Add ‘Ungroup Tab Stack’ command to Quick Commands.
Caret jumps in the text field when using arrow up.
Foreground and Background Overriding.
Search instead of going to entered IP address.
Search result tuning.
Arrow up in search bar suggestion causes caret to jump.
Update the logo and name for Startpage search engine.
“Confirm Opening Bookmarks over Maximum of” – edit field constraints.
Keyboard friendly categories.
Move to submenu should contain New Window.
Obsolete “Zoom” shortcut and mouse gesture actions.
Possible to assign the same keyboard shortcut to two commands.
Tab Muting doesn’t match search for “mute”.
Tooltips not visible over text.
Wrong behaviour with Keyboard shortcut editing.
Add description for “Minimize Active Tab”.
Add option to disable Google DNS (used to help resolve navigation errors).
No rocker gestures on Speed Dial.
Tabs inaccessible with New Tab Page other than Start Page.
Converting more settings to syncable types.
Minimum tab width can interfere with positioning.
Switch tabs by scroll fails between tabs.
Untiling tabs does not drop selection.
Wrong tabs alignment after closing a tab.
Correct grouping of Hue lights.
Add page / all pages as bookmark should add under selected element.
Allow identical underscored letters in menus as last resort.
Artifacts on the buttons when system scale bigger than 100%.
Blank page before a website loads now follows the theme background color.
Mouse cursor hides in full screen video.
Only the visible area of the tab group popup should be clickable.
Scrolling with PgUp/PgDn should work when find-in-page is open.
Toolbar buttons can remain highlighted.
Top Domains in History should be links.
[Windows] Logo lacking gap in header.
[Linux] Cache known good versions of libffmpeg.
[Mac] “⌘⇧C” to copy text to note changed to “⌘⌥C”.
[Mac] Ampersand (&) does not display in folder items.
[Mac] Fullscreen UI drops down when it shouldn’t.
[Mac] Problem with Show/Hide Window Panel state on Menu Bar.
[Capture] Allow capture selection to extend outside the Vivaldi window.
[Focus] Cursor switches place based on mouse click up location.
[Menus] Add bookmark context menu item for history items.
Upgraded Chromium to 71.0.3578.85