Web Browsers

Vivaldi – web browser

Vivaldi is a no-charge web browser that is built on the Chromium platform, the same open-source code that powers Chrome. Vivaldi is targeted at advanced users who think more than just simplicity.

Vivaldi has a good feature set such as tab previews and the ability to move tabs to any corner of the browser window. Vivaldi’s sharp edges and flat design are also particularly good. Vivaldi borrows some basic Chrome features and Chrome extensions.

Vivaldi is built around and based on web technologies such as HTML5, Node.js, React.js, and a long list of NPM modules. Vivaldi has recently released an official beta, but there’s lots more work to come. I am especially looking forward to the promised mail client.

Features include:

  • Highly customizable; you can even turn off some of its key features.
  • Chromeless UI.
  • Minimalistic user interface with basic icons and fonts, and a color scheme that changes based on the background and design of the web page being visited.
  • Quick Commands let you search through open tabs, bookmarks, history, settings and more with one single keyboard shortcut.
  • Organize your tabs using Tab stacking – drag tabs on top of each other.
  • “Silent Tabs For Users” – an easy way to kill annoying sounds in the browser.
  • Collapsible side panel.
  • Powerful bookmarks.
  • Take notes and add screen shots of web pages while browsing, store attachments and add URL’s to easily organize and locate it later.
  • Digital bookmarks on a speed dial page.
  • Web Panels – window snapping for websites; view websites as a panel on the sidebar of your Vivaldi browser. Read news, follow conversations on social media, chat with your friends and much more, while using the main browser window separately. It is similar to the multitasking features in Windows 10 and iOS 9, but contained within a browser.
  • Support for HTML5 h.264 – smooth video playback.
  • Netflix support.
  • HTML5 notifications.
  • Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
  • Private Window – for browsing web sites that you don’t want recorded in your history.
  • Full Extensions support.
  • Smooth scrolling.
  • Geolocation support – allows sites (e.g. mapping services) to know your location and adjust their content appropriately.

Website: vivaldi.com
Support: Forum
Developer: Vivaldi Technologies
License: Proprietary freeware with open-source components


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pigeons killer
3 months ago

Unacceptable absence of StartTLS in Vivaldi: A persistent deficiency for more than three years after the bug was reported