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Vivaldi (browser)

Developers: Vivaldi Technologies
Date of the premiere of the system: 2016/04/06
Last Release Date: 2019/09/09
Branches: Internet services


Vivaldi is the browser which is flexibly configured under each user.


A release of the beta of the browser for Android devices

On September 9, 2019 the Vivaldi company announced a release of the full-function beta of the browser for mobile devices running Android.

Vivaldi announced a release of the beta of the browser for mobile devices running Android

Vivaldi task – to make the browser allowing to carry out usual tasks as that is wanted by the user, without breaking privacy. According to the statement of the developer, Vivaldi it is the most configured browser in the market which at the same time does not keep track of activity of users in network. And mobile version of the Vivaldi browser follows the same principles.

As noted in Vivaldi, the browser develops following requests of the users. Therefore it has the interface, uniform for all platforms, differing in ease of use. Vivaldi for Android supplements the version for desktop computers. It has similar design and also contains a set of the built-in functions, usual for users of Vivaldi, including a side bar, the Express panel, notes and function of the screenshot. And, of course, among functions of the browser there is an opportunity to safely synchronize data between different devices.

As well as in the desktop version, after start of Vivaldi for Android users get on the Express panel — the function allowing to hold popular websites literally near at hand. In the lower left corner of the interface of the browser there is a button of opening of panels opening access to tabs, history, notes and loadings. The switch of tabs which is below on the right allows to find quickly the necessary tab among open, in the history of viewing, among private tabs or even among the tabs opened on other device. There is also an option of opening of recently closed tabs.

Acceleration of work thanks to the Express panel and tabs in Vivaldi for Android

The address bar of the mobile browser allows to perform search using prefixes for different search engines and also to use short names of tabs for their more quick search and opening. Basic functions of the browser are at distance of one contact to the screen — the horizontal and vertical navigation working at Express panels, management of a side bar and switching of tabs.

According to the developer, Vivaldi has wide feature set, increasing convenience and efficiency in network. Treat these functions:

  • Fast creation of notes. The function allowing users to save important information even on the mobile phone. Notes can be used for fast save of the ideas, useful information or interesting quotes from network without the need for start of the additional application that allows to save limited resources of mobile devices. Users can safely synchronize notes between all used devices.
  • Acceleration of work thanks to the Express panel and tabs. The Express panel which is built in Vivaldi allows to provide quick access to often visited resources and helps to organize the list of tabs which will be displayed on a new empty tab. Users can create several Express panels for different problems and categories of tabs and also to group tabs in folders, providing quick access to the important and often used resources. The manager of tabs allows users to add references to different websites and also to edit descriptions and to appropriate to tabs the short names accelerating further search of the necessary tabs directly in an address bar.

Management of tabs in one contact in Vivaldi for Android
  • Management of tabs in one contact. Tabs are one of basic functions of modern browsers and Vivaldi allows to manage them and on mobile devices it is also easy, as well as on personal computers. For example, instead of copying of the address of the page and an insert of this link in a new tab for creation of the copy of already open page, it is possible to use a tab cloning option in a context menu. Using function of switching of the Vivaldi tabs, users can perform one movement quick search among open tabs, private tabs, recently closed tabs or even among the tabs opened on other device.
  • Search and fast switching of search services. Users can use an address bar for information search in network. In Vivaldi, using different prefixes, search can be performed in any of the searchers installed in the browser without change of settings of the browser. It is necessary just to add single letters before a search word (for example, enter ‘d’ for DuckDuckGo or ‘e’ for Ecosia) through a space that will allow to use the specified search engines.
  • Privacy of tabs. The user can use the private mode during the work on the mobile device — in this case all information on the browsed page will be deleted at its closing. In the private mode on the mobile device the history of viewing, cookies and time files will not remain. For example, if the user allowed to use the Internet to the acquaintance, he can use the private Vivaldi mode to verify the mail or an account in social networks, without leaving garbage and undesirable files on the device.

Privacy of tabs in Vivaldi for Android
  • Synchronization on the run, easily and safely. Users can synchronize the data of the browser between different devices. It is possible to select what types of data need to be synchronized, including tabs and the Express panel, the saved passwords and data of forms for autocompletion and also history of the entered addresses and a note. All synchronizable data are protected by enciphering and are never transferred in open form. For additional security, no third-party servers are used for synchronization — only the Vivaldi servers are used for this service.
  • Creation of screenshots. Users can create screenshots, both all visible page entirely, and its part only selected, using one more function. It is also possible to do a screenshot of all page entirely, including that part that does not enter on the screen of the mobile device.
  • An opportunity to remove superfluous when reading. The user can use a read mode, having turned on it in settings of the browser. This function will try to delete as much as possible from the page all elements which are distracting from reading or encumbering the device screen.

As of September, 2019 Vivaldi supports work in Android of version 5 above. Support of tablets is found in work so far.

Vivaldi 2.7

On August 21, 2019 the Vivaldi company provided the upgraded version of the Vivaldi 2.7 browser offering control over reproduction of media data on browsed pages, enhanced capabilities of access to user profiles, the updated panel of the status and several corrections increasing safety of net surfing.

Vivaldi provided upgraded version of the Vivaldi 2.7 browser

According to the statement of the developer, in the provided version of the Vivaldi browser users had an opportunity to avoid the irritating effect of automatic reproduction of media content on browsed pages. The option of shutdown of a sound on yet not used tabs was one of the most popular requests among users of the browser. In Vivaldi 2.7 it is enough to disconnect a sound on not used tabs using the corresponding point of a context menu of a tab.

Management of a sound on tabs in Vivaldi 2.7

This option appeared in addition to already existing management tools a sound on tabs which are placed in settings of the browser, in the sections "Tabs", the section of "A possibility of a tab".

Management of a sound on tabs in Vivaldi 2.7

Other abilities to manage a sound include shutdown of all other tabs through a context menu of a panel of tabs or the Window side bar and also using fast commands or fast keys appointed by the user.

Quick access to user profiles. As noted in Vivaldi, users always try to accelerate the net surfing, and quick access to profiles allows to make work with the browser slightly quicker — therefore this function was improved in the provided version of Vivaldi. Users can create on a desktop of an icon of start of the browser with a specific profile. The option is available in sections "Add the user to the menu of setup of a profile / Edit the user". For August, 2019 function is available only to users of Windows of the version of the browser.

Icons of start of the browser in Vivaldi 2.7

Support flash. In spite of the fact that the flash technology gradually disappears, there are a lot more websites which use a flash, and it is a lot of users who use these websites, claim in Vivaldi. Therefore the option which allows to prolong a little more life a flash for users was added to versions of Vivaldi 2.7 and to compulsorily include support of this content. The corresponding point of setup is in the section "Web pages" in the section Plug-ins.

Informative panel of a status. Volume pages can be loaded long enough, forcing users to guess about at what stage there is a loading process of data, noted in Vivaldi. In the provided version of the Vivaldi browser the status panel placed in the lower part of a window of the browser was improved. On it information on what happens to loading process at present will be output.

Informative panel of a status in Vivaldi 2.7

Stability augmentation for MacOS. Vivaldi developers made great efforts for improvement of stabilization of operation of the browser that will allow to reduce number of the problems connected with unauthorized closing of the application claim in Vivaldi.

Vivaldi 2.6

On June 20, 2019 the Vivaldi company announced release of the upgraded version of the Vivaldi 2.6 browser offering users opportunities of privacy and personalisation.

Vivaldi 2.6

According to the company, this updating increases safety of users thanks to the built-in means of blocking of advertizing and undesirable websites. Also users receive the updated methods of navigation, setup of profiles and other improvements directed to increase in configurability of the interface of the Vivaldi browser.

The updated Vivaldi browser having the built-in means of blocking of advertizing protects privacy of users at net surfing. In addition to shutdown of potentially dangerous advertizing, it allows to neutralize the pop-up windows preventing users to leave persuasive websites.

The disabler works with constantly updated block sheet placed on the servers of the company protected by enciphering and included by default. Further the browser automatically updates the block sheet from the server during daily work. It is possible to disconnect the block sheet in settings of the browser in the section Privacy. This option expands possibilities of Vivaldi on protection of privacy of the users.

We try to increase constantly safety of net surfing for our users. The method using which we implemented this function is an interesting step in the direction of decrease in influence from third-party web services.

Jón von Tetschner, the director of Vivaldi Technologies told

Now there was an opportunity to create a set of the user profiles without need to switch between system sessions or to set several copies of the Vivaldi browser.

In addition added a set of icons for the user profiles that allows to personalize work in the browser and also to simplify search of the necessary profile in the list of created.

Also is among additional improvements:

  • Updating of icons of profiles
  • Adding and removal of profiles using a special dialog box
  • Editing icons of a profile in a dialog box

Vivaldi constantly works on increase in convenience and efficiency in the browser, and upgraded version includes several improvements implemented on requests of our users.

  • Filtering of the saved passwords: In the course of work in the browser at users the large number of the saved passwords collects. Now search among them the necessary password becomes very simple – to use the function of filtering of passwords added to settings of the browser in the section Privacy enough.
  • Indication of unread pages in the Window side bar: When opening a set of tabs in the background, the indicator with number of the open, but not visited yet pages will be reflected in the Window side bar.
  • The accelerated navigation with the option "Search on the Page": Fans to work from the keyboard now had enhanced capabilities of the Search on the Page function caused by Ctrl+F key shortcut. If a required object – the link, it is possible to open it automatically using Ctrl+Enter key shortcut.
  • Icon of the searcher in a search box: Now instead of an icon with magnifying glass in a search box the icon of the active searcher is reflected.
  • Support of Razer headsets: In addition to last release in this version of the Vivaldi browser support of sound headsets and Razer Chroma earphones appeared.

Work with the tabs placed in one window improved. Also opening, closing or size variation of side bars began to happen much quicker.

Vivaldi 2.5 with support of the systems of illumination of Razer Chroma

On May 8, 2019 the Vivaldi company announced release of upgraded version of the browser – Vivaldi 2.5 including integration with the system of illumination for game Razer Chroma devices. This integration allows users of devices to make the net surfing by more individual with support of Chroma.

According to the developer, the provided version of Vivaldi offers more opportunities of setup of the browser, including size variation of cells of the Express panel and easier method of the choice of tabs.

"Razer Chroma creates unique style for each user of computer games that answers Vivaldi browser philosophy".

Jón von Tetschner, director of Vivaldi

According to the statement of the developer, devices with support of a system of illumination of Chroma can dynamically be synchronized with flowers of the websites browsed using the Vivaldi browser. It is possible to include integration into similar devices in settings of the browser, in the section of the Subject.

In the lower part of the page of settings of subjects users can select the Include Chroma checkbox and select what devices should be synchronized. After that color illumination will adapt to color of the websites visited using the Vivaldi browser. This integration is compatible only to the PC running Windows, emphasized in Vivaldi.

The Vivaldi browser integrated support of the systems of illumination of Razer Chroma

Users can also configure Chroma devices on use of one color according to own configured browser subject. For this purpose it is enough to deselect the Active Color from Active Page checkbox in the editor of subjects. Basic color of the current subject will be used after that.

"Support of Razer Chroma in the Vivaldi browser will allow fans of computer games to derive more pleasure from use of the Chroma of devices at visit of websites, having unique opportunities of personalisation at net surfing".

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As of May, 2019 in the browser such functions as are already provided:

  • Unloading of web pages from memory.
  • Simultaneous viewing several pages placed in one window.
  • Net search and fast switching between searchers using search prefixes.
  • Placement of websites in the form of a side web panel.
  • The accelerated navigation using gestures by a mouse.
  • Watching video in HTML5 format in the unfastened floating window.

In the provided version of the browser users can easily change the size of cells of the Express panel, increasing or reducing them and also scaling according to number of columns.

In Vivaldi 2.5 users can easily change the size of cells of the Express panel

The users who are constantly working in the browser with a large number of tabs will be able to estimate the appeared options of the choice of tabs, consider in Vivaldi. Using Fast commands, key shortcuts or gestures by a mouse, users can select previous, following or connected (opened from an active page) tabs.

Vivaldi 2.4

On March 27, 2019 Vivaldi Technologiespredstavila company next version of the Vivaldi 2.4 browser.

Vivaldi 2.4 offers users an opportunity to drag buttons between panels or to hide them absolutely, additional methods of management of tabs, an opportunity for work in the browser with several user profiles and also includes the small built-in calculator capable to execute simple calculations directly in the interface of the browser.

"We aim to make Vivaldi most configured browser. The provided updating is the one more step in this direction giving to users an opportunity to have more opportunities with smaller costs, using at the same time the most intuitive and convenient method".

Jón von Tetschner, director of Vivaldi

Setup of panels

The toolbars not only are a person of the browser, but also create style of use of its many functions. According to the developer, Vivaldi gives to users an opportunity to decide what controls and in what order should be on browser panels to provide convenience of work and quick access to the most demanded functions. An opportunity to drag control buttons between panels or to hide these buttons from the Vivaldi interface became the first step in this direction, leaving only necessary for daily work.

According to information for March, 2019 Vivaldi offers transfer of buttons between a panel of a status and an address panel. Thus, if necessary it is possible to place, for example, the button of creation of screenshots or placement of pages near an address bar, and the button of updating of the page can be easily placed on a status panel in the lower part of a window of the browser.

"Setup of the toolbar is an uncommon task — it much more, than it seems. The Vivaldi 2.4 interface which was more configured thanks to the processed and updated buttons. We also redrew icons on the toolbar to make them more clear and friendly. These changes lay the foundation for additional functions and settings in the future".

Henrik Helmers, designer of Vivaldi

According to the statement of the developer, the user can quickly change the Vivaldi interface, having made it most loaded with controls or on the contrary – facilitated to a minimum. For drag and drop of buttons between panels it is required to hold clicked the Shift button. To cancel all changes and to recover original form of panels, it is enough to use the corresponding point of a context menu of a panel or through settings of the browser in the section Appearance.

The panel of tabs becomes more powerful

Work with tabs is one of the most used functions. Vivaldi gives ample opportunities on management and access to tabs according to user queries.

Work with tabs in Vivaldi 2.4

Vivaldi 2.4 received the function allowing to create quickly the folder with thematic tabs. For example, if the user looks for information on some goods on the different websites, it can save them everything in one folder of tabs for viewing later or even on other computer – thanks to the synchronization which is built in Vivaldi. It is enough to select required tabs (using Shift or Ctrl), and then to send them to tabs, using a context menu of tabs, fast commands or a key shortcut. All tabs will be added to the folder with date of creation in the name, and further it is possible to work with them as with normal tabs, the developer emphasized.

Context menu of folders and tabs in a panel of tabs  – one more popular function which came to Vivaldi thanks to requests of users. For March, 2019 function is available to those who use Windows and Linux operating systems.

Work in the browser in the multi-profile mode

In the provided version of the Vivaldi browser there was an opportunity to create several user profiles allowing to work with one copy of the browser to several users without the need for start of different sessions in the operating system or creations of several copies of the Vivaldi browser on one computer.

Work in the Vivaldi 2.4 browser in the multi-profile mode

Each profile saves an individual set of expansions, tabs, cells of the Express panel, cookies, history and many other things. Also users can configure different appearance of the browser for each profile. Each profile can appropriate own name to provide the maximum convenience of work with this function.

Switching between profiles is performed using the corresponding button in an address panel. It is possible to select other profile from the opened menu and also to pass in the manager of management of profiles. Also access to management of profiles can be provided in settings of the browser in the section the Address bar.

User profiles can be synchronized between different copies of the Vivaldi browser, the developer noted.

Built-in calculator and other changes

The calculator which is built in vbystry commands allows to execute simple calculations directly in the interface of the browser. If to click F2 / ⌘ E for opening of Fast commands, to enter the equation, then below entry line it is possible to see result of calculations. When clicking Enter the result will be copied in a clipboard.

The built-in calculator in Vivaldi 2.4

As noted in Vivaldi Technologies, in the provided version of the browser it is added several other functions requested by users including:

  • The improved control of grouping of tabs. polzovatel can include and disconnect a possibility of creation of groups of tabs drag and drop. Also users can specify delay duration at drag and drop of tabs, preventing accidental grouping.
  • Renaming of group of tabs on double klikupozvolyat better to organize the work with a large number of tabs and groups.
  • By search of the selected word from the pomoshchyyukontekstny menu results will open in a fonovoyvkladka. (Settings> Search)

Vivaldi 2.3

On February 6, 2019 the company Vivaldi Technologies announced release of the update browser Vivaldi which includes autogrouping of tabs. Also developers expanded possibilities of setup of the drop-down list of an address bar for simplification access of users to often visited web pages and made other changes, improving convenience of use of the browser.

Autogrouping of the connected tabs

According to the developer, function of grouping of the Vivaldi tabs allows to integrate open pages in groups simple drag and drop of a tab. It allows to expand number of open tabs on a panel due to economy of the place for their display. Users can create a great number of groups of tabs, name them, fix, place in one window, unload from memory and disconnect a sound on all pages of group.

Autogrouping of the connected tabs in Vivaldi 2.3

Vivaldi 2.3 represents the next improvement of this function. It consists in a possibility of automatic grouping of the connected tabs.

This option is in Settings of the browser, the Tab section → → to Group Provision of a new tab from connected. The option is included by default and allows to open links in the new page grouped from active at present. Such behavior of the browser allows to make work of the user with a set of tabs, for example, on a search service, more convenient, consider in Vivaldi Technologies.

Drop-down list of an address bar

Vivaldi offers not the just drop-down list of recently visited pages and the entered addresses, in Vivaldi users solve what data should be displayed in this list – it is possible to select data types which will be in this drop-down list of an address bar from settings of the browser, the developer emphasized.

The drop-down list of an address bar in Vivaldi 2.3

In Vivaldi 2.3 poyavilast an opportunity to add the most often visited pages to this list. According to the developer, it allows to simplify and accelerate access for users to the websites visited daily.

The option is disconnected by default. Users can turn on it in settings of the browser, section the Address bar → the Drop-down list → Often visited pages

The improved work with screenshots

Using the function of creation of screenshots which is built in Vivaldi it is possible to take a picture of both all page, and the area of the screen only selected, copying result in a clipboard or saving on a computer disk. In upgraded version of the browser developers improved this function, having given to users an opportunity to independently design a template of a name of the created pictures, adding to it date and other data, noted in Vivaldi Technologies.


Vivaldi 2.1: "Fast commands"

On October 25, 2018 Vivaldi Technologies provided the Vivaldi browser of version 2.1. Vivaldi is the browser which allows any user to control the net surfing. The browser is interesting that it already comprises a set of the tools considerably increasing convenience and efficiency on the Internet.

Using "Fast commands", the user can not remember hundreds and thousands of combinations of fast keys. It is enough to begin to enter the name of the planned action in the corresponding field to manage any component of the browser, in addition in the net search performed from the same field.

"Fast commands"

The window of Fast commands by default opens using F2, is closed by the ESC key, at the same time also this window is available through the menu Tools. Fast commands increase the speed of work of users and save time by such methods as:

  • Viewing list of open tabs: Search and viewing a certain tab can become complicated if to open many tabs. Viewing the list of open tabs through Fast commands is very simple. Navigation according to this list is performed using keys with shooters or the TAB key.
  • Search of tabs using a key word: At a set of open tabs scrolling of the list can be not really effective, instead the user can perform search among open tabs in a key word.
  • Search in the history of viewing: Fast commands help to perform search of earlier opening pages. It is very useful when the user does not remember the exact address or heading of earlier browsed page.
  • Search of a command: Fast commands are given the user complete functionality of the main menu of the application. It is possible to look for and perform at the same time different operations, using the interface of Fast commands. In the course of search of action the results available to accomplishment by click or using fast keys will be displayed. One cliques – and the command is executed. Moreover, users have access to the complete list of fast keys and at any time can remind them for themselves.
  • Thin fine tuning of Fast commands in Settings: Using simple settings users can easily change the categories available to search in a window of Fast commands. For example, it is possible to display only the history of the visited pages, turning off at the same time search among tabs.
  • Quick access to tabs: Fast commands can accelerate access to often visited websites. Having included in settings the option "On a Short Name" it is possible to provide automatic opening of a required tab just at coincidence of a short name, even without using the ENTER key.

Now users can easily create notes using a window of Fast commands. Notes are one more built-in function of the Vivaldi browser.

Also on the text entering in a window of Fast commands contents of the corresponding notes will also be displayed in search results. It is one more fast method of search of the necessary notes.

These small improvements will help to increase considerably efficiency of daily work of journalists, scientists and all users who estimated convenience of notes.

Vivaldi offers users several convenient methods of change of scale of pages or the interface of the browser if the text or elements of a window seem too small. In this updating one more convenient function to this set appeared.

Now users can enter in a window of Fast commands the text "the interface scale" or "page scale" and to specify the percentage parameter for increase or reduction of scale. After pressing Enter action will be applied to the page or the interface of the browser. It allows to change quickly scale, without wasting time for opening of settings or for step-by-step change with a slider.

Updating also includes support of the free open AV1 video codec. This codec is actively used for a streaming video and inclusion of its support in the browser allows users to avoid problems with use of the closed proprietary[1].

Main Functions

As of September, 2018 among basic functions of the web browser:

  • Expanded management of tabs — a possibility of grouping of tabs, their placements in one window at the same time, drag and drops and fixing.
  • Side bar for quick access to tabs, loadings, display of tabs in the form of a tree, viewing history and the favourite websites.
  • The built-in functions, including the screenshot, notes and viewing properties of pictures.
  • The history of visits of websites with statistics and charts by which the user can determine the habits of viewing the websites.
  • Flexible configuration of the interface of the browser using subjects of the user and other elements.
  • The keyboard shortcuts and gestures by a mouse for fast control of the browser.

Vivaldi 2.0

On September 26, 2018 the Vivaldi company announced release of the version of Vivaldi 2.0. Updating includes such functions as synchronization, floating side bars, changeable width of the placed tabs and even more than 1500 improvements made in the browser from a release of the first version.

Vivaldi 2.0

What new is in Vivaldi 2.0?

Vivaldi is intended for the solution of real tasks which are required for users.

Using the user-friendly configured interface, selecting different subjects of a design and changing style of work with browser components, users can create the application which is completely equitable to their interests, habits and personal job requirements from the very beginning of Vivaldi use.

Users can adapt the browser to the requirements, changing not only appearance of the browser, but also arrangement of its elements without any limit. The Vivaldi settings provide:

  • Arrangement of a panel of tabs in vertical direction, transfer of an address bar down (or its blackout)
  • Adjustment of scale of the interface and web pages and also read mode for more comfortable display of the text
  • Adaptive change of color subjects depending on browsed websites
  • Use of different subjects of a design according to the schedule
  • The configured Express panel and the background drawing of a window

Vivaldi allows to synchronize easily and reliably data of the user between several versions of the browser installed on different computers. These data include tabs and the Express panel, the saved passwords and these autocompletions of forms, history of the entered addresses, expansions and notes.

All synchronized data, including user passwords, are protected by enciphering and are not sent between the Vivaldi browsers in open form. For the purpose of a bigger security of data, for their storage only own Vivaldi servers are used.

Long-awaited synchronization of data can be activated by the user either in the Vivaldi settings, or using the button with a cloud in a browser status panel.

For optimal use of screen space and simplification of work, the Vivaldi browser offers a side bar – the expanded, multifunction tool including panels of Loading, the Tab, History, Web panels, the Panel of a window and the Note.

Side bar
Side bar

Web panels allow users to place favourite web applications or websites on a special side bar along with viewing the main window. Starting with this version of the browser, these panels can 'float' over the main page, without resorting to reformatting of contents of a window when opening. Also now icons of the recommended web panels from among popular web services, social networks and often visited websites appeared.

Vivaldi 2.0 has ample opportunities of management of tabs, including their grouping, renaming and search and also fixing of tabs, drag and drop, unloading of tabs from memory of the computer, shutdown of a sound on tabs if necessary. Also users have several methods of data access to functions. Adaptation to habits of users is one of key tasks of developers of the Vivaldi browser.

One of the most popular functions, Placement of tabs — opening of several tabs at the same time in one window — offers now an opportunity to change the size of the displayed pages simple drag and drop of borders. At the same time the status of the changed pages remains the same even after reset of the browser and when opening of the saved session.

Also popular function of visual scrolling of open pages received an additional option of viewing the list of headings of pages that allows to find the necessary tab even quicker.

Vivaldi offers very powerful tool - the History of viewing. Users can investigate own habits, using statistics and visual graphics provided in the updated history of viewings.

History of viewing
History of viewing

The built-in Vivaldi 2.0 tools help users to work with network more simply and quicker. It is possible to do screenshots of pages and to share them with other users using the Screenshot function, to create Notes using a Markdown-marking.

Vivaldi 1.15

On April 25, 2018 the Vivaldi company announced release of version 1.15 of the web browser which gives to users even more opportunities for setup of appearance and functionality.

Vivaldi 1.15 web browser
Vivaldi 1.15 web browser

According to representatives of Vivaldi company, the updated browser allows to express the personal style thanks to expanded support to those. Users can configure appearance of the browser voluntarily: select and edit subjects, make the schedule of their application depending on time of day and the mood. In addition to it in the version of Vivaldi 1.15 the feature for the choice of the image for its use as a browser window background was added.

The personalized appearance of Vivaldi 1.15: users can configure appearance of the browser voluntarily.
The personalized appearance of Vivaldi 1.15: users can configure appearance of the browser voluntarily.

Users can use the preset version of the drawing or select own picture from quality of like that. It is also possible to experiment with the background drawing of a window in settings of subjects. Function of the background drawing of a window is posted in the section Appearance of settings of the Vivaldi browser.

The Vivaldi company noted one more updating — the menu of the Tab available in the main menu. Thanks to what users of the Vivaldi browser have access to tabs not only from a panel of tabs, the manager of tabs, a side bar or the Express panel, but also from the main menu that will be especially convenient for the users preferring to work in the browser using the keyboard.

The menu of the Tab is available in the main menu
The menu of the Tab is available in the main menu

Also in the version of browser 1.15 some more improvements were made:

  • Screenshot: storing of the options selected by the user during creation of the screenshot is added, thus options of the choice will are saved after restart of the browser.
  • Full-screen mode: for those users who prefer to use all space of the screen for display of browsed pages the accessibility to side bars and to an address bar using combinations of fast keys is added.
  • Sound playback: in this version of the browser a number of problems with audio playback in HTML5 when the sound was not reproduced or reproduced with an incorrect speed are eliminated.

DuckDuckGo as search system by default

On March 22, 2018 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced that in the Vivaldi browser there was an opportunity to set DuckDuckGo as the search system by default for the private Private Windows windows.

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Партнёрство Vivaldi и DuckDuckGo защитит конфиденциальность пользователей в Internet

Use of a private window in Vivaldi ensures the increased safety when viewing websites as at the same time in the browser the history of the visited pages, cookies files and time files does not remain.

Having opened a private window in upgraded version of the Vivaldi browser, users will see DuckDuckGo as a search resource by default. Now they will be able not only to save confidentiality at net surfing, but also to perform information search in the safe mode. Integration of this search resource into the browser will provide impossibility of collection of information about users of the browser with third-party resources.

Many users are afraid that their personal data can become available to strangers therefore it is necessary to protect our private life. We are glad to integrate with DuckDuckGo in creation of the solutions guaranteeing careful attitude to personal information of users — Jon von Tetzchner noted.

Vivaldi 1.14

The mode of vertical reading gives to users of Vivaldi the chance to read big texts with much bigger comfort, deleting all superfluous and distracting elements from the page. Also in this mode users can change a font, configure height of lines and columns, to switch a background from dark to light.

Vivaldi became the first browser supporting a possibility of reading texts with vertical style of the letter. This function will be extremely useful to reading Chinese (written in the simplified and traditional option of this language), the Japanese and Korean texts. Users will be able to read these texts conveniently and without the elements of an execution of the page distracting attention. It is possible to include this function in settings of the browser.

Support of a marking of the text of Markdown in Notes

In each new release of Vivaldi we try to add the new unique features allowing users to get rid of need to install the extensions and additional programs. Notes are one of the most popular functions of the browser along with grouping of tabs, placement of tabs and the powerful history of viewing. Notes can be created on a side bar of the browser, supplying the websites with summaries and attaching screenshots of the browsed websites.

In the new version of Vivaldi 1.14 function of notes improved due to adding of support of a marking of the text of Markdown which allows to apply intuitively the formatting used by many websites, including GitHub and Reddit.

Users can select headings, a bold-face type, not enumerated lists in the text of notes. This function will be useful to users, having allowed to use notes for creation of texts of e-mails and more comfortable organization of the daily work. In addition to Markdown of a marking viewing notes in a normal format is also supported.

Support of Markdown of a marking improves productivity of users, especially bloggers, journalists and researchers, providing onscreen formatting of the text. Using Notes it is much more convenient to write long letters, books and other texts.

Regrouping of web panels

Implementation of wishes of users and improvement of the current functionality were always the main elements of strategy Vivaldi. In new release of Vivaldi one of the main functions of the browser – a web panel is significantly improved.

Using web panels on the Vivaldi side bar it is possible to add the separate websites which will be displayed together with the main viewport of the browser. This function is very convenient for work on social networks, when viewing the news websites without switching between tabs. Users can also configure width of separate web panels for more comfortable display of content.

In version 1.14 users can regroup web panels on a side bar of the browser at discretion simple drag and drop. Thus it is possible to sort quickly web pages depending on their importance and to make work in the browser more interactive and convenient.

Manual sorting of the list of searchers

Vivaldi gives to users complete freedom in the choice of search mechanisms of the Internet. Users can set the search engine by default or select alternative option, for example, to use DuckDuckGo protecting personal information or developed taking into account requirements of protection of ecology of Ecosia. The new search engine can be added instantly right click that improves efficiency.

The new version of the browser implements function of manual sorting of the list of search resources about which many users of Vivaldi asked, and improves flexibility of the browser.

Using the new manager of search resources users can easily drag search engines a mouse (or to move them using the keyboard) and to locate them in an order, convenient for themselves.


Vivaldi 1.13

On November 22, 2017 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced release of the version of the Vivaldi 1.13 browser.

Changes in a panel of windows are made, work with loading of files is improved, overall performance is increased.

Panel of windows

In a panel all tabs are located in the form of "tree" of folders near a browsed window of the browser. Using this function users can:

    • to browse all open tabs.
    • to drag tabs
    • to group tabs
    • to place groups of tabs for simultaneous viewing in one window.
    • to unload not used tabs and groups of memory.
    • to fix tabs.
    • to muffle a sound on the selected tabs.

For November 21, 2017 the panel of windows works only with one window.

The panel allows to display all tabs without reduction of their size that simplifies search of the necessary tab or sorting.

Informative loading

The version of Vivaldi received the improvements added according to the proposal of users:

  • warning of incomplete loadings when closing the browser.
  • possibility of suspension and resuming of loading.
  • display of speed of loading in a panel of loadings.


In version 1.13 the processing code of windows is completely rewritten. Changes are dictated by technical need. They improved browser capacity.


Functions of grouping of tabs, the built-in module of creation of screenshots, notes are upgraded.

Vivaldi 1.12

On September 20, 2017 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced release of version 1.12 of the Vivaldi browser. Three functions of processing of properties of images, expansions of a panel of loadings and setup of color saturation of subjects are added to structure of release.

Function of viewing properties of images directly in Vivaldi saves users from need of switching in other applications and expansions.

Information, depending on available metadata of the file, can display parameters:

  • The name of the file and its address in network
  • Model of the camera which made the picture
  • Installations of a diaphragm and parameters of photosensitivity (ISO)
  • Exposure and focal distance
  • Histogram, white balance and color model
  • Image sizes and file
  • Time and date of the picture
  • Place of an event
  • Copyright
  • The program used for image processing

The Vivaldi side bar with quick access to tabs, loadings, notes and the history of viewing received functionality of an output of the additional information about the loaded files: in a panel of loadings it is possible to see the name of the file, loading speed, file reference, the folder of loading, date and time of preserving. Loading sorting by name is available, to type, the size, date of adding, date of end and the address.

Setup of level of color saturation by that of the browser allows to regulate the saturation of flowers.

Vivaldi 1.11 with functions for physically disabled people

On August 10, 2017 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced release of release of version 1.11 of the browser. Functions for physically disabled people were its part: the improved read mode, options for shutdown of the animated images and setup of sensitivity of a mouse when processing gestures.

In the aspiration to make the Internet available to all, we work on the Vivaldi browser which adapts under users. Individual needs of everyone – a cornerstone of all our efforts.

Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Vivaldi Technologies

The read mode in Vivaldi allows to browse pages with the text, removing advertizing, video, pop-up windows and the other distracting elements. With a release of version 1.11 users can configure a read mode at discretion, without leaving the browsed page. Settings are available in an upper part of the screen where it is possible to select font type, the size of letters, width of a column and height of interlower case space. There is an opportunity to switch between light and dark options of an execution of the page.

The configured color subjects Vivaldi in a read mode. Users with problems of sight can configure a color design of Vivaldi. There was an opportunity to browse pages in a read mode in a usual color gamma.

In the browser the simple option of shutdown of the animated images is implemented. Options can be caused an icon in the lower part of the screen which allows to customize the display of normal images. Users can select one of the offered options: show animation constantly, once or to disconnect completely.

The configured gestures by a mouse in Vivaldi help to execute a given command the simple movement of a mouse. In version 1.11 users can configure more precisely gestures by a mouse, selecting the desirable level of sensitivity using a slider from settings.

As a part of other Vivaldi functions for physically disabled people:

  • space navigation – transition from one element of the web page to another with the minimum efforts;
  • fast commands and the hot keys of control of the browser by means of the keyboard;
  • scaling of the interface for change of scale of each single tab.

Working on the browser, we wanted that Vivaldi icon – the first that users see when they start our program – made more pleasant visual impression. It is our first step in the direction of much more large-scale visual updating. We work on design subjects, our web pages and other elements of design. Wait for news.

Atlie Mo, designer of Vivaldi Technologies

Vivaldi 1.8

On March 29, 2017 the Vivaldi Technologies company reported release of release of the Vivaldi browser. In software work with notes is upgraded, management of a sound in tabs and other options is improved.

The instrument of viewing history displays a detailed report about visits of websites, it is supported with statistics and visual hints.

Screenshot of the software window, (2017)
Screenshot of the software window, (2017)
We wanted to make the history of viewing more useful, than ever before. Instead of need to scroll hundreds of lines with links, users of Vivaldi get access to the detailed overview of history presented in the visual form. It gives the chance to analyze net surfing and also helps to find the required references quickly.

Jon von Tetzchner, chief executive of Vivaldi Technologies

In addition to the traditional list of links, Vivaldi shows story in the form of the calendar with statistics of visit of websites. Diagrams and a color scale display the peaks of activity and the main trends of net surfing.

Access to this information helps to find the required reference even if the user does not remember a key word for search. The history Vivaldi gives more context for search. It will be simpler to find the reference if the user remembers that he saw it in day of the most active net surfing.

Users of Vivaldi can also browse the history of visit of the websites within certain dates, selecting required days from the calendar.

The tool of history of visit of the websites gives the chance to see what sort third parties could collect data. Instead of trying to monetize information on net surfing of our users, we give this information to them – and only it.

Having access to detailed information users can solve - whether they need to make changes to style of the net surfing, to delete single records or data.

  • Creation of notes drag and drop of the text. To Vivaldi it is possible to add a note to browsed pages. It is possible to add a note from the browser and other applications. Users can also select the text on the web page and, having opened a context menu by right click, to select the option "Copy in Notes".
  • In release management of a sound in tabs is improved. Now it is possible to select one of three options – to reproduce a sound in all tabs, in an active tab or in background tabs provided that the sound is not reproduced in the main tab.
  • Option for inclusion or shutdown of automatic updates for Windows
  • An opportunity to open links in the current tab from a context menu.
  • It is possible to specify the Express panel as the home page.
  • Possibility of shadowing of tabs of the pages unloaded from memory.
  • At introduction of the text to an address bar, all coincidence are highlighted in bold type.
  • Improvement of transfer of Chromium-lines.
  • Search of images from a context menu.

Vivaldi 1.7

On February 8, 2017 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced release of release of the version of the Vivaldi 1.7 browser. In it tools for screenshots are provided, management of a sound in tabs and some other modifications is improved.

Vivaldi creates pictures of web pages in a window. This function allows to save in the form of the image all web page, including the invisible part which is not displaid in a browser window because of the big size. Users of Vivaldi had an opportunity to take pictures of the selected areas of the page, including the interface of the browser.

Screenshot of a window of the browser, (2017)
Screenshot of a window of the browser, (2017)
Today exchange of pictures of web pages quite often replaces text communication. Instead of sending to friends the address of the page containing something interesting or to pass through tiresome process of creation, preserving, editing and sending the picture of the page, users of the Vivaldi browser received much more convenient tool having a set of useful opportunities and offering several modes of work with it.

Jon von Tetzchner, CEO Vivaldi Technologies

The picture of the web page can be saved on a disk in the JPEG and PNG formats. Developers added a feature for preserving of pictures in a clipboard of the operating system that allows to use pictures for an insert in other applications, sendings to social networks or web services.

Function of shutdown of a sound in the Vivaldi tabs is modified. Now there is an opportunity to automatically determine the background page reproducing advertizing, music or video and to disconnect a sound one click at once on all tabs where the playback mode is included. This opportunity can become useful to those who got used to work with a set of tabs in one session.

As a part of changes of release:

  • Quick access to contents of the important fixed tabs (the configured postponed loading).
  • System type of notifications in MacOS.
  • The configured top-level domains (.ru,.com, etc.).
  • An opportunity to hide buttons of expansions in an address bar.
  • Additional indication for the unprotected HTTP websites.


Vivaldi 1.6

On December 15, 2016 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced release of the Vivaldi web browser. In it the possibility of notifications in tabs, a number of changes for work with tabs is provided.

In release of Vivaldi it is included function of the notification in tabs, allowing users to recognize in what of tabs something occurs. Notifications in tabs are let know about changes, both in fixed, and in normal tabs. This function works for any chats and social networks where Vivaldi distinguishes digits in headings of pages and displays them in the form of icons over tabs.

Screenshot of a part of the software window, (2016)
Screenshot of a part of the software window, (2016)
Parts matter. Users matter. It is a key to creation of a successful product. Working on more large-scale functions, we do not cease to pay attention to parts. The Vivaldi web browser surely moves in the direction of a bigger interactivity and intuitivism of use. The main thing – creative approach, configurability and freedom.

Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Vivaldi Technologies

In settings of tabs there was an opportunity to appropriate a name to any group of tabs. The name selected by the user will be displayed for all tabs of group. This function is useful at web browsing with similar contents – the websites connected with travel, online stores or social networks.

In this release of Vivaldi allows to select several tabs at the same time, according to their domain. Using this function it is possible to make a panel of tabs more organized and accurate.

This function allows to work with a mosaic display mode of tabs, gives the chance to group the selected tabs, to add them to favorites or even to move them to a new window.

Some parts in functionality of release:

  • Preserving of sessions of open tabs for simplification of work with several sessions
  • Renaming of tabs in order that quicker to find them and to learn
  • Viewing two or more pages using function of placement of the grouped tabs
  • Search using the fast commands activated by F2 key or ⌘ + E on macOS
  • The accelerated navigation using buttons of return and transition
  • Full control with a possibility of inclusion and shutdown of many functions
  • Work with the favourite search engine which can be added to a search box click of the right mouse button
  • Setup of appearance of the browser and change of color of the interface in a work progress

This year we set a goal – to create the powerful browser. Everything that we do, we do for our users, and we will continue a way to the purpose because work on the Internet with Vivaldi becomes better and better. Using an opportunity, I want to tell thanks to all – and especially to our users – for support and responses. With the coming holidays!

Vivaldi 1.5

On November 22, 2016 the Vivaldi Technologies company announced release of the version of the Vivaldi 1.5 browser.

As a part of release a set of functions, including drag and drop of the separate and grouped tabs between windows, a read mode, delta updating, possibilities of notes.

The technology gives to users the chance to change style of lighting of the house by means of the browser. This version offers a number of improvements, including:

  • updating of the browser miniature binary patches, in which only the changed code, allowing to avoid loading of the installation file,
  • automatic screenshots in notes.

Developers included ability to integrate Vivaldi with the system of color illumination of the house Philips Hue in release. After inclusion of the Hue mode in Settings of a subject of the Vivaldi browser, lighting in the house will be controlled using Vivaldi - the browser will arrange an environment to flowers of browsed websites.

Turn on the lights for Vivaldi 1.5, (2016)

So far we took only the first step in this direction. But only imagine the world in which you can learn about the new letter or the notification through a bulb. Vivaldi are infinite opportunities of setup and flexibility for users. Integration into devices of Internet of Things, such as Philips Hue, allows Vivaldi to adapt to you and your everyday life.

Jon von Tetzchner, CEO Vivaldi Technologies

When implementing drag-and-drop features of tabs features to drag at once several selected tabs and even the whole groups are added quicker to move tabs between windows. By means of these functions work on the Internet will become simpler also than more comfortable, even when at the same time openly many tabs were stated by developer company. Grouping allows to create "folders" of tabs.

Advertizing of the Vivaldi 1.5, (2016) browser
Advertizing of the Vivaldi 1.5, (2016) browser

Creators of the browser improved function of reading pages. When choosing a read mode there is an opportunity to enter correction to an output to the screen of advertizing, elements of design of web pages, for comfortable reading the text.

In Vivaldi delta updating for Windows by means of which it is possible to load only the modified code of the browser, but not all installation file is implemented.

Set of options of setup allow the Vivaldi browser to adapt to needs and preferences of the user. Function of notes is improved. If to add the note to the text selected on the web page, a note will automatically include a page screenshot. Function is included by default and can be turned off in settings of the browser.

We want that our browser was "intellectual" and offered users new experience. Think outside the browser and be integrated into the real world - here that supports our spirit of innovations and experiments. We are open for the new ideas and we try to make work with the browser more creative and pleasant. Listening to opinion of our users and implementing their ideas, we constantly strengthen our relations with them.

Jon von Tetzchner

Vivaldi 1.4

On September 8, 2016 Vivaldi Technologies submitted the version of the Vivaldi 1.4 web browser.

In this version development of the ideas of the browser Opera Release of the Vivaldi 1.4 Web Browser continues[2]:

  • number of functionality,
  • system of grouping of tabs,
  • side bar,
  • configurator with a large number of settings,
  • mode of blocking of images and inappropriate content,
  • system of maintaining notes,
  • mode of horizontal display of tabs.

Screenshot of a settings window of the browser, (2016)
Screenshot of a settings window of the browser, (2016)

Main changes:

  • function of change of a design by that according to the schedule (Theme Scheduling), for automatic replacement with that depending on time of day is added. For example, it is possible to configure demonstration of a dark subject at night, and in the afternoon - light;
  • function of fast recovery of accidentally closed tab through click by the average mouse button according to the icon with a basket;
  • possibility of a task of different width for the different web panels allowing to place constantly open pages in a side bar (for example, it is possible to keep in a visible place twitter and news feeds);
  • the browser engine is updated to Chromium 53.

Vivaldi 1.0

On April 6, 2016 the Vivaldi company announced release of the first stable release of the version of the Vivaldi 1.0 browser.

Jon von Tetzchner, the creator and the long-term former head of Opera Software takes part in development of Vivaldi.

Screenshot of a window of the Vivaldi 1.0 (2016) browser
Screenshot of a window of the Vivaldi 1.0 (2016) browser

The Vivaldi browser is created in contact with users that helps to make it the convenient, having all necessary opportunities answering to requests of exacting users.

Millions of people confirmed that they would like to have the browser providing full control over net surfing. We create our browser together with our users. We have no investors who could dictate to us where and with what speed to develop, we are not going to sell the company - we here to improve our product. Everything that we want - it is to give to people the browser which they will be glad to use and we will be glad that Vivaldi will be this browser.

Some options Vivaldi:

  • Grouping of tabs. Vivaldi integrates several open pages under one tab.
  • Accommodation of group of tabs. Accommodation of group of tabs in one window. With several groups of tabs it will look as work on several desktops.
  • Sessions. Saves a necessary set of tabs as a session to return to them later
  • Notes. Allows selection on the page of text fragment and saves it as a note. Vivaldi can remember when and on what website the text is found it and suggests to make a page screenshot.
  • Fast commands. Provide access to open tabs, tabs, history, settings and to many other using fast commands.
  • Gestures by a mouse and hot keys. Gestures by a mouse are used - they allow to perform almost any operation in the browser one movement of a hand. The hot keys do the same, but by means of clicking of key shortcuts.
  • Express panel. The websites and tabs are available from each new empty tab. Allows to add group and the folder.
  • Management of tabs. Tabs are available in a side bar, the manager of tabs and a panel of tabs, on the Express panel.
  • Web panels. Browse the websites in the Vivaldi side bar - a method to monitor tweets, messages of VKontakte, Facebook or in a chat, in parallel with work in the main window of the browser. According to developers, at net surfing from a workplace are the second remarkable option after Button of Boss.
  • Personalisation. Vivaldi adapts to the user's requests. Vivaldi the most configured browser - taking into account wishes of millions of users. The company declared more than 1 million combinations of personalisation of the Vivaldi browser existence.

As a part of the browser JavaScript and React for creation of the interface, Node.js is used. Vivaldi is developed on Chromium core that provides fast and high-quality loading of pages.

The version of Vivaldi 1.0 is available to loading on the official site of the company.


For April, 2016 Vivaldi software - the browser.