After numerous builds (over 50) and release candidates, the team behind classic Opera web browser has just pushed the very first beta of Vivaldi.
While there are many new features and improvements, the most important fix, at least for Windows 10 users, is the actual ability to run the web browser without relying on command line tricks.
As far as usability features go, there are just too many of them!
For example, technical preview 4 alone brought startup options, UI zoom, task manager, pinned tabs, color schemes and more.
When Opera complained about bundling Internet Explorer with Windows 7 to the EU and asked to include the famous browser ballot screen, we thought it wasn’t the best decision for the consumers as most have no idea what they are doing on their machines and an extra pop-up could have confused them even more.
Then, Mozilla complained that setting Firefox as default web browser in Windows 10 is not exactly as straightforward as it should be, and then we too did not understand what was the fuss all about. It was easy, at least for us.
Well, third time is the charm, as it looks like Microsoft has started nagging Windows 10 users to give their (incomplete and broken) Edge browser another go. According to the latest report, this is what happens in the latest Windows 10 preview (build 10568) when you switch to Chrome, Firefox or any other (better) web browser:
Will work for other, Chromium based web browsers too.
If you are running the latest preview build of the Windows 10 then I am pretty certain that Vivaldi x84-64 is not working for you and you have no idea why. It’s just sitting there, in the task manager and does nothing. You might have already tried reinstalling browser, deleting sessions or even the entire profile but will not help.
The reason? Windows 10 recently changed the way it handles memory and it broke the unauthorized Google hack that saved the search giant a whooping $9,995 (that’s how much it costs to get the tools for the 64 bit systems from Microsoft).
As I’ve been using Vivaldi browser more and more, there have been some things that annoyed me and for which I though there was never a setting (with the exception of sidebar).
In any case, today I’d like to share with you 4 tips that (at least in my eyes) make browsing experience much better.
Transforming it from this
If the previous Vivaldi release was still to raw for you then here comes the fourth technical preview, which promises to bring a boatload of bug fixes as well as new features.
Among new features there are also new ways to customize it, with developers claiming that you can have more than 155 million unique user interface combinations, including: start page customizations, UI zoom, more Speed Dial options, Light as well as Dark user interface and a new mode with no UI at all (Ctrl+F11).
In addition to that, there is a new settings menu, gestures with a touchpad (using alt key), tab switching with mouse wheel, welcome performance improvements, better bookmark management, and much more.
He’s back! With mouse gestures, tab stacking, 64 bit builds, Linux love and more.
Despite the fact that Jon Von Tetzchner has left Opera Software long time ago (to focus on other things), it looks like his love for web browsers refuses to vanish.
The latest proof comes from a newly released web browser aimed at the power users called Vivaldi and boy does it remind us of the old versions of Opera (minus compatibility issues).