Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner (Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner) served as CEO of Opera Software for over 15 years since its inception. However, in 2011, leaves the native Icelander company because of disagreements with the board. A couple of years later, he registers a trademark Vivaldi, the main product of which it becomes the eponymous browser. Incidentally, Opera Software, many former employees are working on the project.
I, as one of the founders of the Opera, it is difficult to see the destruction of the community that we have created together with you.Therefore, some of those who for many years have created for the browser and the portal, decided to get together and build a new house for you, our old friends.
Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner
You need to be a little crazy to challenge Google and Mozilla. On the other hand, if you have enough experience and have an idea of how to improve web surfing, why not try? Benefit from Vivaldi developers behind experience in Opera Software in its golden years.
The first test assembly of a web browser is not pumped up: More on the technical preview stage, the browser has gained corporate appearance and demonstrated quite fast and stable operation. Subsequently, he became a better, I began to work with the extension of the store Chrome Web Store, for example.
Probably would not support extensions Vivaldi immediately went to the bottom, as happened with Microsoft Edge. By the way, the legal successor of Internet Explorer only a year after its official announcement made friends with the following extensions : assembly Windows 10 Insider Preview 14291 them there was already 5 pieces (!). But it is not about that now. Fortunately, Vivaldi extensions everything is good. Use Pushbullet, «Google Translator” and everything else is an old habit, but in a new location.
The first stable version of Vivaldi was published April 6, 2016 – a good reason to re-look at the browser and decide for yourself whether it is worth attention. Boot!
Ah yes, the address bar in a browser – that is necessary! 🙂
1. Tab Grouping
It seems, Vivaldi afford to overcome the chaos of dozens of tabs open at the same time. The browser can add multiple open windows in a stack. Just grab a tab and drag it on top of another – group will be created. So it is possible to distinguish between sites for business and pleasure or combine pages by topic: news, social networking, serial, torrent.
Place your cursor on the group to see thumbnails of pages united. Right-click to remove the tab from the stack. It is noteworthy that the group saved after you close your browser – you can go back to them next time. Probably, restrictions on the number of tabs in the stack there. But it was difficult to check: two dozen tabs computer has become very slow.
2. Easy access to functions, commands, and stories
Surely you know that in Windows 10, you can run God mode – call panel for access to all functions of the operating system. At Vivaldi, too, have something similar, though less pretentious name. “Quick command Filter” opens by pressing F2 key.
In fact, it’s the Awesome Bar for faster execution, such as the Task Manager to run (yes, the browser keeps track consumable resources) or search for saved tabs and pages viewed. Start typing a query, and the browser instantly predict your desire.The filter is particularly useful in the initial stage of acquaintance with the program: it is easy to explore new opportunities for you and keyboard shortcuts. It is important that the Vivaldi allows you to set your hot combination.
3. Multi-view mode
Adaptability to the small screen size – a mandatory requirement for a modern website. And I must admit that many of the resources so successfully worked on their mobile versions, that such vёrstku want to see on your computer monitor. And it need not be a large diagonal. On normal “tag” quite comfortable flipping two columns at once. And Vivaldi is very handy: the browser easily has multiple pages within a single window.
Select multiple tabs while holding the Ctrl key and press down on the button “Placing pages” to choose one of three alternatives: to arrange pages vertically or horizontally on the grid.
4. Create notes on the fly
Notes in Vivaldi is not perfect, but very, very good. Judge for yourself: in addition to the date and time of creation, explanatory text and attachment files, you can use the instant uploads screenshots. It is very convenient. Not enough except that the simple graphical possibilities, which, for example, would allow to highlight important parts of the image with a pencil.
5. Quick Gesture Control
Manage Web browser without raising his eyes to the icon – priceless! Vivaldi supports gesture control “out of the box” with no additional plug-ins, as is done in Chrome and of Firefox .
While twelve gestures, but there is no doubt – from the time they will be more. More likely that the developers will allow users to add their own versions. And indeed, that there still will be!
Share in the comments about his impressions of Vivaldi. It is interesting that people think about it long Opera fans.