Vivaldi project Jon von Tetzchnera promising to revive the functionality of the old Opera in the form of a new browser, took another step toward primetime. Presents the beta version of its browser, which should appeal especially advanced users. What can we expect?
“In preparing the beta, we focused on the greatest closer to final release,” is the beta version of Vivaldi’s chief project Tetzchner. “More and more we are approaching a point where only fix errors and tuning the functionality that we would like to see in the final version of the browser.” The declaration in itself suggests that the beta does not bring any major innovations in terms of features – but really unlike alpha version focuses on the stability of the browser.
Although partial, yet new beta version of Vivaldi are:
- Web panels – any website can be clipped to the sidebar, and from there to work with him (suitable eg. for online dictionaries);
- bezpanelový mode (initialized Ctrl + F11)
- Visualization of open tabs ;
- Incognito mode ;
- A progress bar page loading ;
- writing history ;
- Smooth scrolling ;
- support for geolocation ;
- support for H.264 in HTML5 ;
- full support for enlargement .
Vivaldi team misses two functions to prepare for the official release of the browser, namely the mail client, and synchronization across browser instances per user. “It is clear to us that these toff we offer users, but on the other hand, these are the things without which bypasses the majority – at least for now.”
Vivaldi wants his place in the sun to find a completely different concept of browsing than that offered by other browsers. While Chrome, Firefox and Edge go through constant simplifying user interaction with the browser in order to maximize the experience of browsing, Vivaldi understands the Internet and its information as an object, which is easier to grasp by using the many tools it offers. Therefore, it is fully customizable, controllable via keyboard shortcuts or mouse gestures and features countless tools.