Automatically focus URL field – Vivaldi Android Browser snapshot 2845.3

A new setting to get automatically focus in the URL field, UI improvements, regression fixes and a Chromium bump.

Automatically focus URL field when opening new tab

This new option is for those of you who prefer to have the focus automatically into the address field when you open a new tab. Go to Settings and enable Focus Address Bar on New Tab.

Changed settings

We’ve changed two of our settings.
* Show Search Engine Suggestion is disabled by default now.
* We’ve combined “Home Page” with “New Tab page” setting – If the user has enabled a custom URL as Home Page, the same URL should be used for New Tab.

Take a look at the changelog for a full overview of the changes and let us know what you think.

Differences to Final

The purpose of these snapshots is to allow our users a chance to preview upcoming changes, and to help us ensure the quality of our latest fixes and improvements, before we add them to Final. If you would prefer something that was already widely tested, stick with the main Vivaldi Android package.

When testing a Snapshot, it is a good idea to review the changelog (below). Try out the changes and let us know your thoughts in the comments section or directly in the Play Store. When commenting in the Play Store, remember that it is helpful to mention the version you were testing with.

Download options

We are currently offering Snapshots from the Play Store.

Get it on Google Play

Sometimes there might be a delay after a snapshot blog post goes live, while updates are rolled out via the Play Store. If you don’t want to wait, or you do not use the Play Store on your device, we also offer .apk files for manual installation.

Alternative Downloads (2845.3)

Manually installed files can be updated from the Play Store at a later date, provided you installed the one that is most appropriate for your device. If you are not sure which one is right for you, simply install Droid Hardware Info [Alt], switch to the ‘System’ Tab and look at the ‘Instruction Sets’ line.


  • [New][Settings] Option to automatically focus URL field when opening new tab (VAB-6224)
  • [Settings] Combine “Home Page” with “New Tab page” setting (VAB-6624)
  • [Settings] Turn search engine suggestions off by default (VAB-6606)
  • [UI] A full translation for “Ads blocked” is not shown in many languages (VAB-6564)
  • [UI] Change “Clone tab” to “Duplicate tab” (VAB-6662)
  • [UI] Use higher resolution favicons for pre-shipped Speed Dials (VAB-6630)
  • [Regression] Always Show Desktop mode setting does not work (VAB-6561)
  • [Regression] Simplified view does not pop-up (VAB-6558)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 108.0.5359.36

Main photo by Joanna Kosinska.

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