Vivaldi 5.0 RC 1 – Vivaldi Desktop Browser snapshot 2497.14/15

Today’s snapshot is the first release candidate for 5.0 for desktop and notebooks.

Release candidate feedback

To help us get 5.0 out the door as soon as possible, please focus your feedback on serious regressions since 4.3 stable. If you want to ask about new (post 5.0) features or longstanding issues, please do so on our forums.

There are also pre-release links to equivalent builds for the stable stream. These are for those of you who wish to upgrade early (having first tested in snapshot configuration). Autoupdate to these (or newer) stable builds will not be enabled until further testing is completed and the final is released.

Known Issues

  • When installed before the official 5.0 release date, build 2497.15 will show the wrong “What’s New” page on first launch.

Download – Snapshot stream (2497.14)

Download – Stable stream (2497.15)

(Note: Snapshot build 2497.14 and Stable 2497.15 are identical, except for icon resources and the stream they will receive updates from.)


  • [Keyboard][Gestures] Shortcuts and gestures work on the wrong window (VB-84653)
  • [Periodic reload][Panels] Activating for panel instead activates active tab (VB-84676)
  • [Themes] Background image remains during theme preview (VB-84588)
  • [Themes] Delete confirmation dialog appears too high in settings (VB-84659)
  • [Themes] Guest Window looks like Private Window (VB-84667)
  • [Themes] It should not be possible to rate themes the user has not installed (VB-84689)
  • [Themes] Limit Accent Color Saturation can make color brighter (VB-84690)
  • [Themes] Preview not cleared when switching to another theme (VB-84696)
  • [Themes] Red flash on startup (VB-84662)
  • [Welcome page] Tab Position selection outline is offset (VB-84688)

Main photo by Kayle Kaupanger