Vivaldi 5.0 RC 2 – Vivaldi Desktop Browser snapshot 2497.18/20

Today’s (second) snapshot is the second 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 2497.20 will show the wrong “What’s New” page on first launch.

Download – Snapshot stream (2497.18)

Download – Stable stream (2497.20)

(Note: Snapshot build 2497.18 and Stable 2497.20 are identical, except for icon resources and the stream they will receive updates from.)


  • [Speed Dial] Performance issues on certain machines (VB-84719)
  • [Window management] Zooming on dual monitor zooms multiple windows (VB-84703)
  • [Window management][Gestures] Rocker gesture affects multiple windows (VB-84722)
  • [Window management][Themes] Theme preview dialogue showing in two windows (VB-84705)
  • [Privacy] Add .gitignore file to profile folder. A warning will be displayed if the profile might be in a Git repository.

Changelog for Mail, Calendar and Feeds Beta

  • [Mail][Settings] Deleted mailing list filters can never be restored, with settings open in a new window (VB-84625)

Main photo by Kayle Kaupanger