Snapshot 1.0.233.3 – Reload bypassing cache shortcuts and a visual clue for Rewind

A new week and a new snapshot. We are still a little light on staffing during the holiday period, but we have a few more updates for you nonetheless. Highlights today include shortcuts for reloading the page bypassing cache, better visualization of what “rewind” does and fixes to the URL field selection, Quick Commands and tabs.

A new week and a new snapshot. We are still a little light on staffing during the holiday period, but we have a few more updates for you nonetheless. Highlights today include shortcuts for reloading the page bypassing cache, better visualization of what “rewind” does and fixes to the URL field selection, Quick Commands and tabs.

Reload, bypassing cache

Bypassing your cache causes Vivaldi to completely re-download a web page (from scratch). This is of special importance to web developers who need to get the latest content which they just changed on the server. The common shortcuts for this (Ctrl+F5, Ctrl/+⇧Shift+R) now work in Vivaldi as well.

Rewind

The rewind button is an incredibly useful tool to have, but you need to know what it does to understand its value. If you use the back button, it’ll take you through every single page you opened before one by one. The rewind button however allows you to take some shortcuts. It’ll jump back to the first (and last) page you visited for each website you have been to within a given tab. If for example, you opened a shopping page and had a look at 5 different products until you found what you were looking for, and then went to a forum reading multiple posts, each click of the rewind button would jump you to:

  1. The first forum page
  2. The last product you viewed on the shopping page
  3. The shopping page (probably main page, which you opened initially)

If it’s still not perfectly clear to you, try browsing for a bit and then hold left click on the rewind button to see where it will bring you. You will probably fall in love with this feature in the end.

Known issues

  • “Search $1” appears in the URL drop down
  • ⌘F5” activates VoiceOver and crashes Vivaldi

Download (1.0.233.3)

Changelog

  • Update Chromium to 44.0.2403.125
  • VB-7551 Fail using Quick Commands when you try to open the below URL
  • Tab area not drag-able when positioned at the bottom
  • Rewrite fast forward code
  • VB-7893 Every second click in address bar selects whole URL instead of changing cursor position
  • UI coloring for generic-color pages
  • SD background double click fix
  • Tab position settings fixes
  • VB-5897 Show search engine favicon under “Search” in the address field drop down
  • VB-7984 Make “rewind” button show the pages it’ll go to: Click and hold the rewind button
  • VB-2317 Menus open at mouse position instead of relative to elements
  • VB-2931 Add shortcuts for reload bypassing cache: Ctrl+F5, Ctrl/+⇧Shift+R
  • VB-1595 [Mac] Add “clear private data” to tools menu
  • VB-5721 [Mac] Extensions settings in menu
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