Snapshot 1.0.418.3 – Focusing on individual requirements, not statistics

A pile of fixes and improvements for you following the release of Beta number 3! Read on for the highlights, details and links to download the latest build of the Vivaldi browser.

It’s been five days since the Beta 3 and we have another big pile of fixes and improvements for you! Some highlights include fixes to a number of bugs that you, our regular snapshot users, have requested:

  • We have added support for Ctrl, Shift and Middle click on bookmarks bar items
  • On Mac we have added pinch to Zoom
  • On Linux we fixed the problems with middle click pasting text selections in the URL field.
  • It is now possible to assign a keyboard shortcut to switch between light and dark themes
  • We have fixed several Fast Forward and Rewind issues

Why Vivaldi is different

I want to take this opportunity to talk about Vivaldi as a company, following some recent articles I have read. For those that missed the news, Firefox has dropped its Tab Groups feature (previously called “Panorama” or “Tab Candy”). While I’m not a regular Firefox user, I distinctly remember when Tab Groups was added and the reviews that compared it with Tab Stacking (here is an example, for you history fans). Just a few years back, many saw Opera and Firefox going head to head in adding powerful features. Now both companies are stripping back their respective browsers, to cater only to the the needs of the average user.

At Vivaldi, that is not our aim at all. We are trying to build a browser that includes options and features for individuals. We do this by engaging with you here on our blog, in the forums and on social media and then, actually listening to your feedback. In that sense, I think we are close to unique in today’s browser market. A quick look at vivalditips.com (a site maintained by our Volunteer community), shows some of the range of features we have already added and we have not even hit version 1.0. To be clear, we aren’t expecting everyone to use all of these. Instead we believe that each feature caters to different ways of working and we expect individuals to use different combinations of what we have created. Everyone is after all, different.

So if you have friends using Firefox, who are disappointed by the direction it has taking, suggest they join our Community of friends and give Vivaldi a try. They may find equivalents to features they miss or new things they want to try. By joining us and giving feedback they can help influence the direction we take (this is a browser for “our friends” after all). Vivaldi does not want to model itself based on requirements defined by the “average user” but rather for your individual needs.

Download (1.0.418.3)

Changelog

  • [Windows] Alt mouse gesture opens Vivaldi menu (VB-12667)
  • [Windows] Default browser setting broken on Windows 10 (VB-13743)
  • [Windows] The taskbar icon is missing on Windows 10 (VB-12963)
  • [Windows][Linux] Highlight on main menu bar missing when menu is open (VB-13292)
  • [Linux] Clipboard data appears in the address field when open bookmark by mouse wheel (VB-9095)
  • [Linux] Clipboard data inserted in address bar field when closing the tab by middle click (VB-10642)
  • [Linux] Middle-clicking a speed dial also paste in URL (VB-7810)
  • [Linux] “Third click” main menu bug (VB-13265)
  • [Mac] Implement OSX pinch two finger to zoom feature (VB-5369)
  • [Mac] Let Mac use ⌘ key instead of Ctrl key in bookmarks menus (VB-13601)
  • [Mac] Quit menu item is wrongly labelled (VB-13332)
  • [Regression] Selected state of Trash is wrong (light UI) (VB-13588)
  • Add a mapable Keyboard Shortcut to toggle between Light and Dark UI (VB-13693)
  • Add Feature to autocomplete on title in Bookmarks (VB-11405)
  • Add Fast Forward and Rewind to Quick Command and keyboard shortcut list (VB-13304)
  • Anchor create item remains after turning off edit field in bookmark panel (VB-13890)
  • Autocomplete does not un-highlight in old tab and URL field in new tab is resetted (VB-13390)
  • Bookmark Bar URL drag-over spacing not cleared (VB-12783)
  • Bookmark folder appears as bookmark link when searching in Bookmarks panel (VB-3220)
  • Bookmark is slow with many bookmarks (VB-12767)
  • Bookmark panel edit mode stops working after “URL cannot be empty” message (VB-13120)
  • Can’t middle click links inside a folder on the bookmarks bar to open in another tab (VB-4355)
  • Close tab menu item does not work (VB-13607)
  • Context menus will not open if an item title is missing (VB-13742)
  • Ctrl+Shift+V double-pastes (VB-3177)
  • Custom search engines missing favicons (VB-13648)
  • Esc don’t leave address bar (VB-4880)
  • Fast forward does not get activated on Google search results in language other than English (VB-4622)
  • Focus in search field in Settings (VB-13072)
  • Left clicks on bookmarks in bookmark bar are ignored (VB-13634)
  • Loudspeaker symbol or favicon prevents clicking on close X with many tabs: more work needed (VB-8998)
  • Minimizing a Vivaldi window with multiple windows re-opens the window instantly (VB-13595)
  • Notes panel not keyboard accessible (VB-10240)
  • Page is not focused after paste and go (VB-13694)
  • Removed fast forward on internal pages (VB-13592)
  • Rewind lost on startup (VB-12301)
  • Settings page titles are inconsistent (VB-13590)
  • Shortcuts with non-letters not displayed in menus (VB-13212)
  • Show context menu per tab in a tab stack (VB-13110)
  • Tab text tooltips missing with thumbnails turned off (VB-10410)
  • Unable to load page after switching tabs (VB-13739)
  • Unicode doesn’t work in urlfield (VB-13047)
  • URL input autocomplete & related fixes (VB-11083)
  • Vivaldi freezes when the setting tab tilled with any other page in tab stack (VB-11409)
  • When copying the URL from the address field, it will drop the protocol in some cases (VB-13836)
  • With many Speed Dial groups, History and Bookmarks buttons hidden in overflow (VB-13201)
  • Wrong Speed Dial Item context menu – Open in New Tab opens in Background tab (VB-9287)
  • Wrong URL in add panel dialog (VB-13688)
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