Technology

Stay up-to-date and learn – the Vivaldi technology section has news, trends, and studies from the web and the real world.

New to the fediverse and Mastodon? Get onboard with Ruari.

January 30, 2023

In this handy tutorial video, Ruari demystifies the Fediverse and gets you up to speed on Vivaldi Social and Mastodon.

Client hints or client lies?

January 13, 2023

For decades, the User Agent header has been a major arena for truths, lies and other dastardly deeds. Now there’s an effort to replace the User Agent with “Client Hints”. How will that go?

What is Mastodon?

December 5, 2022

With so much news about social media these days, covering Twitter’s new owner’s recent changes, or trust issues in companies like Meta/Facebook, many people are looking for something else and have heard the word “Mastodon”. But what is Mastodon and how do you sign up?

Pulling the plug on expired Operating Systems

November 24, 2022

Browsers are ending their support for Windows 7 and 8.1 in 2023. Vivaldi dev and security expert Yngve Pettersen explains the challenges faced by browsers as to why they end support of various operating system versions.

The trouble with Chromium translations

November 11, 2022

In this post, Vivaldi developer and security expert Yngve explains the challenges he has faced – and overcome – while working with translations in Chromium.

Manifest V3, webRequest, and ad blockers

September 23, 2022

Vivaldi comes with its own built-in Ad and Tracker Blocker, tons of customization options, a built-in Mail and Calendar, and more. Will it follow Google’s strict reliance on Manifest V3? Vivaldi Developer, Julien Picalausa takes a deep dive into this matter.

The many faces of Vivaldi

July 22, 2022

We all have different sides to us, but Vivaldi is truly the chameleon of browsers!

Hourglass indicates end of Internet Explorer.

Good riddance, Internet Explorer!

June 16, 2022

Internet Explorer is dead. Microsoft started ringing the death knell for its old internet browser last year. Vivaldi browser co-founder and CEO Jon von Tetzchner remembers its controversial legacy and argues that its loss is not really a loss.

A deep dive into Panels

April 13, 2022

If imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery, then right back atcha Chrome!

How browsers and smartphones can do things differently

March 31, 2022

We believe in the importance of alternatives to Big Tech giants on the market. That’s why we talked to the founders of Shiftphone, a German phone manufacturer. Find out what motivates them and why they use Vivaldi browser.

From lockdown to liberation: One blogger’s Vivaldi love story.

March 17, 2022

In this post, we meet a Vivaldi super user from Japan and learn about how he uses the browser for work and play, day to day.

Smartphones: 5 alternatives to Apple, Google and Samsung

March 10, 2022

There’s more beyond just Apple, Google and Samsung in phones. And since we like to give you options, we would like to introduce you to a few exciting alternatives.