OSLO, Norway – August 21st, 2019: The Vivaldi browser releases its new version Vivaldi 2.7 that continues to give its users a perfect tool to control and enjoy the Web on their terms.
The new update offers a more streamlined experience with overall improvements. Users will get a better control of sound behavior in Vivaldi, new options to access User Profiles quicker, an enhanced status bar as well as security related fixes.
Key Highlights of 2.7
Cut the noise with Mute Tab
In this upgrade, Vivaldi ups its ante to tackle the incredibly annoying auto-playing audio and video. One of the most requested features from users, this new option allows them to mute a website which is currently silent.
Now users don’t have to worry that websites will interrupt their general browsing experience. Simply right click on a tab and select “Mute Tab” to prevent the website from playing the audio in advance.
This new option is an addition to Vivaldi’s solid settings that control sound behavior.
Find these under audio settings in Settings → Tabs → Tab Features → Tab Muting.
The default option – “Play All Audio” – allows audio to play from all tabs at all times. Users can disable it if they want to avoid unwanted noise.
Choosing “Play Only In Active Tab” ensures that, even if the active tab has no audio, background tabs with audio will stay muted.
“Prioritize Active Tab” is for situations where background tabs with audio should play even if the active tab has no audio.
Additionally, users can “Mute other Tabs” which means that by right clicking any background tab in the Tabs Bar or Window Panel, all other tabs will be muted but the current tab.
Another way to manage sound is through Quick Commands (
⌘ E and type “mute”, then select the preferred option via the arrow keys) or assign custom keyboard shortcuts.
Access User Profiles quicker
Working faster can give users a competitive edge and being able to access their profile quickly helps with that. So, Vivaldi has improved one of its much-loved features – User Profiles.
Users can now create a desktop shortcut to a specific User Profile. Available on Windows, this shortcut will give users a quick access to their profile and ensure that they are always in the right account. Users can find a new context menu entry in the user profile menu under the “Add Person/Edit Person button”.
A Flash for Flash
Even though Flash technology is being phased out, there are many sites that still use Flash and many users that still love it! Vivaldi adds a new option for the Flash player plugin. This way many users can access these sites – another addition in the plethora of options that Vivaldi gives its users to browse with complete ease.
Enable this plug-in under Settings → Webpages → Plugins
Informative Status Bar
Heavy pages can take time to load resulting in a long wait. Now Vivaldi keeps users informed while they wait, with helpful information about the loading page in the Status Bar at the bottom of the window.
Users will be notified of the current status, for example: “Processing request”, “Waiting for”, “Connecting”, “Establishing secure connection”.
Improved Stability for macOS
If users have experienced crashes on macOS, they’ll be glad to know that they are in for a smoother ride with improved stability. This long-standing issue has been fixed in the new version.
“Making Vivaldi look, feel and perform better has always been our focus. We want to bring the best Vivaldi experience to your screens. That’s why we are working on the things that count – the things that make you more productive and organised on the Web,” says Vivaldi CEO Jon von Tetzchner.