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Anupam 06. Apr 2016 08:20 AM

Vivaldi 1.0 Final
Vivaldi is finally our of beta, and version 1.0 final is available for download from the official site.

Here is the blog post:

danielson 06. Apr 2016 02:04 PM

You got it!
It looks good! :)
Right-click on selected text to new note is a welcome option.

deya 06. Apr 2016 04:09 PM

Well, they got there in the end. Great stuff. Nice to see a final version at last :)

I did a complete clean install for this version. Downloaded it from the official site. It runs very well, although a couple of little niggles that I've experienced in the beta and snapshots are still there but they're not really a problem.

If anyone who hasn't tried Vivaldi before decides to give it a go now, there is a website called Vivaldi Tips which is very helpful for finding your way around the browser. It's here;

Also, you can access extra settings for content by putting this into the address bar;

For the more adventurous you can access Vivaldi Flags by simply typing flags into the address bar and hitting enter. Right clicking in the address bar and selecting Language settings allows you to then choose the language of your choice and also set it to spell check in that language.

To be fair to them I reckon they've done a good job. It's taken them over a year to get to this stage, from the first version release, and I think that's pretty good going.

They've worked very hard, listened to all the feedback, and I for one wish them good luck and success for the future :)

deya 07. Apr 2016 07:41 PM

Minor update to Vivaldi 1.0;

"Shortly after the release of the final we were informed of an issue that could allow a malicious website to trick a user into thinking they were surfing on a different domain. Since we take our users security very seriously, we got this fixed immediately and have just issued a minor update to version 1.0. Windows and Mac users will receive the update via our autoupdate system. Linux users should receive an update via our deb and rpm repositories" .....

deya 08. Apr 2016 05:40 PM

Snapshot 1.1.443.3 - New tab options;

"Today's snapshot is the first in the 1.1 series and we have added a few small features already. We now switch tabs when trying to close a pinned one, provide easier mass closing of tabs, add links to tab stacks by default and provide a new keyboard shortcut to rule them all" .....

danielson 09. Apr 2016 03:29 AM

Notes sync would have been an excellent thing for an official release.
The momentum is good and, in the spirit of what some have pointed out, Vivaldi has done more in less than a year than others in 10!

danielson 13. Apr 2016 02:06 PM

Is it just me?
But, when i start typing in url box i get suggestions, from where i most often chose from links already present in history. Hit enter but end up on same page i'm already on.

deya 13. Apr 2016 06:42 PM

It's a bug, danielson, and one that's been reported before apparently. I've seen comments regarding it on their blog also. It happens for me occasionally, and sometimes the reloaded page overrides my Default Webpage Zoom setting. So no, it's not just you.

This Final version isn't as good as some of the earlier Beta snapshots, for me at least. The tabs latency, closing and opening, is worse than before. I've given up with the speed dial as well, I just don't like it. Opera speed dial and the Yandex tableau are way better, but then that's just my opinion.

I do, and will, keep on using it and trying every release. But I don't yet use it anywhere near as much as I thought I would. The customisation and all the rest of it are great, no doubt about it. But no matter how I have it configured it still doesn't appeal massively to me. Maybe my opinion of it will change after future releases, it's a good browser, but Opera and Yandex - especially Yandex, suit my needs more at this moment in time.

In all honesty I thought the first Final version would be better than it actually is - or maybe I'm being a bit harsh? .... I don't know, but it's still not a browser I could use a lot on a daily basis. It's a project, and one I like to watch developing, but I wish they'd just fix some of the bugs before introducing more and more new features.

Panzer 16. Apr 2016 06:17 AM

deya 18. Apr 2016 04:56 PM

Snapshot 1.1.453.6;

"Further tab closing options, improved dark UI and more import options. We are rapidly closing in on a final 1.1 release now, so let us know if you see any regressions in behaviour since the 1.0 final." ...

Also worth noting, from the blog post;

"Goodbye to old Operating Systems .... With Vivaldi version 1.1 we will drop support for Windows XP, Vista and versions of MacOSX below 10.9. Recently, the Chromium project dropped support for these older OSes (Operating Systems), since they are no longer actively maintained by Microsoft and Apple. As Vivaldi is a small team at present, so we cannot afford to support these OSes separately" .....

Also came across this piece on How To Geek;

danielson 18. Apr 2016 07:40 PM

URL type-in issue seems to be resolved. :)
Nice dig from HowToGeek Deya!
Think the author has become a Vivaldi fan.

p.s. are you aware of a TabMixPlus equivalent for Chrome based browser?

deya 18. Apr 2016 11:08 PM

No, I don't know of one. There's one called TabsPlus which I've seen for Chrome but I'm not sure if it's an equivalent to the one you mention.

Tabs still lag when opening and closing for me, but maybe not quite as bad as the previous version and the browser still has that issue were it kind of opens part minimised before going to maximised. It didn't do that in the later beta versions but now it's back again.

Was a bit surprised they decided not to keep supporting older OS's from the 1.1 Final to be honest. I thought they might have kept supporting them for users who still run them, especially XP because it seemed to me that lots of their users do still run that. Still being able to run 1.0 is ok, but without anymore security fixes it seems a bit pointless in the long term. But it's down to costs so that's fair enough for a small company I suppose.

danielson 19. Apr 2016 01:03 AM

Vivaldi team seems to have its hands full.
Suppose people can always run back to Opera 12 or Firefox or Seamonkey or... if they're still on XP.

danielson 19. Apr 2016 11:52 AM

Vivaldi seems to be slower at starting up.
Even Firefox seems faster than Vivaldi!

maxfan 20. Apr 2016 03:47 PM


Originally Posted by deya (Post 117406)
Snapshot 1.1.453.6;

....Also worth noting, from the blog post;

"Goodbye to old Operating Systems .... With Vivaldi version 1.1 we will drop support for Windows XP, Vista and versions of MacOSX below 10.9. Recently, the Chromium project dropped support for these older OSes (Operating Systems), since they are no longer actively maintained by Microsoft and Apple. As Vivaldi is a small team at present, so we cannot afford to support these OSes separately" .....

Interesting that you haven't warmed to Vivaldi Deya, as a former Opera 12 user I wanted to love it, but it just hasn't happened. Maybe I'm not hardcore enough to need all it's customization features, and it still lacks the email which was a feature I used. But now, since I'm one of the 2% Vista users in the world, I guess this news means the decision is taken for me. No more Vivaldi. :(

deya 20. Apr 2016 05:22 PM

Snapshot 1.1.453.30;

"More fixes as we close in on the 1.1 stable update" ....

@maxfan; I don't think I'm hardcore enough to need all it's features either, and maybe that's why Vivaldi hasn't grown on me the way I thought it would. Once the old Opera started to go by the wayside I set about trying pretty much every browser known to man in an attempt to find something new, something that I liked using - and it took a while, but then I decided to stick with the new Opera and to be fair it did grow on me. I've got to like it now and it's my default browser.

I stuck with Vista for a long time, still have it, but decided to go with the flow and get Windows10 and once I'd done that Opera just made even more sense to me. But then, now, having used various Yandex Beta versions for long enough I decided to stop using that and installed the Final instead. And Yandex stable has quickly become more use to me, it suits my needs way more than any other browser at the moment. So if things don't pan out too good when and if the Opera takeover happens I have an instant replacement for it and it won't be Vivaldi, which I thought would do just that.

As I said, I was surprised Vivaldi decided to drop support for some of the older OS's. I know they're dictated to by a degree by Chrome/Blink but thought they'd find a way to keep that support going and I'm sure lots of other users, like yourself, thought that as well. I honestly thought at the start the whole idea was to create a browser that would bridge the old and the new, so to speak, and to accommodate users who prefer to keep running older systems. Sadly it turns out that resources and finance won't allow that to happen.

XP? ... fair enough I suppose, but Vista as well? Small percentage of users, but still supported until 2017. Hard decisions for them to make, no doubt, but still annoying for those who still use them.

maxfan 20. Apr 2016 08:25 PM


Originally Posted by deya (Post 117439)

Once the old Opera started to go by the wayside I set about trying pretty much every browser known to man in an attempt to find something new, something that I liked using...

Me too! My current favourite is Flashpeak Slimjet, it opens quickly, is generally fast, and gets updated regularly, although it's not perfect. But I have Brave on a Win 10 laptop, and that is even faster. Great for general browsing even in development version, but only available in 64 bit for Windows at the moment.

deya 20. Apr 2016 10:59 PM

There's a write up about it on ghacks today;

There'll still be other options for older OS's, which is good. Just a shame Vivaldi won't be one of them. I've not tried Slimjet for a long time, and Brave did intrigue me at first but then this whole blocking ads to replace them with their own ads thing kind of put me off trying it. Maybe I'll give it a go further down the line though.

deya 22. Apr 2016 05:49 PM

Snapshot 1.1.453.36 - Vivaldi 1.1RC1;

"Today's snapshot is the first release candidate for Vivaldi version 1.1. Even if no further major issues are found, Vivaldi will be rebuilt for the stable update stream before it is released" ....

deya 24. Apr 2016 09:55 AM

Snapshot 1.1.453.43 - Vivaldi 1.1RC2;

"Today's snapshot has a fix for problems with keyboard shortcuts, introduced in the previous snapshot. This is release candidate 2 for Vivaldi 1.1. Let us know if you see any major issues" ....

deya 25. Apr 2016 10:57 PM

Snapshot 1.1.453.45 - Vivaldi 1.1RC3;

"This is release candidate 3 for Vivaldi 1.1, with a quick fix to the URL field and some translation updates" .....

deya 26. Apr 2016 05:53 PM

Vivaldi 1.1 is here;

"... with enhanced tab handling, better hibernation and more" ...

Panzer 28. Apr 2016 02:55 PM

deya 02. May 2016 03:12 PM

Minor update to Vivaldi 1.1;

"Today we released a minor update to Vivaldi 1.1. We now provide more detailed security information in developer tools, updated our Chromium engine with security updates from upstream and fixed an issue with Vivaldi failing to install on Ubuntu 12.04" .....

deya 11. Jul 2016 05:28 PM

Snapshot 1.3.534.3 - Better privacy, more mouse gestures and improved hibernation on Linux;

"Today’s snapshot is a big one with almost 70 fixes and improvements, including a new privacy option for WebRTC, tab hibernation for Linux and more mouse gesture possibilities" .....

deya 15. Jul 2016 10:03 AM

Snapshot 1.3.537.5 - Improved proprietary media support on Linux;

"In Today's snapshot we address some of the problems you raised in the last snapshot, including fixing the private window crash on Mac, selection of the custom background image and the broken proprietary media on Linux. We also made the Linux proprietary media system more robust on Ubuntu and added additional support for OpenSUSE and Slackware users" .....

deya 22. Jul 2016 04:55 PM

Snapshot 1.3.544.25 - Quick fixes;

".. a quick update to let you try out all our latest fixes from this week" ..

deya 28. Jul 2016 02:20 PM

Snapshot 1.3.551.13 - Closing in on 1.3;

"We are busy working on getting 1.3 ready for a release to our stable channel. As such here is another update with a focus on bug squashing" ...

danielson 29. Jul 2016 12:33 AM

It's coming along good!

Btw, there's a discussion on their forum and people are wanting to know what this function does:
Tools/Keyboard/Window/Export settings

Even Ayespy does not know.

Assigning a shortcut does nothing so it's a mystery...

deya 04. Aug 2016 04:09 PM

Snapshot 1.3.551.17 - Further bugfixing;

"Today's snapshot is another round of bug fixes, as we stabilize the browser for the big 1.3 stable release" ....

deya 08. Aug 2016 06:11 PM

Snapshot 1.3.551.21 - Notes fixes;

"Another round of critical bugfixes as we close on our 1.3 stable release" .....

deya 10. Aug 2016 04:56 PM

Snapshot 1.3.551.28 - Vivaldi 1.3RC1;

"Today's second snapshot is the first release candidate for Vivaldi version 1.3. Even if no major issues are found, Vivaldi will be rebuilt for the stable update before it is released" ....

deya 11. Aug 2016 04:51 PM

Vivaldi 1.3 Stable is released;

"The most customizable browser is now the most colorful: Vivaldi version 1.3 debuts with custom themes, enhanced privacy and much more" ....

danielson 11. Aug 2016 06:52 PM

That's odd, i have 1.3.551.28

deya 11. Aug 2016 07:23 PM

Yes, you're using the latest snapshot then. The 1.3 Stable version is for people who only use the stable versions, and never install snapshots - if that makes sense? it all gets a little bit confusing at times :)

danielson 11. Aug 2016 10:06 PM

I'm too quick on the gun.

deya 11. Aug 2016 11:00 PM

It's confusing, danielson. I post links to the individual blog posts for each release but if you look at the Vivaldi blog main page, here;

... you can see the two separate versions listed on the right - stable and latest snapshot. Kind of like Opera with stable and developer versions. So you're using the equivalent of Vivaldi developer :)

deya 24. Aug 2016 01:26 PM

Snapshot 1.3.551.37 - 1.3 stable, minor update RC1;

"Today's snapshot is a test version of a small update for our 1.3 stable, to address some serious bugs that you have been reporting. If no (new) regressions are found we will rebuild it for the stable update channel and pass it on to our stable users shortly" .....

deya 26. Aug 2016 04:30 PM

Snapshot 1.3.582.3 - Web Panel improvements and a new Snapshot logo;

"In today's snapshot we use a new version of our logo to help show the difference between snapshots and stable builds, added new options for web panels and per tab zoom as been set as the new default" ....

danielson 26. Aug 2016 07:46 PM

Do prefer test driving Vivaldi more than Opera.
Scrolling up/down pages with lots of graphics seems smoother and quicker than Slimjet.

Auto-upgrade not an issue anymore here.

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