Vivaldi Browser v1.3 released with more mouse gestures, privacy improvements and more

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Vivaldi Browser

New desktop browser Vivaldi has been updated to version 1.3.

The update brings the following improvements:

  • Improves privacy by adding a setting that turns off WebRTC’s broadcasting of a user’s IP address when using voice, video chat and file sharing applications natively in HTML
  • Adds more default mouse gestures to control browser functions
  • Adds a tab hibernation function for Linux users so tabs don’t hog system resources

The browser itself features:

  • Speed Dial – Quick links to your favorite sites, available in every new tab.
  • Speed Dial Folders – Organize your Speed Dials into folders for convenient access.
  • Quick Commands – Control everything in Vivaldi with simple text commands
  • Fast Forward – Jump to the next page in a sequence. Great for search results.
  • Rewind – Return to the first page you’ve visited at a site.

Smarter Browsing:

  • Notes: Take notes while you browse and link them to a specific site.
  • Web Panels: View any site in your Vivaldi side panel. Perfect for side-by-side browsing or social media.
  • Side Panel: Fast access to bookmarks, downloads and notes.
  • Search Box: Search using a number of providers, or add your own.
  • Custom Search Engine: Add almost any search field on the web to Vivaldi.

Tab Management:

  • Sessions: Save a set of open tabs and open them whenever you want.
  • Tab Stacks: Drop a tab on top of another and save it as a stack.
  • Visual Tabs: Expand the tab bar to see a visual preview of your open tabs.
  • Trash Can: Restore closed tabs or blocked pop-ups.
  • Tab Cycling: Quickly navigate between open tabs.
  • Tab Stack Tiling: View stacked tabs in a grid or side-by-side.


  • Bookmarks Bar: A toolbar for to simplify accessing and managing your bookmarks.
  • Nicknames: Assign a nickname to a bookmark for fast access from the address bar.


  • Mouse Gestures: Perform every key browser action with mouse movements.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts: Use key combinations to perform browser actions quickly.


  • Speed Dial Background: Personalize the background image of your Speed Dial.
  • Web Page Zoom: Zoom the contents of a web page up and down.
  • User Interface Scaling: Adjust the size of the elements of Vivaldi’s user interface.
  • One-click Color Change: Change the UI of Vivaldi with just one click.
  • Adaptive Interface Color: Vivaldi’s user interface adapts to the color of the web page you’re viewing.

See a video demo of mouse gestures below:

Download Vivaldi today and give it a try.

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