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#1 Chachazz

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:18 PM

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VIVLDI Technical Preview - Beginning of our great journey

Release Announcement, January 29, 2015:

After a lot of hard work, it's finally time for us to share what we have worked on with all of you! Today at 10:00 CET, we've made the first preview of Vivaldi browser available for download!

 

As this is the first public release, the build is not perfect, far from it but we hope you get a sense of where Vivaldi is going as a product. Please download TP1 from www.vivaldi.com and give it try. Let us know what you think and help us spread the words through social media to your friends.

 

Your feedback is critical to shape Vivaldi to get to where we want it to be. We hope together with all of you, we make this a great browser!

https://vivaldi.net/...r-great-journey

 

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 04:29 PM

Opera Founder Is Back, With a Feature-Heavy, Chromium-Based Browser

 

Opera founder unveils feature-rich Vivaldi power browser



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Posted 03 February 2015 - 05:55 PM

First Snapshot Vivaldi 1.0.94.2

Download links in the update announcement.

Install overtop.

 

Highlights:

  • Fixed a bad performance issue that made Vivaldi slow down on some systems
  • Added so CTRL+ENTER in urlfield prefills www and .com
  • Added tab-history to back and forward button, available via longclick (will be tuned more)
  • Added posibility to reopen closed windows
  • Fixed so Settings window would not hijack the session
  • Fixed some horrible shortcut bugs appearing in forms/iframes
  • Fixed a issue on Linux where everything appeared black


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Posted 11 February 2015 - 01:03 PM

Vivaldi TP - Snapshot 1.0.98.2



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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:10 PM

Vivaldi TP - Snapshot 1.0.105.7 - Now with 32 bit Linux

 

New: Bookmark bar  - very much work in progress



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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:28 PM

Vivaldi TP: Snapshot 1.0.118.2 now available 
 
March 2, 2015

 

"Good news, everyone! We are back to seed the newest 1.0.118.2 snapshot. We have focused on details surrounding tabs, bookmark management, and solved some issues with plural form localization. Here are few highlights from the long list of fixes and additions. Please let us know if you find any critical bug as this snapshot is a release candidate for Vivaldi Technical Preview 2.

 

One notable feature is tab pinning support. Pinned tab will conveniently stick to the edge of the tab bar and refuse to mingle with other tabs. It will also shrink to a minimal icon size while suppressing the close button.

 

Speaking of tabs, we have added handy tooltips showing the page title in case you have tab thumbnails turned off. The tab indicators in a tab stack will now hint the page title as well. Tooltips can show additional information too, such as pinned status or number of items in tab stack.

 

Add Bookmark dialog was re-dressed with a new “card” style, as well as the detailed view in the Bookmarks panel.

 

That brings us to another detail to look forward to in panels: no need to open downloads panel to check on transfer progress anymore. The panel icon now indicates overall downloads progress and a tooltip will tell you how many active transfers there are.

 

As far as browsing itself goes, feel feel to try an early version of spatial navigation using Shift and arrow keys as directional shortcuts. Please note that it is work-in-progress and some strange behavior is to be expected.

 

Lastly, we have expanded supported languages with latest addition for Croatian, Korean, Vietnamese, Norwegian, Nynorsk and Ido. That brings the total number to 35 supported languages, some of which go beyond the list of languages supported by Chrome.

 

Please refer to the changelog below for full list of tackled issues."



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 08:28 AM

Vivaldi TP: Vivaldi.net - Weekly snapshot 1.0.123.10 is available for download



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Posted 10 March 2015 - 07:48 PM

Vivaldi TP: Snapshot 1.0.124.2: Mea Culpa

 

 "After we released the 1.0.123.10 snapshot yesterday, some observant testers checked the release for the recent FREAK vulnerability, and found that The Linux and Mac versions were vulnerable. :(

 

We did patch last week's TP2 for the FREAK problem, but embarrassingly enough, we forgot to update the normal development code :$

 

To fix this issue we are posting a new snapshot with this fix, and a few other updates."



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 08:48 PM

Vivaldi TP:  Weekly snapshot 1.0.129.2 

 March 16, 2015



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Posted 30 March 2015 - 12:02 AM

Vivaldi TP: 1.0. 138.4

Tab stack tiling, on demand plugins in tabs, more mouse gestures, better import and a more snappy UI

"It’s happy Thursday which usually means it is not a day for our weekly snapshot.

However, we’ve decide to make a new build available anyway. We just had too many things that we wanted to share with you and we had some broken features and some regressions in our last build as well."



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Posted 30 March 2015 - 04:45 PM

Vivaldi TP: 1.0.141.2

Snapshot 1.0.141.2 with more Tiling options and advanced notes, improved spatial navigation and fast forward
  • We have continued to work on Tiling of tabs. You can now tile both vertically and horizontally.  Additionally we have added ability to tile as a grid.
  • Spatial Navigation also got better and faster with live indexing and more polish!
  • We have also tweaked more on Notes, you can now add more than one attachment to a note. 
  • Browse local images with Vivaldi! Fast forward now works for folders on your hard drive with images. You can also access local-disk using platform paths (unc and driveletter on windows, posix on mac/linux)
  • The auto-updater on windows has also been made simpler, you do now not get the full installer UI. You won't see the changes before the next update though ;-)
  • We are aiming at doing a new Technical Preview on Wednesday so please consider this build a RC and notify us if you find any regressions since the last preview.


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Posted 10 April 2015 - 06:24 PM

Vivaldi TP: Snapshot 1.0.151.7

Updated tiling and tons of polish

 

Things have been very busy after a few days of Easter vacation. We are getting close to another TP and we are spending a lot of time on bugs and polish.

 

We have made some adjustments to Tab Stack Tiling, you now have a Tile icon in the status bar so you can tile Tab Stacks and selected tabs from there.

 

We have also added an “unread” tab indicator for background tabs.

 

Keyboard shortcuts continue to get attention and we have fixed a couple of annoying bugs there, for example the bug where shortcuts wouldn‘t work on error pages. Also Vivaldi will not send you back in history when you use CTRL + left arrow in text fields now.

 

Please note that if you installed Vivaldi as standalone and auto-update to this latest build, in some cases, you may not have access to your previous session, history etc after the update. If that happens, you can simply delete newly created User Data folder in your install directory, and rename your Profile folder to User Data.



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Posted 18 April 2015 - 01:54 AM

Snapshot 1.0.156.2 : Feature polish and tons of bug fixes
»vivaldi.net/en-US/blogs/ ··· ug-fixes

Note: If you have a multi-user install of Vivaldi in C:\Program Files or similar, please use manual install this time, not the automatic updater.



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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:02 PM

Snapshot 1.0.162.2 TP3 candidate 



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Posted 29 April 2015 - 03:39 AM

Vivaldi Technical Preview 3 - v1.0.162.4

https://vivaldi.net/.../27-tp3-is-here