Vivaldi 1.2 is out

A new stable release of the innovative Vivaldi browser is out. Version 1.2 of the browser includes some interesting changes and improvements which might be familiar to all Winaero readers, since we covered them one by one in the past. Here's what the new version offers to the end user.

vivaldi 1.2

With Vivaldi 1.2, the following new features are available in the stable browser branch.

Mouse gestures

The first release of the upcoming Vivaldi 1.2 version finally brought the long awaited ability to customize mouse gestures. Now you can assign the desired gesture to a number of actions available in the browser.
The browser reads custom gestures very accurately and also displays the performed gesture in the status bar! This is really useful.


Another interesting option is the ability to set any URL or a local file as a new tab page. This is possible in Vivaldi out-of-the-box.
Vivaldi new tab page
Vivaldi's developers have continued to improve tab management options. New options can control the tab selection feature:
Vivaldi tab selection options

Multiple selected tabs can now be closed by keyboard shortcuts all at once. Tab selection now intelligently modifies the context menu so you can apply any command to the whole group of tabs as easily as to a single tab.


The new version allows users to ask for confirmation before they open multiple bookmarks. It is possible to specify how many tabs can be opened without confirmation.
Vivaldi bookmarks options
Also, a new option allows you to open bookmarks from the bookmarks sidebar with a single or double click.


Minimum and maximum page zoom range was expanded to 20% and 500% respectively, and manual entry input was added under the zoom percentage indicator in Status Bar. Vivaldi editable zoom

Address bar keyboard shortcuts

Address field now sports new keyboard shortcuts, Alt+Enter opens the currently edited URL in a new tab and Alt+Shift+Enter in the background.

Besides that, the browser includes a number of other minor options and fixes which improve the stability and usability of the browser.

You can download it here:

Download Vivaldi 1.2

What do you think about Vivaldi? Do you think it has potential?

2 thoughts on “Vivaldi 1.2 is out

  1. OMC

    I’m a Vivaldi beta tester so, of course, I think it has potential.
    Anyway I’m a very old Opera (presto) user so my only wish is to have all features the real Opera had.
    And today Opera 12.x is still much better Vivaldi.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I agree about version 12. It is unbeatable.

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