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Vivaldi 1.14: Vertical Reader Mode

A new developer snapshot of the most innovative web browser Vivaldi is out today. The snapshot 1.14.1072.3 represents the upcoming app version 1.14 and introduces a new feature – Vertical Reader Mode.

Reader Mode simplifies web pages by removing most of the clutter. It strips out unnecessary elements from the opened web page, reflows the text and turns it into a cleaner looking text document without ads, menus and scripts, so the user can focus on reading the text content.

This is the normal page appearance:

Vivaldi Default Page View

The same page opened in Reader mode:

Vivaldi Reader Mode Page View

Vertical Reader Mode

Today’s snapshot features an updated reader mode which provides a new option for displaying pages vertically. It can be useful for users from China, Japan or Korea:

This is especially nice because a vertical display is one of the default ways to view written text in these languages and has the additional benefit of making better use of screen real estate for text-heavy sites because of the aspect ratio of most modern devices (they are wider than they are tall).

Here is a screenshot:

Vivaldi Vertical Reader

 

Download links

Source: Vivaldi.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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