Vivaldi 2.0 is on its way to users

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Vivaldi, a fairly innovative modern web browser, has reached version 2.0. If you are tracking its development like me, you might be surprised by the sudden version change in the snapshot branch from 1.6 directly to 2.0.1295.3.

A new snapshot released to users on the pre-release channel doesn't include any significant changes besides the updated Chromium engine, which now matches the upstream version 69. Other changes of this version include mostly bugfixes. The only two new features are a refreshed welcome page, which can be opened with the URL vivaldi://welcome, and the native ability to get Vivaldi on Linux versions without  DEB and RPM package managers.

Here are the highlights from the change log:

  • [Regression][Mac] Chromecast menu cut in half (VB-42339)
  • [Regression][Mac] Swipe navigation fails (VB-42997)
  • [Regression][IME] CJK IMEs don’t work in the download search box (VB-42869)
  • [Regression] Address field delay when going fullscreen (VB-37334)
  • [Regression] Audio icon in tab does not go away (VB-42711)
  • [Regression] Cannot scroll PDF document with cursor keys (VB-41191)
  • [Regression] Closing a stacked tab causes more tiles than tabs (VB-42838)
  • [Regression] Context menu does not show after docking or undocking dev tools (VB-42347)
  • [Regression] Crash on undocking devtools (VB-41653)
  • [Regression] Favicons disappear in tab bar (VB-29624)
  • [Regression] Find in page light borders in buttons (VB-43041)
  • [Regression] Hard to widen developer tools in docked mode (VB-42449)
  • [Regression] Impossible to quit Vivaldi (VB-34824)
  • [Regression] Mouse gestures do not work on popup windows (VB-42845)
  • [Regression] Mouse gestures do not work while loading page (VB-41799)
  • [Regression] No URL auto-focus on new homepage tab (VB-42480)
  • [Regression] Panel toggle hides together with panel bar (VB-42859)
  • [Regression] Tab order history extData fix (VB-42265)
  • [Regression] Typing after text selection writes backwards (VB-42829)
  • [Bookmarks] Importing bookmarks from Edge does not work (VB-25227)
  • [Download] Unable to cancel Download dialog from keyboard (VB-16552)
  • [Extension] Extension button “options” menu entry missing for options page v2 extensions (VB-27546)
  • [Settings] Minimum active tab width setting (VB-42587)
  • [Tabs] Hovering tab close button causes flicker (VB-42769)
  • [Tabs] Prevent tabs from receiving accent color with window image on (VB-42833)
  • [Tabs] Tab bar on left cannot be enlarged (VB-42855)
  • [Tabs] Unread indicator overflows to other side of tab (VB-43042)
  • [UI] New Welcome Page (VB-39395)
  • [Web Panel] Page suggestion fixes (VB-42814)
  • [Web Panel] Pre-defined Suggestions (VB-42367)
  • Upgraded to Chromium 69
  • Upgraded translations

Vivaldi 2.0 is expected to include the following features:

They were part of the Vivaldi 1.16 change log, which finally became version 2.0.

Interested users can download this new snapshot by using the following 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.

One thought on “Vivaldi 2.0 is on its way to users”

  1. Thanks Sergey! I was in and out of this. Way too buggy and so was 1.16. Sticking to 1.15 until 2.0 stable is released.

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