Vivaldi 2.1: Quick Command Parameters, AV1 Support

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The team behind the innovative Vivaldi browser released a new snapshot of the upcoming version of the app. Vivaldi 2.1.1337.17 comes wit improvements made to Quick Commands.

Vivaldi was started with the promise of giving you a highly customizable, full-featured, innovative browser. It looks like its developers kept their promise - there is no other browser on the market which offers the same amount of options and features. While Vivaldi is built on Chrome's engine, power users are the target user base, like the classic Opera 12 browser. Vivaldi was created by former Opera co-founder and developed keeping in mind Opera's usability and power.

Many user interface elements and options of Vivaldi will be familiar to Opera 12 users.

Vivaldi now supports Quick Command parameters. You can use them with both Page and UI Zoom. They will allow you to quickly change the zoom levels to any value you like (you are no longer limited to set increments). For example, to zoom the open page to 150%, fire up Quick Commands (F2/⌘E) and type “Page Zoom 150” (“Page Zoom 100” or “Page Zoom Reset” will bring it back). This is a really powerful way of controlling the browser.

Developers are about to extend the set of such commands in the future.

Open Media, Video 1 (AV1) support

AV1 is the latest and greatest of the open video formats. It is designed as a successor to VP9, that competes directly with the proprietary (and costly) HEVC/H.265 codec. It is intended to be able to be paired with Opus (audio) in a WebM container for HTML5 web video. It is royalty free and backed by a number of industry giants (Amazon, AMD, Apple, Arm, Cisco, Facebook, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, Netflix, Nvidia, etc.), who together form the Alliance for Open Media (AOMedia).

If you want to try AV1 out, go to and enable AV1. Once enabled, certain videos will now play in AV1. You can check if AV1 is being used by right clicking on the video, selecting “Stats for nerds” and looking at the codecs line for “av01…”.


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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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