Vivaldi 2.3 features Tab Auto-Stack, and more (Stable version)

Vivaldi, a fairly innovative modern web browser, has reached version 2.3. Here are the key changes in this release.

Vivaldi Banner 2

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 users of the good old Opera 12 browser.

Vivaldi 2.3 comes with tons of new features.

Automatically create a tab stack

Vivaldi allows creating a new tab stack automatically for tabs opened from a parent tab. You can enable this feature by opening Settings > Tabs and turning on the option As Tab Stack With Related Tabs.

Vivaldi Auto Tab Stack

Save as MHT

Also, the built-in feature of Chromium Save webpage as MHTML is now enabled in Vivaldi.

Vivaldi Save As MHT

Exit confirmation

Finally, Vivaldi now shows a confirmation dialog when you close the browser. This feature is available on Windows and Linux.

Vivaldi Exit Confirmation

Keep Last Selected Search Engine

Vivaldi 2.3 can remember the search engine you used last time. You can enable this feature by opening Settings > Search and turning on the option Keep Last Selected Search Engine.

Vivaldi 2.3 Keep Last Selected Search Engine

Frequently visited pages in the URL drop-down list of the address bar

There is a new option in Settings > Address bar. Under Address Field Drop-Down Menu, you can enable Including Frequently Visited Pages.

Vivaldi Frequently Visited Pages In The URL Drop Down List Of The Address Bar

Here is the default URL drop-drown list.


This is how it looks after you enable the option.


Custom screenshot file name

To set a custom screenshot file name template in Vivaldi 2.3, open its settings, and go to Webpages > Image Capture.

There, you'll find a new text field Capture File Name Template that you can use to set the desired template for your screenshot file name. In addition to letters and digits, you can use a number of variables, including Long Date, Year, Hour, Minute, Second, Unique ID, Host Name of the active tab, and more.

Vivaldi Screenshot File Name Template

Spinner during page load

Starting in version 2.3, it is possible to enable an alternative progress indication on page load. There is a new spinner animation that can be enabled for tabs. Also, interested users can have both the progress bar and the spinner.

Vivaldi New Spinner Animation

If you want to show the spinner, go to “Preferences → Tabs → Tab Display → Favicon Spinner”.

Vivaldi 2.3 Enable Favicon SpinnerTo hide or show the progress bar in addition to the spinner animation, go to “Preferences → Address bar → Address bar options → Page load progress bar”.

Vivaldi 2.3 Enable Page Load Progess

You can download Vivaldi 2.3 from its home page.

Download 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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