Vivaldi 2.3: Spinner during page load (Snapshot 1435.4)

A new snapshot of the innovative Vivaldi browser is out. Build Vivaldi 2.3.1435.4 represent the upcoming version 2.3 of the app. It adds a new feature: An alternative indicator for the page loading process. You can now change it to a spinner.

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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.


Spinner during page load

Starting in build 2.3.1435.4, 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

The complete change log looks as follows.

  • [New] Spinner favicon when a tab is loading (VB-46130)
  • [Regression] Crash in private window when sync is enabled (VB-48304)
  • [Regression] Inspect popup window created by extension crashes (VB-47984)
  • [Regression] Minimize, maximize and close buttons are missing in undocked devtools(VB-47959)
  • [Regression] Minimize to task bar and close in taskbar results in unclosable window (VB-48312)
  • [Regression] Select Bookmarks Bar Folder in Settings is Incomplete (VB-48364)
  • [Regression] Tab bar disappears on killing full screen video (VB-47788)
  • [Regression] Tiled speed dial background broken (VB-48047)
  • [Regression] The download panel shows “Infinity %” (VB-36635)
  • [Regression] PDF password prompt is not focused (VB-42622)
  • [Settings] Add support for capture filename template $title (VB-32967)
  • [Speed Dial] Paste does not work in search field (VB-48416)
  • [UI] Scrollbar gap on Windows and Linux (VB-47350)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 72.0.3626.64

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Source: Vivaldi

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

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5 thoughts on “Vivaldi 2.3: Spinner during page load (Snapshot 1435.4)”

  1. Thanks Sergey for the update and also including snapshot info in the title. You do keep everything in mind. :)

  2. Vivaldi v.2.4.1462.4 (Official Build) (64-bit) running on Windows 10 Pro does not display spinner during the page loading. Checkbox “Favicon Spinner” is checked but with absolutely no reaction – tab icon is stationary.

      1. Found here that “Use animation” checkbox must be checked also. After enabling it the spinner works. But such behavior was not obvious for me. Yes, spinner is animated but the connection between these two settings are wierd.

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