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+Zlip792    483

New Snapshot:

Changelogs
 

VB-9330 [regression] Offscreen thumbnail generation stopped working on Speed Dial: also fixes to Speed Dial thumbnails when visiting a site; more work still needed
VB-9508 Missing default search in addressfield after deleting some search engines
VB-5940 Notes: Attaching an image updates the URL: Only update the note url for the first attached image, and only for screen-shots.
VB-9316 Crash when url ends with /30%30 or /300: backport fix for https://crbug.com/533361
VB-8397 Implementation of Mozilla location services for Geolocation support
VB-9512 Can not enter capital letter K anywhere in the UI: Temporarily removing mail shortcut; But this fix will only work for new profiles. Old profiles would need to remove the shortcut manually. A further fix is needed
VB-6005 Change interval of UI Zoom slider to 5% instead of 10%: Increasing precision of zoom slider tick datalist
VB-9506 File urls not shown in history urlfield search
VB-5245 Edit menu items do not work
VB-8481 Web panel should use a mobile/tablet User Agent by default
VB-8279 Cant go back from error page
VB-1513 “Page Actions” problems
VB-8898 No alert for language switching
VB-8595 UI scale change affects names on Bookmarks bar
VB-1785 Address field autocomplete starts with each new word in bookmark hits: Use OR not AND for search in bookmarks
VB-9431 Keying down in bookmark manager does not scroll down the tree
VB-8621 Browser keeps asking access to camera even if already clicked 'Allow'.
VB-9390 [regression] Panel toggle dead when panels hidden
VB-9285 Notes: Empty state instructions shown/blink each time Notes panel is turned on
VB-8007 Let panel order in Settings dialog match order in panel toolbar and menus
VB-8752 Unable to use spatial naviation without cookie control enabled.
VB-9425 Flickr locks up UI
VB-9204 Need clearer sorting indicator in bookmarks manager: Removing drop-shadow and padding
VB-9428 Report browser version in diagnostic message
VB-9418 Regression: Some sites (YouTube) no longer offer an appropriate video format (e.g. WebM or Flash): the fix breaks the usage of alternative ffmpeg lib for proprietary media. We will look into this again
VB-1859 Internal pages should have their own site info graphic: Adding addressfield indicator for internal pages.
VB-3301 Vivaldi crashes when trying to generate thumbnail for vivaldi://apps
VB-7850 Cannot add items to bookmarks bar: Pressing ⌘/Ctrl now copies bookmarks while dragging and dropping in bookmarks panel
VB-2718 Various field edition bugs in bookmarks manager: Bookmark editing
VB-8218 Create own setting for our own usage statistics

 

Blog Post - https://vivaldi.net/es/blogs/teamblog/item/55-snapshot-1-0-288-3-geolocation-support

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simonlang    530

i am really happy with vivaldi, great performance and interface. however it fails to play videos on facebook for example. (youtube works). anyone knows a fix? 

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Boo Berry    2,264

i am really happy with vivaldi, great performance and interface. however it fails to play videos on facebook for example. (youtube works). anyone knows a fix? 

Probably have to install the Pepper Flash plugin.

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simonlang    530

that's already installed

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+Zlip792    483

Closing for BETA, another new snapshot released:

Change Logs
 

VB-9732 Missing page title in UI modes that have room for that
VB-9724 [Mac] Backspace before committing causes the browser to go backwards in history when using a IME
VB-9813 Smooth Scrolling Off by default on Mac (Chromium smooth scrolling breaks the connection between the touch area and the document on the screen)
VB-9792 Hidden elements that take up space in the addressbar
VB-8698 Regression: External links doesn't focus Vivaldi's window anymore
VB-9071 Force generation of thumbnail when switching to a tab with no thumbnail: partial fix
VB-9805 Page title is not passed on correctly in main menu
VB-9500 Missing sorting on created and updated in bookmarks: Sort by date created added in bookmark panel
VB-8894 Not possible to see that you are using a private window on Mac
VB-1833 Implement focus zones: improves various focus issues
VB-5663 [windows] Vivaldi doesn't remember the window state (e.g. maximized): needs one restart
VB-9666 Bookmark folder nicknames can not be used in address bar to open them
VB-9767 Add bookmarks callout shows extra items in folder selection dropdown
VB-9684 Need native looking window controls for Windows 10
VB-9689 Regression: New Window menu item not working in vertical menu
VB-9659 Typed history improvements
VB-9452 Inconsistent initial category upon opening Settings in a tab by typing vivaldi://settings in the URL field
VB-9583 Regression: Incorrect bookmarks matching
VB-9638 Expand folder when new note is created
VB-9755 Create a better looking focus state for address field
VB-8971 Search in downloads panel removes the icon from downloaded item.
VB-9528 Regression: Adding bookmarks folder as speed dial gets wrong name
VB-9354 Wrong (previous site) thumbnail when adding to Speed Dial
VB-9663 Regression: Light theme on Mac has no border at the bottom of the address bar
VB-9726 Blank page after tab-switching using recently used tab order
VB-9045 Cut/Copy/Paste in bookmarks
VB-9384 After multiple Tab key in webpage focus jumps into UI
VB-7852 Passwords import not working with Chrome on Mac
VB-9636 It should be possible to un-select Note, so a note can be created at top level
VB-9711 Notes: Very misleading notes vs. folders layout
VB-9679 Creation of first note from Add note context menu
VB-9725 Pressing Escape does not cancel the tab cycler
VB-9675 Regression: Window minimizing button not working on Windows when having horizontal menu
VB-9646 Remove Vivaldi icon with horizontal menu when in Native
VB-9649 Adding a new search engine as default breaks Quick Command
VB-9548 Regression: Missing reload of all speed dials
VB-9680 Extensions buttons float all the way to the edge of browser
VB-6947 Can't close dropdown list or searches by clicking on any empty place
VB-9676 Creating bookmark from bookmark panel does not work when edit fields are not shown
VB-9569 Thumbnail generation for Speed Dial - WP3
VB-8973 Scenario 7: Drop place not always marked - items dropped in first position instead of cursor position
VB-3478 Restore Default Keys does not work
VB-9235 When navigating down urldropdown and back to urlfield string is not saved
VB-9479 Deleted shortcut cannot be restored by Restore to default button
VB-9596 Private sessions populating typed history
VB-7257 Wasted space when menu bar is toggled on
VB-5590 When Native Window enabled, unnecessary blank space on tab bar in the corner near trash
VB-3615 Missing top-left native window icon - double-clicking it should close Vivaldi
VB-9252 Extension buttons show wrong popup
VB-8880 Focus on panel content lost when panels closed

 

Link - https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/57-snapshot-1-0-298-15-more-bugfixes-and-a-video-from-our-meetup

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+Zlip792    483

Snapshot 1.0.303.22 - Further stablization

VB-9700 Part of session information lost on restart
VB-9910 Stacking tabs causes thumbnails to dissappear
VB-4727 re-opened page shows page in dev tools window
VB-9092 "Close other tabs" closes also pinned tabs - does not follow Settings option whether they should be closed
VB-9829 Delete operation in bookmarks manager inconsistent
VB-9941 Re-use circular class and fix 1px "border" on Speed Dial thumbs
VB-9695 Private Mode styling needs to be clearer
VB-9540 Page is not repainted when pressing the back button after a new tab has been created via a targeted link
VB-9895 Opening an external link triggers a check for update
VB-9827 Pasting bookmarks buggy
VB-9810 Address field autocomplete and dropdown stops appearing after some time of using the browser
VB-9935 Can not restore all shortcuts at the same time
VB-10036 Memory leak while closing tab
VB-8926 Clicking Lastpass extension button often shows white blank popup and unable to interact
VB-10017 [mac] Backspace before committing causes the browser to go backwards in history when using a IME
VB-1235 Clone tab does not clone history
VB-10012 Vivaldi does not load pages from other apps
VB-10039 [regression] maximized state lost on startup
VB-7188 [regression] Odd resize behavior clicking on external links
VB-9973 The "add to search" functionality in search fields doesn't open the "new search" dialog anymore

 

Blog Post Link - https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/59-snapshot-1-0-303-22-further-stablization

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Snapshot 1.0.303.23 - Tab and Thumbnail improvements

Changelogs

VB-5600 Dragging and dropping a tab can place it in an odd location
VB-9691 Thumbnails are not added to Bookmarks/Speed Dial after visiting them
VB-10042 Reload page do not work at all
VB-10070 Vivaldi crashes when exiting fullscreen on youtube video when you have ublock origin extension installed
VB-10034 Links in extension callout suddenly inactive
VB-10065 Invisible window controls for light UI and tabs bottom/left/right
VB-10063 Bookmark Bar Display setting defunct

 

Blog Post Link - https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/60-snapshot-1-0-303-23-tab-and-thumbnail-improvements

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HawkMan    5,232

Now if they could properly implement extensions already. I'm not going to go through the whole moving manually and editing stuff thing 

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+Zlip792    483

Daily Snapshots to prepare for BETA IMO.

Snapshot 1.0.303.27 - Further tab fixes and search field improvements

  • VB-10107 Scroll bars showing up on tab bar on Mac when resizing the window
  • VB-10113 Tab animation is too slow
  • VB-10116 Tabs on the side become too small when many are open
  • VB-9897 Search field needs some polish
  • VB-10087 Incorrect history auto-complete
  • VB-10143 Translation updates

 

Blog Link Post - https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/61-snapshot-1-0-303-27-further-tab-fixes-and-search-field-improvements

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Jose_49    1,046

They should also fix the selection issues (Do not know if fixed in latest snapshot) Browser sometimes closes when selecting like a maniac :p

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HawkMan    5,232

Still not private tabs either, just window... 

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+Zlip792    483


Snapshot 1.0.303.32 - Beta Candidate
 

VB-10072 Firstrun page or specific URLs startup option does not load pages
VB-10131 Missing tab thumbnails
VB-10154 In the search field, Down should show search engines, Shift down typed history
VB-10098 Dark address bar icons in Dark UI
VB-10173 Faster transition on drag and drop on tabs
VB-9784 Remove unneeded options from Note's context menu
VB-9889 Settings page in a tab changes URL when switching back tabs

 

Blog Post Link - https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/62-snapshot-1-0-303-32-beta-candidate

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+Zlip792    483

Another Beta Candidate with Disk Thrashing fix. 

Snapshot 1.0.303.37 - Beta Candidate with Thumbnail improvements

Change Logs

    VB-9560 Settings displays wrong language name
    VB-9847 Bookmark tree selection with Command key on Mac
    VB-9936 Window controls aren't covering full height of settings Window's title bar
    VB-8512 Facebook remains black after it tries to ask the user to enable HTML5 notifications
    VB-10231 Pressing Ctrl+w quickly crashes browser
    VB-10175 Finnish translation missing from installers
    VB-10143 Further translations for beta
    VB-10251 New tab thumbnail stored to disk every time one opens speed dial
    Smaller auto-update packages for Mac: 17Mb saving 

 

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simonlang    530

every KDE user will love the quick-command feature (press F2 and see). developers aim to improve it as far as you can write your own commands. 

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Jose_49    1,046

Awesome news! The browser has come along a very long way!!! Using it each day more as a daily driver without major concerns!

I've wanted to give feedback on their main site, but I can't register, no matter what I do I get flagged as spammer :(

There are a couple of bugs that they should fix:

1) When Vivaldi is on a second monitor and we click the vivaldi button, the menu shown gets over to the second screen. 

2)  Address bar lowercase the first letter of the input box (something that is driving me crazy) after typing. 

And these are some features I'd like them to add:

1) Shift + Enter submits the form in another tab. 

PS: Is there a way to enable Ctrl + mousewheel zoom? 

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Scorbing    517

I tried it and hated it. Clunky UI

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+Zlip792    483

Snapshot after Beta release:

VB-10344 Update fails on 64bit when installing for all users
VB-10611 UI scale change affects name on tab tiles
VB-10479 Xmarks Bookmark Sync does not work
VB-10573 Omnidropdown hides when window loose focus
VB-10268 Tab thumbnails grayed
VB-10540 Regression: Missing drag space for grabbing the window to drag the browser
VB-10341 Bookmark url data loss on changing name and switching between bookmarks
VB-10449 Web panel missing favicon because of redirection
VB-10514 Ctrl+Backspace in edit fields navigates back in history
VB-10450 Spatnav highlight is misplaced when relative positioning is involved
VB-7263 [UI] Buttons goes beyond border in add a bookmark menu
VB-10340 Bookmark sorting dropdown unreadable in dark theme
VB-10308 Vivaldi crashes if you close right after making a note
VB-7868 No keyboard shortcut to focus panels
VB-10141 Backspace does not work as "go back" anymore
VB-4281 Bookmark bar should open auto when the folder set as bookmarks bar folder
VB-9769 Speed dials should not play sound when thumbnails are generated in the background
VB-755 Mouse pointer should stick on X when closing tab
VB-10303 Fast forward initialized on wrong tab on startup
VB-7101 Currently focused item upon multi-select by keyboard is poorly visible
VB-3905 Spatial navigation code gets saved with the page
VB-10150 Regression: Wrong styling when editing title of Speed Dials
VB-10183 Duplicated notes and searches from document context menu with more than one open browser window
VB-10071 Not able to drag and drop on bookmarks bar to last position when it's a folder there
VB-9250 Addressbar dropdown displays after defocusing URL field and needs refocus to be closed
VB-10282 Autocomplete in urlfield first on shortest, but if equal length on score
VB-9820 Fast Forward button still active in new tab.
VB-10226 Bookmarks manager scroll position lost
VB-10035 Search queries leak into Typed URL History
VB-9872 Remove page title when native decoration is activated
VB-9903 Weird border when native window is enabled
VB-7850 Cannot add items to bookmarks bar
VB-7115 Scenario 6: Folders expanded while dragging an item do not get collapsed
VB-10215 Panel favicon disappears shortly after being rendered
VB-9918 Tab cycler does not disappear when using Alt+scroll
VB-10130 Thumbnail does not cover thumbnail area
VB-10147 Up/Down bug in urlfield reported by Fendar on snapshot blog
VB-10075 Dragging url from address field to bookmark tree does not create bookmark
VB-10144 Window state not blurred when in background
VB-10145 Some sites do not display a favicon in web panels even after a restart
VB-10106 Writing/pasting local directory path in address bar does not display dir, trigger search instead
VB-10067 After clear all browser history, restart was required to clear typed history
VB-8945 Cant open new tabs after about 21 with side tab view.
VB-10040 Scaled Speed Dials features half pixels
VB-10010 Open bookmark folder only works with mouse click
VB-9659 Typed history improvements
Tab audio icon margin fix
Added a preference for enabling and disabling Fast-forward and rewind

Blog Post - https://vivaldi.net/en-US/teamblog/67-snapshot-1-0-321-3-tab-closing-improvements-and-extension-fixes

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BooBerry    2,671

 

Snapshot 1.0.340.7 - Silent Tabs For Users, Netflix support and HTML5 notifications

 

Silent Tabs For Users

A few of you saw this in other browsers and requested that we implement it as well. As you know we value your feedback and are happy to try and accommodate. This is our initial implementation, so it just adds the basic feature but we are looking at ways to make this more powerful in the future. If you have thoughts or suggestions, give us feedback below.

Silent Tabs For Users

Netflix support

It wasn't long ago that we added Proprietary (H.264/AAC and MP3) media support. Now we have done some extra work to get Netflix working as well.

Netflix in Chromeless UI

Tips: You might also want to switch to full screen or our Chromeless (reduced UI) mode to focus entirely on the movie, and remember to put the other tabs in STFU mode!

HTML5 Notifications

It is now possible for websites to send HTML5 notifications, but only after you agree. So don't worry, you won't be spammed!

HTML5 Notifications

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Ruti    78

Fell in love with this browser since day one!, Keep it up!

 

Wishlist:

I wish i could snap out tabs into separate windows

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BooBerry    2,671

Happy holidays: Vivaldi browser Beta 2 is here in time for holidays 

 

 

Vivaldi Beta 2 Changes

Tab Closing Improvements

tabs-sizing

 

The tab closing behavior was changed in a recent build. The main difference to before is that tabs won't adjust their size automatically anymore while you are clicking on the close button.

This lets you close multiple tabs in succession without having to move the mouse as the close button remains in the same position while you do so. Open tabs are resized once you are done closing tabs.

Extensions

vivaldi beta 2 extensions

Extension compatibility has improved significantly. Vivaldi, which is based on Chromium/Blink, supports the majority of Chrome extensions, and this update makes sure that even more extensions can be installed without issues in the web browser.

Bookmarks Trash

vivaldi trash

A trash was added to the bookmarks and notes which allows you to restore bookmarks or notes that you have deleted previously.

Panel Hiding

vivaldi panels

Vivaldi ships with panels displayed on the left side of the browser. These panels let you access bookmarks, contacts, downloads, notes or mail in the sidebar. In addition to that, you can also add website links there to open those sites in the sidebar.

A right-click on the panel interface displays options to hide some of the existing panels.

Silent Tabs

vivaldi mute sound

Vivaldi displays audio indicators in tabs in the latest beta, and a switch to turn off the audio in the selected tab.

All you have to do is click on the audio icon to mute or unmute sound.

Other improvements

What follows is a list of smaller changes that are part of Vivaldi Beta 2:

  1. Netflix Support.
  2. Option to move tabs between browser windows.
  3. HTML5 notifications support.
  4. Setting a minimum font size.
  5. Setting default character encoding.
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Ruti    78
On 17/12/2015 at 6:02 AM, Dingle berry San the Super said:

Happy holidays: Vivaldi browser Beta 2 is here in time for holidays 

 

 

Vivaldi Beta 2 Changes

Tab Closing Improvements

tabs-sizing

 

The tab closing behavior was changed in a recent build. The main difference to before is that tabs won't adjust their size automatically anymore while you are clicking on the close button.

This lets you close multiple tabs in succession without having to move the mouse as the close button remains in the same position while you do so. Open tabs are resized once you are done closing tabs.

Extensions

vivaldi beta 2 extensions

Extension compatibility has improved significantly. Vivaldi, which is based on Chromium/Blink, supports the majority of Chrome extensions, and this update makes sure that even more extensions can be installed without issues in the web browser.

Bookmarks Trash

vivaldi trash

A trash was added to the bookmarks and notes which allows you to restore bookmarks or notes that you have deleted previously.

Panel Hiding

vivaldi panels

Vivaldi ships with panels displayed on the left side of the browser. These panels let you access bookmarks, contacts, downloads, notes or mail in the sidebar. In addition to that, you can also add website links there to open those sites in the sidebar.

A right-click on the panel interface displays options to hide some of the existing panels.

Silent Tabs

vivaldi mute sound

Vivaldi displays audio indicators in tabs in the latest beta, and a switch to turn off the audio in the selected tab.

All you have to do is click on the audio icon to mute or unmute sound.

Other improvements

What follows is a list of smaller changes that are part of Vivaldi Beta 2:

  1. Netflix Support.
  2. Option to move tabs between browser windows.
  3. HTML5 notifications support.
  4. Setting a minimum font size.
  5. Setting default character encoding.

Coool!, waiting for this to use it as my main browser!

 

Option to move tabs between browser windows.

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