Vivaldi 3.8 banishes annoying cookie messages on desktop and mobile

A plate of cookies under the Vivaldi logo

The web browser maker, Vivaldi, has announced the release of Vivaldi 3.8 on desktop and on mobile. Both come with unique features specific to their environments but they both share a new feature that banishes those annoying cookie pop-ups from appearing.

The firm said that the Cookie Crumbler blocks the service asking you to consent to cookies, while this will not lead to problems in many cases, some websites do require you to accept cookies for them to work properly. According to Vivaldi, some sites refuse to work without users accepting cookies, it said this is coercive and the practice shouldn’t be allowed.

Desktop

On desktop, Vivaldi’s Panels have been updated with new icons and the background has been made partially see-through so you can see a background behind the panel. You will be able to adjust the opacity of the Panels so you could revert it back to how it looked before if you don’t like the new design.

The new Panels design in Vivaldi

Another new change on the desktop is to bookmarks which can now be saved by tapping CTRL/CMD + D. This keyboard shortcut skips the need to open any dialog boxes which saves you time. If you press the bookmark button in the address bar you will see the newly updated dialog which allows you to filter between regular bookmark folders and speed dial folders, search for existing bookmarks or create a new one, and it offers a complete tree-view of all your bookmark folders and their contents.

Mobile

In an older version of Vivaldi mobile, you were made to use the browser in your system language but now you can use the Language Switcher in Vivaldi’s settings menu to select your preferred language from a choice of 41 languages.

The language switcher in Vivaldi

Finally, in a past Vivaldi mobile update, users were given the option of moving the address bar to the bottom of their browser, unfortunately, this meant there was no room to include the Start Page button and was hidden as a result. With Vivaldi 3.8, you can go to Vivaldi menu > Settings > Appearance and enable the Start Page icon in the address bar giving you a quick way to return to the Start Page.

You can now download the latest version of the browser from the Vivaldi website.

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