Vivaldi Browser 2.7 Released

Vivaldi Browser 2.7 Released

Last updated: August 29, 2019 

Vivaldi Technologies AS of Oslo, Norway, announced the release of Vivaldi browser 2.7 on August 21, 2019. Vivaldi is a free web browser application available for Windows (Window 7 and greater), Mac (macOS 10.10 and greater), and Linux. Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner is the founder of Vivaldi Technologies and was the co-founder of Opera web browser too. Tetzchner is also a former CEO of Opera Software. He stepped down from that role in January 2010. Vivaldi browser is not currently available for Android or iOS. To keep Vivaldi browser current with the latest security updates, fixes and features, it is important to update Vivaldi browser periodically.

Vivaldi browser 2.7 introduced several key new features. The first is Mute Tab, a method to mute a website that is already silent. The idea behind the Mute Tab feature is to proactively stop a website from interrupting your browsing experience with autoplay audio or video. Right-click on a tab and choose Mute Tab from the right-click menu.

right-click on a tab and choose Mute Tab

Also added was the option to create a desktop shortcut for a specific User Profile (on Windows only). When you create a new person, check the Create Desktop Shortcut box.

Create Desktop Shortcut for User Profile

Although Adobe will no longer support Flash Player after 2020, many sites still embed Flash content. Vivaldi 2.7 adds an option to enable Flash content under Setting > Webpages > Plugins.

Enable Flash Plugin

Watch this article’s companion video to find out how to use the Vivaldi 2.7 new features on a step by step basis.

The changelog from Vivaldi 2.6 to Vivaldi 2.7

  • [New][Tabs] Allow to mute website that is currently silent (VB-39371)
  • [New][Settings] Expose global setting for Flash player (Webpages → Plugins) (VB-41093)
  • [New][Status] Add info to the status field when a page is loading (VB-37668)
  • [New][Windows] Add ‘Create a desktop shortcut for this user’ checkbox to User Profiles’ ‘Add Person’ menu (VB-54264)
  • [Address bar] Nicknamed search engine with no search term directs to default search engine (VB-54112)
  • [Address bar] Adding text to URL, results in opening standard search (VB-54068)
  • [Address bar] Cannot delete previous searches from the search field dropdown (VB-53983)
  • [Address bar] Search field suggestions/selection issue with Tab key (VB-54275)
  • [Address Bar] URLs cannot be longer than 2000 characters (VB-45796)
  • [Address Bar] Shift + Arrow key text selection missing (VB-54601)
  • [Address Bar] Enter takes the last written URL (VB-55139)
  • [Address bar] https protocol replaced when editing address (VB-49320)
  • [Address bar] Autocomplete doesn’t work when entering a protocol (VB-55516
  • [Address bar] Make autocomplete prefer most-visited entries (VB-35746)
  • [Address bar] Shift+Del no longer delete single typed history item (VB-53245)
  • [Address Bar] Autocomplete does not close when cutting all text (VB-56029)
  • [Address Bar] Paste & Go appends clipboard to current address (VB-55601)
  • [Address bar][Bookmarks] Nicknamed bookmarks have wrong favicon (VB-52371)
  • [Bookmarks] Thumbnail images are wrongly displayed in the manager (VB-54525)
  • [Bookmarks] Create bookmark dialog is cut out when opened through a shortcut (VB-51821)
  • [Bookmarks] Can’t add bookmarks on an empty Start Page (VB-54335)
  • [Bookmarks] Thumbnail update animation is not shown in the bookmark editor (VB-55871)
  • [Bookmarks][macOS] Bar folder is misaligned with multiple monitors (VB-53486)
  • [Context Menu] Fixed order for open link options (VB-54649)
  • [Context Menu] Shortcuts should not match on ellipsis as keyboard accelerator (VB-55911)
  • [Crash] Trying to open a link from context menu from previous page (VB-54809)
  • [Crash] Closing a Spotify web player (VB-55316)
  • [Downloads] Interrupted download should offer to reattempt in context menu (VB-55285)
  • [Downloads] Files can be accidentally opened when saving, as reported by Dwane Pearce (VB-55667)
  • [Downloads][Panels] Total progress gets stuck when downloads are paused/removed (VB-55158)
  • [Dev Tools] Cannot input Chinese (VB-52024)
  • [Extensions][Keyboard] Shortcut should update when assigned (VB-39687)
  • [Find in Page] Drag and drop selected text (VB-54592)
  • [macOS][Crash] Closing window (VB-52350)
  • [macOS] “Show All” application menu item missing (VB-54339)
  • [macOS] Services context menu not working in webview (VB-29096)
  • [macOS] Session lost through integrated task manager in Vivaldi (VB-55801)
  • [Mouse Gestures] Add searchable list of editable commands (VB-55227)
  • [Notes][Keyboard] Copy to note shortcut does not work in input fields (VB-28563)
  • [Profiles] Guest window activates update notifier (VB-51027)
  • [Reader] Restrict vertical scrolling in the vertical mode (VB-36999)
  • [Search Engine] Change new profile default search setting based on locales (VB-54916)
  • [Settings] Make it easier to locate page loading animation options (VB-48500)
  • [Settings] Gesture editing steals focus from settings search (VB-55494)
  • [Speed Dial] Create a default SD for Vivaldi Web Mail (VB-54036)
  • [Speed Dial] Bookmark update after thumbnail change (VB-55022)
  • [Speed Dial] After adding a bookmark, it should be scrolled into view. (VB-1293)
  • [Speed Dial] Modified SD title not saved when input focus is blurred (VB-55179)
  • [Speed Dial] Different context menu for search field in Speed Dials (VB-50646)
  • [Speed Dial] First SD bookmark always focused if search field is deactivated (VB-49452)
  • [Tabs] Audio icon doesn’t reflect animation setting state (VB-46971)
  • [Tabs] Minor speed up in tab creation (VB-55769)
  • [Tabs][Speed Dial] Improve tab animation
  • [Themes] Accent color is not applied when essential elements are hidden (VB-55866)
  • [Themes] Speaker icon is too dark to see in dark theme (VB-52545)
  • [Themes] Reader icon colors in private window are incorrect (VB-55872)
  • [Themes][Tabs] Speaker icon in a Favicon isn’t visible with animation off (VB-46970)
  • [Quick Commands] Typing a port higher than the 16-bit range crashes Vivaldi (VB-54213)
  • [Quick commands] Nicknamed bookmark can open twice (VB-54093)
  • [Quick Commands] Ugly X-icon in Search Inputs (VB-54444)
  • [Quick Commands][Keyboard] Shortcuts to open QC not working in editable panels (VB-54430)
  • [UI] Set as default browser dialog opens once for each window (VB-2898)
  • [Notifications][Regression] Chrome icon shown (VB-53887)
  • [Page actions][Linux] list is not ordered (VB-11219)
  • [PiP] Back to tab button broken (VB-54051)
  • Upgraded Chromium to 76.0.3809.110
  • Updated translations

References for the August 21, 2019, release of Vivaldi browser 2.7

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