Vivaldi Browser 2.8 Released

Vivaldi Browser 2.8 Released

Vivaldi Technologies AS of Oslo, Norway, announced the release of Vivaldi browser 2.8 on September 19, 2019. Vivaldi is a free web browser application available for Windows (Window 7 and greater), Mac (macOS 10.10 and greater), Linux, and Android (currently in beta). 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 available for iOS. To keep Vivaldi browser current with the latest security updates, fixes and features, it is important to update Vivaldi browser periodically.

Vivaldi browser 2.8 fixes 40 bugs and introduces 4 new features. The release largely focuses on improvements to the Sync functionality following the beta release of Vivaldi for Android. Sync (Tools > Settings > Sync) allows users to safely synchronize browser data such as Bookmarks, saved passwords, and History, between Vivaldi installations on other devices.

According to a company blog post about the release, Vivaldi 2.8 is faster and more efficient too:

Overall, you’ll find the newest version of Vivaldi a lot snappier and more efficient. Vivaldi 2.8 has improvements that will enable you to work faster, and each second saved will give you more time to get your work done.

For information about how to manually update Vivaldi to version 2.8, please see How to update Vivaldi browser. Also review other relevant references about Vivaldi 2.8 at the base of this article.

The changelog from Vivaldi 2.7 to Vivaldi 2.8

• [New][Bookmarks] Add keyboard navigation to bookmark menu bar (VB-55365)
• [New][Bookmarks] Manager columns width should be resizable (VB-2238)
• [New][Bookmarks][Menu] Add support for hovering across horizontal menu or the bookmarks bar (VB-14300)
• [New][Keyboard] Toggle images via keyboard: Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I / ⌥⌘I (VB-12944)
• [Address bar] Can not remove items from the typed history (VB-57319)
• [Address bar] Colon and a space in a search string would trigger navigation (VB-48208)
• [Address bar] Dot and a space in a search string would trigger navigation (VB-54990)
• [Address bar] Field contents not aligned (VB-55952)
• [Address bar] Pressing Esc doesn’t select the original URL (VB-56040)
• [Address bar] Searching for http(s) was not possible (VB-56567)
• [Address bar] Shift-Del on drop-down not working reliably (VB-54086)
• [Address bar][Bookmarks] Names in multi-byte characters don’t get autocompleted (VB-55925)
• [Bookmarks] Can’t tell folders and bookmarks apart when bar is set to “text only” (VB-50511)
• [Bookmarks] Cannot create a bookmark with Enter key (VB-55841)
• [Bookmarks] Custom folder images set in Speed Dial are not visible in panel and manager (VB-56657)
• [Bookmarks] Editor doesn’t update when data changes externally (VB-56295)
• [Bookmarks] Freeze on creating a bookmark with invalid URL (VB-56459)
• [Bookmarks] The spacing on the bar is too wide (VB-56989)
• [History] Bad header highlight when holding mouse button on Date column (VB-36954)
• [History] The number of selected files are not shown with select “All” option (VB-38739)
• [History] View search field not focused (VB-55981)
• [IME] Pressing Space and Delete evokes autocomplete (VB-57300)
• [Keyboard] Shift + F3 + hold Cycle broken (VB-54334)
• [macOS] ⌥ (Option)-Clicking window does not minimize all windows (VB-51684)
• [macOS][Bookmarks] Reduce spacing in bookmark bar context menu (VB-55983)
• [macOS][Fullscreen] Top part gets hidden by showing menu in Native Window mode (VB-46868)
• [macOS][IME] Pressing Delete after a space selects the whole text (VB-57355)
• [macOS][Quick Commands] Nothing happens when you try to quit (VB-52752)
• [Reader] Often removes the author and date (VB-55220)
• [Spatial Navigation] Use Shift+Arrows with the Chromium/Blink implementation (VB-55775)
• [Speed Dial] New default bookmarks replace user defined folder (VB-56416)
• [Sync][Notes] Duplication: To benefit from the change, all synced clients must include this fix (VB-57285)
• [User Profiles] Chromium logo in the management dialog (VB-54643)
• [User Profiles] Warn when deleting the active profile (VB-54512)
• [Windows] Pin to Taskbar breaks shortcut (VB-52406)
• [Windows][Keyboard] Add support for F10 with the menu bar (VB-57235)
• [Windows][macOS] Vivaldi does not check if it is the default browser on startup (VB-55597)
• [Sounds] Manually muted tab becomes unmuted when it becomes active (VB-56457)
• [Crash] Ticking ‘Block ads on abusive sites’ with private window open crashes (VB-56994)
• [Zoom] Page zoom rate doesn’t always follow your default setting (VB-56833)
• [Zoom] controls inactive after tab reloads (VB-53720)
• Prevent restart loop if UI dies quickly (VB-51539)
• [Welcome page] Sync subpage in Private window stuck at “Getting current status…” (VB-43213)
• Simpler UI for crash recovery (VB-56704)
• Upgraded Chromium to 77.0.3865.78

References for September 19, 2019, release of Vivaldi 2.8

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