Meet the Vivaldi team in Oslo in 2019

    • I am a keen keyboard user, so the ability to customise keyboard shortcuts for common tasks is the biggest aid to productivity. Instead of remembering obscure defaults like Ctrl F9 or Ctrl F8 for tiling tabs, I use T and Shift+T.
    • Search in Settings soon finds any command or any shortcut that is already assigned to a command.

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    However, the best part of using Vivaldi is the Community. If one needs help with fixing any bug, using any feature, or modifying the UI, just ask and someone will usually reply within an hour.

    There's also Vivaldi Mail, Blogs, and the Lounge for those who just want to chat.

    The built-in email client is was what made me start using Opera 5.0, but it was the My Opera community that kept me interested.

    It was the promise of a built-in email client that got me using Vivaldi, but in spite of that still being on the horizon, I am still here every day.

  • First of all, sorry for my poor English, I'm writing from Argentina. I share most of the opinions you wrote about on previous comments, but there's definitely one feature of Vivaldi that stand out from the rest for me, and it's the chance to schedule different themes according to time. So I set it to change to a custom red that "hurts your eyes" at 6pm, so it works as an alert telling me it's time to stop working and start spending more time with family. Guys, give that method a chance, believe me it works! Just stick to that rule for the first week, and after that you'll start noticing how this balance starts bringing benefits in every aspect.
    Thank you, and I'm still waiting for m3.

  • #SwitchtoVivaldi because of the community, the participation that is encouraged. and last but not least: I can put the addressbar on the bottom! 😃

  • Obviously all the customization are the main reason I am using Vivaldi day in and day out. However, I feel like other browsers could one duplicate those features to remain competitive. If that ever happened, the one thing that Vivaldi has that no other browser has, is a tight knit community. Between the active forums, the ambassador program, and of course the annual trips to Olso, no other browser offers these types of features and perks. In a world where huge conglomerates are dominating every industry, there is something to be said about being a part of a tight group that is building something special. Vivaldi is more of a family, than a browser.

  • Mouse gestures by far the number one, I use them all the time. Customization in general a good second. And Hue light system integration, just because you can.

  • I have been using Vivaldi since it was first available, but not continuously, there have been times when I gave up. But, I returned every time you came up with a new version, so we had an "Off and On" relationship for a while. Now, Vivaldi is everything that I need or can think of and now we are "Going Steady". Obviously, there are a lot of people around the world who feel the same judging by the responses given to this blog. I don't have the imagination that your team has, so can't offer you any suggestions, though I am sure that your team will continue to think of and add. I in return will happily use them all. Thanks for all your work and please keep it up,

  • Ambassador

    I've been obsessed with web browsers for decades, they have always drawn me as windows to curiosity. I used to sneak Opera into my school on a floppy disc and I created a network of friends by sharing that secret.

    Curiosity and the web browser has driven my career. View Source allowed me to reverse engineer the web, and my first job was web dev for an ISP. I moved on to Navy cryptology, then came back to web development professionally before moving on to chief technologist in the auto marketing industry. My team knows I love Vivaldi, because it appears in half the blog posts I write.

    So much of my world - personal as well as professional - lives within the web browser by necessity. It is by choice that it's Vivaldi, because no browser is more customizable, nuanced or cared for by its developers. There are many web browsers, but Vivaldi is mine.

  • Without a date the Speed Dial. Yes, i know it has been copied by everyone else but Opera got there first(at least in the best executed way) and Vivaldi follows that noble tradition. You can customise them by theme, so I can quickly find all my accounts and get down the gas meter readings, or return to shopping websites, and it all plays so nicely in Linux. What's not to love about Vivalidi now!

  • I'd love to say it's the commitment for privacy, but I guess that is not really sufficient, since other browsers show a similar approach. I will therefore add that I really like Vivaldi for the determination to implement the features a power user needs, and for always being innovative while doing so.

  • For me there is not a single big reason to use Vivaldi, there are many small things that add up. Sometimes I have 2 Pdf documents I have to look at at the same time, so being able to split the window and show two websites is amazing. I also always have a lot of tabs open (114 atm - looked it up using the "window" pane), I always keep them thinking I might need them at some point, which I usually dont, but if I do, i just press F2 and search them. One feature I use a lot too is Gestures, mostly to go back or close a tab - its way faster. There are a lot more things, most of which I probably dont even think about and I can be sure that the dev team will keep on adding new ones and improving upon existing ones

  • Customization of course. One of the rare browsers catering for "power users" and having the guts to go against the trends is admirable.
    Beside customization I'd say rock solid stability and tabs hibernation. Then again, thinking back introducing sync was when I dumped FF.

  • Panels are a game-changer for me. All my social/communication ended up there. With keyboard shortcuts (Alt+M Messenger, Alt+W Whatsapp, Alt+F Facebook, Alt+G Gmail, Alt+S Slack) I finally have a way to focus on browsing while staying up to date with everything that happens and needs my immediate attention.

    P.S. QuickCommands finally make adress-bar-less browsing a thing and I absolutely love it! I wonder if I could go without the tab bar 🙂

  • @stanislawmorawski said in Meet the Vivaldi team in Oslo in 2019:

    I wonder if I could go without the tab bar

    Some users prefer the Window Panel to the Tab Bar.

  • Vivaldi Translator

    I started using Vivaldi back with the first tech previews as it was a spiritual successor to Opera 12 and already had (or promised) some much-loved features. However, I have discovered so many new things to love about Vivaldi since then. The main feature that really puts Vivaldi above every other browser I have used is its large range of built-in commands, which bring a flow to browsing by allowing the user to do more without having to interrupt their workflow:

    • Quick commands and keyboard shortcuts allow me to do everything using my keyboard: I can switch, open and close tabs; browse and research; add bookmarks; and even take notes without ever needing to touch the mouse.
    • Mouse gestures allow me to easily navigate within and between websites without ever needing to hunt around for buttons.

    (Honourable mention: A feature that has become almost as important as the commands is how Vivaldi allows you to customise almost everything, from the commands to the theme and toolbars, and truly make it your very own browser.)

  • Ambassador

    It's tough to select just one or two features. So I won't pick just a couple. For me it's all of the customizations Vivaldi allows to user to make. I use only a few but those few are what I need. A few keyboard shortcuts, a couple of mouse gestures, tab stacking and tiling. That's about it. Really. As I said "a few features" is all I need. If I could I would do everything using the mouse. The only time I don't use the mouse is to type. Give me a mouse and I'm a happy boy. (Well maybe add in a peanut butter sandwich a slice of Velveeta cheese and a Dr. Pepper.)

    I rarely have more than 12 tabs open at one time. Don't have any use for panels. Take only a few notes. But I am so glad V offers these features for those who do use them. "To each their own".

  • As others have said, there isn't just one feature I'm attracted to, there are many I find useful. I have only been using Vivaldi for just over a month now, and this is because Chromium was getting way too buggy lately with my Mac, and the use of VPN's, so when I discovered that Vivaldi had the same underpinnings I gave it a test drive, and found it to be very solid, and more compatible in meeting my needs.

    I do have to say, your abundant shortcut customizations combined with my favorite extension, Vimium for link shortcuts, make for great mouse free cruising on the internet. Please, keep up the good work, I'm now a loyal user, and there is no competition as far as I'm concerned.

  • I am a keyboard fan. The customizable keyboard shortcuts are the most valuable feature in Vivaldi. I have customized many shortcuts to combinations that are memorable in my idiosyncratic mind. They make me much more productive on Vivaldi and using them in Vivaldi is a pleasure.

    I also want to add that Vivaldi seems very responsive. I know it is subjective but Vivaldi does what I want quicker than any other browser.

  • I find the ability to split a window with two pages extremely useful. I use it all the time, for example when I need to cut and paste from a source into a form.

  • There's a lot of great stuff that brought me to Vivaldi in the first place and continues to bring me back. The standout feature has to be tab tiling for me. I use it all the time at work to see two pages at once, without having to Alt-Tab back and forth between them or looking across two screens. I can read an article on one side of the browser and compose a social media post, or view multiple image search results at one time. It's made me a lot more efficient, and I freaking love it!

  • Tricky question, as I everyone agrees, there are so many nifty features. But, for me, this:

    For safety, I block Javascript everywhere, then allow back as and when needed, deep in the guts of the settings. Then, I twiddle with the granular settings for each website with the UMatrix extension. Longwinded, I admit, but safer than putting all my trust in an extension.

    Achieving this in Chromium would be cumbersome. Clicking through various pages in settings and adding the next whitelisted site. Trying to remember to keep a tab open with the settings page. Frequently forgetting and closing the tab. Frequently forgetting where to find the correct page in settings. Argh no!

    Then I heard about Vivaldi. That it was style and feature rich, and much more customiseable and user-friendly. Thus sudo apt install...

    And I discovered the side panel... and the ability to add any page. Including the settings page... Two quick clicks: the side panel icon bottom left; next, the settings panel icon... and ba-ding! Update the whitelist and one last click and the panel closes with a graceful slide and I'm done. No more tiresome kludgery! Fantastic!

    That is the feature that has had the biggest impact on my browsing experience.

    This one simple and beautifully executed feature has taken a lot of the pain away from my security and privacy-minded approach to browsing. Takk!

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