The Vivaldi Beta is here!


  • Vivaldi Team

    Hi all, We are finally there! An official beta of Vivaldi was released on the public today. We have all worked real hard on gettng to where we are now. We would like to thank all of you, our community, for the fantastic effort you have made to get us to this release. Couldn't have done it without you! From our press release: "Vivaldi today unveiled the long-awaited beta version of its free web browser packed with features and capabilities designed for the web’s most demanding users. After more than 2 million downloads of Vivaldi’s technical previews, the beta release marks the firm transition of Vivaldi from a tool for early explorers to a browser anyone can use to navigate the web with speed and power. The beta also introduces more features that transform your everyday interactions on the web – boosting productivity, efficiency and fun." Go download at: http://bit.ly/vivaldibeta And again, thank you all for getting us here. Now go and take your browser back! :) //Christian Dysthe - Vivaldi Technologies.



  • Congratulations! An important milestone reached. Thumbs up for this achievement. Now I wish the whole team the power to continue climbing up the hill for the final release. But before you take off, don't forget to revel in this moment and celebrate. :-)



  • Congrats!!!!


  • Vivaldi Translator

    At last! :]]:<br />
Congratulations!</p>
<p>PS. There is sometimes (really rare) a bug with hover area calculation in speed dial items :wink[;)
    Looks like coordinates are shifted in x axis :)

    PPS. Bug with showing "Back" button (this small with arrow) in speed dial
    Problem happens when I go some folders level deep and go back - arrow tends to disappear in upper levels (but shows again when hovering by cursor)

    PPPS. Another bug: after entering "vivaldi://vivaldi-urls" the "back button" is disabled
    When I enter for example "vivaldi://extensions" the "back button" works as expected

    PPPPS. Sometimes speed dial crashes
    Result:
    Switching to other card back and forth helps

    PPPPPS. Double clicking in this area

    not only causes maximalization/restoring of window (probably an WinAPI artifact?) but it causes a little mess in button spacing too causes a little unexpected behaviour in "menu bar" mode ;)



  • That's just your decision. :-) My software updating tool on Mint 17.1 (Cinnamon desktop) a few minutes ago delivered the Version 1.0.303.52 (Beta) dev (64-bit) on the 'snapshot series'. A Beta isn't the final release and it can be expected to get new snapshots in the future.



  • I've been waiting for this day! Time to switch over for good. Thanks for your hard work!



  • Congratulations on this Beta. So far it's looking good, but I find it a little slow transitioning from page to page. Hopefully it will improve as I continue to browse.



  • @ROTFL:

    Double clicking in this area not only causes maximalization/restoring of window (probably an WinAPI artifact?) but it causes a little mess in button spacing too ;)

    It works as expected. Double-clicking the tab bar is supposed to maximise/restore the window. The Trash can moves down as it aligns with the tabs, not the window minimise/restore/close buttons.

    [attachment=1942]Maximise.png[/attachment] [attachment=1943]Restored.png[/attachment]
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  • Vivaldi Translator

    @Pesala:

    It works as expected. Double-clicking the tab bar is supposed to maximise/restore the window. The Trash can moves down as it aligns with the tabs, not the window minimise/restore/close buttons.
    [attachment=1942]Maximise.png[/attachment] [attachment=1943]Restored.png[/attachment]

    Ok - i got it - the [+] button just sticks to the tabs and tab size is calculated so the tabs width are equal - so there is no problem with buttong spacing

    But…
    I use setting with menu bar visible and then (tab bar) <> (main window bar)
    This funcion area of effect just looks... inconsistent?

    I don't think that idea of double-clicking trash bin being connected with opening popup menu and immediate window resizing is so obvious for people….



  • Nice! I'm super impressed. The Vivaldi team answered so many of the community's requests. It's really refreshing to be using such a fast clean browser that I can simply make .. mine. I don't generally check for updates for software but once in a blue moon or perhaps if something breaks along the way. But with this and how nicely it's progressing, I check pretty often.

    Great job guys.
    Prax



  • A great 'hello' to the Vivaldi team and community.

    As a first hour Opera user I was very disappointed about the development of the current version - and thus was more than happy to have found Vivaldi! This is exactly the kind of browser I have missed badly …

    Thanks for this nice piece of software,



  • @praxisseizure:

    Nice! I'm super impressed. The Vivaldi team answered so many of the community's requests. It's really refreshing to be using such a fast clean browser that I can simply make .. mine. I don't generally check for updates for software but once in a blue moon or perhaps if something breaks along the way. But with this and how nicely it's progressing, I check pretty often.

    Great job guys.
    Prax

    They've not answered all the requests and some of the more important requests which could have made the browser even more appealing. I might have switched to the beta but I'm not until I can utilize the Opera extensions because right now I'm censored by Google so I cannot download video from youtube and I'm not going to use a third party tool just to download videos when I can easily do it in all my other browsers (Yandex, Opera, Waterfox). If there's one thing I hate it's censorship and I absolutely detest the Googleplay area. So for me I'm still going to use Opera until Vivaldi has a youtube downloader. I also find the font choice for Vivaldi is terrible for windows and looks even more guff on Linux so I hope they use better and clearer fonts at some point. That audio icon on the right of the tab annoys me as it should be on the left like in Opera.



  • Congrats! I love this browser. Please keep up this good work!



  • Excelente navegador, el mejor que he probado.

    Cómo sugerencias me gustaría que cuando uno seleccionara un tab para arrastrar permitiera abrir una nueva instancia del navegador, no solo acomodar las pestañas.

    Al pasar entre Tab's permitiera por el orden de las pestañas abiertas, Ctrl + tab.

    Al cerrar una pestaña con el botón central del mouse se me cambia de pantalla, y cierra la pestaña (Tengo instalado en windows 7 una aplicación Display fusion para ampliar la barra de inicio), en otros equipos no me ocurreo.



  • Congrutalations, very good browser ! :woohoo:



  • Problems
    Bookmark properties panel
    On the Bookmarks panel, I click the New Folder icon. The bottom part of the panel changes to a folder property interface where I can add title,description, etc. Then I'm face with two problems. First, I see no way to close the folder property interface, other than exiting Vivaldi and restarting. Second, the folder properties interface is so big I can barely see the bookmark folder tree. it is easy to lose sight of the new folder

    Bookmark sorting
    Every time I start Vivaldi it is set to sort the bookmarks manually, even if I changed this during the previous session.


  • Moderator

    @Andrew111:

    Problems
    Bookmark properties panel
    On the Bookmarks panel, I click the New Folder icon. The bottom part of the panel changes to a folder property interface where I can add title,description, etc. Then I'm face with two problems. First, I see no way to close the folder property interface, other than exiting Vivaldi and restarting. Second, the folder properties interface is so big I can barely see the bookmark folder tree. it is easy to lose sight of the new folder

    Bookmark sorting
    Every time I start Vivaldi it is set to sort the bookmarks manually, even if I changed this during the previous session.

    The way to close the new bookmark property interface is to click the blue pen at the top of the panel when you are done editing. This is how editing is always concluded.



  • Wow!!!
    It only took me 10 months to realize this obvious method to close an item…. :cheer:

    Thanks, Ayespy & Andrew111 for asking.
    (No intent of harming the messenger :kiss:

    Greg



  • Thanks for the beta stage… moved to Vivaldi as my default browser...
    looking forward to new features...
    but pls, add option to open new tab by clicking with mouse middle button on tab bar... for now only works for tab closign...
    and option to show downloads in tab as in old faithful opera...



  • @mashiina:

    option to show downloads in tab as in old faithful opera…

    Settings -> downloads -> open downloads panel automatically…

    Isn't that what you mean?


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