I've been thinking for a long time that, by publishing a new news about the different most popular web browsers, I'm putting some cane into them. When Firefox or Chrome add a few flashy new things, I'm left with the feeling that everyone is running out of ideas, and I've also felt that a bit when reading release notes like the one from Vivaldi 5.3 o the previous 5.2. Because yes, those of the browser with the name of the famous master of music attract more attention, but novelties such as the mail client or the calendar were at another level.
Vivaldi's CEO posted Vivaldi 5.3 news note and added in its headline that the toolbars are editable. Now, by right clicking on the top or bottom bar we can add new options, such as icons with which we will launch quick commands. Personally, I prefer to launch them with a keyboard shortcut, but now they can also be added to the different panels.
Vivaldi 5.3 highlights
- The top and bottom panels are editable, so we can add/remove options. To customize them, just right-click on one of them and choose “Edit”. New elements are added by dragging and dropping.
- New option to restore default settings.
- Now, the search engines are synchronized between all the devices, something that for me is late, since I had many additions before I changed the hard drive to my laptop and… well, better late than never; It won't happen to me again thanks to the new option.
- Chromium-based 102.0.5005.72.
- Many other novelties, among which we find a large number for mail and calendar. It should be noted that they are still marked as "beta".
Vivaldi 5.3 can now be downloaded from the next button. For Linux users, those on a distribution that adds the repository after the first install should already have it waiting in the software center.