A brand new model of the Vivaldi web browser was launched on December 19, 2019. Vivaldi 2.10 options compatibility improvements and value enhancements.
Vivaldi 2.10 is already obtainable as an in-browser replace. Vivaldi customers might choose Menu > Help > Check for updates to run a guide replace examine or wait till the brand new model is pushed to the system mechanically.
The new model of Vivaldi is additionally available on the official firm web site for all supported working programs.
Vivaldi Technologies observed that some websites on the Internet would block entry to the Vivaldi browser outright or modify performance as a substitute; this is brought on by websites utilizing user-agent sniffing to find out the browser that is connecting to the location.
Vivaldi is primarily based on Chromium and it ought to work on all websites that Chrome and different Chromium browsers work on. While that is the case, some websites did block Vivaldi prior to now however.
To enhance compatibility, Vivaldi engineers determined to drop the Vivaldi a part of the person agent string to forestall websites from discriminating towards the browser.
Vivaldi makes use of the traditional person agent solely on a sure variety of websites together with a number of search engines like google and the corporate’s personal web site.
The latest Windows model of Vivaldi returns the next person agent on the time of writing:
Mozilla/5.zero (Windows NT 10.zero; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/79.zero.3945.94 Safari/537.36
Vivaldi created a video that explains the idea additional:
Another new function in Vivaldi 2.10 introduces assist for matching the browser person interface to the colour scheme utilized by the working system. The function must be enabled underneath Settings > Themes > Scheduled Themes > Use Operating System Theme in order that any pre-installed or customized theme could also be utilized in mild or darkish mode.
The final steady Vivaldi launch of 2019 options a variety of extra improvements. The browser’s Quick Commands function ought to carry out higher than earlier than. Additionally, customers might discover deal with bar and extensions improvements (toggle) within the new browser model.
As is the case with each Vivaldi launch, the browser’s core has been up to date to a brand new Chromium model.
User agent sniffing is abused these days, typically by giant Internet corporations that function browsers of their very own. The change ought to enhance compatibility considerably and scale back the chance of Vivaldi customers working into websites that do not load correctly or block entry outright.