Vivaldi Technologies released a brand new model of the corporate’s Vivaldi web browser on June 20, 2019. The new Vivaldi 2.6 model introduces a local content material blocking mechanism and contains new customization choices.
Vivaldi 2.6 is accessible already through the browser’s computerized replace performance. Just choose Vivaldi Menu > Help > Check for Updates to run a verify for updates. The browser ought to choose up the brand new model robotically and set up it on the system.
The new Vivaldi launch is available as a direct obtain on the official firm web site as properly. You can verify the put in model by choosing Vivaldi Menu > Help > About Vivaldi.
Vivaldi 2.6: What is new
The massive new characteristic in Vivaldi 2.6 is help for ad-blocking on abusive websites. The characteristic is enabled by default; it makes use of Google’s blocklist to find out whether or not to dam advertisement on websites however hosts it by itself server for improved privateness as Vivaldi installations will retrieve the Vivaldi-hosted model when updates can be found and never the model hosted by Google.
Abusive experiences that end in blocked advertisement include deceptive conduct, website historical past manipulations, faux messages, auto-redirects, and others.
Vivaldi customers could disable the characteristic below Settings > Privacy > Content Blocking, e.g. once they run a full content material blocker already within the browser.
The blocklist takes care of a number of the worst experiences associated to advertisement on the Internet. It must be famous, nonetheless, that it will not block all advertisement encountered on the Internet.
Check out our initial coverage of abusive ad blocking in Vivaldi here.
User Profile enhancements
Vivaldi introduced support for user profiles in model 2.four of the browser launched in March 2019. Vivaldi 2.6 improves the characteristic in a number of methods. It is now attainable to create a number of consumer profiles in a single Vivaldi set up straight.
Vivaldi customers who do not check in to a Vivaldi account get choices to replace avatars, add and delete profiles within the popup, and to edit the avatar within the popup.
Other enhancements in Vivaldi 2.6
Vivaldi 2.6 options different enhancements that enhance the browser in a technique or one other. Here is a brief listing of what is new:
- Performance enhancements — Users who work with a variety of tabs ought to discover efficiency enhancements within the new launch.
- Saved Passwords filter — Settings > Privacy and filter options an choice to filter by account identify or web site.
- Unread Tabs — The Window Panel shows the variety of unread tabs (opened in background) as a badge.
- Find in Page — You could use Ctrl-Enter to open any hyperlink that the on-page search finds.
- Search favicon in search discipline — The favicon of the chosen search engine is displayed now within the search discipline for simpler identification.
- Razer Chroma headphone gadgets help added — Razer Chroma support was launched in Vivaldi 2.5.