Update Vivaldi 5.2 launches for the desktop and Android

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" Vivaldi Technologies released new versions of the company's Vivaldi web browser on April 6, 2022. Vivaldi 5.2 for desktop systems introduces support for tracker and ad-blocking statistics and a Reading List panel, the Android version gets the Reading List feature and a new Translation panel. "

Vivaldi 5.2 for the desktop​

The desktop version of Vivaldi 5.2 is available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The update is already available at the time of writing and most systems should receive the update automatically.

Vivaldi users may open Vivaldi Menu > Help > About to display the installed version and run a check for updates. The update should be picked up and installed.

Reading List Panel​

vivaldi 5.2 reading list


The new Reading List Panel improves the accessibility of the feature. Reading List, which was introduced in the browser's address bar, gives Vivaldi users a tool at hand to save articles for later reading. It works similarly to bookmarks, but is more powerful thanks to the added functionality.

Tip: if the reading list button is not displayed, open the Preferences, search for reading, and check the "show reading list button".

Articles and webpages can be added to the Reading List using the button. The new Reading List Panel is added to Vivaldi's panel sidebar that is giving users quick and comfortable access to bookmarks, the mail client, downloads and other areas of the browser.

The new panel displays all articles and webpages that you have added to the browser's built-in Reading List. It features a search to find articles quickly, options to change the sort order -- by read state, address, title or date updated -- and a direct option to add the current page to the reading list database. Each article can be marked as read with a single click on the checkmark button next to it. A double-click on an item in the list loads the article or webpage in the active tab.

Right-click actions are also available, including actions to copy the address, open the item in a new tab or mark the page as read. Users who prefer keyboard shortcuts may assign a shortcut to the feature to speed up the process further.

The new Reading List Panel improves the browser's Reading List feature significantly as it improves accessibility and management of the list.

The introduction of the Reading List feature in Vivaldi 5.2 for Android enables syncing of the list between Vivaldi on Android and on desktop systems.

Privacy Statistics​



Vivaldi's New Tab page displays privacy statistics at the very top in version 5.2 of the browser. It displays the total number of ads and trackers that the browser blocked. A click on more information displays additional information, including a full list of all websites and trackers.

The new feature complements the ability to display all blocked ads and trackers of the active site by clicking on the shield icon in the browser's address bar.

Other changes in Vivaldi 5.2:
  • The search engine Qwant is available again as a default in Vivaldi. To switch to it, select Vivaldi Menu > Settings > Search.
  • Tab dragging should be faster and smoother in the new release.
  • Improvements to the Mail, Calendar and Feed Reader (not mentioned specifically in the release notes).

Vivaldi 5.2 for Android​

Vivaldi 5.2 for Android includes support for the company's Reading List feature. Already available in desktop versions, Reading List gives Android users the option to add any webpage to the list for reference and later access.

The introduction of the feature enables Reading List syncing between mobile and desktop versions of the Vivaldi web browser.

To add an article to the Reading List on Android, tap on the Vivaldi menu icon and select Reading List. There you may then select "Add Current Page" to add it. You will also see all synced and previous articles that you added there.

New Translation Panel​



The new Translation Panel extends Vivaldi's privacy-friendly translation functionality. The latest iteration of the translate feature enables the translation of selected text. The ability to see the original and the translated text is provided, and it is easy to change source and target languages.

The new auto-translate option translates text snippets immediately without the new for extra taps or actions on your part.

The Android version is rolled out via Google Play.
 

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Minor update for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.2

This update includes various crash fixes and some updates to the Mail/Calendar/Feeds beta.
The following improvements were made since the initial 5.2 stable release:
  • [Bookmarks] Renaming is broken (VB-87413)
  • [Crash] On startup for some users (VB-88024)
  • [Crash] When display info for some images (VB-79919)
  • [Crash][PWA] When changing site settings / permissions (VB-85190)
  • [Crash][Settings] After search and “Display All” (VB-87808)
  • [Panels][Downloads] “X” to close missing (VB-88023)
  • [Tabs] Moving tab bar position from right to left causes tabs to be reloaded (VB-84094)
  • [Tabs] “Tile Horizontally” is selected by default (VB-87455)
  • [Calendar Beta] Adding reminder at event time will cause -9 hour bug (VB-87840)
  • [Calendar Beta] Can not add event in agenda view if no event is shown (VB-87874)
  • [Calendar Beta] Ignore invalid data for event attachment (VB-87905)
  • [Calendar Beta] Recurrence day of month picker not wrapping (VB-87547)
  • [Calendar Beta] Typing in date input broken with some date formats (VB-87716)
  • [Calendar Beta][Keyboard] Single key shortcut “c” does not work for creating a new event (VB-87618)
  • [Calendar Beta][Panels] Use “small” icon style for button (VB-87858)
  • [Mail Beta] Blank label without a delete option (VB-87395)
  • [Mail Beta] Import from M2 duplicates contacts (VB-87839)
  • [Mail Beta][Calendar Beta][Performance] Start Mail and Calendar earlier during launch (VB-87928)
  • [Mail Beta][PWA] Can not use Mail if a PWA is launched first (VB-88008)
 

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This update includes security fixes from Chromium, fixes some crashes and resolves a regression from the last minor update on macOS.

The following improvements were made since the second 5.2 stable, minor update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 100.0.4896.92
  • [Crash] When selecting input field on web page (VB-87945)
  • [Crash][Linux][arm64] On Ubuntu 20.04 with error libxkbcommon.so.0 missing (VB-88194)
  • [Extensions][Themes] Chromium logo displayed on extensions page when OS theme is dark (VB-88005)
  • [macOS][Menus] Not possible to open settings or use items in the tools menu (VB-88260)
 

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This update includes a fix for a common crash when a dialog tries to display on a newly opened tab.

The following improvements were made since the third 5.2 stable, minor update:
  • [Crash] When a dialog tries to display on a newly opened tab (VB-88353)
  • [Crash][Linux] When screen sharing on Wayland via Pipewire WebRTC
 

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a very nice browser I have been using for some time personally.
with each update it introduces something new and on the positive side, it gets better in terms of security and visually it is fast, so far there are no problems with it.
it is worth taking advantage of.
 

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This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project, including a fix for CVE-2022-1364, which is being exploited in the wild.

The following improvements were made since the fifth 5.2 stable, minor update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 100.0.4896.133 (includes fix for CVE-2022-1364)
 

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