New Update Vivaldi 5.3 arrives with editable toolbars

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" Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 5.3, a new version of the company's web browser, to the public on June 1st, 2022. The new version of Vivaldi introduces support for the full customization of toolbars in the browser as well as other features. "
Vivaldi 5.3 adds another customization option to the Chromium-based web browser: editable toolbars.

Vivaldi displays a toolbar at the bottom of the browser window, that gives users quick access to features such as zoom, toggling images and animations, screen capturing, or Page actions. Vivaldi supported the hiding of the status bar for a long time, but the introduction of edit options may improve it for its users.

The browser has a number of toolbars, including the navigation toolbar, mail toolbar, or command chains. All of these are editable in Vivaldi 5.3.

Right-click on the status bar and select Edit > Customize Toolbar to display the customization menu for all toolbars. You may also select Vivaldi Menu > View > Customize Toolbar to open the same menu.

A right-click on a specific toolbar icon displays an option to remove that particular item directly, without opening the main edit window.

The customization menu gives you the following options:
  • Remove toolbar items by dragging them to a location that is outside the toolbar area.
  • Rearrange toolbar items by using drag & drop.
  • Reset the toolbar to restore the default.
  • Add new items to the toolbar using drag & drop.
vivaldi modified navigation toolbar


The new functionality gives users control over many toolbar items. Unneeded icons can be removed to improve usability and remove clutter, and icons may be rearranged to change accessibility.

It is possible to remove essential menu items, such as the address bar of the navigational toolbar, from the browser. Users may need to reset the toolbar if they do so in accident, or drop it to the toolbar again using the edit options.

Some elements are bundled together. The address bar includes all icons displayed in its area, and there is no option to remove individual items from it.

The new toolbar editing option improves Vivaldi significantly for some of its users. If you don't need specific icons in one of the toolbars, you may now remove them and hide them from view.

Other changes in Vivaldi 5.3​


Vivaldi engineers added a new reset option to the browser's Settings. Each section has a reset option to reset all options to the default state.

Vivaldi's synchronization feature supports search engine syncing in the new version; this syncs all search engines across all Vivaldi installations, including on desktop, mobile and even cars from Renault and Polestar.

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Just to inform, looks like this new release causing issues for some users running Vivaldi on Windows.
For now, browsers auto-update function is turned off until a fix will be delivered as soon as possible...

 

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Minor update for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update includes a fix crash on startup that some users encountered.

This is a soft update. This means that autoupdate is currently disabled (also for those users still running Vivaldi 5.2) and the new version must be downloaded manually. This has been done because while the listed fix resolves the issue for most people, some may still encounter a related crash. We are currently working on a fix for the follow up crash and will re-enable autoupdates when we have suitable builds. Feel free to wait for that if you prefer.

The following improvements were made since the initial 5.3 stable release:
  • [Crash] On startup for some users (VB-89577)
 

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Minor update (2) for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update includes a fix crash on startup that some users encountered which is related to search engine migration and deletion.

Autoupdate is temporarily disabled (also for those users still running Vivaldi 5.2). Once autoupdate is re-enabled, this message will be removed. If you do not wish to wait, please download and update manually in the interim.

The following improvements were made since the first 5.3 minor update:
  • [Crash] On startup related to search engine migration and deletion (VB-89611)
 

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Minor update (3) for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update includes a fix that should prevent users getting the wrong default search engine.

Autoupdate is temporarily disabled (also for those users still running Vivaldi 5.2). This is to assess feedback from the users who have upgraded thus far. Once autoupdate is re-enabled, this message will be removed. If you do not wish to wait, please download and update manually in the interim.

The following improvements were made since the second 5.3 minor update:
  • [Search] Migration can fail resulting in incorrect default search (VB-89628)
 

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Changelog for update 4 for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update promotes Mail from Beta to Stable and includes a couple of search fixes.

To enable Mail go to “Settings → General → Productivity features” and tick the option “Enable Mail, Calendar and Feeds”.

The following improvements were made since the third 5.3 minor update:
  • [New][Mail][Calendar][Feeds] Removing Beta label and upgrading version number and user agent to v1.0
  • [Bookmark] Page icon moves bookmarks to root folder (VB-89557)
  • [Calendar] Newly synced calendar is automatically set as default (VB-89798)
  • [Capture] Controls focus outline is incorrect (VB-89609)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 102.0.5005.108
  • [Download] Popup appears in video fullscreen (VB-89516)
  • [Extensions][Toolbars] Icon shows when toggling disabled (VB-89602)
  • [Mail] “Error: Key SELECTION_STORE_MAIL_KEY has already been set” is shown (VB-85757)
  • [Mail] Delete Permanently shortcut deletes everything when in Sender View (VB-89606)
  • [Mail] Delete dialog doesn’t show how many messages are being deleted (VB-89603)
  • [Mail] Hard to find which account received an email if received as BCC (VB-84768)
  • [Mail] Import from Opera is disabled (VB-85688)
  • [Mail] Mark all read shortcut in filtered unread, marks all unread (also unfiltered) messages read (VB-83606)
  • [Mail] Not reconnected when coming back online again (VB-88972)
  • [Mail] POP mail server settings layout is broken (VB-89550)
  • [Mail] Status messages and indicators for prefetch not appearing (VB-89566)
  • [Mail] Status messages should show in the window that contains mail (VB-89613)
  • [Mail] The error, “ConstraintError Unable to add key to index ‘[accountId+path]'” is still shown for some users (VB-89774)
  • [Mail] Can’t delete folder with non-ASCII characters (VB-89800)
  • [Mail] Error: “Not yet support for changing primary key” (VB-87689)
  • [Mail][Calendar] Remove optional oAuth consent prompt parameter from auth request (VB-89641)
  • [Mail][Settings] Make sure two columns can fit default window width (VB-89642)
  • [Mail][Windows] Colour picker in mail composer is difficult to use (VB-73360)
  • [Search][Extensions] Cannot change the default search in 5.3 if a search engine extension was installed in 5.2 (VB-89670)
  • [Search][Windows] Group policy defined search engine fails to load (VB-89757)
  • [UI] Image properties for AVIF doesn’t work (VB-88314)
 

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Minor update (6) for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update includes fixes for Mail, Calendar and Search.

The following improvements were made since the fifth 5.3 update:
  • [Blocker] Importing a new blocker list from a URL can fail (VB-89638)
  • [Calendar] Can’t create task (VB-89937)
  • [Calendar] Invalid color error with alpha value (VB-89315)
  • [Mail] Email client does not start for some users (VB-89850)
  • [Mail][Calendar] Clear refresh and access_tokens when removing mail and calendar accounts (VB-89868)
  • [Mail][Keyboard] Selecting multiple mail in a thread using Shift+cursor keys is unreliable (VB-78809)
  • [Profiles][Crash] When removing profile (VB-89275)
  • [Search] Removing of the current default shouldn’t be offered (VB-89869)
  • [Settings] “Don’t allow sites to use javascript” setting is not respected (VB-89545)
Note: To enable Mail go to “Settings → General → Productivity features” and tick the option “Enable Mail, Calendar and Feeds”.
 

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Minor update (7) for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update includes fixes for Mail, Calendar and a minor Chromium increase, with security fixes.

The following improvements were made since the sixth 5.3 update:
  • [Calendar] Google calendar data not synced for some users (VB-90114)
  • [Calendar] Warn about destructive delete operation (VB-89887)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 102.0.5005.136
  • [Mail] Does not start for some users (VB-89426)
 

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Minor update (8) for Vivaldi Desktop Browser 5.3​

This update includes fixes for Mail and a minor Chromium increase, with security fixes from upstream (including CVE-2022-2294).

The following improvements were made since the seventh 5.3 update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 102.0.5005.149
  • [Linux][Media] Update URLs for proprietary codecs to use 103.0.5060.53-107578
  • [Mail] Stuck on ‘Running mail filters’ (VB-90299)
  • [Mail] Various hangs
 

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