Update Vivaldi 5.5 ships with Task Panel and account improvements

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" Vivaldi released a new version of its stable Vivaldi browser a moment ago. Vivaldi 5.5 introduces a Task Panel in the sidebar, makes setting up accounts in Mail and Calendar more comfortable, and improved address field performance. "
The main new feature in Vivaldi 5.5 is called Tasks. It is available in the browser's sidebar and linked to the browser's Calendar feature. If you don't have a Calendar account yet, you are prompted to create one; an option to use the Calendar locally only is available.

Once done, new tasks may be added with a click or tap. You may set a due time and reminders for tasks, add descriptions, location information, and configure repetitions. All of these are optional, with the exception of the description, as it acts as the title in the Tasks listing.

Tasks can be finished at any time with a click on their checkbox. These tasks are hidden by default, but checking the "show completed tasks" option in the sidebar reveals them again. Users with lots of tasks may use the built-in search to find specific tasks quickly.

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Vivaldi users may enable the Tasks panel at any time in the Vivaldi Settings under Calendar > Enable Mail, Calendar and Feeds.

All tasks appear in the browser's built-in Calendar. Tasks with due dates are found at the specified date, tasks that are open ended are found in the Agenda view.

Speaking of Mail and Calendar, Vivaldi improved the onboarding process for the two features. The main goal was to improve the setup process. Several services that required the input of information when setting up Mail and Calendar accounts, retrieve the information automatically now in the new Vivaldi release.

All it requires is that Vivaldi users enter the email address and account password to set up these accounts. It is a much faster process that requires less user interaction.

Vivaldi Mail's warning feature for potentially forged mails was improved in the new release as well. Vivaldi displays a warning message when from and reply to email messages are not identical.

Vivaldi engineers improved the browser's address field performance in the new release. Especially users who type fast should see a noticeable difference in performance when using the address field of the browser.


 

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This update includes improvements to URL autocompletion, some crash fixes and a minor Chromium bump.

The following improvements were made since the initial 5.5 stable release:
  • [Address bar] First word is hidden when selecting a search from the drop down (VB-92073)
  • [Address bar] Search engine autocomplete complicates getting to a URL (VB-92064)
  • [Address bar] Wrong autocomplete for typed history items (VB-92081)
  • [Address bar][Crash] When typing into a newly opened tab (VB-91571)
  • [Address bar][Crash][Bookmarks] When item with no title (VB-92140)
  • [Calendar] In dialog editor “All Day” checkbox is missing for events (VB-92078)
  • [Calendar][Tasks] The state for “Show Completed tasks” is incorrect (VB-92034)
  • [Calendar][Tasks] You cannot “Show completed tasks” if you have no tasks outstanding (VB-92033)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 106.0.5249.113
  • [Crash] On startup (VB-92095)
 

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This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and improvements to full-screen handling on macOS and Windows.

The following improvements were made since the first 5.5 minor update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 106.0.5249.123
  • [Crash] Frequently on certain sites: related to accessibility code (VB-92277)
  • [Settings] Blank page when opening an insecure page in new tab, after enabling “Always Use Secure Connection” (VB-90643)
  • [Windows][Media] There is a small transparent border with rounded corners when in full-screen video (VB-92219)
  • [macOS][Settings] Window controls unreachable in full-screen (VB-90960)
 

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This update includes a security update from the Chromium project (including a fix for CVE-2022-3723), crash fixes and other improvements.

The following improvements were made since the second 5.5 minor update:
  • [Address bar] Address field is empty after browser restart (VB-91282)
  • [Address bar] Delay on suggestions can lead on wrong autocomplete (VB-92262)
  • [Address bar] Missing autocomplete when title doesn’t exactly match typed text (VB-92269)
  • [Calendar] Event weekly repeat is out of frame in dialog editor (VB-92351)
  • [Calendar] WebCal calendar creates consistent high CPU usage, massive performance hit (VB-92268)
  • [Calendar][Tasks][Panel] If “show completed tasks” is checked, it is not retained on restart (VB-92211)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 106.0.5249.169
  • [Crash] On websites with leave confirmation dialogue (VB-68886)
  • [Crash][Panels] After adding vivaldi://history to webpanel from a private window (VB-88975)
  • [Crash][Settings][Mail] Guard and log against invalid email address (VB-92338)
  • [Linux][Media] Change proprietary codecs to 106.0.5249.30-108653
 

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