New Update Vivaldi 5.6 released for Windows, Linux and macOS

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The new version – Vivaldi 5.6 – is the last release of the year 2022 on desktop. We hope you will enjoy it.

We are proud to continue offering expanded, reliable browser functionality. And with Vivaldi Social, our Mastodon instance, we’ve opened up networking possibilities for you, our community, and everyone else concerned about their privacy and the growing state of surveillance, with a big-tech-free social media alternative. As informed and responsible digital citizens, we hope you will like our proactive step with Vivaldi Social.

We’ve also brought in a number of improvements to all aspects of the browser and tweaked and tuned areas needing more attention. As always, we are open to feedback, so keep your ideas coming. For more details on this release, head to the changelog.

Changelog from 5.5 to 5.6​


New​

  • [New][Panels][Mastodon] Add ‘Vivaldi Social’ as one of the default web panels (VB-92926)
  • [New][Tabs] Allow pinning tabs in a stack (VB-91147)
  • [New][Settings] Re-structure settings order and add colored icons (VB-92771)
  • [New][Search] Add You.com to US, Canada, UK, Germany search dropdown (VB-93121)
  • [Accessibility] Insufficient contrast for placeholder texts (VB-92985)

Address Bar
  • [Address bar] Autocomplete and selected items are different (VB-92811)
  • [Address bar] Autocomplete ignores case (VB-92746)
  • [Address bar] Bookmarks results not in the correct position (VB-93112)
  • [Address bar] Change the way we sort bookmarks (VB-93011)
  • [Address bar] Correct item is not selected (VB-93174)
  • [Address bar] Don’t autocomplete when entering a space (VB-93013)
  • [Address bar] Don’t clean suggestion results when disabling suggestions (VB-92550)
  • [Address bar] Dropdown can lose selected item (VB-92616)
  • [Address bar] Frequently visited sites appear even when the option is disabled (VB-92393)
  • [Address bar] Keep the selected item when typing the full URL (VB-92882)
  • [Address bar] Saved password popup isn’t properly written (VB-92032)
  • [Address bar] Search using a keyword with more than one letter will suggest from keyword (VB-92409)
  • [Address bar] Select the shortest search first in typed history (VB-93185)
  • [Address bar] Selection flickering in the address field (VB-91913)
  • [Address bar] Shift+Del in address bar history results moves selection upper and updates results below it (VB-92126
  • [Address bar] Wrong search suggestions show (VB-92929)

Blocker
  • [Blocker] Dialog fails on thingiverse.com (VB-92637)
  • [Blocker] Misaligned Privacy Stats buttons/hover states (VB-92071)

Bookmarks
  • [Bookmarks] Descriptions are lost when exported in HTML (VB-17786)
  • [Bookmarks] Moved out of trash on upgrade (VB-93357)
  • [Bookmarks] Replace Yelp thumbnail for US (VB-92541)
  • [Bookmarks] “Always Open Bookmark Dialog” setting isn’t applied to adding bookmarks from the Address Bar (VB-90338)

Tabs
  • [Tabs] Change “Clone” to “Duplicate” (VB-92764)
  • [Tabs] Incorrect alignment of tab tiling (VB-92070)
  • [Tabs] Pinned tab stacks are not listed in the window menu (VB-92558)
  • [Tabs][Menus] When pinning a stack via the context menu should say “Pin Tab Stack” (VB-92544)
  • [Tabs][Tiling] Wider gap between tiled Tabs (VB-93012)
  • [Tasks][Panels] Check box not visible in tasks panel (VB-93330)

Settings
  • [Settings] Mail account setup should fit in two columns (VB-93189)
  • [Settings] Rocker settings are displayed incorrectly in some languages (VB-90928)
  • [Settings] “Show Separator Below Pinned Tabs” should be enabled by default (VB-92441)
  • [Settings][Commands] Add command always focuses last command (VB-90520)
  • [Settings][Commands] Empty space command chain in settings (VB-89630)
  • [Settings][Menus] Save Link As… is missing from Menu Customisation (VB-89216)
  • [Settings][Search] Change POST configuration (VB-89665)
  • [Settings][Search] Misaligned default Search Engine select dropdown (VB-92645)

Panels
  • [Panels] Area opens when dropping a non-panel button on the panel bar (VB-93293)
  • [Panels] Add web panel popup add button misaligned (VB-92957)
  • [Panels] Not hidden in fullscreen and chromeless modes (VB-93036)
  • [Panels] Task title/text should align vertically (VB-93031)
  • [Panels] The window panel cannot be used to create pinned stacked tabs (VB-93242)
  • [Panels] Web Panel toolbar buttons should always be 16x16px (VB-92941)
  • [Panels][Mastodon] Update Vivaldi Social favicon (VB-93169)
  • [Panels][Periodic Reload] Web reload not retained when restarting browser (VB-92986)

User Interface
  • [UI Zoom] Don’t let the UI become unusably large (VB-93060)
  • [UI] Separator not visible in tree lists (VB-93201)

Menus
  • [Menus][Panels][Calendar][Tasks] Menu item added to view menu (VB-92055)
  • [Menus][Panels][Calendar][Tasks][Translate][Reading list][Feeds] Icons added (VB-92057)

Notes
  • [Notes][Panel] Entering and exiting full view doesn’t restore panel sizing (VB-92789)
  • [Notes][Panel] Return key does not confirm the creation of the folder (VB-90279)

Toolbar
  • [Toolbar][Keyboard][Settings] Spacer button can be focused in “Focus All Controls” mode (VB-92343)
  • [Toolbars] Incorrect size of Feeds icon in Toolbar Editor (VB-92940)
  • [Toolbars] Panel Toolbar Shows URL for Web Panel (VB-93212)
  • [Toolbars] Panels open when added from the toolbar editor (VB-93296)
  • [Toolbars] Popup and arrow positioning (VB-93295)
  • [Toolbars] Spacers cannot be added from the editor (VB-92522)

Profiles
  • [Profiles] Deletion warning needed (VB-76076)
  • [Profiles] Icon got smaller (VB-93149)

Window Management
  • [Window Management] Drop shadow on windows missing (VB-93055)
  • [Window Management] Offset after restoring minimized window (VB-93128)
  • [Windows][Window management] Native Window decorations are broken for some users (VB-93203)

Spatial Navigation
  • [Spatial Navigation] Can’t open some WordPress menus (VB-66327)
  • [Spatial Navigation] Iframe support (VB-5038)

macOS
  • macOS[macOS] Settings window controls are unreachable in fullscreen (VB-90960)
  • [macOS] Window control buttons not accessible in downscaled UI (VB-82572)
  • [macOS][Updates] Update Sparkle library to 2.3.0 (VB-92797)

Linux
  • [Linux] Change wording in the “Media Support” dialog (VB-92994)
  • [Linux][Media] Change proprietary codecs to 108.0.5327.0-109222
  • [Linux][Wayland] Blank app_id provided to the window manager (VB-88191Toolbar

Windows
  • [Windows] Dragging a link from the browser prompts a security alert when you open it on W10 (VB-79801)
  • [Windows][Media] There is a small transparent border with rounded corners when in the full-screen video (VB-92219)

Others
  • [Site compatibility] Change how to link selection works so that it does not cause site compatibility issues (VB-85651)
  • [Privacy][Settings] Rename the “Do Not Track” section (VB-91985)
  • [Reading list] Filter has gone after click (VB-91762)
  • [Search] Add Neeva to globally minus Russia and China (VB-93123)
  • [Search][Menus] Context menu search using POST opens a blank tab (VB-89996)
  • [Clock] Alarm deletion icon is aligned to the bottom (VB-88159)
  • [Contacts] Cannot add contacts (manually) if you have no contacts (VB-92554)
  • [Contacts] No scroll bar in panel (VB-91582)
  • [Crash] On importing data from other browsers (VB-93127)
  • [Crash] With ‘–incognito’ on startup (VB-92333)
  • [Gestures] Rocker gestures are executed twice (VB-93313)
  • [Guest Window] Change profile icon (VB-51218)
  • [Guest Window] Error when the closing window, cannot use guest mode afterward for this session (VB-92324)
  • [Image inspector] Broken copyrights (VB-33640)
  • [Speed Dial] Opening and closing a speed dial folder causes brief flickering/visibility of the full speed dial (VB-92879)
  • [Sync] Expose the Mobile Bookmarks folder on the desktop (VAB-475)
  • [Webpage] JS generated element at wrong position (VB-90521)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 108.0.5359.105
 

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This update includes improvements to URL autocomplete behavior and other fixes.

The following improvements were made since the initial 5.6 stable release:
  • [Address bar] Inconsistency between autocomplete and selected item in drop down (VB-93468)
  • [Address bar] Incorrect result from autocomplete (VB-93452)
  • [Address bar] URL displays a useless query string “=” (VB-93475)
  • [Address bar] URL with anchor link hides slash after domain name (VB-93219)
  • [Panels][Web Panels] Trying to remove a web panel removes the one above in public builds (VB-93586)
  • [Chromium] Upstream fix taken regarding a regression in computing <select> visibility (Chromium ID 1395079)
  • [Search] Allow you.com to recognise Vivaldi via the user agent, like other search engines, to help with customisation options (VB-93565)
  • [Search] New search engines not offered for updating users: You and Neeva (VB-93546)
 

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i use vivaldi because color tabs...

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This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and numerous improvements to our address field.

The following improvements were made since the first 5.6 minor update:
  • [Address bar] Auto-complete is preferring long URLs to domains (VB-92493)
  • [Address bar] Redirect added to typed history (VB-92611)
  • [Address bar] URL with anchor link hides slash after domain name: further fix (VB-93219)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 108.0.5359.129
  • [Crash] Following non-native notifications, after download or other events (VB-93317)
  • [Panels] Keyboard shortcuts for web panel action the wrong panel (VB-93538)
  • [Privacy] Cookies in private windows can get saved (VB-93721)
  • [Speed Dial] Updated thumbnail for Vivaldi Social
  • [Translator][Toolbar] Bottom translator popup unreachable (VB-93670)
 

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This update includes fixes for the download panel and borders on older Windows.

The following improvements were made since the second 5.6 minor update:
  • [Address bar] New tab shows typed URL from background tab (VB-93198)
  • [Crash] Sudden memory hogging, freeze and crash (VB-91443)
  • [Downloads][Panels] Closes suddenly when the “Save As” button is clicked (VB-93278)
  • [UI] Copy button in vivaldi://about broken (VB-92232)
  • [Windows] No window-borders on Windows older than 11 (VB-93742)
 

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This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and several crash fixes.

The following improvements were made since the third 5.6 minor update:
  • [Address bar] Deleting dropdown item makes autocomplete inconsistent (VB-93876)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 108.0.5359.180
  • [Crash] On Google translate (VB-93671)
  • [Crash] Panels crash with extension installed (VB-94105)
  • [Crash] Re-docking undocked Developer Tools triggers crash (VB-93853)
  • [Linux] Rotate keys in packaging and add 33EAAB8E key
  • [Panels] Upgrading to 5.6 restores removed web panels (VB-93601)
  • [Windows] Window Border is cut in maximized state and is missing top-border in restored on Windows 7 (VB-93916)
 

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