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Vivaldi 6.0: Organize tabs with the new Workspaces and personalize your browser with Custom Icons​

Today, we are thrilled to share new features – Custom Icons and Workspaces – that will change the way you experience Vivaldi on your desktop. With the release of 6.0, our powerful and personal browser goes even further.

The all-new Custom Icons in Themes allow you to radically alter the look of the browser and personalize the interface like never before.

Workspaces take our unique tab management functionality even higher. It lets you organize your tabs by category into separate workspaces and switch easily between them. The ability to use Tab Stacks (groups) and split-screen view within Workspaces makes working with tabs way more fun and focused.
 
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Vivaldi stable version 6.0.2979.15 released, including fixes for the latest security issue (CVE-2023-2136 exploited in the wild...) reported yesterday by Google

This update contains security fixes from the Chromium project (includes CVE-2023-2136).

The following improvements were made since the initial 6.0 stable release:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 112.0.5615.141
  • [Workspaces] Fix default keyboard shortcuts for switching workspaces (VB-96690)
  • [Workspaces] Icon selection dialog is broken when creating new workspace with commands (VB-96648)
 
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Vivaldi 6.0.2979.22
This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and numerous other small fixes.

The following improvements were made since the second 6.0 minor update:
  • [Blocker] Can’t change site content blocker level setting when URL ends with a period (VB-96537)
  • [Calendar] Can’t add new event (VB-96398)
  • [Calendar] Warn if no account or calendar exists during import of event (VB-95937)
  • [Capture] Cannot start screen capture inside flexible space (VB-96846)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 112.0.5615.205
  • [Crash] After clicking a link (VB-96817)
  • [Crash] After closing a developer tools window (VB-96952)
  • [Crash] After closing a private window (VB-96994)
  • [Crash] On window closing after closing a private window (VB-93668)
  • [Crash][Developer Tools] if switching from docked to undocked window (VB-96734)
  • [Developer Tools] Is not displayed correctly in the private window (VB-96765)
  • [Developer Tools] Undocked developer console, the mobile part, isn’t working (VB-94893)
  • [Menus] Autofill manage icon is chrome (VB-95674)
  • [Settings] Window minimum size is smaller than can be seen (VB-96831)
  • [Site compatibility] Main panel on habr.com is not visible (VB-96762)
  • [Site compatibility] Make Chrome the default Client Hints Brand (VB-96837)
  • [Windows][Installer] Incorrect spacing under the install path (VB-96784)
  • [Workspaces][Settings] Switch to previous active tab on attempted closure ‘minimise’ does not work (VB-96828)
 

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Vivaldi 6.0.2979.23 only for users on macOS
This update fixes issues with video and audio sites that use Digital Rights Management (DRM), such as Netflix and Disney+, for users on macOS. Only the macOS packages have been upgraded.

The following improvements were made since the third 6.0 minor update:
  • [macOS][Widevine] DRM’d videos from Netflix, Disney+, etc. will not play (VB-97598)
 

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12 ways to make Vivaldi your custom browser
Customizing Vivaldi is not only a fun way to create a more personal experience, but it can also boost your productivity and help you speed through the web. Here are some ways Vivaldi lets you make the browser feel like home.
 

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The latest version of Vivaldi on desktop masquerades as competitors to benefit its users, adds more functionality to Workspaces and Tabs.

Today, we launch the new version, Vivaldi 6.1, on desktop and notebooks. It is now ready for download on Windows, Linux, and macOS.


Vivaldi sends a clear hint to Microsoft Bing Chat​


Vivaldi is built on top of the Chromium open-source project. It’s the same core used in Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome. Websites that work in one Chromium browser should work in others.

Many websites worked perfectly in Vivaldi but were blocked when not included on the site’s allowed list of leading browsers. To combat this, back in 2019, Vivaldi was forced to change its User-Agent strings. These strings contain the web browser’s name, the name of the operating system, and other technical information.

Vivaldi began masquerading as Google Chrome for better site compatibility.

Vivaldi would like to proudly announce itself as Vivaldi, but the current state of the web makes this difficult.

Fast forward to 2023: The new Client Hints standard is intended to replace the legacy User-Agent. Vivaldi is now getting reports that websites block Vivaldi based on its Client Hints. History is repeating itself.

Vivaldi developer, Yngve Pettersen explains User-Agent discrimination:

It’s not only websites that discriminate based on your name. Vivaldi now masquerades as Google Chrome for graphic card drivers, which unlocks graphic card driver optimizations made specifically for Chrome.

By pretending to be Chrome, the GPU user uses less memory and resources. It improves battery life, reduces crashes, and improves system stability.

There are people who would like to try Bing Chat but have been unable to do so as they would need to use Microsoft Edge for that. Now, we have taken additional steps to ensure that you get to use Bing Chat.

Vivaldi masquerades as Microsoft Edge when visiting Bing. This means that you can access Bing Chat using Vivaldi.


Bing Chat open in Vivaldi browser.

Vivaldi users can use Bing Chat on desktop without downloading Edge.​

Changelog from 6.0 to 6.1​

  • [New][Client Hints] Bing chat only works if you manually identify as Edge (VB-96016)
  • [New][Client Hints] Make Google Chrome the default Client Hints Brand (VB-96837)
  • [New][Workspaces][Tab bar] Add ability to re-arrange Workspaces (VB-96725)
  • [New][Workspaces] Add a scrollbar for long workspace list (VB-97675)
  • [New][Performance] Increase speed by hiding process identity (VB-96068)
  • [New][Bookmarks] Simplify UI for Add Bookmark (VB-91681)
  • [New][Calendar] Event invitation dialog refresh (VB-95463)
  • [Tabs][Menus] Copy Links from selected tabs or Tab Stacks (VB-96011)
  • [Address bar] Down arrow triggers a search for a URL (VB-96611)
  • [Address bar][Settings] Add setting to disable domain autocomplete (VB-97497)
  • [Address bar][Settings] With native windows and tabs not on top the Vivaldi menu button is overlapped (VB-97898)
  • [Bookmarks] Description overwritten when selecting next item (VB-96869)
  • [Bookmarks] Dialog height and overflow is wrong (VB-97181)
  • [Bookmarks] On adding, the title and description may be wrong (VB-97001)
  • [Bookmarks] Reenable autocomplete in Bookmark editor (VB-95418)
  • [Clock] Add button to remove all past timers (VB-73261)
  • [Clock] Can’t set an alarm for 0:00 (VB-72634)
  • [Clock] Display alarm name in clock button (VB-66062)
  • [Clock] Dropdown progress display issues (VB-96667)
  • [Clock] In countdown mode it displays both progress and clock hands (VB-96666)
  • [Clock] Japanese AM/PM info in Alarm setting is cut off (VB-86596)
  • [Clock] Unable to set arbitrary alarm time (VB-68724)
  • [Clock] “Start” alarm button should be named “Set” (VB-89240)
  • [Crash] On fedex.com (VB-97476)
  • [Crash] On startup (VB-97192)
  • [Crash] When opening a warning dialog for external app URL (e.g windows feedback) (VB-97125)
  • [Crash][Developer Tools] Crash when closing tab after undocking (VB-97557)
  • [Crash][Developer Tools] When closing recently undocked dev tools window (VB-97822)
  • [Crash][Extensions] My browser crashes when I try to open a tab with an extension (VB-97546)
  • [Crash][Extensions] iCloud Passwords extension cannot be deleted (VB-97170)
  • [Crash][macOS] Adding Google account in system settings causes crash (VB-95984)
  • [Crash][macOS] When screen locked / revived from hibernate (VB-95776)
  • [Developer tools] Opened as background of Startpage (VB-97133)
  • [Downloads] Display ‘save to’ location in dialog (VB-97806)
  • [Downloads] Panel should not open when it is removed (VB-96883)
  • [Extensions] Popup is displayed incorrectly when placed in the status bar (VB-96761)
  • [Extensions][Keyboard] Shortcuts don’t work (VB-14668)
  • [History] Column headers of History month view unstable when searching (VB-96479)
  • [Icons] The New Note and Screenshot button icons are too similar (VB-92823)
  • [macOS] Fullscreen incorrectly restored after restart (VB-93085)
  • [macOS] Navigation buttons overflow the toolbar with a high UI zoom (VB-96552)
  • [Panels] Address field’s dropdown in panel shows incorrectly (VB-96292)
  • [Panels] Window Panel audio icon broken (VB-84092)
  • [Performance] More responsive list views (VB-97641)
  • [Periodic reload] “Disable All” periodic reloads should only apply to the active workspace tabs or web panel tabs (VB-96383)
  • [Popout Video] PiP indicator uses the chromecast icon instead (VB-96898)
  • [Profiles] Avatar window for new profiles has empty space (VB-97665)
  • [Profiles] Center align buttons in Profile dialog (VB-97661)
  • [Quick Commands] Focus is not set correctly after executing quick command
  • [Quick Commands] Scroll bar on Quick Commands is not working (VB-97176)
  • [Quick Commands] Use correct search term when filtering history (VB-69148)
  • [Quick Commands] ‘Show close tabs’ does nothing when the trash can icon is disabled (VB-97350)
  • [Quick Commands][Extensions] Triggering hidden extensions from gets a weird position (VB-97669)
  • [Reader Mode] Styling not always applied (VB-96954)
  • [Search] Remove Neeva as an included search engine (VB-97712)
  • [Search] Suggestions don’t go over the whole width when Address bar is a Pop-Up (VB-90423)
  • [Settings] Content blocker settings should scroll to focus (VB-79063)
  • [Settings] “About Vivaldi” entry has the chrome icon (VB-97214)
  • [Speed dial] Context menu doesn’t work within folder (VB-96788)
  • [Sync][Profiles] Not possible to Sign In to Sync from Profile switcher (VB-97382)
  • [Sync][Speed dial][Bookmarks] Custom thumbnails lost and can not be set permanently (VB-97562)
  • [Tab Bar] Drag to search in a stacks’ tab tab should open the tab inside the stack (VB-97801)
  • [Tab Bar] Dragging a tab which plays sound from inside a tab stack to outside of it keeps the audio icon playing (VB-97784)
  • [Tab bar] Dragging and dropping text to the new tab button to search doesn’t work (VB-96951)
  • [Tabs] Reduce initial tab bar animation (VB-97075)
  • [Tabs] Untile Tabs missing from Tab’s context menu (VB-96526)
  • [Themes] Add border between Navigation and Tab bar (VB-96438)
  • [Themes] Various high contrast mode fixes (VB-96360)
  • [Toolbars] Editor needs a label for the default toolbar (VB-95850)
  • [UI Zoom][Address bar] Glitch on OS buttons when address bar is hidden (VB-96873)
  • [UI] White flash on browser start (VB-92622)
  • [Update notifier] Button and dialog update (VB-97352)
  • [Vivaldia] Game is blurry (VB-77929)
  • [Welcome] Add favicon to the Welcome Page (VB-97104)
  • [Windows Panel] Window/Workspace root level reports wrong number of tabs (VB-96966)
  • [Windows Panel][Workspaces] SVG icons missing (VB-97872)
  • [Windows][Installer] On upgrade task bar icons are broken (VB-97113)
  • [Windows][Installer][Keyboard] Focus issue – opens Privacy Policy instead of “Accept and Install” (VB-97561)
  • [Windows][Settings] Empty space on top of address bar if Native Window and Tab Bar at left (VB-97830)
  • [Windows][Settings] Remove tab spacing in maximized window does not work (VB-97013)
  • [Workspaces] Can become empty (VB-96594)
  • [Workspaces] Change “Copy Address” to “Copy Link” (VB-96550)
  • [Workspaces] Context menu open in another workspace not working properly (VB-96622)
  • [Workspaces] Deleting a workspace creates an empty restored workspace (VB-97833)
  • [Workspaces] List items have a darker background on dark themes (VB-97950)
  • [Workspaces] Open the active page’s workspace on start (VB-96702)
  • [Workspaces] Switch workspaces with a single click (VB-97084)
  • [Workspaces] Tabs can end up duplicated in invisible workspaces (VB-97549)
  • [Workspaces] Unable to move Tab to Separate Window from within Tab Stack when using the new Workspaces Feature (VB-97355)
  • [Workspaces] Workspace names should not be translated (VB-96937)
  • [Workspaces][Popout Video] Back to tab from PiP opens in wrong workspace (VB-95084)
  • [Workspaces][Settings] Disable and Warn users with options other than “Startup with Last Session” (VB-95507)
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 114.0.5735.118
 

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This update contains fixes some issues with translations on the welcome page and a freeze related to profiles.

The following improvements were made since the initial 6.1 stable release:
  • [Profiles] Removing a user profile freezes the browser (VB-97948)
  • [Search] Update search URL for Bing (VB-97856)
  • [UI][Onboarding] Update translations: particularly for the Welcome page
  • [Onboarding] Stable stream builds do not show the welcome in full UI mode because what’s new loads in a new tab (VB-97983)
 

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They finally fixed this:
  • [Tab bar] Dragging and dropping text to the new tab button to search doesn’t work (VB-96951)
I know it was a little bug, but still. Now, if they fix drag and drop files from the download window like any other major browser, it will be great!
 

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New Version: Vivaldi 6.1.3035.84
This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and fixes a couple of common crashes.

The following improvements were made since the first 6.1 minor update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 114.0.5735.137
  • [Crash] On sleep or network connection change (VB-98009)
  • [Crash] While window.open (VB-98040)
  • [Mail] Missing toolbar in new window (VB-97725)
  • [Mail][oAuth] Cannot setup Yahoo account (VB-97852)
 

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Vivaldi 6.1.3035.100
This update includes fixes for common crashers and a focus issue on macOS.

The following improvements were made since the second 6.1 minor update:
  • [Crash] If a shortcut is created to a website with a bad SSL certificate (VB-98287)
  • [Crash] When clicking on mailto links; also fixes a window.open crash (VB-97676)
  • [Mail] Fix sorting into filtering groups to prevent incorrect filtering (VB-97136)
  • [Welcome] Link to themes.vivaldi.net front page instead of /featured (VB-98289)
  • [macOS] Opening a new Window there is no focus on this window (VB-97912)
 

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Vivaldi 6.1.3035.111
This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and resolves a couple of issues with bookmarks and mail.

The following improvements were made since the third 6.1 minor update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 114.0.5735.204
  • [Bookmarks] URLs overwritten by nearby entries when holding arrow down (VB-98408)
  • [Mail] New window with error dialog appears when reopening closed mail tab (VB-98130)
 

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Vivaldi 6.1.3035.204
This update includes security fixes from the Chromium project and resolves a couple of other issues.

The following improvements were made since the fourth 6.1 minor update:
  • [Chromium] Upgraded to 114.0.5735.245
  • [Crash][Keyboard] Large PDFs Crash when using “Ctrl+F” (VB-98394)
  • [Window Management] Pop-up windows with unnecessary toolbars (VB-81539)
 

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Vivaldi Technologies announced the minor update for Vivaldi 6.1 on the official company blog. There, the company notes that the update fixes a critical security issue in the browser. Additional information is not disclosed at this point, but Vivaldi Technologies promises to offer more details on the issue at a later point in time.

While not mentioned, it could mean that the security issue is specific to the Vivaldi web browser and not an issue that is affecting all Chromium-based web browsers.

Critical is the highest available rating and users of the browser should take the issue serious. Most may want to update the web browser as soon as possible to protect it against potential attacks targeting the issue.
 

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