Linux News Today: Latest Vivaldi Browser Snapshot Improves Tab Hibernation on GNU/Linux Distros
Today, July 11, 2016, Vivaldi released a new snapshot version for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows, bringing multiple fixes and improvements.
According to Vivaldi’s Magnus Peter Langeland, there are over 70 fixes and improvements implemented in Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.534.3, but, in this blog story, we would like to tell our Linux readers about an important change that promises to improved tab hibernation when running the web browser on their operating systems.
Based on the latest Chromium 52, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.534.3 comes with a new Hibernation option that lets you hibernate tabs while the web browser is running. It works by placing the tabs you don’t use into a hibernation state, thus freeing up system memory. That’s really cool, isn’t it? The option can be activated via the tab right-click context menu.
“Good news for Linux users! You can now hibernate tabs while the browser is running,” said Magnus Peter Langeland. “Choose Hibernate Tab to hibernate the selected tab or Hibernate Background Tabs to hibernate all other tabs in the window. Oh and remember, you cannot hibernate a tab while you are viewing its contents.”
These and many other cool improvements, such as extra mouse gestures, search engine changes, and a new privacy option for WebRTC have landed in today’s snapshot of Vivaldi. You can download the DEB and RPM binary packages of Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.534.3 for GNU/Linux operating systems right now via our website, but keep in mind that this is a pre-release version.