Linux News Today: Vivaldi 1.1 Web Browser Released for All Platforms, Based on Chromium 50
Softpedia has been informed today, April 26, 2016, by Vivaldi about the immediate availability for download of the first point release of the Vivaldi 1.0 web browser for all supported platforms.
Yes, we’re talking about Vivaldi 1.1, which has been in development for the past month. During this time, it received a total of three RC (Release Candidate) builds that fixed most of the bugs and annoyances reported by Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows users since the release of Vivaldi 1.0 back at the beginning of April 2016.
We have to say that we’ve been kept informed all along the way by Ruarí Ødegaard, Linux QA and Testing at Vivaldi, about the development cycle of the Vivaldi 1.1 web browser. As for the latter, it has been rebased on the open-source Chromium 50 project and includes some cool new features that have been requested by the community lately.
“It is a great feeling to see the work we have done together with you has gathered so much attention. But we are not resting. Today we’re launching Vivaldi 1.1. This is a result of the feedback we’ve received over the last 3 weeks, to make Vivaldi even better. Read on to find out more about some of the interesting changes,” said Tatsuki Tomita, Co-founder, Vivaldi.
What’s new in Vivaldi 1.1
Release highlights of Vivaldi 1.1 include the addition of more options to tab handling, such as the ability to select the opening behavior on either stacked or cloned tabs, or to close all other tabs by holding the Alt key and clicking on the tab close button. There are also better adjusting of the tab activation options upon closing a tab, improvements to tab hibernation, and support for importing Speed Dials from Opera 12.
As usual, you can grab the latest binaries of Vivaldi 1.1 for GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems right now via our website or directly from the project’s homepage, where you can learn everything there is to know about this unique web browser targeted at power users. At the end of the article, we’ve attached the entire changelog of Vivaldi 1.1, for our tech-savvy readers.