Linux News Today: Vivaldi Web Browser Is Now Based on Chromium 48.0, Latest Snapshot Fixes Bugs

Today, December 22, the development team behind the Vivaldi cross-platform web browser has been happy to announce the immediate availability for download and testing of the last snapshot build for 2015.

According to the changelog attached at the end of the article, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 rebases the web browser on Chromium 48.0.2564.48, and add support for remembering the full-screen state after a restart. Moreover, it updates the audio icon to point to the “Tabs -> Animation” setting, and implements support for copying all URLs in the address field, not only HTTP and HTTPS ones.

Moreover, there are several changes to the main/horizontal menu for Linux and Windows OSes, such as native menu transition and listing of shortcuts for common actions, including Copy, Paste, Undo, Redo, and Cut. For Linux users, Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 fixes the APT warning about two identical source files and adds support for detecting PPAPI Flash on Mandriva Linux and its derivatives.

“Today is likely to be our last snapshot before the holidays. A big thanks to everyone reading this blog for all the help and feedback over the last year. We couldn’t have gotten this far without you,” says Ruarí Ødegaard, Linux QA and Testing at Vivaldi. “Please test carefully, as we did a major upgrade of Chromium and that can introduce new issues or regressions.”

Next Tab (Recent) has been added to Quick Commands

Among other new features implemented in the Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 web browser, we can mention the addition of Next Tab (Recent) in Quick Commands, a fix for an issue related to the target=”_blank” argument for links, support for using the Backspace key for navigating back in history on Mac OS X, as well as support for preventing tab closing on Speed Dial for Linux and Windows systems.

Last but not least, Vivaldi will no longer leave an empty window after the user detaches the last tab. You can download Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 for GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems right now from our website, but please try to keep in mind that this is a pre-release version, not suitable for production use. More details about this release can be found in the changelog below.

Via Softpedia