Vivaldi: briefly about the successor to Opera

Original author: Victor Clarke
  • Transfer

Opera has done a lot, thanks to which some modern browsers look exactly the way they are: speed was its feature, performance was at its best, and there was plenty of functionality for that time. Some of the developers of this browser were unhappy with what they had done in recent years for the Big O browser. That is why the new Vivaldi browser has appeared : it offers a lot of things right out of the box.

Moreover, recently there has been such an abundance of new products: Yandex, Citrio, and, of course, the Spartan browser. However, there is enough space for everyone. That's exactly what the web surfer development team thinks. Not so long ago, a preview of this browser became available, so anyone can try it in action. As always, this version contains many bugs that are quickly eliminated by the Vivaldi team.

The browser is based on Chromium, like the current Opera. They are largely similar to their predecessor, although there are innovations. This is just a small list of what you will see after the official release.


Vivaldi looks very stylish, consistent with modern flat fashion and minimalism. The first thing you should notice is the automatic change of scheme based on the dominant colors of the open page. This "chameleon" effect looks very fresh. No one forbids you to disable this feature if it does not suit you.

Another thing Opera loved about is Speed ​​Dial. Of course, this technology is also in Vivaldi. Nothing special, but it will help you install the extension you need easier and faster.

Easy navigation

If you use a keyboard and resort to using hot keys, then Vivaldi is for you. All combinations can be customized for completely different tasks, from opening a tab to special browser tools.

Page Actions

And this is something new. Vivaldi offers a whole range of tools to customize the page for you. Half of them are filters, so if you suddenly think that the main page of CNN should be in sepia, then today you are in luck.

You can also block ads, highlight elements when you hover, rotate images, and re-arrange on the page.


Now it has become popular to let the user write notes directly on the page, and Vivaldi does not remain. You can open the block with entries on any page to save any text and open it in the future. This does not mean that you can write text directly on top of the page and take screenshots, but who knows what lies ahead. At the moment, this is just an advanced bookmark tool in the browser.

Built-in mail and extensions

Since this is just a test release, some features are still not available, but they will certainly appear after the official release of the browser. One of these expected features is the built-in email client. He was also present in the latest versions of Opera, but no one said that the same thing awaits us here. It is promised the possibility of working with multiple mailboxes. Well, pretty comfortable.
Since Vivaldi is built on Chromium, it supports extensions of this browser. So you can expand the functionality of the web client at any time.


Too little time has passed to say anything about Vivaldi, but one thing is safe to say - this is the new hope of former Opera fans. At the moment, its performance is high, which cannot yet be said about page loading speed. The developers are supposed to make a lot of changes, but at the moment there is nothing that would make it better than regular Chrome. Vivaldi is being developed for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux, and mobile applications for smartphones are also being developed. All the most interesting of us, as usual, lies ahead.

Also popular now: