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Vivaldi Browser Now Features Improved Support For Large Screens

Mouse Gestures And More

     
9:38 am on Apr 28, 2015 (gmt 0)

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http://techcrunch.com/2015/04/27/vivaldi-browser-now-features-improved-support-for-large-screens-mouse-gestures-and-more/ [techcrunch.com]

Vivaldi Browser Now Features Improved Support For Large Screens, Mouse Gestures And More

Also new in this release is support for mouse gestures. These were long a feature of Opera and were one of the few advanced features that survived that browser’s move to WebKit in 2013. The Vivaldi team is clearly aiming its browser at former Opera users, so while many of us probably won’t use this feature (though it’s worth a try), many of Opera’s former users will be happy to see it in Vivaldi. Some of the supported gestures let you open new tabs and navigate your history, for example.


Lots of new/old Opera features to look forward to.
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hehe, i was just coming here to post news of that update [vivaldi.com...] TP3 ready to download.
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I think that if you were on one of the more advanced betas you'd already have that one. Auto-update works on this version too.
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oh, glad to hear about the auto-update.

I've not yet found the browser to particularly fast, but it's been interesting using it.

Getting used to the browser's tricks is a learning curve, but not too bad.

Overall, i'll give it a thumbs up.
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I was an Opera 12.x user until this came out. A lot of the old Opera features are slowly coming in to Vivaldi now which aren't in the Chrome variant of Opera. It still needs a bit of work, but it's coming along.
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the thing that is really cool about Vivaldi is the focus on community building. Jon Von T clearly has learned so much over the years. This looks like something special they are building.

In other news, it is rumored that Opera dismissed a bunch of programmers this last week:

This week has been a bit emotional for some of us as we learned that the company many of us worked for before, Opera, dismantled its Oslo desktop team and fired some 70 employees around the world. As you can imagine, this is a major move for the company as this is where it all started, with the desktop browser in Oslo.
Many of our good friends around the globe lost their jobs. Our thoughts are with them all. Clearly this makes our task even more important and we will continue to work hard making the best browser available for you, our friends.

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