Vivaldi has shipped new versions of its browser on Windows and Android, adding scrollable tabs and a reading list on the former.
“The first release of the year—Vivaldi 5.1—as arrived,” Vivaldi’s Jon von Tetzchner writes. ‘Vivaldi browser on desktop and notebooks lets you scroll tabs horizontally, even when working with two levels of tab stacks, save pages to read later with the Reading List, and provides quick access settings for the start page. The new version on Android provides more theme colors, flexible minimum tab width, and improves the speed, even with a lot of open tabs.”
Scrollable Tabs was one of Vivaldi’s top feature requests. It lets you scroll tab horizontally and can be combined with two-level Tab Stacks for a truly unique way to manage open tabs: just mouse over one of the tab rows and the tabs will scroll in the direction of the mouse cursor.
The Reading List feature works like Reading List in Microsoft Edge (or Pocket in Mozilla Firefox) and lets you save and keep track of stories and other web pages you wish to read later. It’s built-in and there’s no service to deal with, and it will sync between your PCs.
On Android, Vivaldi 5.1 provides more color theme choices so you can customize the browser more than before, with adaptive colors, 4 theme presets, or your own custom color. You can also customize the minimum width of tabs in the browser so that the shrinkable tabs feature doesn’t make them too small. And the performance is a lot better thanks to “continuous under-the-hood work.”
You can download Vivaldi for Windows from the Vivaldi website. You can download Vivaldi for Android from the Google Play Store.
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