Vivaldi 2.6 brings native content blocking, even more customization options

Vivaldi 2.6 update notification (Source: Own)
Vivaldi 2.6 update notification (Source: Own)
With a total of 11 new features and no less than 57 bugs squashed, Vivaldi 2.6 is a solid update to the browser that was created to be Opera 12's spiritual successor. This new release comes with a native content blocking mechanism, new customization options, multiple performance improvements, and more.
Codrut Nistor,

Earlier today, one of the world's most underrated web browsers — Vivaldi — has been updated, so its current version number is now 2.6 (or 2.6.1566.40, for those who are very serious with their numbers). Obviously, this new version also comes with a few noticeable changes and bug fixes — 56 bugs sent into oblivion and 11 new features, to be accurate.

The most important new feature is the integrated abusive ad-blocking, which comes enabled by default, but can be easily turned off — just go to Settings > Privacy to find the corresponding checkbox. Based on the users' feedback, the Vivaldi team made some improvements to the User Profiles section. These improvements include new avatar options, the ability to select an avatar and add/delete a profile in the pop-up menu.

In addition to the above, Vivaldi 2.6 also comes with the ability to filter saved passwords in Settings, an unread tab indicator in the Window Panel, headset support in the Razer Chroma integration section, multiple performance gains, and so on. The official changelog from 2.5 to 2.6 can be found right here

Just as its predecessors, Vivaldi 2.6 is available for Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.10 and later, and multiple Linux distros (via both RPM and DEB packages).

Native content blocking setting in Vivaldi 2.6 (Source: Own)
Native content blocking setting in Vivaldi 2.6 (Source: Own)
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Codrut Nistor, 2019-06-20 (Update: 2019-06-20)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor - 5407 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.