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Vivaldi 2.7 launches with better sound controls, smoother navigation, and more

Vivaldi 2.7 update notification (Source: Own)
Vivaldi 2.7 update notification (Source: Own)
The first Vivaldi release after the summer break, labeled 2.7.1628.30, comes with no less than 63 bug fixes and four new features. These new features include fast access to User Profiles, an option that allows stopping (in advance) audio from playing, the ability to enable/disable the Flash plugin, as well as an improved status bar.

One of the few web browsers that still need to reach their full potential, namely Vivaldi, is back with a new version. The first release after the summer break of the team behind it, Vivaldi 2.7.1628.30 comes as the direct successor of version 2.6.1566.49 and brings no less than 63 bug fixes and four new features to the table.

Sadly, the four new features are rather minor ones, although they promise to ease the life of most Vivaldi users. The tab menu has now an option suggestively called "Mute Tab" that allows to mute websites before any audio starts playing, Windows users can easily create desktop shortcuts to specific Vivaldi user profiles, the Flash player plugin can be easily enabled/disabled as needed, and the status bar displays useful status information — such as "Processing request" or "Establishing secure connection" — while waiting for pages to load.

The list of operating systems supported remains unchanged, so Vivaldi 2.7 can be downloaded for Windows 7/8/10, Mac OS X 10.10 and later, as well as Linux distros that can handle RPM or DEB packages — as long as it was not already installed and all it needs now is to be updated, of course.

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-08-21 (Update: 2019-08-21)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
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.