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