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Vivaldi 2.8 drops earlier than expected, but without any major changes

Vivaldi 2.8 update notification (Source: Own)
Vivaldi 2.8 update notification (Source: Own)
Vivaldi 2.8.1664.35 arrives less than three weeks since the release of the 2.7 update, but it only features various tweaks and fixes that aim to provide "a smoother browsing experience" alongside images toggle via keyboard and a few new bookmark customization options. Those who missed the news should know that a beta for Android handsets is also available.
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Earlier this month, those who were avoiding Vivaldi Browser because the lack of a mobile version have lost that excuse — at least as long as they use an Android handset because there is no iOS version available yet. Although Vivaldi for Android is still in a Beta stage, the desktop version has just made the move from 2.7 to 2.8.

Unfortunately, Vivaldi 2.8 only comes with a rich set of fixes and optimizations, but there are only four items in the "New" section of the changelog: 

  • Keyboard navigation added to the bookmark menu bar.
  • Resizable width for the columns of the bookmark manager.
  • Support for hovering across the horizontal menu or the bookmarks bar.
  • The ability to toggle images using the keyboard combo Ctrl+Alt+Shift+I.

Now, Vivaldi Sync can synchronize data between installations on Linux machines, Macs, Windows PCs, and Android handsets. Overall, Vivaldi 2.8 is snappier and more efficient than its predecessor and — for those who care about such tiny details — we are talking about version 2.8.1664.35 with Chromium 77.0.3865.78 inside.

Those who missed it so far should also check out Vivaldi for Android, which has been downloaded by more than 100,000 people already and holds a Google Play rating of 4.0/5 after 2,266 user reviews.

Vivaldi 2.8 now performs a default browser check at startup (Source: Own)
Vivaldi 2.8 now performs a default browser check at startup (Source: Own)
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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2019-09-19 (Update: 2019-09-19)