Vivaldi 5.0 comes with a revamped theme editor and theme sharing, translate panel, and more
With the arrival of Vivaldi 5.0, those who like to customize their browser to the maximum without adding countless extensions to be able to do that should take another look at this browser. Thankfully, the new version brings noticeable changes for both desktop and mobile users across the platforms supported by Opera 12's spiritual successor.
While the other popular web browsers come with support for adding custom background images (Firefox, Chrome, Safari), as well as shareable themes and an online theme gallery (Firefox and Chrome), only Safari supports adaptive colors from web pages. This leaves the following features as exclusive to Vivaldi 5.0:
- Built-in theme editor.
- Blur settings.
- Corner-rounding settings.
- Automatic contrast adjustments.
In addition to the theme-related changes, Vivaldi 5.0 for desktop sports a translate panel with automatic translations that has been around for a while, but now with a single-step auto-translate option. The new view for downloads with all the data one might need about the ongoing and completed downloads is available as a pop-out. The full changelog for the desktop release can be checked on this page.
The Android version of this browser brings two-level tab stacks, an option to toggle off dark mode for specific websites, as well as multiple optimizations for Chromebooks and tablets, such as desktop-like panels. Two-level tab stacks might seem overkill for a smartphone, but probably some people will find this to be quite useful.
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