Adding Accordion Tabs & Command Chains to the Vivaldi browsing experience
Vivaldi is releasing version 4.1 of the Vivaldi browser with a host of new features.
The latest version of the Vivaldi Technologies browser, Vivaldi 4.1, has a few tricks up its sleeve for a superior browsing experience. These browser underdogs, who are all set to take on Big Tech, are introducing features such as Command Chains and Accordion Tabs.
“At the heart of Vivaldi is the desire to educate and inspire people to get more out of their browsing experience. Driven by continuous feedback, we are evolving the most iconic features of Vivaldi such as Tabs, while also adding new ways to navigate far more quickly and easily in Vivaldi,” Vivaldi CEO, Jon von Tetzchner, says.
There are now three different Tab Stack styles to choose from, Compact, Two-Level, or Accordion. With the help of Accordion tabs, users can expand and minimize tab groups when active, keeping tabs at hand without congesting the Tab Bar.
At the heart of Vivaldi is the desire to educate and inspire people to get more out of their browsing experience
Command Chains helps users browse more efficiently by chaining together any of Vivaldi’s 200+ browser commands and executing them in a sequence through a single shortcut.
Vivaldi 4.1 is also introducing overall improvements such as silent updates for Windows and an enhanced Reader View on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.
Command Chains: Quick Single Click Command Sequences
Users can use Vivaldi 4.1 to run multiple actions in an efficient, quick sequence. For example, opening multiple websites and automatically adding them to a tiled view, all in just one go.
Users can trigger a custom sequence of commands, Command Chains, with a single keystroke. They can choose from more than 200 browser commands to create custom shortcuts, workflows, and browser modes improving productivity and speed. For example, toggle Fullscreen and Reader mode, to maximize user focus and reading experience.
Accordion Tabs: No More Tab Overload
Users can now choose from three different Tab Stack styles: Compact, Two-Level, or (brand-new in this update) Accordion. Accordion Tabs let users expand and collapse a tab stack with a click.
Generally, Accordion Tabs are used to toggle between showing and hiding large amounts of related content. This can come handy for revealing or hiding information in a limited amount of space.
As with our other features, these new, useful options are designed to adapt to you, rather than forcing you into a one-size-fits-all mould that doesn’t fit your preferences and needs
“It’s all too easy to get lost in tabs while trying to get work done. That is why our focus on how you work with tabs has been undivided. Today, With Accordion Tabs joining our wide range of tab handling, Vivaldi continues to set benchmarks for browsers and to provide more choices for you,” Tetzchner, says.
As with our other features, these new, useful options are designed to adapt to you, rather than forcing you into a one-size-fits-all mould that doesn’t fit your preferences and needs.”
Chain Creation Silent Updates & Clutter Free Reading
Users can create chains with a click on the plus icon by simply selecting a bunch of ‘actions’ such as open a new tab, a new URL in a new tab, set a periodic reload of that tab. They can then assign their custom chain a name and add commands to it. They can then write the Chain name in Quick Commands so that it issues all the chained commands. Users can create as many Command Chains as they like.
Users can conduct silent updates for Windows, which have been enabled for both single users and standalone installs. Also, Vivaldi’s Reader View provides a clutter-free reading environment, where a minute-counter has been added, to indicate the approximate length needed to read the content.