Software Update: Vivaldi 2.11

Version 2.11 of the web browser Vivaldi has been released. Vivaldi is a web browser developed by former Opera employees. He mainly focuses on power users and users of Opera before the switch to Chromium, although this browser is also based on it. Vivaldi has extensive capabilities such as mouse gestures, tab stacking, extended keyboard shortcuts, and annotation on web pages. The browser is free and is being developed for Windows, Linux and macOS and recently the browser is also available for android. The release notes for this release are as follows:

Watch Pop out video easily

When we first launched the Pop out video, the response was fantastic. For this release, we decided it was time to roll up our sleeves and revisit this feature to make it even better.

For the uninitiated, Pop-out video allows you to watch a video in a separate, floating window. The always-on-top window can be moved wherever you like while you carry on browsing in your other tabs.

There was room for improvement here, though. In our first version of this feature, launching the window was hidden behind menus and extra clicks. Not anymore.

Now, enabling picture-in-picture is much more straightforward. A single click on a small video box icon displayed in the center of the video will launch it in the same movable, resizable, floating window you know and love.

The perfect solution when you want to catch a match while also get on with your work.

Watching videos in Vivaldi should be intuitive and useful. If you’re watching a video that’s part of a playlist you’ll also see forward and back buttons in the new pop-out, letting you skip tracks or go back to something that caught your fancy.

Themes update

We’ve also worked further on Vivaldi’s Theme-Scheduling in this version. Earlier Vivaldi did not follow the operating system’s (OS) Dark/Light mode by default.

From now on, Vivaldi will change its default theme to match your operating system’s light/dark settings. For example, if you have set your MacOS to dark mode, Vivaldi will be launched in dark mode by default.

Focus shifting through the keyboard

One of Vivaldi’s strengths is the host of keyboard shortcuts it provides so that you can browse a lot faster.

In this update, we’ve introduced a unique accessibility feature that allows you to focus between different areas of the User Interface and active pages using F6(or Shift+F6).

You can use F6 to cycle (or Shift+F6 to reverse) keyboard focus between the webpage, bookmarks bar, tab bar, and address bar. From there, you can move between other sub-elements.

More in Vivaldi 2.11

  • Improved full-screen tab casting that adjusts to fit in the current window.
  • Upgraded developer tools.

We are looking at an exciting year ahead with much more on the anvil. And while we continue to build Vivaldi even better for you, we’d love your feedback on our new version. Download Vivaldi 2.11 right away.

Version number 2.11.1811.33
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website Vivaldic
License type Freeware