Vivaldi 4.1 recovers stacks of tabs from old Opera

A couple of months after an update as important in the project as Vivaldi 4.0, a new version of the browser for PC arrives, Vivaldi 4.1Much more comedy in terms of novelties, but equally reminiscent.

And it is that, we must not forget it, it was Opera’s break with what it was -although at this point, the Norwegian browser has also recomposed itself in a remarkable way, depending on how you look at it- that motivated the birth of Vivaldi: recover all the advanced functions that made the old Opera an almost cult application. Although they have taken a while, they are succeeding, as this Vivaldi 4.1 again demonstrates.

If in the last version the browser began the open beta period of its productivity tools, email manager, calendar, RSS news reader and contact manager, with Vivaldi 4.1 they do the same with a couple of features that more or less They were already there, but not at the level of what has been seen in Opera for some time. We are talking about tab stacks and command strings.

The eyelash stacks and the command strings are the two big ones what’s new in Vivaldi 4.1, which are not the only ones, although the first is the most striking for several factors. For example, because Vivaldi already had not one, but two different modes for stacking tabs, even though none had achieved the refinement that Opera offered at the time. No sooner said than done, we have stacks of tabs a la Opera.

With an image it is explained:


  • The compact mode is the classic of the browser and although it works, it works well, it has the handicap that expanding the stacks of tabs is not the most accessible in the world, since it has to be done through the context menu, a combination of keys or a gesture .
  • The dual-tier mode debuted much more recently, with the release of Vivaldi 3.6 earlier this year, and while it is curious and will surely have its supporters, it is neither very intuitive nor very stylish.
  • The accordion mode that Vivaldi 4.1 releases, therefore, is a kind of mix with the best of both worlds … Or what is the same, it is the one that everyone who used Opera at the time wanted.

It is new accordion for stacking tabs works like the compact to stack tabs (drag and drop), but allows to expand and shrink with a click on the handle, expand with a double click on the group of stacked tabs, it can be configured so that the expansion and shrinkage are automatic according to it is pressed on one tab or another … It is, in short, more efficient.

The command strings They are, on the other hand, another very interesting feature that the old Opera also enjoyed and that in Vivaldi 4.1 adds to the already existing quick commands, enhancing them, as their name suggests, with the possibility of executing chained actions as they have been configured . It is, however, a feature focused on more advanced users, so we will not go into more details.

However, if you’re curious, in the following video you can see an example of what can be done with command strings (personally, I still need more power).

Finally, two changes that Vivaldi 4.1 also draws on include a small addition in the reading mode, which now shows an estimate of the time it may take to read an article; and the silent updates for WindowsAlthough if you don’t like the fact that the browser updates behind your back, you can always deactivate it from the settings.

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