One Step Closer to Stable: Vivaldi Beta 3 released

Martin Brinkmann
Mar 4, 2016
Updated • Jun 27, 2017
Internet, Vivaldi

Vivaldi Beta 3 has been released on March 4, 2016. The, hopefully last beta of the up and coming web browser Vivaldi introduces new features such as a session manager or tab specific zooming and hibernation options.

Vivaldi, hinted at in 2014 and revealed to the public in January 2015 for the first time, is in my opinion the most promising new browser in regards to user control, interface modification support, customization options and features.

The team released two beta versions already, beta 1 back in November 2015 and beta 2 in December 2015, and now beta 3 which may be the last beta before a release candidate is pushed out.

Vivaldi Beta 3

vivaldi beta 3

We have talked about the major features that found their way into the third beta of Vivaldi already in February, and don't want to rehash everything we mentioned back then already.

Here is a short overview of the main new features introduced in Vivaldi Beta 3

  1. Options to save tab sessions. This allows you to save a batch of sites open in the browser to re-open the same set of sites in the future again. The feature acts independently from the browser's session restore feature.
  2. Tab Hibernation to free up resources by hibernating all sites but the one in the active tab.
  3. Tab-specific zoom to change the zoom level for sites individually. The feature needs to be enabled in the options first before it can be used.
  4. New Tab opening and closing options. Vivaldi opens sites that originate from actions performed to sites in open tabs next to those, and the same goes for closing tabs only that the closest relative tab is focused. The old options are still provided as options in the settings so that you can go back to the way Vivaldi handles these things previously.

Download and upgrade

You can download the latest beta version of Vivaldi from the official website. If you use Vivaldi already on your system, select Vivaldi menu > Help > Check for Updates to download and install the new beta version over the existing version.

Vivaldi Stable?

When will a stable version of Vivaldi be released by the company? That's a question that I hear regularly when I talk about Vivaldi.

Vivaldi has not mentioned a release date officially, but it is very likely that Vivaldi Stable will be released in the coming months. If Beta 3 is the latest beta, we will see at least one release candidate before the stable release, maybe more depending on how it is received and how much work needs to be done after it is released.

I'd expect the stable version to hit the public in late Spring / early Summer.

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

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    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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