Vivaldi 1.6 gets Title Tab Notifications

Martin Brinkmann
Dec 7, 2016
Updated • Jun 27, 2017
Internet, Vivaldi

Vivaldi is working on version 1.6 of the web browser currently and pushing out updates to the developer channel regularly that introduce new features.

You have probably come across sites in the past that use the page title to indicate that updates are available.

This is mostly done by social sites such as Twitter or Facebook to indicate new posts or messages.

While you may find these hints useful as they notify you when something happens on a social media site, you may have noticed as well that they may impact the page title negatively.

The main issue here comes into play if you have so many tabs open in the browser that these notifications that the title is not shown anymore at all. This is a Chromium issue for the most part as the browser has no option to limit the minimum tab width and enable tab bar scrolling.

Title Tab Notifications

The most recent build of Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1.6.687.3, addresses this by detecting these numbers and adding them to the favicon.

Today's build attempts to address these issues. We detect the numbers enclosed and highlight it above the favicon. The look of this notification also conforms to the theme you use, adjusting its color and roundness accordingly.

The counter goes up to 9 and then displays as a "+". This is a space saving mechanism within the favicon area as large numbers become unreadable or obscure too much of the favicon. However, no information is lost, even with small tabs you can read the full number by hovering the tab to see the full page title.

The number goes up to 9 and is replaced by a plus icon if it goes up any higher than that. You may hover the mouse cursor on the icon to get the full number at any time, but that is probably not something that most users are interested in as it should make little difference if 15 or 43 updates are available.

The new version of Vivaldi ships with another handy feature. It enables you to quickly go up a directory by holding down Ctrl before clicking on the URL of the site in the browser's address bar.

Vivaldi notes that this is a work in progress and may not yet work on all sites you encounter. A quick test on Ghacks was successful and I can see this become useful in certain situations.

Development versions of Vivaldi should pick up the update automatically. You can run a manual check for updates with a click on Help > Check for Updates.

You may also download the latest version of the browser from the official website. There you find the full changelog as well.

Now You: What's your take on the direction that Vivaldi is heading towards?

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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.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

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

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

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