Control Animations in Vivaldi

Martin Brinkmann
Jul 31, 2017
Internet, Vivaldi

Vivaldi Software is working hard on the next version of the popular web browser, Vivaldi 1.11. The company pushes out development builds regularly that enthusiasts can install to get a glimpse at features before they are released in stable versions of the browser.

Users who test these development builds provide Vivaldi with important feedback on these new features and other issues, and also what they like and don't like.

The most recent Vivaldi 1.11 development build, Vivaldi 1.11.917.17 comes with two new features that the company will launch in the stable version of the browser.

The first provides Vivaldi users with options to control animations in the browser. Animations can be fun in the browser, but they can also be annoying as hell. If you ever visited Producthunt, you know how irritating too many animations can be on a website.

Tip: if you use Google Chrome, use this guide to control animations.

Vivaldi: manage animations and gesture sensitivity

vivaldi load animations

Vivaldi plans to launch the next stable version of the browser with an option to control the loading of animations in the browser.

The company has integrated the new feature in the latest development build. You can access it with a click on the "image" icon in the browser's status bar. This loads the image loading controls of the browser, and now also the animation loading controls.

Vivaldi users can set animation loading to three states: always, once, and never. The always state is the default. Vivaldi plays animations when it encounters them, and won't stop doing so.

You can switch that to once, to have the animation play once and then stopped, or never, to never play any animations in the browser.

If you are particularly annoyed by animated gifs and the like in the browser, you may want to switch the load animations setting to never to end that once and for all. Note that animations includes only image-type animation formats such as gif, and not video.

Another feature that is part of the most recent build is an option to manage the mouse gesture sensitivity. The new control can be used to change the minimum stroke length of gestures. The default minimum stroke length is set to 5 pixels, and you may increase it up to 100 pixels in the options.

The easiest way to get there is to load vivaldi://settings/mouse/in the browser's address bar. You find the new Gesture Sensitivity option on the page, and may use a slider to change the minimum stroke length on it.

This can be useful if Vivaldi recognized some of your mouse actions as gestures when they were not.

Interested users can download the most recent Vivaldi 1.11 development build from the official blog.


Control Animations in Vivaldi
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The next version of the web browser Vivaldi, Vivaldi 1.11, will ship with options to control animations in the browser so that they play never or only once.
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