Vivaldi 1.12 update brings usability improvements
Vivaldi Technologies AS released Vivaldi 1.12, a new version of the company's web browser, to the public on September 20, 2017.
Vivaldi 1.12 ships with three new features that improve the usability of the browser, and add functionality to it.
The new version is already available via the browser's automatic update functionality, and also on the official Vivaldi website where it can be downloaded for Linux, Windows and Mac OS devices.
You can run an update check in Vivaldi with a click on the V-icon and selecting Help > Check for Updates from the menu.
Vivaldi 1.12: What is new
Vivaldi 1.12 introduces the following new features: a built-in image properties viewer, downloads panel improvements, and an option to control color saturation.
We reviewed the new Image Inspector feature of Vivaldi already. Basically, what it does is display meta information about images displayed on websites or individually in the browser.
This works best on sites that include metadata information as you get information about the camera, dimensions, sizes, and other related information in this case.
You can display the image inspector's panel either by right-clicking on images and selecting the "image properties" option from the context menu, or by loading any image individually so that it is displayed in the browser tab. If you do the latter, you need to activate the i-icon in the top right corner to display the image information panel of the browser.
Downloads Panel improvements
The Downloads panel is a sidebar in the browser that lists recent downloads and other file download related information. It features a search, and options to open the location of a file on the local system right away.
Vivaldi 1.12 displays additional information in the Downloads panel that reveal information about the files name, source, size and download speed, local path, and time and date information.
The third new feature introduces a new slider in the appearance settings to limit the accent color saturation.
You can load vivaldi://settings/appearance/ directly in the browser's address bar to change the percentage value of color saturation.
Here is the Vivaldi 1.12 release video:
Now You: What's your take on the update? What would you like to see in future Vivaldi versions?