Vivaldi 3.1 out with customizable menus and Notes Manager

Martin Brinkmann
Jun 11, 2020
Internet, Vivaldi

Vivaldi Technologies has released a new stable desktop version of the company's Vivaldi web browser. Vivaldi 3.1 comes with customizable menus and a full-page Notes Manager.

Existing users will be updated to the new version automatically; it is possible to speed up the process by selecting Vivaldi Menu > Help > Check for Updates. Vivaldi checks if a new version is available to download and install it if it is.

Vivaldi 3.1 can also be downloaded from the official Vivaldi website for all supported desktop operating systems.

Vivaldi 3.1

First thing that existing users of Vivaldi may notice is that the browser's startup performance has improved. The browser's tab handling performance has been improved in the new version as well according to the release notes.

Tip: check out our how to speed up the Vivaldi browser guide for additional tips on making Vivaldi feel snappier.

One of the main new features of Vivaldi 3.1 introduces support for customizing menus. We reviewed the feature already in our preview of Vivaldi 3.1 and suggest you check out the article for additional details.

Select Vivaldi Menu > Tools > Settings > Appearance or use the shortcut Ctrl-F12 to open the Settings and select Appearance then when the window opens.

Scroll down until you find the new Menu Customization option on the page. You may add, remove, or move menu items from the main menu bar currently (means context menu editing is not yet supported).

You can create root folders or delete entire folders; if you never use the Edit menu for instance, you could right-click on Edit in the menu customization options and select delete to remove it.

Similarly, you may create new root folders and add commands to them. Apart from selecting commands that are already available in menus, it is possible to select new commands.

Last but not least, it is also possible to add commands directly to the menu. These are then accessible just like buttons when selected.

Full-page Notes Manager

The built-in Notes Manager of the Vivaldi browser has been improved in this release. Previously, it sat in the sidebar and allowed you to jot down notes quickly or add web content to notes.

The new Notes Manager can be accessed from the Start Page or by right-clicking on a note and selecting the "open in note editor" option of the context menu.

The interface is divided into two panes: the list of notes at the top and the editor below that.

The editor works similarly to other rich text editors. You may use formatting options to format text, e.g. create headlines, lists or make text bold, and add attachments to a note.

Other editing features include undo-redo functionality, the ability to find text, and to get the word count of a note.

Vivaldi may sync notes content across all devices if sync is enabled.

Closing Words

Vivaldi Technologies continues to improve the customization options of the Vivaldi browser and its integrated features. The ability to customize menus is a good next step as it provides users with options to add or remove menu items from the main menu. It would be great if Vivaldi would extend this to the context menus as well.

The full-page Notes Editor makes note editing easier as you don't have to cope with the tiny sidebar interface anymore when editing notes.

Now You: What is your take on these changes?

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

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