Vivaldi web browser adds more advanced user features (accordion tabs and command strings)
Most modern web browsers are designed with an emphasis on simplicity, as the browser itself usually takes precedence over the sites you visit.
But Vivaldi is a web browser designed for people who want to personalize their browsing experience and / or do more. And the developers keep adding more features aimed at power users. The last two examples? Accordion tabs and Chains of command, who make their debut today with the Vivaldi 4.1 released.
The Accordion tabs is a new style of managing browser tabs. When this option is selected, you can group a set of browser tabs together so that you can expand those tabs with a single click, or collapse them to the space of a single tab with another click.
In other words, they expand and contract like an accordion, while probably making less noise (unless you forget to cut a tab with auto-playing media).
Accordion tabs are an optional feature for tab stacks. If you prefer, you can continue to use compact or bi-level groups (which extend all tabs to another row when you click on a stack).
Vivaldi’s new Chains of command The feature allows you to run multiple commands one after another. You can create custom commands to, for example, open a bunch of websites and then switch them to tile / split screen mode so you can see multiple pages at once.
Users can create custom strings from over 200 browser commands and then trigger a string using assigned keyboard shortcuts.
This is the kind of feature that I suspect most people will never use … but could be a huge time saver for people who take the time to set up channels for frequently visited sites and / or orders. frequently used. For example, I usually visit around 15-20 websites when compiling articles on Liliputing’s Daily Deals. With the command strings, I could open them all at the touch of a button and then arrange them on my screen.
Other changes in Vivaldi 4.1 include a minute counter in Reader view which suggests how long it will take to read the content, and silent updates that can be downloaded and installed in the background without any user intervention (other than restarting the browser every now and then).