Here you go! Vivaldi 2.0 based on Chromium 69 has been released on September 26, 2018, by Vivaldi technologies and is available for download. It comes with over 1500 improvements since Vivaldi 1.0, which was released on April 6, 2016. See the progress the browser has made so far, Vivaldi team has built the browser on top of Chromium engine and Oh boy! They’ve added some unique features for power users such as web panels, quick commands to search for everything, tab stacking, tab tiling. etc. Find out what Vivaldi version 2.0 has brought to the table below.
1. First and foremost, Sync is now available, so that you can synchronize bookmarks, extensions, passwords and browser settings in Vivaldi across computers, find out how you can set up sync in Vivaldi here.
2. Vivaldi 2.0 adds Qwant search to pre-installed search engines list, you’ll find it at the bottom in the list. Here are the search engines Vivaldi now comes with this change: Bing, Yahoo, Startpage, DuckDuckGo, Ecosia, Wikipedia, Google, and newly added Qwant.
3. This version has added floating panels, with which the page doesn’t get resized when you open and close a web panel, instead, it gets overlayed/floated on the website. And with auto close inactive-panel setting, Panel will be closed autoamtically when you move mouse cursor away from panel.
Settings > Panel > Floating Panel.
4. List layout for Visual Tab Cycler: If you switch between tabs in Vivaldi with a shortcut, you can now view titles in the list instead of thumbnails, this will allow you to view more tab titles.
Settings > Tabs > Show Tab Cycler > Display Tab Cycler as List
5. This version of Vivaldi allows to resize tiled tabs, tile separators have been provided, which you can move by using mouse or keyboard. The adjusted tile layout will be remembered by Vivaldi between the browser restarts.
Offers Active Tab Minimum width setting.
6. Settings > Tabs > Tab Display > Active Tab Minimum Width
Want to know the use of this setting, read about that here.
7. Finally, the company has added hardware acceleration setting with this version, which you’ll find in WebPages Settings.
8. The company has fixed long-standing video freezing issue for Reddit users.
You can download stable Vivaldi 2.0.1309.29 from here.