Vivaldi equips its internet browser with a pause mode

Take a break from surfing the internet? This enables the latest feature of the Vivaldi browser.

Version 3.3 of Vivaldi’s browser has a “pause mode” which, as the name suggests, pauses the browser without, however, losing its assignment. According to the publisher, the pause mode of its desktop browser can be activated with a single click via a small “pause button” in the lower left corner of the browser window. The user only needs to click this button to pause their current session. Vivaldi explains: “The pause mode can easily be activated via the pause button in the left corner of the status bar. Pausing it stops the HTML5 audio and video, and hides all tabs, panels and other content, leaving only a blank screen. “

Of course, during normal times it is always possible to take a break by leaving your workstation, minimizing the browser page, or closing the application completely (or turning off the PC). However, according to a Vivaldi representative, page minimization does not interrupt video playback or interrupt audio streaming. “If you downsize the Vivaldi page, it will take longer to accurately restore the browser page,” the editor said via email. “On the other hand, the ‘pause’ mode (called break mode in Vivaldi) is very fast.” If you press the pause button again to exit the browser from pause mode, the page will return to the way it was. In particular, the video playback continues from where it left off.

Vivaldi Browser version 3.3 also offers an easier way to collapse URLs and navigate the domain by clicking the URL bar. (Image credit: Vivaldi)

A change in the URLs

For navigation and security reasons, Vivaldi 3.3 also changes the URL bar. Users can click parts of the URL to move around faster. This allows a user to search a page like https://www.lemondeinformatique.fr/actualites/lire-la-chine-bannit-scratch -the-language-of-learning-for-programming-80299.html for click on the “itronedeinformatique.fr” domain and return to the main page. Vivaldi’s browser also highlights parts of the URL that it considers suspicious, e.g. B. “google.com.fakesite”.

Version 3.3 of the Vivaldi browser also allows you to block an entire page if it turns out to meet the conditions set by the user in the tracker and ad blocker. Finally, “the Speed ​​Dial page that appears when you open a new tab can be managed by dragging and dropping items between the browser and the desktop,” the editor said.