These days, what is your most ‘go-to’ browser when you go online? Many might answer Google Chrome or Safari. Others may mention Mozilla Firefox or Opera.
How about Vivaldi? No, we are not talking about the famous and legendary musician. Vivaldi is also another browser, but with surprisingly accessible media icons.
So, why Vivaldi? More and more people have started turning to this browser instead of the already popular ones. Recognising one of the key issues internet users have, Vivaldi is the browser that adapts to users, not the other way around.
Another thing that stands out about Vivaldi is that they do not track its users. It is already common that many sites we visit would like to gather as much information about you per visit and search. They do that to further their businesses. They even sell your data to advertisers, so do not be surprised if pop-up ads show up on your media social timeline.
Guess what? Vivaldi does not do all of them. In fact, it provides you more with accessible media icons.
Media Icons on Vivaldi
Besides allowing other competing sites like Gmail and Notion to run in their own windows without the typical clutter of browser, Vivaldi is also equipped with these exciting features for your better workflow:
Access Vivaldi by right-clicking any tab. There is a “Create Shortcut” option at the bottom of the menu. Select this option and click “Open as Window”. This will install Vivaldi as a freestanding app on your PC. There are the four (4) options for you to launch this site:
- If you use Mac, launch it from the MacOS app list.
- If you use Windows, launch it from Windows Start Menu.
- Pin it to your dock or task bar.
- It can also open on its own window, so it feels like a regular app. It is even without the usual tab bar and browser menus.
Thanks to Vivaldi, you can separate Gmail, Tweetdeck, Notion, or Google Calendar into apps that stand alone.
You do not even have to open a new browser tab to check on your calendar or email. Vivaldi gets to load a lot of websites into a web panel. You can have a side-by-side view without clicking on each in turn, because you get to see them all in one go. With each site getting their own media icons, you can either quickly open, close, or toggle between panels without having to focus solely on one at a time.
Dig up old tabs.
Feeling like checking on your previous searches or past history uses? Dig up old tabs by clicking the tiny trash can icon at the end of your tab list. The result is even more visible and easy to see than the hidden “Recently Closed” feature in Google Chrome.
Checking out your browser history has never been this quick and easy. Click the clock icon in the side menu and boom, you have all the results.
Just like Microsoft Edge, you get to do this with Vivaldi. Your tabs go vertical with the menus on the sidebar instead of the top of the screen. You get to fit more tabs on the screen without worrying about the page title getting hidden. Plus, you can even more the menus to the bottom of the screen if you please.
When you need to open a lot of things at once, it is easy to get lost in them. Tab stacks help you to categorise your findings on separate stacks. For example: “Two Level Tab Stack”. The first stack consists of your searches for your daily work stuff while the second tab is for your searches on weekend projects.
The quick command bar.
Press Ctrl + E or CmD + E if you use Vivaldi. It brings up a search bar that leads you to all your open tabs. Then type any tab title and press Enter. It gets you right there and then.
String things together.
The “Command Chains” feature helps you to perform multiple browser actions in one go. You can load several websites at once in separate tabs, while rendering another website in Vivaldi’s reading view while switching to full screen. Your choice.
Actually, there are still many media icons that Vivaldi has to make things easier for you. Check Vivaldi out soon.