Vivaldi Browser pushes customization with editable toolbars


Vivaldic is one of the most popular alternative web browsers, aimed at people who want a feature-packed experience. Now the browser rolls out the ability to fully customize the toolbars.

For years, Firefox has allowed people to customize the main toolbar, including adding, removing, or moving buttons and search boxes. However, Chrome only allows you to move extension buttons and most Chromium-based browsers can’t do much better. Vivaldi 5.3, which starts rolling out today, adds Firefox-style toolbar customization — and goes a little further.

With the new Vivaldi update you can add, move or remove all elements in toolbars. That includes elements that are normally in place with Chrome, such as the back/forward buttons and the search field. You can customize both the main toolbar (top) and the status toolbar (bottom) at the bottom of the window. If you mess up, there is a button to return the toolbars to their original state.

Vivaldi said in his blog post: “You can drag components to the toolbars, rearrange them or remove them from the toolbar by dropping them into the background. Customize the navigation bar, status bar and toolbars for the different email views, or reset the currently selected toolbar to a default set.

In addition to the new toolbar improvements, Vivaldi 5.3 supports syncing your search engines across all versions of the browser: desktop, Android, tablets, Chromebooks, and Android Automotive. That’s been available in Chrome for years, but it’s still missing in some browsers like Firefox.

You can download Vivaldi from the official website

Source: Vivaldi Blog

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