When you’re within the temper to fill your browser with dumb references to The Workplace, Star Wars, One Piece or the satan’s lettuce on 4/20 — and get one thing extra helpful out of it — the newly introduced Vivaldi 6.0 might have what you’re on the lookout for.
Add another excuse to modify from Chrome to Vivaldi: the power so as to add customized icons and backgrounds to the browser, both ones you make or that others have put collectively. Vivaldi additionally debuted Workspaces, simply one other solution to arrange tabs into numerous teams that will help you arrange your life.
Designing customized icons and backgrounds isn’t all that new. The earliest variations of Home windows supplied totally different takes on cursors, icons, and so forth. However Vivaldi 6.0 means that you can personalize your browser in a lot the identical means you’d personalize your PC: by including your individual takes on icons like the house icon, and the “ahead” and “again” arrows. It’s the form of dumb stuff that you just and solely you’ll care about, however it’s your browser, you realize? Consider it like a sticker in your laptop computer.
Sadly, Vivaldi collects various themes inside its browser, however typically leaves the personalised icons so that you can add by downloading photos and so forth. (It’s in all probability not definitely worth the threat of attracting the wrath of Disney’s attorneys, for instance.) Vivaldi does accumulate among the much less problematic themes so that you can get pleasure from, although, resembling a Home windows 95 theme (above) for a retro really feel. (Whereas that theme is dwell, you’ll want Vivaldi 6.0 to incorporate the icons.)
The brand new Workspaces function is a little more prosaic. Vivaldi has supplied the power so as to add a second row of tabs for some time now, and Workspaces is principally like a bookmarked row of themed tabs that you would be able to accumulate in both the first or secondary row. (On this means, it’s a bit just like the Collections function in Microsoft Edge.) All you have to do is choose a brand new Workspace, then add tabs to it and save them in a bunch. You’ll be able to then open all of them up — together with stacking them, one other function Vivaldi has supplied. (Vivaldi’s macros and “accordion tabs” are much more.)
In fact, it’s as much as you the way you reap the benefits of the brand new tabs and what themes you apply to them. The one function that Vivaldi is leaving out might be making use of customized themes to customized Collections. Possibly we’ll have to attend for Vivaldi 7.0 for that!