Vivaldi 5.1 adds the ability to scroll browser tabs horizontally in the tab bar
Vivaldi for Mac received an update today that brings even more new features to the highly customizable web browser, including a convenient way to manage multiple tabs using horizontal scrolling.
Most modern web browsers typically handle multiple tabs by cutting tabs into smaller and smaller segments to fit them all on the screen, but this can quickly get cluttered and make it progressively harder to identify each tab in the squeeze .
In an effort to avoid this situation, Vivaldi version 5.1 brings a new scrolling tabs feature that allows users to scroll the row of tabs horizontally to reveal more full-width tabs.
Tabs are browsed horizontally by clicking and dragging with the cursor or by using the arrows to the left and right of the tabs. Another way to view tabs is to long click on the arrows to get a full list of all open tabs.
The horizontal scrolling feature can also be combined with Vivaldi’s existing two-level tab stacks option, allowing users to scroll through two rows of grouped tabs and take advantage of tab group previews for comprehensive management tabs.
In addition to scrollable tabs, this version of the browser also brings a new built-in Reading List, a new repository for offline reading that maintains the read/unread status of each article, with no service registration required.
Elsewhere, Vivaldi has also added a Quick Settings panel on the Start Page, allowing quicker access to the Start Page’s full range of customizable options, including things like background images, favorites, speed dials and search field settings.
Vivaldi Browser 5.1 is a free download for Mac available directly from the Vivaldi website, with built-in tracking protection, tab tools, translation functionality, Chrome extension support and more.