Vivaldi Technologies released Vivaldi 5.3, a new version of the company’s web browser, to the public on June 1, 2022. The new version of Vivaldi introduces support for full customization of toolbars in the browser as well as other features.
Vivaldi 5.3 is already available. Users running Vivaldi will eventually get the update through the browser’s auto-update feature, but they can speed up the process by running a manual update check on desktop versions of Vivaldi.
Select Menu Vivaldi > Help > Check for Updates to display the current version and start a check for updates. The browser should pick up the new version at this point, download it, and install it.
Vivaldi is already a highly customizable browser. Vivaldi users can modify context menus and main browser menus, get the most versatility when it comes to tab display, excellent support for keyboard shortcuts and much more.
Vivaldi 5.3 adds another customization option to the Chromium-based web browser: editable toolbars.
Vivaldi displays a toolbar at the bottom of the browser window, which allows users to quickly access features such as zooming, image and animation flipping, screen capture, or screen actions. page. Vivaldi has long supported hiding the status bar, but the introduction of editing options may improve it for its users.
The browser has a number of toolbars, including the navigation toolbar, messaging toolbar, or command strings. All of these are editable in Vivaldi 5.3.
Right-click the status bar and select Edit > Customize Toolbar to display the customization menu for all toolbars. You can also select Vivaldi Menu > View > Customize Toolbar to open the same menu.
Right-clicking on a specific toolbar icon displays an option to delete that particular item directly, without opening the main editing window.
The personalization menu gives you the following options:
- Remove toolbar items by dragging them to a location outside the toolbar area.
- Rearrange toolbar items using drag and drop.
- Reset the toolbar to restore the default value.
- Add new items to the toolbar by dragging and dropping.
The new feature allows users to control many toolbar items. Unnecessary icons can be removed to improve usability and remove clutter, and icons can be rearranged to change accessibility.
It is possible to remove essential menu items, such as the address bar from the navigation toolbar, from the browser. Users may need to reset the toolbar if they do it by accident or drop it back into the toolbar using the edit options.
Some items are grouped together. The address bar includes all the icons displayed in its area and there is no option to remove individual items from it.
The new edit toolbar option makes Vivaldi a whole lot better for some of its users. If you don’t need specific icons in any of the toolbars, you can now remove and hide them.
Other changes in Vivaldi 5.3
Vivaldi engineers have added a new reset option to browser settings. Each section has a reset option to reset all options to default state.
Vivaldi’s synchronization feature supports search engine synchronization in the new version; this syncs all search engines across all Vivaldi installations, including desktop, mobile, and even cars from Renault and Polestar.
Now you: What do you think of these new customization options?