Vivaldi 3.3 Released with Break Mode to Pause the Internet

Vivaldi web browser 3.3 was released today. The new release introduces a new Break Mode.

By clicking on the new pause button at the left corner of the Status Bar, or press Ctrl + “.” on keyboard, Break Mode mutes and stops HTML5 audio and videos, hides all tabs, panels, and other content leaving the screen clean.

After taking a break, you can resume your browsing activity exactly where you left off by pressing Play to un-pause the browser.

Other changes in Vivaldi 3.3 include:

  • New Private Window Themes
  • Base domain highlighting for improved security
  • Easier cropping of URL in the Address Bar by pressing Ctrl & clicking.
  • Full-page blocking support
  • Drag & drop Speed Dials to folders

How to Install Vivaldi 3.3 in Ubuntu:

The official Ubuntu .DEB packages are available for download at the link below:

Download Vivaldi (DEB)

Grab the deb matches your OS, then install it via Ubuntu Software or Gdebi package manager. Or run command in terminal:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/vivaldi-stable_3.3*.deb

Vivaldi also has apt repository, with it you can install the browser and get future updates through Software Updater utility.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for terminal from application menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one:

1. Download and install the repository keyring:

wget -qO- | sudo apt-key add -

Typer user password when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Add Vivaldi repository via command:

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb stable main'

3. Finally check updates and install the web browser via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

Or upgrade from an old version via Software Updater utility.

(Optional): To remove Vivaldi apt repository from you system, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.