Vivaldi Browser 3.5 Released with Sharing via QR Code

Vivaldi web browser 3.5 was released a day ago with improved tabs and media playback, and support for sharing URL via QR code.

Vivaldi 3.5 release highlights:

  • More tabs management, e.g., open a new tab in the background by default, clone tab in the background.
  • Add Widevine certificate keys to get better experience on Amazon Prime HD, Spotify, Disney+, Peacock TV, etc.
  • Share URL with QR code via a small button in the Address Field, when enabled.
  • Enable shortcuts in context menus
  • Single key shortcut improvements.
  • Make Google components optional: Hangouts, Cast, Cloud Print
  • Accept-language setting
  • Upgrade to Chromium 87.0.4280.88, and more.

How to Install Vivaldi 3.5 in Ubuntu:

The official Ubuntu .DEB package is available to download at the link below:

Download Vivaldi (DEB)

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

sudo apt install ./Downloads/vivaldi-stable*.deb

Vivaldi also has an official 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 key:

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.