Competition to meet Vivaldi in Oslo, Quick Commands, Tab Cycling, Edge’s switch to Chromium, Measuring the “filter bubble”

Meet the Vivaldi team in Oslo in 2019

There’s nothing we like more than meeting our users in person! Just like last year, we are running a competition to bring one lucky user to Norway! It’s easy to participate, so spread the word, and don’t forget to take part yourselves! ✈

Quick Commands are unique to Vivaldi

There are many features in Vivaldi that you won’t find in other browsers. In a recent article, TechRepublic explores one such feature, Quick Commands. Quick Commands allows you to control just about every aspect of your browsing from a single location. “Instead of pointing and clicking your way around the interface, you only need to use Quick Commands to find what you’re looking for”. Take a look and share!

Tab Cycling reduces scrolling time

If you keep a lot of tabs open, navigating between them can become a little hard. That’s why many people are looking for ways to reduce their scrolling time. Enter Vivaldi’s Tab Cycling, a quick and easy way to switch tabs. This “how-to” blog explains all you need to know.This is certainly not encouraging as competition is good for the Web. I believe that Microsoft has lost the battle with Chrome, just like they lost the battle with the Web in the past. The next move probably is going to be to attempt embrace, extend, extinguish as this has worked for them before. As Microsoft is on a losing battleground, this is likely an example of them wanting control. These are interesting times for browsers and we have to see how this evolves.

Why Microsoft Edge’s switch to Google’s Chromium is bad news

The news that Microsoft Edge is to switch to Chromium gave rise to many discussions over the past week. In this ZDNet story, Jon von Tetzchner says that the news is not encouraging as competition is good for the Web. He adds: “I believe that Microsoft has lost the battle with Chrome, just like they lost the battle with the Web in the past. The next move probably is going to be to attempt to embrace, extend, extinguish as this has worked for them before. As Microsoft is on a losing battleground, this is likely an example of them wanting control. These are interesting times for browsers and we have to see how this evolves.”

How Google is influencing what you click

Did you come across this enlightening study by DuckDuckGo? It tries to measure the so-called “filter bubble”. Over the years, there has been considerable discussion of Google’s manipulation of search results based on personal data. DuckDuckGo set out to measure this in a recent study. Of course, it should be taken with a pinch of salt as they are a direct competitor of Google, but it still makes for an interesting read.

Now, back to those goodie bags! We have prepared 50 of those for our Ambassadors. The first 50 of you to send us their postal address on ambassadors@vivaldi.com will receive a very special gift from us! 🎁

As always, a big thank you for sharing our stories and for helping us spread the word about Vivaldi! Thank you all! 😍