Vivaldi 3.7 Released with Native Apple M1 Support & Speed Boost

Last updated: March 19, 2021 — Leave a comment

The Vivaldi web browser 3.7 was released a few days ago. Features performance improvements and Apple M1 machines support.

Vivaldi 3.7 gets a series speed boost. By testing on Ubuntu 18.04 PC with 2 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU and 4 GB RAM, the browser tabs open twice as fast, and new windows open 26% faster compare to the previous version.

The new release also adds native support for Apple computers using the new ARM-based M1 processors.

Besides, there are more new features including:

  • Add support for Kabyle
  • Add support for configurable document menus
  • Support Periodic Reload in web panels
  • Periodic Reload in Web Panels
  • Declutter a crowded Tab Bar in two clicks
  • Search highlight priority options
  • Silent update support for Windows.
  • Import bookmarks for Chromium Edge

How to Install Vivaldi 3.7 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- https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub | 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 https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/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.

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