How to install Vivaldi browser on Solus

Vivaldi is a young but great browser, and one of the most feature-rich ones available. For those who are customization freaks, this is the perfect browser and its also quite adequate for privacy and productivity.

Vivaldi has been in the browser game for much less time than other browsers like Firefox or Chromium – yes, but that in no way is a statement regarding its performance. Vivaldi is one of the best browsers available at the moment on the Linux platform.

It would be an understatement to say that Vivaldi has a lot of features, but rather, it is overloaded with unique and useful features that the users surely will need a bit of getting used to. Still, once that happens, it is beneficial for the workflow. Vivaldi is primarily known for its shortcuts and gestures.

Vivaldi
Vivaldi

This guide shows the distinctive features of Vivaldi and how to install it on Solus

Features

1. Tab Management

There are several options for tab management in Vivaldi, some of which are:

  • General tab options: These options include options for new tab view (homepage, blank page or a specific page), new tab position (end of tabs, next to the active tab), closing tabs actions (activate last active tab, active related tab, etc.) and tab handling (several gestures and options).
  • Tabs can be grouped, as the user desires
  • Tabs can be viewed on a split-screen
  • Along with the top bar, tabs can also be in a sidebar
  • The tabs except the active tab can be hibernated
  • (For those who like to open a gazillion tabs at a time) Users can even search for specific tabs among the open tabs

    Tab options.
    Tab options

2. User Interface

Options for user interface are:

  • Several beautiful themes are available by default
  • Any websites can be added to the sidebar
  • Adaptive interface features a change in theme and colors for all different websites
  • Position of the toolbar, status bar, bookmark bar, and address bar can be configured
  • Reader view is available to display only the critical text and image content
  • The sidebar features tools within an easy reach

    User interface options
    User interface options

3. Privacy

One of the features that make Vivaldi attractive to many users (me included) is that it takes care of the users’ privacy. The data is not recorded, users are not tracked, and sync is very safe to use. Private search engines like DuckDuckGo are provided to keep your searches safe as well.

Privacy options
Privacy options

4. Tools

There are some great tools available built-in in the browser, such as:

  • Taking notes while browsing
  • Getting in-depth image information

Image information options
Image information options

Installing Vivaldi on Solus

The installation of Vivaldi is pretty easy on Solus, as it is available in the repositories. To install Vivaldi, enter the following command in the Terminal:

sudo eopkg install vivaldi-stable

Installation
Installation

This will install Vivaldi on your system.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Vivaldi is a young but great browser, and one of the most feature-rich ones available. With the program being readily available in most distributions, it is quite quick to install too. For those who are customization freaks, this is the perfect browser and its also quite adequate for privacy and productivity.

Pulkit Chandak
Pulkit Chandak is a Linux enthusiast and has been using and experimenting with open source software and hardware too since a long time. He is a huge admirer of open source software and wants to ventilate it to all around him. He is interested in reviewing and writing tutorials on Linux and its many distributions. He believes that freedom in software leads to freedom of the mind from the chains of limits.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

23,520FansLike
366FollowersFollow
16SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST ARTICLES

How to setup FTP Server on CentOS

You are allowed to use any one of the FTP servers as you like. However, in this tutorial, we will be installing and using vsftpd, short for Very Secure FTP Daemon. It is a fast, stable, and secure FTP server that will help you transfer files to and from a remote system in a jiffy.

CentOS Vs. Ubuntu Server : Everything You Need to Know

Choosing the perfect Linux distribution to set up your server can be confusing since Linux provides a limitless number of options. The main reason behind these many distributions is because Linux is an opensource platform. Anybody with the required skills can contribute to the development or build and release their distribution. Currently, there are more than 600 Linux Desktop and Server distributions in the market.

Top 10 Reasons to use Xfce as your Desktop Environment

There are many choices for desktop environments for Linux based operating systems. Mainly, you can install any DE of your choice on most of the Linux based distributions, even if they are not offered as a package officially. In our recent articles, we discussed the best of KDE and Cinnamon. In this article, we wish to present to you the top reasons why you should consider Xfce as your desktop environment.

The 10 Best Linux Network Monitoring Tools

Having total control over your network is essential to prevent programs from overusing your network resources and slowing down the overall performance. This is why you should install a network monitoring tool on your system, giving you a visual overview of everything that's happening on your network. Networking Tools are like swiss-knife for the system administrators for troubleshooting system issues.

How to install CouchPotato on Ubuntu

Downloading movies and copying them over to your home server can get frustrating, especially if you are doing it daily! What if you have an option to download videos automatically, quickly, and above all with excellent quality. CouchPotato allows you to download movies easily once they are available and released automatically.

Top 20 Rsync Examples in Linux

The Rsync (remote sync) command is a Linux/Unix utility used to synchronize and copy files and directories either locally or remotely. Most Linux geeks use Rsync to mirror, backup or migrate data across folders, across disks and networks. One notable feature with the Rsync command is that it uses the "delta transfer algorithm."

MUST READ

Linux is growing faster than ever. As per the latest report, there is a drop in the Windows 10 market share for the first time, and Linux's market share has improved to 2.87% this month. Most of the features in the list were rolled out in the Pop OS 20.04. Let's a detailed look into the new features, how to upgrade, and a ride through video.
Elementary OS 5.1 Hera has received a point release with a handful of new features and bug fixes, and we will be reviewing the significant changes in this article. For those new to elementary OS, this Ubuntu-based Linux distribution uses their inhouse built Pantheon desktop environment and AppCenter.

6 Essential Command-Line Utilities Every Linux User Should Know

Last week, we shared with you several "cool and fun" commands to get comfortable and confident with the Linux command-line. In our quest to further aid Linux users with mastery of the command line, or CLI, we present you with a variety of command-line utilities essential for all Linux users, regardless of proficiency level.

6 best task managers for Linux

One of the essential tools in any Linux distribution is a Task Manager. It is a system monitor application that gives you a report of all programs running on your computer and the status of your RAM and CPU usage.

Top 10 Reasons to use Xfce as your Desktop Environment

There are many choices for desktop environments for Linux based operating systems. Mainly, you can install any DE of your choice on most of the Linux based distributions, even if they are not offered as a package officially. In our recent articles, we discussed the best of KDE and Cinnamon. In this article, we wish to present to you the top reasons why you should consider Xfce as your desktop environment.

How to create a Live Linux USB drive using Etcher

In the Linux community, one thing is common between almost all of the users: trying out different Linux distributions. Most of the Linux based distributions have a great way of being tested as they provide ISO images for creating a Live USB.