Browsing with tabs has become a must nowadays. Going back to the era of Internet Explorer, where each page opened in a separate window, is unthinkable. Virtually all modern web browsers, such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, are designed to navigate using tabs. However, it is true that tabbed browsing has become a bit obsolete, since it has been a long time since there has been a search for how to revolutionize this concept. Until Vivaldi , with its new version 3.6, wants to revolutionize the way we navigate using tabs.
Vivaldi is a Chromium-based browser, developed by the former head of Opera. This new browser wants to position itself as a light, private and innovative alternative to the three most used web browsers. And, incidentally, resemble the classic Opera as much as possible to regain the trust of veteran users.
This web browser wants to revolutionize the way we surf the Internet on a day-to-day basis. And for this, in addition to offering us a multitude of utilities (such as the newly introduced native email and calendar clients), it also seeks to revolutionize the classic features of conventional browsers. And currently the goal is on the tabs, who with the new version 3.6 of this browser will change the way you browse.
We can download the new version 3.6 of Vivaldi from its website .
Tabs within tabs: what’s new from Vivaldi
We already talked about this new browser feature at the end of 2020, when it was introduced in the development version of it. This new feature is inspired by the new groups of tabs in Chrome, but instead of all being grouped under the same color, what they do is appear in a second tab bar , below the main one.
In the top bar of the browser we can have the main tabs of each website that we visit. And in the lower bar we will have each of the sub-tabs that we open. If we are one of those who usually have dozens of tabs open, thanks to this new function we will be able to navigate in a much more orderly and organized way.
A totally optional feature
The new Vivaldi 3.6 brings this new function by default for all users. But what if you don’t like this new way of surfing? No problem. Vivaldi has also thought about it, and therefore this second tab bar is totally optional . Within the Vivaldi settings, in the tab section, we will be able to choose the behavior of this new function.
Vivaldi allows us to choose the type of stacking of tabs we want to use. For example, we can activate the ” two levels ” mode to show the two tab bars, the ” compact ” mode, which places the tabs in small sub-tabs on top of the main one (but in a single bar), or deactivate stacking of eyelashes.
The double tab bar when browsing changes the rules of the game. Along with Edge’s vertical tabs, and Chrome’s tab groups, the way you navigate is changing. Now we just have to wait and see if the other browsers choose to also include this new way of browsing, or continue experimenting until they find the next revolution.