Friday, 11 September 2020 07:32

New Vivaldi version helps users to take a break from work

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New Vivaldi version helps users to take a break from work Courtesy Vivaldi

Norway-based Vivaldi Technologies has released a new feature for its browser of the same name, with a Break Mode being offered to help users take a break from continuous work.

A statement from the company said Vivaldi 3.3 also had a new default them for using private windows, base domain highlighting, clickable parts of URLs in the address bar, and an improved tracker and ad blocker.

The Break Mode had been introduced to boost health and productivity and helping people to switch off.

“We want to give our users the tools they need to stay productive, but we also want to empower them to manage their time and balance all the things that are important to them”, Vivaldi chief executive Jon von Tetzchner said.

The Break Mode also pauses the Internet to the machine in question.

"Easily triggered with a pause button at the left corner of the Status Bar, Break Mode mutes and stops HTML5 audio and videos, hides all tabs, panels, and other content leaving the screen clean," the company said.

"Alternatively, Break Mode can be activated with Quick Commands or its shortcut Ctrl + “.”

"Once the browser is paused, users can interact with the physical world – communicate with their colleagues or loved ones, make a phone call, jot down those creative ideas on a piece of paper, exercise, take a power nap, or grab a cup of coffee in peace."

The base domain highlighting feature is meant to help users clearly see the URL of a Web page that is malicious.

Vivaldi Technologies is an employee-owned company that is headquartered in Oslo, with offices in Reykjavik, Boston and Palo Alto.


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Sam Varghese has been writing for iTWire since 2006, a year after the site came into existence. For nearly a decade thereafter, he wrote mostly about free and open source software, based on his own use of this genre of software. Since May 2016, he has been writing across many areas of technology. He has been a journalist for nearly 40 years in India (Indian Express and Deccan Herald), the UAE (Khaleej Times) and Australia (Daily Commercial News (now defunct) and The Age). His personal blog is titled Irregular Expression.

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