In the last few days many new things have happened in the web browser world – Google Chrome has finally stopped support for Windows XP and Vista, researchers have discovered some vulnerabilities in the way Firefox handles the extensions and a new web browser called Vivaldi has come up with its first release version. Vivaldi is being developed by a team headed by the Jon S. Von the co-founder of Opera. Just like Opera, Vivaldi also uses Chrome’s Blink engine and as such will also stop support for Windows XP and Vista. In any case, you will be surprised at the number of features and options available in the Vivaldi browser.
If you want to try out the new Vivaldi web browser, perhaps the first thing to do is to import your bookmarks, passwords, history, search engines and other settings from your other web browsers. Vivaldi makes it very easy and it can be done in just two steps:
- Click on the Vivaldi icon in the top-left corner of the browser window and then select File → Import Bookmarks and Settings from the menu that appears.
- A new window will open up with various importing options. Choose the web browser that you want to import the bookmarks and other settings from. Choose the type of items you want to import (bookmarks, history, passwords, search engines etc.) and then click on the Start Import button.
- You may have to close down other web browsers for the import process to be successful. After the importing of the various items is complete, you can access them from Vivaldi.
Vivaldi is a new browser, but don’t be fooled by the version numbers. Vivaldi is being developed by a very experienced team of developers led by Opera co-founder himself. Vivaldi is going to present a real competition for the other browsers in near future.