Vivaldi Technologies has released a new version of the company's desktop web browser, Vivaldi 2.5, on May 8, 2019.
The new browser version extends Vivaldi's support for home and entertainment devices. Support for Razer Chroma devices is added. Support for Philips Hue devices was added in Vivaldi 1.5, which was released in November 2016.
Vivaldi users who are already running the web browser on their devices may be able to manually check for updates if the update is not automatically fetched at this time. All you need to do is select Vivaldi's Menu> Help> Check for Updates to perform a manual review. The browser should now download the new version to download and install on the device.
The new version of Vivaldi 2.5 is also available as a standalone download on the official Vivaldi website.
The big innovation in Vivaldi 2.5 is the support for Razer Chroma devices. Razer Chroma offers "immersive lighting effects" for devices that support this. Basically, the backlight or ambient lighting changes from Chrome devices like keyboards or mice. Chrome is also compatible with Philips Hue devices to further enhance the effect.
Integrating Vivaldi will change the lighting of Chroma devices based on the websites you visit. It chooses a dominant color on a site, eg. Blue and changes the lighting of chroma devices to the same color.
Razer Chroma users using the Vivaldi browsers can enable the feature under Settings> Themes. There you will find options for activating the Razer Chroma integration in the Vivaldi browser and enabling it on individual device categories such as keyboards, mouse pads or mice.
Here is a demo video of Vivaldi highlighting the new feature: 
Vivaldi 2.5 offers new tile size options for the speed dial tile. Speed Dial refers to the new tab of the browser. You can change the default size of the speed dial icons in Settings> Home> Speed Dial.
Available options are tiny, small, large, huge, standard, and scalable for columns. Tiny and small, push more speed-dial tiles in the visible area of the New Tab page so you can access more items without scrolling. The larger sizes show less but can improve visibility or accessibility.
The third and final functional addition to Vivaldi adds new tab options to the browser. The new commands, available via quick commands, keyboard shortcuts, or mouse gestures, add previous, next, and associated tab selection options to the browser.
Vivaldi 2.5 offers a variety of enhancements and bug fixes under the hood. You can read the entire change log on the official website. Also read our detailed Vivaldi test.
Vivaldi adds features to the browser that distinguish him from other browsers. Some may say that these are of limited use, as most Vivaldi users do not have the necessary equipment – Philips Hue or Razer Chroma – to use these features to provide features that the majority of users find useful or appeals to new users for the browser. We're still waiting for Android client and email support.
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