Vivaldi Browser Adds a Pause Button For the Internet
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It can be hard to tear yourself away from the never-ending stream of content provided by the internet, so Vivaldi decided to make taking a break easier by introducing a pause button. PCMag reports: Version 3.3 of the Vivaldi browser introduces a new feature called “Break Mode.” Rather than having to close your browser, Break Mode allows you to effectively pause your access to the internet with a button press. Once installed, Vivaldi 3.3 displays a pause button on the status bar. When pressed, Break Mode is engaged, which “mutes and stops HTML5 audio and videos, hides all tabs, panels, and other content leaving the screen clean.” It’s also possible to trigger Break Mode with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + “.” and to activate it via the browser’s Quick Commands.
The Vivaldi team sees it as a way of allowing you to “interact with the physical world” while at the same time not having to remember which tabs you had open or what you were viewing when you’re ready to return. Pressing the pause button again resumes access just as you left it. Break Mode also acts as a very simple and quick way to hide what you were doing on the internet, which could come in very handy seeing as we’re spending so much more time at home together. Other new features include more options for customizing themes as well as adding a new “Private” theme, highlighting base domains to help identify malicious web pages, easier cropping of URLs in the address bar making it easier to visit different parts of a website, and enhancements to the built-in tracker and ad blocker allowing whole pages to be easily blocked.
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