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Latest update for Vivaldi browser features Ecosia, a search engine that plants trees

The popular alternate browser, Vivaldi, has been updated to version 1.9, and features Ecosia as well as several important security fixes and functional improvements.

While Vivaldi allows users to set their default search engine to anything, the company has now added Ecosia as an alternative for eco-conscious users. Ecosia donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue to support tree planting programs around the world, and therefore your usual web searches can turn into trees planted in the world’s most environmentally threatened areas.

Ecosia uses Bing’s technology, enhanced with its own algorithms. When you search with Ecosia, you will see a small tree counter appear in the top right corner of the screen. It will show a personal record of how many trees you have helped plant.

Apart from that, there’s the ability to change the order of your extensions in the address bar – a much requested feature according to Vivaldi. You can now also change the directory for storing screen captures.

There are quite a few more improvements as the big changelog suggests, so I recommend you to check out the official blog post about the release for more details.

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