Literally Pause the Internet With This Built-in Browser Tool

If your Internet habits resemble anything like mine, you probably have 20-plus tabs open at once, maybe multiple windows too, because you want to keep that YouTube playlist or Gmail inbox separate for quicker But all overwhelming digital clutter can keep us glued to our screens anyway. Sometimes the best thing to do is step away from your desk, yet it’s not easy when there are a billion things on our screens to hold our attention. A lesser-used Internet browser, Vivaldi, has its own solution for that essentially let you put a pause on the whole thing.

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That’s on purpose according to von Tetzchner. “Without a daily change of location and defined office hours, many people have a tough time dividing their personal and professional time,” he said. “Once the browser is paused, you can interact with the physical world – communicate with 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.

Instead of minimizing or completely exiting your browser when you want to take a work break, you can click on a special icon in the lower lefthand corner of the browser (or set a custom shortcut command), which turns every tab into a blank slate and stops any videos or music playing on a webpage.

According to a recent announcement by von Tetzchner, the Internet browser received a few new features, including an interesting “Break Mode” feature, which according to von Tetzchner is a “new way to pause the Internet.

Vivaldi launched in April 2016, and it’s a Chromium-based browser, which means it supports a lot of the same extensions as Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

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