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.