Mark messages as read immediately after opening them.
Vivaldi Mail has three read states – Unseen, Unread, and Read. Messages go from Unseen to Unread automatically after opening them, but marking each message as Read is an active choice. The Unread state is a good way to keep track of messages you’ve already seen but have not dealt with yet.
If this doesn’t fit your workflow, you can skip the Unread state by enabling “Automatically Mark as Read” in Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Unread Messages.
Download Custom Icons for your browser from Vivaldi Themes.
Using Custom Icons with your browser theme, allows you to take the uniqueness of your Vivaldi to yet another level. You can create an icon for each toolbar button yourself or you can make use of the numerous Themes with Custom Icons the creative minds of Vivaldi Community members have shared with everyone.
Open files stored on your computer in Vivaldi Browser.
Instead of switching between different apps while working on your computer, open local files in their own tab in the browser and work with everything in one place. It allows you to group, tile, and use many other features on both web pages and local files together.
To open a local file in Vivaldi, use one of the following methods:
Open the main Vivaldi menu > File > Open File (Ctrl + O / ⌘ O) and look for the file.
Drag the file from the File Manager/Finder to the browser window.
Type File:///C:/ (on Windows) or file:// (on macOS and Linux) in the Address Field and browse through the folders for the file.
Copy the file or folder path from File Manager/Finder to Vivaldi’s Address Field.
Hibernate Workspaces to reduce Vivaldi Browser’s memory usage.
With tabs being divided into multiple Workspaces, it’s easy to loose track of how many tabs you have open. Having tens, if not hundreds, of open tabs can use up a decent amount of memory, so it’s good to hibernate the Workspaces you’re not actively using.
To hibernate a Workspace:
Open the Workspaces menu.
Right-click on the Workspace you want to hibernate.
Skip download destination selection with multiple consecutive downloads by enabling default location updating.
Instead of saving all downloads in a single folder, you might prefer to select the most relevant download location for each file. But sometimes, when saving multiple files to the same location, having to choose the destination folder again and again can be tiring.
That’s why Vivaldi has a neat little setting, that updates the default download location whenever you save a file to a new location. That way, to download 10 similar files, you only have to select the destination folder once.
Discover all the different ways you can open Private Tabs in Vivaldi on Android.
Private Tabs are a good option when you want to use the same service with two different accounts, hide your browsing activity from someone you’re sharing the device with, or any other reason. But before you can start browsing in a Private tab, you need to open one first.
Take a look at the list below to see the many ways you can do it in Vivaldi on Android:
Open the main menu and select “New private tab” (see image below).
Long press on the +Tab Switcher button and select “New private tab”.
Long press on the + New Tab button on the Tab Bar and select “New private tab”.
Open the Tab Switcher > Private Tabs and tap on the + New Tab button in the bottom right corner.
In any of the Tab Switcher views, open the ⋮ menu in the top right corner and select “New private tab”.
Long press on the Vivaldi icon on your mobile device’s home screen or app library and select “New private tab”.
Long press on a link on a web page and select “Open in private tab”.
Filter blog posts by category on blogs.vivaldi.net.
The Community on Vivaldi.net writes blog posts on various different topics. We’ve created a number of categories blog authors can list their posts in. That way, readers can read posts on topics they’re interested in more easily and bloggers can increase the visibility of their content.
To see a selection of blog posts on the topic you’re interested in:
Duplicate the active tab and tile both in one step with Command Chains.
Do you regularly find yourself needing to work with content on the same page side by side? Normally you’d duplicate the tab first and then tile them, but with Vivaldi’s Command Chains, you can get to the tiled view much faster.
Create custom shortcuts for switching to the next and previous Workspace.
Whether you prefer to use Keyboard Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures or Quick Commands, Vivaldi has got you covered. There are countless customizable shortcuts for commands in Vivaldi, including for Workspaces, that you can use to browse faster.
Make your favorite search engine the default on Vivaldi on Android.
There are a lot of search engines you can use to find information on the internet. Vivaldi on Android comes with a good selection and allows you to set your preferred search engine as the default one, while still allowing you to quickly use others via Search Engine Nicknames.
Disable image cropping in Vivaldi Social to always see images in their full size.
Posts with tall images will require you to scroll more to get to the next post in the feed and if there are many posts like that, you’ll end up scrolling a lot. That’s why they’re cropped by default. If the content seems interesting you can click on the image to see it in full.
If you prefer to always see images in their full size and don’t mind scrolling, you can disable the cropping. To do that:
Go to Preferences > Post Layout.
Disable “Crop images in non-expanded posts to 16×9”.
Click “Save Changes” at the top or bottom of the page.
The best place to download Vivaldi for desktop is on vivaldi.com. If you can’t do that (e.g. you have Windows S Mode) or you prefer to install apps for Windows from their app store, you now have the option to install Vivaldi Browser also through the Microsoft Store.