Tip #494

Clear Cookies on Android only from the website you currently have open with 3 quick taps.

Cookies keep you logged in, store your preferences, and save other information about your visit to the site. If you want to remove the data for a particular site, you don’t need to delete all saved cookies and data from Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data. Instead, you can do it while you have the site open in the active tab.

To delete cookies:

  1. Tap on the Site info button on the left side of the Address Bar.
  2. Select “Cookies and site data”.
  3. Next to the number showing the amount stored data, tap on Delete.
Menu for deleting cookies and site data for a specific website open in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #493

Sort Vivaldi Mail messages by the criteria that makes the most sense for you.

You can change the sorting order of Mail messages separately in each view, but it’s always good to have a fitting default setting.

To change the default sorting order:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Mail List Sorting.
  2. Select your preferred option:
    • Sort by Sender
    • Sort by Subject
    • Sort by Date Received
    • Sort by Date (Threaded)

Tip #491

Choose whether to start watching Forum topics you create and engage with automatically or not.

When you “watch” topics on the Vivaldi Forum, you’ll receive notifications whenever someone replies to the discussion. You can start watching topics manually or be added as a watcher automatically after you’ve posted.

To change the default watch settings:

  1. Click your profile image in the top right corner and select “Settings” from the menu, or head over to https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/settings.
  2. In the “Watch” section, tick the boxes for “Watch topics you create” and/or “Watch topics that you reply to” if you want to receive notifications, or untick the boxes if you don’t want to be added as a watcher to the topic.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save changes”.
Vivaldi Forum settings page

Tip #490

Use search filters in Vivaldi Mail to find the message you’re looking for.

Scrolling through your long lists of messages isn’t really an option if you receive a lot of mail. That’s when the search field with its filters comes to the rescue helping you find the message you’re looking for.

To search for a message in Vivaldi Mail:

  1. Type something relevant to the message in the search field.
  2. Use the available filters to narrow down your search.

The options include:

  • Searching through all messages or specific accounts or folders.
  • Specifying the date range.
  • Looking for senders or recipients (From, To, CC).
  • Searching by the email subject.
  • Searching by something in the body of the message.
  • Showing only messages that include attachments.
  • Use the conjunction NOT to only find messages that do not match with the search keyword.
Vivaldi Mail with focus on the search section.

Tip #489

Enable “Remove cookie warnings” in Tracker and Ad Blocker settings on mobile to hide websites’ cookie dialogs.

Visiting a new website often requires closing a few dialogs before you can focus on the content. Cookie consent dialogs are one of the more frequent types of annoyances on web pages. With the help of Vivaldi’s Tracker and Ad Blocker, you can hide them on your mobile.

To hide Cookie consent dialogs on mobile:

  1. Go to Settings > Tracker and Ad Blocker.
  2. Enable “Block Trackers and Ads”.
  3. Open “Manage Ad Blocking Sources”.
  4. Enable “Remove cookie warnings (Easylist Cookie List)” and “Remove cookie warnings (I don’t care about cookies)”.

Check out Tip #19, to see how to do it on the desktop version of Vivaldi.

Tip #488

Create a new Workspace from a selection of tabs.

Have you cumulated a set of tabs that you would now like to move to a new workspace? Instead of first creating a new workspace and then moving the tabs, you can also create a new space while you moving tabs.

To create a new workspace from open tabs:

  1. Select the tabs you want to put in the workspace.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected tabs to open the context menu.
  3. Select Move # Tabs > Workspace > Create Workspace with Selected Tabs.
  4. Give the new workspace a name and select an icon for it.
  5. Click “Create”.

Tip #487

Import your feeds from other clients to Vivaldi Feed Reader.

Copying feeds you follow in other feed reader clients to Vivaldi is easy when the feeds can be exported as an OPML file. You can also move your subscribed feeds from one Vivaldi instance to another that way.

To import feeds:

  1. Export your feeds as an OPML file from your current client.
  2. In Vivaldi, go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Import from Applications or Files.
  3. From the dropdown menu, select “Feeds (OPML file)”.
  4. Click “Choose file” and locate your exported feeds file.
  5. Review the feeds’ titles and update frequency.
  6. Click “Add Feeds”.
Feeds import dialog open in Vivaldi Browser.

Tip #486

Boost Vivaldi’s performance by enabling the Memory Saver.

Reduce memory usage by automatically hibernating tabs that haven’t been used in a while. This way, active tabs, such as those used for gaming or streaming, can run more smoothly.

To enable the Memory Saver:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Memory Saver.
  2. Select your preferred option:
    • Disabled
    • Automatic (recommended)
    • After 1 Hour Idle
    • After 2 Hours Idle
    • After 3 Hours Idle
    • After 6 Hours Idle

Tip #485

Follow hashtags on Vivaldi Social to see posts on the topic on your Home feed.

Since on Mastodon, there aren’t any algorithms deciding what content to show you, you need to actively follow accounts and hashtags to fill up your Vivaldi Social Home feed with interesting posts.

To find which hashtags to follow:

  • See which hashtags others have added to their posts.
  • Search for hashtags.
  • Browse trending hashtags on the Explore page.

To follow a hashtag:

  1. Click on the hashtag to view recent posts using the hashtag.
  2. Near the top right corner, click on “Follow hashtag”.
A hashtag page open in Vivaldi Social. "Follow hashtag" button is highlighted.

Tip #484

Tinker with Vivaldi’s appearance, all the way down to the menu icon.

On macOS, Vivaldi browser’s main menu is baked into the operating system, but on Windows and Linux you can access the main menu from the Vivaldi logo icon in the top left corner of the browser window.

If you wish, you can replace the Vivaldi logo Vivaldi icon with a more generic, so-called “Hamburger”, ☰ menu icon. To do that:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Menu > Menu Icon Style.
  2. Select “Menu Icon”.
Corner of a Vivaldi browser window highlighting the generic "hamburger" menu icon.

Tip #483

Switch between time periods in the Vivaldi Calendar using your mouse’s scroll wheel.

While viewing and editing your events and tasks in the Vivaldi Calendar you’ll probably need to check things in the past and future.

To do that, you can use the < and > buttons on either side of the “Today” button in the top left corner of the Calendar page or you can press the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. But there’s a new and very convenient option available in the Vivaldi Calendar – using your mouse’s scroll wheel.

Scroll up to view previous time periods and scroll down to go to the upcoming ones. It works in all Calendar views from single-day view up to the year view.

Tip #482

Set a custom wallpaper for the Start Page in Vivaldi on Android.

The Start Page is a gateway to the web, showcasing all your favorite bookmarks – Speed Dials. Learn how to jazz it up with a cool wallpaper. ✨

Here’s how to set a custom wallpaper on Android:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Start Page Wallpaper.
  2. Choose a wallpaper from the presets or select one from your Android phone’s/tablet’s gallery.
Start Page Wallpaper settings and example in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #481

Cycle through Tabs either in recently used order or in the order they’re listed on the Tab Bar.

Cycling through tabs using Keyboard Shortcuts or the scroll wheel of your mouse while holding down the right mouse button is a convenient way to switch tabs. In Vivaldi, you have the power to choose in which order the tabs are cycled through.

To make your choice:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Cycling.
  2. Choose between “Cycle in Recently Used Order” or “Cycle in Tab Order”.

Bonus! See how to enable the visual Tab Cycler in Tip #267.