Save everything in one place and skip the Downloads dialog.
Some have set up a meticulous folder system for all their files, others save everything in one place and maybe sort things out later. If you’re in the latter camp, you can enable a setting in Vivaldi that lets you skip the Downloads dialog that asks you where you want to save each file.
Take the odd one out by removing a single tab from a Tab Stack.
Grouping tabs into Tab Stacks is a great way to keep your tabs neat and organized. But what to do with a tab that has ended up in the wrong stack? Use one of the following ways to remove a single tab from a Tab Stack:
Right-click on the tab and select “Remove from Tab Stack” from the context menu.
Drag the tab off the Tab Bar and move it back as a top-level tab.
Automatically close old tabs in Vivaldi on Android after a set time.
You know you have a lot of open tabs in Vivaldi on Android, when instead of a number on the Tab Switcher button you see :D. To keep the number of open tabs manageable, you can set Vivaldi to prompt you to close tabs that you haven’t visited in a while.
To set a time after which you’ll get prompted to close old tabs:
Cookies can be useful. They can keep you logged into accounts, save your language preferences, and more, but they can also be used to track you. To curtail the latter, you can have Vivaldi delete all cookies stored in the browser on exit.
Share text with a link to the source from Vivaldi on Android.
“Copy link to highlight” (see Tip #169) is a great feature for sharing a specific part of a web page quickly. Instead of sharing a link and instructing the recipient to scroll past 5 paragraphs of text and 3 images, they’ll be taken to the exact spot you want to highlight (as long as they also use a browser that supports this feature). While on desktop only the link is shared, on Android the highlighted text is also included in the message.
To share text from Vivaldi on Android:
Highlight some text on a web page.
Select “Share” from the menu that appears.
Select the app you want to share the text and link with or tap on Copy.
Follow the app’s sharing steps or paste the text and link to a place of your choice.
Search copied text in a new tab with a single shortcut.
Combining actions often used one after another into a single Command Chain can help you streamline your browsing. One of the many Command Chains you can create is searching for text you have copied to the clipboard in a new tab. That way you can skip opening a new tab, focusing on the address field, pasting your search term in it, and executing the search. It’s all done with the use of a single shortcut or click of a button.
Click on “Add Command Chain” below the list of existing chains.
Give the new chain a name
Add the following commands:
Delay (with the parameter value, for example, 100),
Focus Address Field,
Paste and Go.
Go to Settings > Keyboard and/or Settings > Mouse, look for the new chain in the list of commands, and create a shortcut for it. In addition, you can open the Toolbar Editor and add the new chain as a button on one of the browser toolbars.
Move the Bookmark Bar to the bottom of the window together with the Address and Tab Bar.
Do you prefer to have your important toolbars on the lower side of the browser window? Vivaldi’s flexible customization options allow you to move the toolbars, including the Bookmark Bar, to many different locations.
Show off your personality with a cover image on your Forum profile.
When you’ve been on the Forum for a bit and have managed to earn a couple of reputation points, you can start customizing your profile. One way to add some character to your account is by adding a cover image to your profile.
Enable Reader View for a distraction-free reading experience on Vivaldi on Android.
Web pages often come with a lot of content on them and focusing on the article you’re there to read can be a bit difficult with all the distractions. Enabling Reader View aka Simplified View on Android removes all but the main article, allowing you to focus on what’s important.
To enable Reader View on Android:
First, go to Settings > Web Pages > Accessibility.
Enable “Simplified view for web pages”.
Then find a web page with an article you’d like to read. When Reader View can be enabled, a prompt will appear on top of the page.
Set an Extension as the New Tab Page in your Vivaldi browser.
When you open a new tab in Vivaldi, you have various options for what’s displayed in the new tab before you navigate to a web page. You can choose between the Start Page, Home Page, Blank Page, or a web page of your choice. But there’s one more option – a New Tab Page Extension.