Tip #38

Reorder sections in the Mail Panel to your liking.

The center point of Vivaldi Mail, the Mail Panel displays 8 sections: All messages, Custom folders, Mailing Lists, Filters, Flags, Labels, Feeds, and All Accounts.

If the default order doesn’t suit you, you can reorder the sections. If you know you’ll never use a specific section, you can hide it altogether.

To customize the Mail Panel:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Mail Panel Order and Visibility.
  2. Select the section you want to move.
  3. Click on the arrows at the bottom of the list to move the folder up or down.
    Alternatively, click and drag the section to its new location.

To hide a section untick the box in front of the section name.

Tip #37

Enable Mail, Calendar and Feeds from Settings > General > Productivity Features.

Vivaldi Mail, Calendar and Feeds have shed the Beta tag from their name and are now proudly version 1.0. πŸ₯³

To start using Mail, Calendar and Feeds:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Productivity Features.
  2. Tick the box for Enable Mail, Calendar and Feeds.

If you’ve freshly installed Vivaldi or created a new User Profile, select Fully Loaded in the welcome flow.

Then you can start adding your email accounts to Mail, your calendars and events in Calendar, and keep track of the latest content from your favorite creators with Feeds.

For more info about these features check the following links:

Tip #36

Set a unique avatar image for each User Profile.

User Profiles are a great way to compartmentalize your browsing data (bookmarks, passwords, etc.) based on use case (personal, school, work, etc.) or when sharing the computer with someone.

To differentiate the profiles, add avatar images to each user profile. There are a few way you can do that.

Option 1

Log in to your Vivaldi account in the browser (Settings > Sync). Then your account’s profile image will be displayed as the user profile avatar image. To update your account’s profile image, go to the account’s profile on Vivaldi.net.

Option 2

Select a premade avatar image.

  1. Click on the User Profile button on the Address Bar.
  2. Click on the active user’s name.
  3. Select one from the available images.
  4. Click Save.

Option 3

Use your own image.

  1. Click on the User Profile button on the Address Bar.
  2. Click on the active user’s name.
  3. Click on the big + button (Select custom avatar image) below the profile name.
  4. Find the image from your File Manager/Finder.
  5. Click Save.

Tip #35

Hold down the right mouse button and swipe left to go to the previous page.

If you’re used to browsing the web with one hand constantly on the mouse, you can speed up your browsing by using Mouse Gestures.

For example, instead of trying to place the mouse cursor over the right button on the Address Bar or moving the hand away from the mouse to use a Keyboard Shortcut, hold down the right mouse button and swipe left to go back in history. Swipe right if you want to go forward in history. Just make sure the mouse cursor is located on the web page, not on any of the browser toolbars while using the gesture.

You can discover more gestures and customize them in Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping.

Tip #34

Long press on a link in Vivaldi on Android and select “Open in new Tab Stack” to keep related tabs together.

You can group open tabs in the Tab Switcher, but to create a new Tab Stack on the fly from the active tab and a link you want to open from the active tab, just select “Open in new Tab Stack” from the link’s context menu. Then all your research, shopping, recipe and other web pages will be grouped together into a neat stack.

Web link context menu open with Open in new Tab Stack highlighted.

Tip #33

Enable all Web Panel controls for easier navigation.

With Web Panels you can keep sites easily accessible from Vivaldi’s side Panel. Most of the time, you’ll probably just quickly check the web panel and then return to browsing in the main tabs. But if you need to view multiple pages in the web panel and go back and forth a lot, additional controls can come in handy.

To enable the navigation buttons:

  1. Right-click on the Web Panel’s button on the Panel.
  2. Select Toolbar > Display All Controls.

Then, in addition to the Home button, which is there by default, you’ll also see Back, Forward and Reload buttons. web panel controls

Telegram Web Panel with enabled controls.

Tip #32

Hold down the Alt key while clicking on a tab’s close button to close all other tabs and leave only the chosen tab open.

A neat little feature Vivaldi has is the option to close all tabs except one. There are actually more ways to do it than the one mentioned above, so, let’s go over all of them.

For the last two, the tab you want to keep open needs to be the active tab.

Learn more about opening and closing tabs here.

Tip #31

Undo your changes to the browser by resetting the settings.

Have you been experimenting with Vivaldi’s settings and now the browser doesn’t behave as you’d like it to? If you’re not sure which of the settings is causing issues, just reset them all and start from fresh. πŸ˜…

To reset settings:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to the settings category you want to reset.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the section.
  4. ClickΒ Reset [category name] Settings to Default.
  5. Confirm the decision by clickingΒ Reset SettingsΒ in the popup dialog.