Tip #59

Enable “Download Messages for Offline Viewing and Searching” to access your mail without internet connection.

When you open a message in Vivaldi Mail it’s downloaded and a file for the message is created in your browser’s profile. Then you can open the email whether you have an internet connection or not. In addition, when searching, the downloaded message’s body is included in the searched content, improving search results.

To be able to view messages offline and include all message content in search even before you’ve opened the email, you only need to tick one box in Mail Settings.

To enable the setting:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail.
  2. Select an account you’ve added to Vivaldi Mail.
  3. In the Identity section, enable “Download Messages for Offline Viewing and Searching“.
Vivaldi Settings window, with focus on "Download Messages for Offline Viewing and Searching" setting.

Tip #58

Press F2 / ⌘E to open Quick Commands.

Quick Commands in Vivaldi is a powerful universal search, wrapped in a minimal, command line interface. From Quick Commands you can execute commands, search for open and recently closed tabs, open bookmarks and a lot more.

The fastest way to open Quick Commands is to use the Keyboard shortcut F2 / ⌘ E, but you can also open it from  Vivaldi menu button Vivaldi menu > Tools > Quick Commands or create a Mouse Gesture for the action.

Then just start typing what you’re looking for, select the correct item on the list and press Enter (or click on the item).

Vivaldi browser with Quick Commands open on the Start Page.
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Tip #57

Enable Desktop site from the Vivaldi menu on Android, to view desktop versions of websites.

To display a desktop version of the website, instead of the mobile version commonly displayed on smaller screens, open the Vivaldi menu buttonVivaldi Menu and tick the box for Desktop Site.

To permanently display desktop versions of all websites:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu button Vivaldi Menu > Settings > Web pages.
  2. Enable Always Show Desktop Site.

Tip #56

Click on the “moon” button to switch Vivaldi Webmail to dark mode.

You can access your Vivaldi email account on webmail.vivaldi.net, where Webmail’s Elastic (default) theme offers both light and dark versions.

Click on the moon icon at the bottom left corner of the page to switch to dark mode.

When dark mode is enabled, click on the sun to return to light mode.

Tip #55

Install the Linux ARM version of Vivaldi on Raspberry Pi.

The selection of devices Vivaldi can be installed on keeps growing. Recently the Android version of Vivaldi became available in Polestar and Renault cars and it’s possible to use Vivaldi on Steam Deck. But we have been making builds for Linux based ARM devices, which includes the popular Raspberry Pi, for a few years now.

Click the button below to download Vivaldi.

For additional instructions and tips for installing and running Vivaldi on Raspberry Pi, check out this Help page.

Tip #54

Click on the padlock on the Address Bar to access Site Settings.

Behind the padlock icon on the left side of the Address Bar, you’ll find a lot of useful information about the website you currently have open.

  • Information about connection security and certificates.
  • Allowed and blocked permissions.
  • Allowed and blocked cookies.
  • Additional settings.

The padlock indicates that the connection is secure. But you may also see the following icons in place of the padlock:

  • – your connection to the site is not private and you should not share any sensitive information (e.g. passwords) with the site.
  • – your connection is not fully secure and you should be careful about sharing any sensitive information (e.g. passwords) with the site.
  • – you’re viewing Vivaldi’s internal page (e.g. vivaldi://about) or a local file.
  • – on Start Page, instead of the Site Info button, you’ll see a search icon.

Tip #53

Hold down the right mouse button and scroll to cycle through tabs.

Ctrl/⌘ + Tab and Ctrl/⌘ + Shift + Tab are well-known Keyboard Shortcuts used for cycling through tabs, but in Vivaldi you can also cycle using just your mouse.

To do that, first check that Switch Tabs by Scrolling has been enabled in Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Cycling. Then you can hover the mouse cursor over the Tab Bar and scroll to switch tabs. Alternatively, regardless of where the mouse cursor is located in the Vivaldi window, you can hold down the right mouse button or ALT key and scroll to cycle through tabs.

To make cycling through tabs even better, enable Show Tab Cycler from Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Cycling. That way, instead of switching to the next tab immediately, you scroll through tab previews and switch only after you’ve selected a tab and release the right mouse button or ALT key.

Tab Cycler as a list