Tip #247

Long press on selected text in Vivaldi on Android to do a web search with the selection.

We shared how to search with a snippet of text on a web page on the desktop version of Vivaldi in Tip #8. This time we’re sharing how to do the same on Android.

To search with selected text:

  1. Long press on a word you want to select.
    Drag the little bubbles at the bottom corners of the word to select more than one word.
  2. On the menu that appears, tap on the 3 dot menu to see additional options.
  3. Select Web search.

Results will be shown from your default search engine.

A web page in Vivaldi on Android with a few words selected and context menu open.

Tip #246

Use Forum’s Advanced Search to find the most relevant discussions.

Vivaldi Forum is full of discussion threads about all things Vivaldi and more. If you have a question or a request, it’s best to use the search function first. The odds are that your question has already been answered or a feature request is already collecting upvotes from the community.

To use Advanced Search, click on the 3 gear icons in the Search field in the top right corner of the Forum.

You can narrow down results by the following criteria:

  • Category
  • Post author
  • Tags
  • Number of replies
  • Post time
  • Whether the search term can be found only in the topic title or also in the content
  • Whether all or only some words in results need to match the search term
Vivaldi Forum's Advanced Search.

Tip #245

Show Start Page navigation menu on all internal pages.

By default the navigation menu on Start Page is only shown with your Speed Dials. But it can also be displayed when viewing Bookmarks, History, Notes, and Calendar.

To enable the menu:

  1. Go to Settings > Start Page > Start Page Navigation.
  2. Enable Show on Internal Pages.

Alternatively, you can hide the menu altogether by selecting Hide Titles in Start Page Navigation settings.

Vivaldi Calendar with Start Page navigation enabled.

Tip #244

Use Quick Commands to export Notes.

Making notes as you browse is easy in Vivaldi with the Notes feature. But did you know that you can export notes as individual text files?

To export your notes:

  1. Create a folder for the notes in your File Manage/Finder.
  2. In Vivaldi, open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘E).
  3. Type in “Export Notes” and press Enter.
  4. In the save dialog, locate and select the folder.
"Export Notes" being typed in Quick Commands in Vivaldi browser.

Tip #243

Keep a group of stacked tabs around by pinning the Tab Stack.

Pinning tabs prevents the tabs from being accidentally closed and you’ll always find them from the same location on the left side/top of the Tab Bar. In addition to pinning single tabs, in Vivaldi, you can also pin a Tab Stack.

To pin a group of tabs:

  1. Create a Tab Stack with the tabs you want to pin as a group.
  2. Right-click on the Tab Stack, either on the Tab Bar or in the Window Panel.
  3. Select Pin Tab Stack.
Vivaldi browser window with a Tab Stack being pinned. Context menu with the Pin Tab Stack option is highlighted.

Tip #242

Bookmark multiple pages at once using the Tab context menu.

While browsing the internet, have you opened many web pages that you want to save for later as Bookmarks? In Vivaldi, there’s a way to add them all at once.

To add multiple web pages as Bookmarks:

  1. On the Tab Bar or in the Window Panel, select the tabs you want to bookmark while holding down the Shift or Ctrl / key.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected tabs.
  3. Select Bookmark # Tabs.

In case you want to save all open tabs as bookmarks, select Bookmark All Tabs from the context menu.

Tip #241

Click the bell icon to be notified about new posts on Vivaldi Social.

If you follow a lot of accounts on Vivaldi Social, posts from your favorites may get buried in all the content. To make sure you never miss a post from a specific Mastodon account, enable notifications.

To enable notifications for an account:

  1. Go to the account’s profile on Vivaldi Social.
  2. Make sure you follow the account.
  3. Click on Notify me when @username posts between Unfollow and account menu buttons.

Then whenever there’s a new post, you’ll find a notification about it on your Notifications page.

Vivaldi account open on Vivaldi Social. Unfollow, Notify and menu buttons are highlighted with a mouse cursor hovering over the Notify button.

Tip #240

Middle mouse click on the Reload button to duplicate the active tab.

Do you quickly want to make a copy of the tab you have open in front of you, including all its history? Then all you need to do is click with the middle mouse button (scroll wheel) on the Reload current page button and it will open an exact clone of the tab you have open.

Then you can continue browsing in one of the tabs while staying at the place you need in the other.

Tip #239

Swipe left and right to close tabs in Vivaldi on Android.

Swiping left and right is not only for dating apps. In Vivaldi on Android you can use it to close tabs in the Tab Switcher.

Before you start swiping, check that the feature is enabled in Settings > Tabs > Swipe To Close Tab. Then, to close tabs:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Press on the tab you want to close and swipe either left or right.

Tip #238

Hide or move the close button to prevent accidental closing of tabs.

Vivaldi is all about giving you options, so you can make Vivaldi look and behave exactly the way you want it. In this tip will tell you a little about what you can do with regards to closing tabs.

When you go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Display > Tab Options you can make adjustments to the Close Tab button. You have the following options:

  • Hide the button completely by disabling Display Close Button. In addition to the Tab Bar, it will also hide the button in the Window Panel.
  • Choose whether to display the button on the left or right side.
  • Permanently show the close buttons instead of just on hover. Note that it leaves less space for tab titles.

If you have chosen to hide the close button, you can close tabs in one of the following ways:

  • Right-click on a tab and select Close Tab.
  • Enable double-clicking on a tab to close it in Settings > Tabs > Tab Handling.
  • Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl + W / ⌘W.
  • Perform a Close Tab Mouse Gesture by holding down the right mouse button and drawing an L shape.
  • Type “Close Tab” in Quick Commands.
Tab Settings in Vivaldi with Tab Options highlighted.

Tip #237

Reload pages with a right-click and up-down mouse movement.

Locating the reload button on the toolbar and moving the mouse to it takes time, so does finding the right key on your keyboard. Making a quick mouse movement while holding down a button your finger is already likely on – less than a second.

To reload a page with a Mouse Gesture:

  1. Hold down the right mouse button.
  2. Move the mouse up a bit and then down again.
  3. Release the mouse button.

Tip #236

Group all tabs from the same domain into one Tab Stack with just two clicks.

Have you gone down a research rabbit hole and now have too many tabs from the same website open? Tab Stacking helps to keep better track of these tabs.

To group tabs from the same domain into one stack:

  1. Right-click on one of the tabs on the Tab Bar or in the Window Panel.
  2. Select Stack Tabs by Host (# of example.com).

If you have opened multiple tabs from several websites, try grouping them by domain all at once by following Tip #156.

Tab's context menu open in Vivaldi with Stack Tabs by Host highlighted.

Tip #235

Press Tab followed by Space to mark a selected task as done without opening it.

When browsing through your tasks in the full window Calendar view or in the Tasks Panel or Calendar Panel, to mark a task as done, you can tick the box with a mouse click. But there’s also an easy way to do it when you have both hands on the keyboard.

To mark a task done:

  1. First, navigate to the task using arrow keys.
  2. When you’ve selected a task, press Tab to focus on the task’s checkbox.
  3. Then press Space to tick the box.

Tip #234

Start every browsing session with the same set of tabs.

Most people prefer to continue were they left off the last time they used the browser, but if you have a different workflow, use Vivaldi Settings to make the browser open up with the set of tabs you want.

To start the browser with the same tabs every time you open it:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Startup with.
  2. Select Specific Pages.
  3. In the Startup Pages section that appears, enter the links of web pages you want to open.
Vivaldi Browser settings window with Startup with section highlighted.