Tip #252

Keep Notes organized in Vivaldi on Android by grouping them into folders.

Writing down your thoughts or turning snippets of text from web pages into Notes is a great way to save important knowledge for later. Since Notes can be on any topic, grouping related notes into folders helps to keep things organized and easy to find.

To organize notes into folders in Vivaldi on Android:

  1. Open the Notes Panel.
  2. Long-press on the first note you want to include in the new folder.
  3. Tap on other notes you want to add as well.
  4. Tap on the Move button.
  5. Select New Folder.
  6. Give the new folder a name.
  7. Tap on Save.

Take a look at the video to see how to create a new Notes folder on the tablet version of Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #251

Enable “Perform Gestures with Alt Key” to use Mouse Gestures with a touchpad.

Did you know that you can use Mouse Gestures even when you don’t have a mouse at hand? Instead you can draw the gestures on your touchpad/trackpad while holding down a modifier key.

To start using Mouse Gestures with a touchpad:

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse Gestures > Gestures.
  2. Enable Perform Gestures with Alt Key.

Then, to perform a gesture:

  1. Hold down the Alt key on your keyboard.
  2. Draw the gesture on the touchpad. (You can view and edit gestures in Settings > Mouse Gestures > Gesture Mapping)
  3. Release Alt key to execute the command.

Tip #250

Sync your Reading List to read interesting articles from any device at any time.

Rather than reading something on your PC while sitting behind a desk, you might want to read it on the phone during your daily commute or from a tablet with your morning coffee. By saving web pages to the Reading List and syncing the list with Vivaldi on your other devices, you can pick up or continue reading wherever you are.

You can learn how to add a page to the Reading List on desktop and Android from Tip #161. To make sure the lists are in sync:

  1. Go to Settings > Sync.
  2. Log in to your Vivaldi account.
  3. Sync either all data or enable the syncing of Reading Lists.

Do the same on all your devices and you’re all set.

Sync settings open with Reading List in "Sync Selected Data" section highlighted.

Tip #249

Add notes to accounts you follow to remember the reason you started following them.

If you follow a lot of people on Vivaldi Social, then after a while you might start to wonder, why did you start following one person or another. Luckily, Vivaldi Social has a neat little feature that allows you to add notes to accounts, so that even after months and years, you can check the account and get a reminder.

And don’t be afraid to be honest in these notes. They’re only visible to you.

To add a note to an account:

  1. Go to the person’s profile.
  2. Look for the Note section.
  3. Enter a note about the account.
User's profile on Vivaldi Social with the notes section highlighted.

Tip #248

Hibernate tabs to reduce Vivaldi browser’s memory usage.

Websites these days can be big and use a significant amount of resources. Closing tabs is a good way to reduce memory use, but what if you need to keep the tabs around and don’t want to close them? Hibernating tabs is a good alternative to both keep the tabs open and reduce the browser’s memory usage.

To hibernate a tab:

  1. On the Tab Bar or in the Window Panel, right-click on a background tab or Tab Stack.
  2. Select Hibernate Tab from the context menu.

To hibernate all background tabs:

  1. Right-click on any tab on the Tab Bar.
  2. Select Hibernate Background Tabs from the context menu.
Vivaldi window with tab's context menu open and Hibernate Tab option highlighted.