Tip #274

Open a new browser window with a keyboard shortcut.

There are a few ways you can open a new window in Vivaldi, For example, by clicking a button on the Tab Bar, from the File menu, through Quick Commands, etc. One of the more common ways to open a new window, though, is to use Keyboard Shortcuts.

  • To open a new window, press Ctrl + N on Windows and Linux, and ⌘ N on macOS.
  • To open a new private window, press Ctrl + Shift + N on Windows and Linux, and ⌘ Shift N on macOS.

Tip #273

Only allow people you approve of to follow you on Vivaldi Social.

Not everyone needs to be able to keep track of what we post on social media. That’s why in Vivaldi Social you have the power to decide, who is able to follow your account.

To enable manual follow approvals:

  1. Go to Preferences > Profile.
  2. Tick the box for “Require follow requests”.

Then every time someone wants to follow you, you’ll get a notification and you can either approve or decline their follow request.

Vivaldi Social profile settings page. "Require follow request" setting is highlighted.

Tip #272

Reorder Tabs with drag and drop on the Tab Bar of Vivaldi on Android.

The desktop-like Tab Bar in Vivaldi on Android comes with a desktop-like option to reorder your open tabs with drag and drop. The only difference is that instead of a mouse you need to use your finger or stylus pen to do it.

To reorder tabs on the Tab Bar:

  1. Long press on the tab you want to move.
  2. Drag it to the new location.
  3. Release your finger to finish the move.

Tip #271

Make it easier to see which Calendar events have additional information by enabling event property icons.

Especially useful with Vivaldi Calendar’s Minimal View, but handy in all views, event property icons for links, location, reminders and recurrence let you know at a glance what type of additional information the event includes.

To enable the icons:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Display.
  2. Enable “Show Event Property Icons”.
Vivaldi Calendar with event property icons zoomed in on one of the events.

Tip #269

Scan QR codes with Vivaldi on Android.

QR codes can be found everywhere, both in the physical world and on the web. It’s common to launch the camera app to scan QR codes and then open the scanned link in a browser or app, but if you want to open the link in Vivaldi anyway, why not use the built-in QR code scanner.

To scan a QR code with Vivaldi on Android:

  1. Open the QR code scanner in one of the following ways:
    • Tap on the Address Field to display the icon (see image below).
    • Tap on the QR code icon in the search widget on your home screen.
    • By long pressing on the app icon and selecting “Scan QR Code”.
  2. Place the frame on the phone’s screen over the QR Code or barcode.

If the scanner detects a URL, it’ll automatically open the link in a new tab. In case it detects some other information, it offers to copy the information or to do a search with it.

Bonus tip! Use the QR code generator on desktop to quickly share and open links in Vivaldi on Android. See Tip #14 for instructions.

Vivaldi on Android. The Address Field has been focused to reveal the button to scan QR codes.

Tip #268

Got a question about Vivaldi? Ask it on the Forum.

Whether wondering how to use some feature in the browser, looking for a fix to an issue or just curious about Vivaldi in general, the Forum is the place where you should go to get your curiosity satisfied. With the combined wealth of knowledge our community and team members possess, you’ll get quality answers 24/7.

Use the search function first, though. With thousands of topics, it’s likely that someone has already asked the same question, so instead of creating a duplicate topic, you can just continue the discussion.

To ask a question on the Forum:

  1. Log in to your Vivaldi account.
  2. Look for the most relevant category for your question.
  3. In that category, click “New Topic”.
  4. Give your topic a clear title.
  5. Ask your question and, when troubleshooting an issue, share as many details as possible.
  6. Click “Submit”.
Window for creating a new topic open in the Vivaldi Forum.

Tip #267

Press Ctrl + F11 / ⌘ F10 to hide Vivaldi Browser’s user interface.

You can hide the browser’s toolbars by enabling Full Screen view, but that maximizes the window and you’re not able to view the OS’ Task Bar or other open apps. As an alternative, you can just hide all toolbars and have the browser window as big or small as you want.

To quickly toggle Vivaldi’s user interface off and on, use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+F11 / ⌘ F10.

Alternatively, use the following options: