Tip #319

Adjust timeslot length in Vivaldi Calendar’s day and week view.

In Vivaldi Calendar’s day and week view, each hour is further divided into 15-minute increments, so you can easily set the start time of an event to something else than the beginning of the hour by just clicking at the right place.

To make the increments longer:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Display > Time Increments.
  2. And choose between:
    • 15 minutes
    • 30 minutes
    • 1 hour.

You can also choose, whether you want the dividing lines between these smaller timeslots to be visible (like on the screenshot below) or not by toggling on or off the setting for “Show Only 1 Hour Grid Lines”.

Close up of Vivaldi Calendar's day view with some events and 15 minute time increment gridlines visible.

Tip #318

Drag a tab out of the wrong Tab Stack in Vivaldi on Android.

As you were browsing, did a tab accidentally end up in a Tab Stack where it doesn’t belong? There’s an easy fix for that.

To remove a tab from a Tab Stack:

  1. In the Tab Switcher, open the Tab Stack.
  2. Long press on the tab you want to remove from the group.
  3. Drag it toward the bottom of the screen.
  4. Release your finger, when the tab is hovering over “Remove from group”.
Tab being removed from a Tab Stack in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #317

Switch to a tab in a different Workspace swiftly with Quick Commands.

Workspaces are an excellent way to divide tabs into groups to focus on one topic at a time. There are several ways to open a different workspace and one of the tabs in it, such as via the Tab Bar or Window Panel. But another quick way of switching to a specific tab in a different workspace is using Quick Commands.

To switch tabs using Quick Commands:

  1. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Start typing the web page’s name or URL.
  3. Select the tab you want to switch to.
Quick Commands open in Vivaldi Browser. Search results

Tip #316

Help us help you by adding useful information to your Forum signature.

The best place to get an answer to any of your Vivaldi questions is the Vivaldi Forum. To get a good answer, it’s useful for the ones replying to you to know about the environment you’re using Vivaldi on. For example, a Keyboard Shortcut for Windows is not very useful, if you’re on macOS, where the same command can have a different key combination.

You could include this information in each of your posts, but you can skip the repetition by adding these details to your account’s signature, which is automatically added below each of your posts.

To add a signature to your account on the Forum:

  1. Go to your profile on the Forum, either by visiting this link https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/edit or by clicking on your avatar in the Forum’s top right corner and selecting “Profile”.
  2. Fill out the Signature field.
  3. Click “Save changes”.

You should include information about your devices’ operating system and other technical specifications, also whether you’ve installed the Stable or Snapshot version of the browser. You’re more than welcome to share other information in the signature, just keep it short.

As a spam prevention measure, you need to have earned at least 2 reputation points before you can add a signature to your profile.

Vivaldi Forum profile with the Signature field highlighted.

Tip #315

Add web links to Vivaldi Browser menus.

Did you know that in addition to Bookmarks you can add links to sites you visit frequently to the browser’s menus? And we’re not just talking about the main Vivaldi menu here. You can add a link to all (context) menus Vivaldi has. Nice! 😎

To add a link to a menu:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Menu > Menu customization.
  2. Select the menu you want to add the link to.
  3. From the list of Commands, drag “Open Link” to the Content column.
  4. Give the link a name.
  5. Enter the URL.
  6. Press “Enter” to create the menu item.
Vivaldi's Menu customization settings. A link to Vivaldi's Desktop Snapshot blog is being added as a new menu item.

Tip #314

View multiple timelines at the same time on Vivaldi Social.

When browsing Vivaldi Social as a web page on a larger screen, you’ll notice that there’s just one column of content and quite a lot of free space on the page. If you want, you can opt for a multi-column view instead. With the multi-column aka advanced view, you can have different timelines, hashtags, direct messages, and moredisplayed in individual columns side by side.

To enable the multi-column view:

  1. Go to Preferences > Advanced Web Interface.
  2. Tick the box for “Enable advanced web interface”.
  3. Click “Save changes”.
  4. Exit preferences.
  5. Click on the “Show settings” button on the column headers to pin or unpin them.
Vivaldi Social with advanced web interface enabled.

Tip #313

Neatly packed together or a bit more spread out? Choose your way of displaying Tab Stacks.

Tab Stacks in Vivaldi Browser are a great way to group related tabs together, but what is the best way to display your tab groups? That’s up to you to decide! We are providing you with 3 different options.

To change how your Tab Stacks are displayed on the Tab Bar:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Stacking.
  2. Choose between the following stacking options:
    • Compact,
    • Two-Level, and
    • Accordion, or
    • disable Stacks altogether.
Three Tab and Address Bars, each displaying a different way to showcase Tab Stacks.

Tip #312

Check for new messages in Vivaldi Mail at an interval that suits you.

Want to know immediately when someone has sent you a message or prefer to check for new mail on your own time? Vivaldi Mail offers you three options to choose from.

To review your mail checking frequency:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Check For New Mail.
  2. Select whether new messages should be fetched:
    • every minute
    • every 15 minutes, or
    • manually.

Tip #311

Format your Vivaldi blog’s content beautifully and easily with Patterns.

Block Patterns are premade layouts that you can add to your Vivaldi blog‘s posts and pages. They make showing off your content super easy, as you won’t need to spend time fiddling with different blocks and their settings.

To add a pattern to your blog:

  1. Open the post or page editor.
  2. Click on “Toggle block inserter” and go to the Patterns tab. (Click on “Explore” for a bigger view.)
  3. Browse through available patterns and click on the one you want to add to your post/page.
  4. Replace the example content with your own text and images.

For an even bigger selection of Patterns, visit https://wordpress.org/patterns/.

Pattern library open in Vivaldi Community Blog's editor.