Tip #323

Use search filters in Quick Commands to find exactly what you’re looking for.

You can narrow down your search in Quick Commands by entering a search filter in front of your search term. Here’s how:

  1. Open Quick Commands  (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Type in the search filter:
    • Bookmarks – bookmark:
    • Notes – note:
    • Open and Closed Tabs – tab:
    • Browsing History – history:
    • Commands – command:
    • Page Actions – action:
    • Workspaces – workspace:
  3. Enter the search keyword(s).
  4. Use your keyboard’s arrow keys + Enter or click on the result you want.

For example, the search filter “history: Vivaldi” will search the term “Vivaldi” in History. The search filter “note: cake” will search your Notes for the word “cake.”

It’s also possible to use shorter keywords like bkm: (bookmark), tb: (tab), cmd: (command) and other alternative search terms derived using regular expression.

Quick Commands open in Vivaldi Browser. Search term "History: design" typed in and showing relevant results.

Tip #322

Adjust page zoom per website with an easy slider in Vivaldi on Android.

In Tip #119, we shared how to change the Zoom level of text in Vivaldi on Android. Today we have an even cooler option to show you.

Did you know that you can add an option to the Vivaldi menu that allows you to change the zoom level only on the open site? And it will stay the same for that website even if you navigate to other sites and then back again, or open the link in a different tab. If the developers of the website have done a good job, the text should also reflow nicely.

To enable and use zoom per site:

  1. Go to Settings > Web Pages > Accessibility.
  2. Enable “Show zoom option in main menu”.
  3. Exit Settings.
  4. To use zoom, open the browser’s main menu.
  5. Select “Default zoom”.
  6. Tap on + and – on the side or drag the slider to change the zoom level.
News article from Ars Technica open in Vivaldi on Android. The zoom slider is visible near the bottom of the screen and the zoom level has been changed to 150%.

Tip #321

See where you are on a long web page by enabling Page Minimap.

Just like in many code editors, the same way in Vivaldi, you can display a minimap on the right side of the browser window that gives you an overview of the web page and shows which part of it you’re currently focusing on.

By clicking the minimap or dragging the shaded area (your current location on the page), you can easily jump to a different spot on the page.

To enable the minimap:

  1. Click on Page Actions on the Status Bar.
  2. Enable “Page Minimap”.
Page Actions menu open with Page Minimap enabled. Minimap can be seen in the background on the right side of the browser window.

Tip #320

Mute or block accounts you don’t want to see on Vivaldi Social.

Vivaldi Social, like any social media platform, is full of people posting on a multitude of topics at various intervals. If some accounts post too much or you don’t care for the content of their posts, you have the option to mute the account or block them outright.

To stop seeing posts from someone:

  1. Click on ⋯ More below one of their posts or on︙Menu on their profile.
  2. Select Mute/Block [@username].
  3. If muting, review the additional options.
  4. Click Mute/Block to confirm your decision.
Vivaldi Social with an account in the process of being muted. Mute confirmation dialog is highlighted.