Tip #508

Open Vivaldi on iOS with an immediate focus on the Address Field from the app icon on the home screen.

If adding a search widget to your Home Screen on iOS (see Tip #389) is not to your liking, you can still open Vivaldi with a new tab ready to type in a search keyword or a web address.

To open a new tab with focus on the Address Field:

  1. Long-press on Vivaldi’s app icon.
  2. Select “New Search” or “Private Search” from the menu.
  3. Start typing your search term or link.
Vivaldi's app context menu on iOS' home screen.

Tip #507

Make a list of your preferred languages in which to display web pages.

Some websites offer their content in multiple languages. In which language they display the pages in your browser depends on your language settings. Make sure to include all the languages you speak and list them in the order of preference.

To update your list of accepted languages:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Language > Accept Languages.
  2. Click on the Add Language button to select a language you speak.
  3. Use the arrows to change the priority of the languages.
Settings window in Vivaldi with Accepted Languages in focus.

Tip #506

Enable confirmation dialogs on Vivaldi Social to prevent unwanted actions.

Even if you can undo some things, it’s better to prevent them in the first place. That’s why on Vivaldi Social, you can choose to be asked to confirm your decision before boosting or deleting posts, and before unfollowing an account.

To enable confirmation dialogs:

  1. Go to Preferences > Appearance > Confirmation Dialogs.
  2. Tick the boxes to enable showing the confirmation dialog before:
    • unfollowing someone,
    • boosting a post,
    • deleting a post.
Confirmation dialog on Vivaldi Social shown before boosting a post.

Tip #505

Discover the two ways you can reopen recently closed tabs in Vivaldi on Android.

Vivaldi keeps the most recent tabs, you either unintentionally closed or have changed your mind about closing, available in a list, from where you can easily reopen them.

To open a recently closed tab in the active tab:

  1. Open the Vivaldi menu and select “Recent tabs”.
  2. Tap on the link you want to reopen.

To open a recently closed tab in a new tab:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Navigate to the  Closed Tabs tab.
  3. Tap on the link you want to reopen.
Recently closed tabs menu in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #504

Hover over the Workspaces menu and scroll to switch Workspaces.

If you have “Switch Tabs By Scrolling” enabled in Settings (see Tip #184), you can switch tabs by using the scroll wheel on your mouse. But did you know, that you can also switch Workspaces like that?

To switch Workspaces:

  1. Hover the mouse cursor over the Workspaces menu on the Tab Bar (or wherever you’ve moved it to).
  2. Use the scroll wheel to move to the next or previous Workspace.

Tip #503

Replace icons on menu buttons with text labels in your Vivaldi.net blog’s editor.

Having too many icons can sometimes make things confusing. To make it clear what one or the other button on your Vivaldi blog editor’s menus does, you can opt to display text labels instead of icons.

To switch from icons to text:

  1. Open the blog post editor on your Vivaldi.net blog.
  2. Click on the Options menu in the top right corner.
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. In General > Appearance, toggle on “Show button text labels”.
Vivaldi.net blog editor with text on buttons instead of icons.

Tip #502

Zoom Vivaldi Calendar view in and out with Keyboard Shortcuts.

In Tip #39 we told you about Keyboard Shortcuts you can use in the Vivaldi Calendar to switch to specific views (Day, Week, Month, etc.). In this tip, we’re introducing you to alternative shortcuts, which allow you to cycle through the views using the same two shortcuts.

To cycle through calendar views, press:

  • Alt + Page ↑ – to zoom in, and
  • Alt + Page ↓ – to zoom out.

Step by step, you can zoom in from Agenda view down to Day view and from Day view out to Agenda view.

Tip #501

Create a new note with a screenshot from a web page.

Found something interesting on a webpage that you want to save, but an image would convey the message better than text? With Vivaldi, you can take a screenshot of the web page and automatically create a new note with it.

To save a screen capture as a note:

  1. Click on the Capture page” button on the Status Bar.
  2. Decide whether you want to capture a selection or the full page.
  3. Select “Create Note with…” as the output.
  4. If you chose to save just a section of the web page, select the area.
  5. Click “Capture”.

The captured screenshot will be attached to a new untitled note, which you can view and edit in the Notes Panel or Notes Manager.

Vivaldi browser with the Capture page tool in focus and the output  menu open.

Tip #500

Zoom in and out on web pages using the number keys on your keyboard.

Single Key Shortcuts are a great way to get things done quickly and efficiently, without needing both hands or complicated finger gymnastics on the keyboard to reach multiple keys simultaneously. For example, you can use Single Key Shortcuts to zoom in and out on web pages.

To enable Single Key Shortcuts, go to Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.

To zoom in and out, press the following numbers either above the letters on the keyboard or on the number pad:

  • 0 – zoom in by 10%
  • 9 – zoom out by 10%
  • 8 – double the zoom level
  • 7 – halve the zoom level
  • 6 – reset the zoom level

Tip #499

Sort your Bookmarks and Notes in numerous different ways in Vivaldi on iOS.

When you’ve created a lot of Bookmarks and Notes in Vivaldi, finding the right one can take time. Sorting them alphabetically, by creation date, or by some other criteria helps to locate the one you need faster.

To change the sorting order of Bookmarks and Notes:

  1. Open the Bookmarks or Notes Panel.
  2. Tap on the 3-dot menu in the bottom left corner.
  3. Select “Sort Order”.
  4. Tap on the sorting criteria you want to use.

You can sort your bookmarks:

  • Manually
  • By Title
  • By Address
  • By Nickname
  • By Description
  • By Date
  • By Kind, which groups folders to the top/bottom and sorts the rest of the notes using the manual order.

And you can sort your notes:

  • Manually
  • By Title
  • By Date Created
  • By Date Edited
  • By Kind.

In addition, you can choose to sort either in ascending or descending order.

Bookmark sorting menu open in Vivaldi on iOS.

Tip #498

Give your accounts in Vivaldi Mail display names.

Vivaldi Mail helps you organize and manage all your mail accounts from a single location in the Vivaldi browser. To make it easier to differentiate your accounts, you can give each account a display name.

To add a display name to an account:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Accounts.
  2. Select an account.
  3. Enter a name in the “Account Display Name” field.
Vivaldi browser window showing the Mail Panel and Mail settings.

Tip #497

Merge multiple Tab Stacks into one by dragging one stack over the other.

Grouping tabs into Tab Stacks is an excellent way to keep your tabs well-organized. If you want to turn multiple stacks into one, you can do that using drag-and-drop on the Tab Bar or Windows Panel.

To merge Tab Stacks:

  1. Click on and start dragging one of the stacks towards the other.
  2. When the bottom tab stack changes color, release your mouse button to “drop” one stack onto the other.

If drag-and-drop doesn’t seem to work, go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Stack Options and make sure “Allow Stacking by Drag and Drop” is enabled.

Vivaldi Tab Bar in focus showing two stacks being merged.

Tip #496

Edit your Vivaldi Forum posts to add more information and correct mistakes.

Reading back what you posted to the Vivaldi Forum and you’re not happy with it? Use the edit option to fix that typo, clarify your point, and more.

To update your post on the Vivaldi Forum:

  1. Go to the topic and find the post you want to edit.
  2. Click on 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner of the post (next to Reply, Quote, and upvoting options).
  3. Select “Edit” from the menu.
  4. Make your changes to the post.
  5. Click “Submit”.

Tip #495

Tile Vivaldi with other apps for a split view from the browser window’s maximize button.

Many modern operating systems have made it easy to tile different apps and windows on the screen.

To tile Vivaldi with other apps on Windows:

  1. Hover over the maximize button in the top right corner.
  2. Select your preferred tiling option.

To tile Vivaldi with other apps on macOS:

  1. Hover over the maximize button in the top left corner.
  2. Select your preferred tiling option.

On Linux, tiling windows and apps depends on the distro’s window manager, but many allow snapping to a tiled grid by dragging the window or using keyboard shortcuts.

Split view menu in Vivaldi on iOS.