Tip #466

Switch Tabs and Tab Stacks using Keyboard Shortcuts.

If you’re a fan of using Keyboard Shortcuts, we have good news for you. Did you know that you can switch between the first few Tabs or Tab Stacks you have open with simple shortcuts?

Use the shortcuts Ctrl + 1, Ctrl + 2, all the way to Ctrl + 8 to switch to the tab or stack corresponding to its position on the Tab Bar. Using Ctrl + 9 will take you to the last open tab or stack. (On macOS, replace the Control key with Command.)

If these shortcuts don’t work for you, you can always assign your own in Settings > Keyboard > Tab and look for “Switch to Tab #”.

Tip #462

Mark all messages in a folder as read right in the Mail Panel.

You can open the mail folder, mark each message as read individually, or mark multiple messages as read by selecting some using the Shift or Ctrl key + click, or by selecting them all with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A. But you can also mark all messages as read from the Mail Panel without even opening the folder.

To mark a folder full of messages read:

  1. Open the Mail Panel.
  2. Right-click on a folder to open the context menu.
  3. Select “Mark All as Read”.
Mail Panel open in Vivaldi browser. The right-click context menu is open for marking all messages as read.

Tip #461

Drag text from a web page to the Notes Panel to create a new note.

Do you like dragging things around instead of going through context menus? There are many things you can do in Vivaldi with drag and drop, one of them is creating notes. You can drag the text from a web page you have open in Vivaldi, but also from other apps you have open on the side.

To create a new note with drag and drop:

  1. Open the Notes Panel.
  2. Highlight the text you want to create the note from.
  3. Drag it to the Notes Panel.
  4. When you see a line in your Theme‘s highlight color, drop it.

If you open one of the notes, you can also drag additional text to it.

Text being dragged to the Notes Panel in Vivaldi to create a new note.

Tip #459

Scroll back to the top of the page with Mouse Gestures.

Have you scrolled on a page for a while and now need to get back to the top? You could scroll the same amount in the opposite direction, drag the scrollbar on the side of the window, or use a keyboard shortcut. You can also use Mouse Gestures and simply draw a line anywhere on the page while holding down the right mouse button.

To create a Mouse Gesture for scrolling:

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping.
  2. Click on + “New Gesture”.
  3. Search for “Scroll Page to Top”.
  4. Click “Next”.
  5. While holding down the left mouse button, draw the gesture you want to use for the action.
  6. Click “Save Gesture”.

Tip #458

Drag one Speed Dial bookmark over another to create a new folder.

If you’ve accumulated too many bookmarks on your Speed Dial and want to group them into folders, all you need to do is drag one of the bookmarks, and when the background of the bottom bookmark changes color release the mouse button.

Once the new folder has been created, right-click on the folder to rename it and, if you wish, add a custom thumbnail (see Tip #69).

One Speed Dial bookmark being dragged over another.

Tip #457

Select the Bookmarks folder you want to display on the Bookmark Bar.

There are many ways you can access and manage your bookmarks in Vivaldi. Bookmark Bar is probably one of the more classic options. See below to find out how you can choose which folder of bookmarks and bookmark sub-folders will be displayed there.

To select a Bookmark Bar folder:

Option 1

  1. Go to Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmark Bar Folder.
  2. Select your preferred folder from the drop-down menu.

Option 2

  1. Open the Bookmark Panel or Bookmark Manager.
  2. Select the folder the contents of which you want to display on the Bookmark Bar.
  3. In the folder information section, tick the box for “Bookmark Bar”.

Tip #456

Get confirmations for successfully sent messages in Vivaldi Mail.

Whether you’re on an unreliable network or just want to confirm that your message was sent, seeing a notification at the corner of the screen will put your mind at ease.

To enable sent mail notifications:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Mail Notifications.
  2. Enable “Notify on Successfully Sent”

Tip #454

Give Saved Sessions unique and easily recognizable names.

Saving tabs as a Session is a great way to save a selection of tabs for easy access at a later date. While you don’t need them, you can close the tabs to declutter your browser and free up some resources.

To rename a Session:

  1. Open the Sessions Panel.
  2. Right-click on the session you want to rename and select “Rename” from the context menu.
  3. Type in the new name and press Enter.
Sessions Panel in Vivaldi browser. Context menu with the Rename option open.

Tip #452

Display Vivaldi browser’s user interface in your preferred language.

Prefer to have apps in your mother tongue or want to learn new vocabulary in a different language? Then it’s time to explore the language settings in Vivaldi.

To change the user interface language:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Language > User Interface Language.
  2. Select your preferred language from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click “Save Language” and confirm the decision.
  4. Restart the browser.

If you don’t see the language of your choice as an option, but you’re well-versed in both English and that language, reach out to us and help us translate the browser.

Vivaldi browser's Settings window with User Interface Language dropdown showing available languages.

Tip #450

Review and update global and per-site Website Permissions in Privacy and Security Settings.

One website wants access to your location, another wants to send you notifications, a third wants access to your camera and microphone, and so on. It’s not easy to remember to which websites you’ve given which permissions. Luckily, you’ll find all websites and their permissions listed neatly in Vivaldi’s Settings.

To review and update Website Permissions:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Website Permissions.
  2. Select either Global Permissions to review the defaults or a specific website on the list.
  3. Use the drop-down menu next to each permission type to update it.
Vivaldi browser window with Website Permission settings open.

Tip #449

Set Vivaldi’s internal pages as the Homepage or New Tab Page.

Start Page with your Speed Dials isn’t the only option for your Homepage and New Tab Page. You can also set pages of your choice to open when you go to your homepage or open a new tab. It’s common to set a website as one of these pages, but you could also open Bookmarks, Notes, Calendar, and more.

To set an internal page as the Homepage/New Tab Page:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Homepage or Settings > Tabs > New Tab Page.
  2. Select “Specific Page”.
  3. Enter the internal page’s link. For example vivaldi://bookmarks, vivaldi://notes, vivaldi://calendar.

Tip #445

Click on the link icon on the Calendar event to open the web page.

When you have enabled Event Property Icons in Settings > Calendar > Calendar Display, you’ll see little icons next to the event title showing what kind of information the event includes.

If you’ve added a web link to the event, you can just click the icon to open it, instead of opening the event to view and open the URL. That’s especially useful when you’ve chosen the Minimal View in Vivaldi Calendar, where only the time and event title are displayed.

Vivaldi Calendar with the link property icon highlighted.

Tip #444

Remove individual History entries from the Address Field.

When you type a link or a search term in the Address Field, you’ll see suggestions from Bookmarks, (Typed) History, Synced Tabs, and more in the Address Field drop-down menu and as the auto-completed suggestion. If some (Typed) History suggestions are no longer relevant, you can remove them.

To delete suggestions from History:

  1. Type something that would bring up the (Typed) History suggestion you want to remove.
  2. Find the entry in the Address Field drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the X that appears on the right side when you hover over the suggestion.
Vivaldi Browser with the Address Field drop-down menu open and an entry selected for removal.

Tip #442

Enable automatic updates to always use the latest version of Vivaldi.

To make use of brand new and improved features, fixed bugs, and important security updates, make sure to keep your Vivaldi up to date. The easiest way to achieve this is by enabling automatic downloading and installing of updates. That way, the update is downloaded in the background and all you need to do is restart the browser when it’s most convenient for you for the update to be applied.

To enable automatic updates:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Updates.
  2. Click on “Show Update Settings”.
  3. Enable “Automatically Download and Install Updates”.
Vivaldi Settings with automatic update setting highlighted.