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 #423

Invite people to events you’ve created in the Vivaldi Calendar.

Making plans together with someone? Instead of creating separate events with the risk of getting out of sync when the specifics of the event change, one person should create a shared event.

To create a shared event in the Vivaldi Calendar:

  1. First, ensure you have added at least one of your email accounts to Vivaldi Mail in Settings > Mail.
  2. Then, go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Integration > Calendar Mail Account, and select your preferred mail account to be used for sending invites.
  3. In the Calendar, create a new event and fill out the details.
  4. In the Participants section of the event editor, type the email addresses of people you want to invite to the event. Press “Enter” to add them.
  5. Click “Done” when you’re ready with the event setup.
  6. Review the event invite and, if you wish, add a message.
  7. Click “Send”.

When you edit shared events, you can send a new email invite to the participants or skip notifying them.

Tip #406

Divide events and tasks in your Vivaldi Calendar by category into separate calendars.

A calendar is vital for keeping up with a busy schedule. To make it easier to view and manage your events and tasks, you can create multiple calendars for various types of obligations in your Vivaldi Calendar. You can also assign a different color for each calendar to make the events stand out more.

To create a new calendar:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendars.
  2. Click on + Add Calendar below the list of existing calendars.
  3. Select which account the calendar should belong to, give the calendar a name, choose a color and look over
  4. Click “Save” to create the new calendar.

Tip #380

Add new events without even going to the Calendar by opening the event dialog with a shortcut.

With the integrated Vivaldi Calendar, you can quickly add events and get back to what you were doing in no time by opening the new event dialog using either Quick Commands, a Keyboard Shortcut, or a Mouse Gesture.

Quick Commands

  1. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Type in “Add Calendar Event (dialog)” and press Enter.
  3. Add the event.

Keyboard Shortcut

  1. First, create the shortcut in Settings > Keyboard > Window > Add Calendar Event (dialog).
  2. Use the shortcut to open the event dialog.
  3. Add the event.

Mouse Gesture

  1. First, create the gesture in Settings > Mouse > New Gesture > Add Calendar Event (dialog).
  2. Use the shortcut to open the event dialog.
  3. Add the event.
Vivaldi Calendar's event editor over a web page.

Tip #373

Create templates for frequent, but not recurring events in Vivaldi Calendar.

If you frequently add the same kind of event (birthday, doctor’s appointment, meeting, etc.) but it doesn’t occur regularly so you can’t set recurrence to it, you can use event templates to speed up adding new events instead.

To create a template:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Event Templates.
  2. Click on Add Template below the list of existing templates.
  3. Fill out the event details.
  4. Click Save.

Alternatively, you can create a new template directly from the event editor > Templates > Create New Event Template.

Event template creation in Calendar Settings.

Tip #366

Never miss an event by setting default reminders for your events in Vivaldi Calendar.

So you created an event in your Vivaldi Calendar, but still missed it because you didn’t check your Calendar at the right time? To prevent this from happening again, set reminders for your events. You can add one manually for each event or you can set default reminders for all events.

To set default reminders:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Editing.
  2. Choose how much before you should be reminded of upcoming events.

You can set separate reminders for regular and all-day events.

Calendar settings in Vivaldi.

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 #302

Create recurring tasks in Vivaldi Calendar to stay on top of your responsibilities.

Tasks in the Vivaldi Calendar and in their own Tasks Panel are a great way to keep track of your to-do list. To make life even easier, you can create recurring tasks for things you need to do regularly.

To create a recurring task:

  1. Start creating a new task in the Tasks Panel, Calendar Panel, or in the Calendar tab.
  2. Enter details, like the title and due time of the task.
  3. Switch to the Recurrence view.
  4. From the drop-down menu, select whether you want the task to repeat daily, weekly, monthly by date, monthly by week, or yearly.
  5. Depending on your choice, review the additional options for each repetition option.
  6. When you’re ready, click “Done”.
Task editor open on the recurrence settings section in Vivaldi's Tasks Panel.

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 #235

Press Tab followed by Space to mark a selected task as done without opening it.

When browsing through your tasks in the full window Calendar view or in the Tasks Panel or Calendar Panel, to mark a task as done, you can tick the box with a mouse click. But there’s also an easy way to do it when you have both hands on the keyboard.

To mark a task done:

  1. First, navigate to the task using arrow keys.
  2. When you’ve selected a task, press Tab to focus on the task’s checkbox.
  3. Then press Space to tick the box.

Tip #205

Replace standard Calendar notifications with fun ones.

When you’re focused and busy, notifications are crucial for reminding you about upcoming events and deadlines. In Vivaldi Calendar, you have the option to make life a bit more fun with exciting notification effects.

To pick a notification style:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Notifications > Notification Style.
  2. Choose either Dialog or System Notification for something subtle, or go wild and select either Melt Browser or Burn Browser.
Melting notification
Burning notification

Tip #158

Add web calendars to Vivaldi Calendar to view publicly shared events and schedules.

Web calendars, for example local public holidays or your favorite sports team’s match calendar, are a good way to follow events that you don’t want to add manually yourself, but would still like to know about. Web calendar events are read-only, meaning you can view them, but only the calendar owner can edit the events.

To subscribe to a web calendar from a website:

  1. Look for a Subscribe or similarly named button or link and click on it. Vivaldi Calendar will detect the action and offer to import the events.
  2. Select the calendar you want to import the calendar events to or create a new one.
  3. Click Import.

To manually add a web calendar:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Accounts.
  2. Add a new account and select Web Calendar.
  3. Click Continue.
  4. Give the Calendar account a name.
  5. Enter the calendar’s link (make sure the URL ends with .ics).
  6. If the web calendar has limited access, enter your username and password. In case it’s a public calendar leave the username and password fields empty.
  7. Click Add Account.
  8. Select the calendars you want to sync with Vivaldi Calendar, which one’s to hide and which one is the account’s default calendar.
  9. Click Done.

Tip #129

Change the visible hours in Vivaldi Calendar to match your average day length.

If you’re an early bird you might want to your days in the Calendar to start earlier too or vice versa, later, if you’re a night owl.

To change the start and end hours and thus also the length of the day:

  1. Go to to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Display > Visible Day Hours.
  2. Choose the hours the day starts and ends with.

Then, in Day and Week views, the day starts and ends with your chosen hours. For example, at 4:00 in the morning as on the screenshot below. All hours outside your day will be collapsed. To show collapsed hours as well, untick the box for Collapse Excluded Hours in Visible Day Hours setting.

Vivaldi Calendar with changed Visible hours.

Tip #82

Stay organized by adding tasks to the Calendar.

Vivaldi Calendar can easily be used to keep track of your to-do list. Tasks with deadlines will be shown on their due date among your other events. All tasks, including ones with a deadline, can be seen in the Agenda view.

To create a new task in the Vivaldi Calendar:

  1. Start creating an event by clicking on any timeslot in the calendar or on New Event in the top left corner of the Calendar page.
  2. Enter the task’s details.
  3. Tick the box for Is a Task.
  4. If the task needs to be completed by a certain time, give the task a deadline.