Tip #517

Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter to open the typed link or search in a new window.

In Tip #196, we showed you how to open a link or a search you entered in the Address Field in a new tab. But using a slightly different Keyboard Shortcut, you can also open it in a new browser window.

To open a new window from the Address Field:

  1. Enter a website URL or a search term in the Address Field.
  2. Press Ctrl + Shift + Enter / ⌘ ⇧ Enter on your keyboard.

Tip #516

Request desktop versions of websites in Vivaldi on iOS by default or per tab.

Though web devs generally do a good job adopting their websites for mobile phones, occasionally you may still want to get the full desktop view of the website despite the small screen.

To switch to a desktop version of a page:

  1. When you have the webpage open in a tab, open the Vivaldi menu.
  2. Select “Request desktop site”.

To change the view globally on all sites:

  1. Go to Settings > Content settings > Default View.
  2. Select “Desktop”.
  3. Click “Done”.
Vivaldi menu on iOS with "Request desktop site" option highlighted.

Tip #515

Make the past fade away in the Vivaldi Calendar by dimming the events that have already passed.

If you’re using Vivaldi Calendar to manage your events and tasks you may have noticed that past events and completed tasks have their colors a bit faded. This lets you easily see what’s done and what’s still ahead.

Past event fading is enabled by default, but you can review and update the setting to match your preference in Settings > Calendar > Calendar Display.

Week view in Vivaldi Calendar with events from Monday to Wednesday faded and the rest in sharp color.

Tip #514

Switch to an existing tab that already has the link open, instead of opening it in a new tab.

It’s easy to end up with more open tabs than you can keep track of. That’s why, when you type a link in the Address Field, Vivaldi will point out that you already have the same URL open in another tab, allowing you to switch to that tab instead of opening a duplicate tab.

To switch to an open tab:

  1. Enter the link in the Address Field.
  2. Instead of just pressing “Enter”, use an arrow key to select the “Switch to this tab” suggestion in the Address Field Drop-Down Menu and then press Enter. Alternatively, click on the suggestion.
Vivaldi browser with the Address Field in focus. A link has been entered that is already open in another tab and there's an entry in the drop-down menu suggesting switching to that tab.

Tip #513

Skip Vivaldi Mail’s composer window and send a quick reply message right below the open email.

Vivaldi Mail’s Quick Reply is perfect for those fast, short replies, and feels like using an instant messenger. By removing the need to switch screens to open the composer window, this feature allows you to respond to emails more quickly.

To send a quick reply:

  1. Open the email message you want to reply to.
  2. Focus on the text field at the bottom of the message pane.
  3. Type your message.
  4. Click “Send”.
Vivaldi Mail with a message being typed in the Quick Reply field.

Tip #512

View tabs’ real-time memory usage from their thumbnail previews.

When you feel like the browser is getting a little sluggish, it’s likely that one or more of the tabs is using a lot of resources. In that case, it might be a good idea to close or at least hibernate the tab(s). To find the resource hogs, simply hover over a tab on the Tab Bar to view their memory usage.

If you don’t see Tab Thumbnails on hover, go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Display > Tab Options and make sure “Show Popup Thumbnails” has been enabled.

Active tab's tab thumbnail showing its current memory use.

Tip #510

Mark Vivaldi Forum notifications as read without opening them.

When someone replies to a topic you’ve commented on on the Vivaldi Forum, then of course you want to see what they say and you click on the notification to be taken to the topic. But some notifications are just informational. In that case, you can mark them read without opening the topic.

To mark a notification as read:

  1. Open the notifications menu.
  2. Click on the little circle above the notification time on the right side.

To mark all notifications read, click on “Mark all read” at the bottom of the list.

Vivaldi Forum with Notifications menu open.

Tip #509

Open Web Panels in new tabs from the panel’s context menu.

Web Panels are great for taking a quick glance at a website, but occasionally the mobile-sized view may not be enough. In that case, you can open the current page you have open in the Web Panel in a tab instead.

To open a Web Panel in a tab:

  1. Right-click on the Web Panel’s icon on the sidebar.
  2. From the menu, select “Open In” and where you want to open the tab:
    • New Tab,
    • Background Tab,
    • Current Tab,
    • New Window,
    • New Private Window.
Vivaldi browser window with Web Panel's context window open.

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.