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 #491

Choose whether to start watching Forum topics you create and engage with automatically or not.

When you “watch” topics on the Vivaldi Forum, you’ll receive notifications whenever someone replies to the discussion. You can start watching topics manually or be added as a watcher automatically after you’ve posted.

To change the default watch settings:

  1. Click your profile image in the top right corner and select “Settings” from the menu, or head over to https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/settings.
  2. In the “Watch” section, tick the boxes for “Watch topics you create” and/or “Watch topics that you reply to” if you want to receive notifications, or untick the boxes if you don’t want to be added as a watcher to the topic.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click “Save changes”.
Vivaldi Forum settings page

Tip #438

Filter feature requests on the Vivaldi Forum using tags.

Feedback from our users plays a big part in prioritizing which features we’re going to work on next. For this, we have a special Feature Request categories on the Vivaldi Forum, where everyone can post and upvote the features they’d like to see in Vivaldi. To make browsing the requests easier, you can use the forum’s search feature (see Tip #246) or check out the tags to filter out interesting topics.

To view feature requests by tags:

  1. Open the relevant feature requests category:
  2. In the “Filter feature requests” section, click on the topic you’re interested in.

When you find a feature request you like, don’t forget to upvote 👍 the first post.

Mobile Feature Requests page on the Vivaldi Forum, with tags highlighted.

Tip #386

Report inappropriate content and help us keep Vivaldi Community clean and friendly.

Have you ever come across a post or comment on Vivaldi Social, Forum, or Blogs and thought it doesn’t belong on Vivaldi.net? Whether the content is spam, rude, or in other ways not in line with Vivaldi’s Code of Conduct or Terms of Use, we’d appreciate it if you could let us know about it.

To report posts on Vivaldi Social.

  1. Click on the 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner of the post.
  2. Select “Report [username]”.
  3. Pick a reason.
  4. Select the offending posts.
  5. Add a comment.
  6. Submit the report.

To Flag posts or users on the Forum:

  1. Click on the 3 dot menu button in the bottom right corner of the post.
  2. Select “Flag this post” or “Flag this user”, if more than one of their posts is inappropriate.
  3. Pick a reason.
  4. If you chose “Other”, add a comment.
  5. Submit the report.

To report a blog:

  1. Below an offending post, click on “Report”.
  2. Pick a reason.
  3. Add a comment.
  4. Submit the report.

Tip #370

Make it clear what you’re replying to by quoting the forum post in your response.

In buzzing Forum discussions, it can become a little unclear which comment you’re replying to when you don’t reference the post in your response. To make it easier to follow discussions, you can quote the post or parts of it in your own post.

To quote a post on the Forum:

  1. Find a comment you want to reply to.
  2. Click “Quote” below the post on the right side.

You can even quote posts from other topics:

  1. Find a topic you want to post in.
  2. Click “Reply” to open the post editor.
  3. While keeping the editor open, navigate to the post you want to quote.
  4. Click “Quote” below the post on the right side.

Quoting will add the author’s name, the link to the topic it was posted in, and the post’s contents to your post’s editor. If the quoted post is very long, you can delete the irrelevant parts.

A page on the Vivaldi Forum with Reply, Quote and Upvote buttons highlighted.

Tip #351

Mark Forum topics read without opening them.

It’s natural that not all discussions on the Vivaldi Forum can be relevant or interesting to you. To keep the Unread feed clean, you can mark one or more topics read without opening them.

To mark topics read:

  1. On the Unread page, click on the profile images of the topic starters. A green checkmark should replace the profile image.
  2. Above the list of topics, on the right, click on “Mark as Read”.
  3. In the drop-down menu, click on “Selected”.

If you accidentally marked a topic as read, you should be able to find the topic fairly easily again from Recent topics.

Vivaldi Forum's Unread page with some topics selected and "Mark as Read" menu open.

Tip #342

Show off your personality with a cover image on your Forum profile.

When you’ve been on the Forum for a bit and have managed to earn a couple of reputation points, you can start customizing your profile. One way to add some character to your account is by adding a cover image to your profile.

To upload a cover image:

  1. Go to your Forum’s profile on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me.
  2. Hover over the cover image and click on the Upload button on the left.
  3. Click on “Choose File” to select the image file.
  4. Click Upload.
  5. If needed, rotate, flip and/or crop the image.
  6. Click “Crop and upload”.

If you want to adjust the image, hover over the cover again and click on the middle button with arrows to move the image. Click “Save” when you’re satisfied with the result.

Vivaldi Forum profile with a landscape picture as the cover and cover image editing buttons visible.

Tip #268

Got a question about Vivaldi? Ask it on the Forum.

Whether wondering how to use some feature in the browser, looking for a fix to an issue or just curious about Vivaldi in general, the Forum is the place where you should go to get your curiosity satisfied. With the combined wealth of knowledge our community and team members possess, you’ll get quality answers 24/7.

Use the search function first, though. With thousands of topics, it’s likely that someone has already asked the same question, so instead of creating a duplicate topic, you can just continue the discussion.

To ask a question on the Forum:

  1. Log in to your Vivaldi account.
  2. Look for the most relevant category for your question.
  3. In that category, click “New Topic”.
  4. Give your topic a clear title.
  5. Ask your question and, when troubleshooting an issue, share as many details as possible.
  6. Click “Submit”.
Window for creating a new topic open in the Vivaldi Forum.

Tip #246

Use Forum’s Advanced Search to find the most relevant discussions.

Vivaldi Forum is full of discussion threads about all things Vivaldi and more. If you have a question or a request, it’s best to use the search function first. The odds are that your question has already been answered or a feature request is already collecting upvotes from the community.

To use Advanced Search, click on the 3 gear icons in the Search field in the top right corner of the Forum.

You can narrow down results by the following criteria:

  • Category
  • Post author
  • Tags
  • Number of replies
  • Post time
  • Whether the search term can be found only in the topic title or also in the content
  • Whether all or only some words in results need to match the search term
Vivaldi Forum's Advanced Search.

Tip #210

Type “:” and the emoji name to add emojis to your posts on Vivaldi Social and the Forum.

Emojis help to convey the emotion behind your written message 😂, make the message more noticeable ⚠️ and just more fun 🤸. There are multiple ways to add emojis on Vivaldi Social and the Forum. For example, you can use the emoji picker (look for a smiley face button in the post composer) or your OS’ emoji keyboard (Win + . / ⌃ ⌘ Space). But there’s also a third option.

In the post composer, if you type a colon symbol “:” and continue typing a keyword, you’ll get suggestions that match that keyword. For example, if you type :thumbs, you’ll get suggestions for :thumbs_up: 👍 and :thumbs_down: 👎 emojis. Finish typing the name and end it with another colon or use the down arrow and Enter keys, to select and insert the emoji to your post.

The emoji names can vary per site. If just typing a keyword doesn’t come up with the emoji you’re looking for, you can find out the name by opening the emoji picker, finding the emoji and hovering over it. The name will be shown as a tooltip and next time you need the emoji, you’ll be able to just type it.

Vivaldi Forum with the post composer open with two emojis already entered and a third one being added.

Tip #185

Bookmark posts on Vivaldi Forum to find them easily later.

Whether you’ve come across instructions for something, an interesting argument, feature request you want to keep an eye on or something else, you can bookmark the post on the Vivaldi Forum. Then, when you need it, you can just go to your bookmarks to revisit the post, instead of searching through thousands of posts.

To bookmark a forum post:

  1. Make sure you’re logged in to your Vivaldi account.
  2. Below the post you want to bookmark, on the right side, click on the menu button.
  3. Select Bookmark.

The number next to the menu option lets you know, how many others have already bookmarked the same post.

A topic on the Vivaldi Forum open in the Vivaldi Browser. Post menu with the bookmark option is open and highlighted.

To view your bookmarks:

  1. Go to your Forum profile.
  2. On the bottom edge of your profile’s cover image, on the right, click on the menu button in a blue circle.
  3. Select Bookmarks.

Alternatively, go to https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/bookmarks.

Tip #179

Light or dark? Choose the theme you prefer on the Vivaldi Forum.

Whether dark mode is easier on your eyes or you just enjoy the aesthetic, you now have the option to switch between light and dark themes also on the Vivaldi Forum.

To switch themes on the Forum:

  1. Click on your avatar in the top right corner and select Settings from the menu.
  2. In Select a Skin section, select your preferred Theme – Default (light) or Dark.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save Changes.

Tip #176

Check the status and availability of Vivaldi’s online services on vivaldistatus.com.

Whether we’re doing scheduled maintenance or servers are acting up despite all the love we give them, there’s always a chance that Vivaldi’s online services will be temporarily unavailable. With scheduled maintenance we notify our users ahead of time via email* and notifications on the website, so downtime wouldn’t come as a surprise. With unexpected outages our system administrators do their best to get things back up again as fast as possible.

If you’re having trouble accessing and using Vivaldi services, it’s good to check our status page on https://vivaldistatus.com, to confirm whether the services are operational or there’s something going on.

*Make sure you’re subscribed to Technical Updates on your account’s profile on Vivaldi.net.

Tip #146

Follow people on Vivaldi Forum to be notified when they create a new topic.

Vivaldi Forum has many active members, who write interesting and useful posts. To keep track of the topics they create:

  1. Go to the user’s forum profile.
  2. On the bottom right of the user’s profile image, click on Follow.

You can see all users you follow on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/following and you can check who follow you on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/followers.

Vivaldi team member Ruari's forum profile open in Vivaldi browser. His profile image with the follow button has been zoomed in on.