Tip #56

Click on the “moon” button to switch Vivaldi Webmail to dark mode.

You can access your Vivaldi email account on webmail.vivaldi.net, where Webmail’s Elastic (default) theme offers both light and dark versions.

Click on the moon icon at the bottom left corner of the page to switch to dark mode.

When dark mode is enabled, click on the sun to return to light mode.

Tip #55

Install the Linux ARM version of Vivaldi on Raspberry Pi.

The selection of devices Vivaldi can be installed on keeps growing. Recently the Android version of Vivaldi became available in Polestar and Renault cars and it’s possible to use Vivaldi on Steam Deck. But we have been making builds for Linux based ARM devices, which includes the popular Raspberry Pi, for a few years now.

Click the button below to download Vivaldi.

For additional instructions and tips for installing and running Vivaldi on Raspberry Pi, check out this Help page.

Tip #54

Click on the padlock on the Address Bar to access Site Settings.

Behind the padlock icon on the left side of the Address Bar, you’ll find a lot of useful information about the website you currently have open.

  • Information about connection security and certificates.
  • Allowed and blocked permissions.
  • Allowed and blocked cookies.
  • Additional settings.

The padlock indicates that the connection is secure. But you may also see the following icons in place of the padlock:

  • – your connection to the site is not private and you should not share any sensitive information (e.g. passwords) with the site.
  • – your connection is not fully secure and you should be careful about sharing any sensitive information (e.g. passwords) with the site.
  • – you’re viewing Vivaldi’s internal page (e.g. vivaldi://about) or a local file.
  • – on Start Page, instead of the Site Info button, you’ll see a search icon.

Tip #53

Hold down the right mouse button and scroll to cycle through tabs.

Ctrl/⌘ + Tab and Ctrl/⌘ + Shift + Tab are well-known Keyboard Shortcuts used for cycling through tabs, but in Vivaldi you can also cycle using just your mouse.

To do that, first check that Switch Tabs by Scrolling has been enabled in Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Cycling. Then you can hover the mouse cursor over the Tab Bar and scroll to switch tabs. Alternatively, regardless of where the mouse cursor is located in the Vivaldi window, you can hold down the right mouse button or ALT key and scroll to cycle through tabs.

To make cycling through tabs even better, enable Show Tab Cycler from Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Cycling. That way, instead of switching to the next tab immediately, you scroll through tab previews and switch only after you’ve selected a tab and release the right mouse button or ALT key.

Tab Cycler as a list

Tip #52

Right-click on a contact in the Contacts Panel and select View All Messages to see all emails they’ve sent.

Contacts Panel has all contacts that you have sent emails to or who have emailed you. To see a list of all messages a saved contact has sent you:

  1. Right-click on their name/email in the Contacts Panel.
  2. Select View All Messages.

Mail tab with their email messages will open.

If you already have the Mail tab open and have found one email from the contact, select it and press E on your keyboard to see all their other emails.

Tip #51

Type vivaldi://restart in the Address Field to restart the browser.

Perhaps you changed a setting that requires a restart to be applied or you want to clear cookies and history (if your browser configuration clears them on exit) or something else. Whatever the reason, sometimes you just need to restart the browser.

You can of course just close the browser, locate Vivaldi among your Task Bar or Desktop shortcuts and open it again from there, but that can become tedious, if you have to do it often.

As an alternative, you can just type “vivaldi://restart” in the Address Field and press Enter.

Furthermore, you can add Restart as a menu item. To do that:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Menu > Menu Customization.
  2. From the Commands column, drag “Open Link” to the menu, where you want the command to be. For example, you could add it near “Exit” in the Vivaldi Button menu.
  3. Name the command “Restart”.
  4. In the URL field, enter “vivaldi://restart”.
  5. To finish, press Enter on your keyboard.
  6. Check the menu to see the new command.

Tip #49

Press K, G or M on your keyboard to mark messages in Vivaldi Mail and Feeds as read.

In Vivaldi Mail and Feeds, messages don’t get marked read automatically. You’ll actively have to tell the client that you’re done with the message. This way you don’t need to remember to mark a message unread again, in case you want to follow up on it later.

Messages can be marked as read using a button in the user interface, through menus or using shortcuts. Probably the fastest way to mark messages as read is to use a single key shortcut.

Before you start using the shortcuts, make sure you’ve enabled single key shortcuts for Mail, Calendar and Feeds in Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.

To mark messages as read use one of the following keys:

  • K – mark message as read.
  • G – mark message as read and open the next unread message.
  • M – mark all messages in the message thread as read.

If you wish, you can edit the shortcuts in Settings > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Mail.

Tip #48

Add Vivaldi’s search widget to your mobile device’s home screen to start a search with just one tap.

With a search widget on your Android phone’s or tablet’s home screen you can get to what you’re looking for in no time.

To add Vivaldi’s search widget to the home screen:

  1. Long press on an empty space on the devise’s home screen.
  2. Select Widgets.
  3. Find Vivaldi search from the list.
  4. Long press on the widget and drag it to where you want to have it on the home screen.
Vivaldi's search widget on Android's home screen

Once the widget has been added, just tap on it whenever you want to start a new search. It’ll open Vivaldi and focus on the Address Field, so you could start entering the search term or web link right away.

You can also open the QR code scanner from the widget.

Tip #47

Resize tiled tabs to give more room to tabs that need it.

I think we can all agree that Tiling Tabs is an excellent feature in Vivaldi, that allows you to view multiple web pages side by side. What’s even better is that you can resize the tiled tabs, because not all web pages need the same amount of space to see the important content.

To resize tiled tabs:

  1. Place the mouse cursor between the tiled tabs on the resize handle.
  2. When you see a ↔ double ended arrow instead of your normal mouse cursor, drag in either direction to resize the tiles.

To reset the resized tabs:

  1. Click on the Page Tiling button on the Status Bar.
  2. Click on the current tiling method.

Tip #46

Choose how much information you want to see about events in the Calendar by choosing either the full, compact or minimal view.

Events in Calendar can include a lot of information. Whether you see everything or just the basics is for you to decide.

To switch between these views, click on the View buttons in the top right corner of the Calendar tab, next to the Filter and Search field.

Alternatively, change the view in Settings > Calendar > Calendar Settings > Events View.

Full – Shows the event time, title, description, location and link of the event.

Compact – Shows the same as above, but if the description or link info are too long only limited amount of that info will be displayed.

Minimal – Only event time and title are shown.

Tip #45

Create a Mailing List from an email address for quick access to all emails from the sender.

When you often need to view emails from a specific sender, instead of searching for their emails or using the option “Show messages for Sender” every time, create a Mailing List with messages from the sender. Then you can easily open a list with all their messages from the Mail Panel.

To create a new mailing list:

  1. Open one of their messages.
  2. Right-click on the message header.
  3. Select Treat Sender as a Mailing List.


  1. Right-click on one of their messages in the message list.
  2. Select Sender > Treat Sender as a Message List.

A folder with all their messages will be created in the Mail Panel in the Mailing Lists section.

Tip #44

Disable “Use Tab Zoom”, if you want to set a different zoom level for specific websites.

By default, when you change the zoom level, it applies to the tab you have open, so all websites you visit in that tab will have the same zoom level, but if you open the website in a different tab it will have the default or that tab’s zoom level. If you prefer to set the zoom level for websites instead of tabs:

  1. Go to Settings > Webpages and make sure Use Tab Zoom has been disabled.
  2. Go to the website, where you want to change the zoom level.
  3. Use one of the zooming options to change the size of the site.

Then, no matter when you visit the website, it’ll have the zoom level you set for it in the past.

Tip #43

Keep the event editor inline with other events or have it pop out in a dialog. The choice is yours.

For adding and editing events, Vivaldi Calendar offers two types of editing modes.

Inline editor – edit events inside the calendar view with event information divided into tabs with all surrounding events visible.

Popup dialog – edit events with all information about the new event visible simultaneously, but surrounding events potentially hidden by the popup dialog.

To make your choice between the two, go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Settings > Edit mode.