Tip #325

Use Ctrl+[ and Ctrl+] to rotate PDF files in the internal PDF viewer.

Are you Looking at a PDF file where a table, an image, or something else is at the wrong angle? Instead of rotating your head, rotate the file, allowing you to comfortably look at the page for as long as you need.

Use the Keyboard Shortcuts Ctrl+[ to rotate the file 90 degrees counterclockwise and Ctrl+] to rotate the file clockwise.

Alternatively, you can right-click on the file and select Rotate Clockwise/Counterclockwise from the context menu or click on the rotate button on the PDF Viewer’s menu.

Tip #324

Use Vivaldi Feeds to keep up with the latest news.

Instead of checking the news on each site separately or relying on the news site’s social media channel, you can subscribe to the site’s RSS feed and see the latest titles from multiple sources in one place, Vivaldi Feeds.

To add your favorite news site to Vivaldi Feeds:

  1. Make sure Mail, Calendar and Feeds are enabled in Settings > Feeds.
  2. Open the news website.
  3. Click on the Feeds icon on the right side of the Address Field*.
  4. Select the feed you want to subscribe to and click on Subscribe to subscribe to it immediately or on Preview to view the latest posts in the feed and then subscribe.

You’ll immediately receive the latest articles in Vivaldi Feeds and new ones will be fetched as the articles are published.

* If you don’t see the Feeds icon on the homepage, check the site’s sub-pages as they may have split their feeds into multiple categories. Alternatively, search for their RSS feed link on their website.

News site that offers feeds open in Vivaldi browser being added to Vivaldi Feeds.

Tip #323

Use search filters in Quick Commands to find exactly what you’re looking for.

You can narrow down your search in Quick Commands by entering a search filter in front of your search term. Here’s how:

  1. Open Quick Commands  (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Type in the search filter:
    • Bookmarks – bookmark:
    • Notes – note:
    • Open and Closed Tabs – tab:
    • Browsing History – history:
    • Commands – command:
    • Page Actions – action:
    • Workspaces – workspace:
  3. Enter the search keyword(s).
  4. Use your keyboard’s arrow keys + Enter or click on the result you want.

For example, the search filter “history: Vivaldi” will search the term “Vivaldi” in History. The search filter “note: cake” will search your Notes for the word “cake.”

It’s also possible to use shorter keywords like bkm: (bookmark), tb: (tab), cmd: (command) and other alternative search terms derived using regular expression.

Quick Commands open in Vivaldi Browser. Search term "History: design" typed in and showing relevant results.

Tip #322

Adjust page zoom per website with an easy slider in Vivaldi on Android.

In Tip #119, we shared how to change the Zoom level of text in Vivaldi on Android. Today we have an even cooler option to show you.

Did you know that you can add an option to the Vivaldi menu that allows you to change the zoom level only on the open site? And it will stay the same for that website even if you navigate to other sites and then back again, or open the link in a different tab. If the developers of the website have done a good job, the text should also reflow nicely.

To enable and use zoom per site:

  1. Go to Settings > Web Pages > Accessibility.
  2. Enable “Show zoom option in main menu”.
  3. Exit Settings.
  4. To use zoom, open the browser’s main menu.
  5. Select “Default zoom”.
  6. Tap on + and – on the side or drag the slider to change the zoom level.
News article from Ars Technica open in Vivaldi on Android. The zoom slider is visible near the bottom of the screen and the zoom level has been changed to 150%.

Tip #321

See where you are on a long web page by enabling Page Minimap.

Just like in many code editors, the same way in Vivaldi, you can display a minimap on the right side of the browser window that gives you an overview of the web page and shows which part of it you’re currently focusing on.

By clicking the minimap or dragging the shaded area (your current location on the page), you can easily jump to a different spot on the page.

To enable the minimap:

  1. Click on Page Actions on the Status Bar.
  2. Enable “Page Minimap”.
Page Actions menu open with Page Minimap enabled. Minimap can be seen in the background on the right side of the browser window.

Tip #320

Mute or block accounts you don’t want to see on Vivaldi Social.

Vivaldi Social, like any social media platform, is full of people posting on a multitude of topics at various intervals. If some accounts post too much or you don’t care for the content of their posts, you have the option to mute the account or block them outright.

To stop seeing posts from someone:

  1. Click on ⋯ More below one of their posts or on︙Menu on their profile.
  2. Select Mute/Block [@username].
  3. If muting, review the additional options.
  4. Click Mute/Block to confirm your decision.
Vivaldi Social with an account in the process of being muted. Mute confirmation dialog is highlighted.

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 #318

Drag a tab out of the wrong Tab Stack in Vivaldi on Android.

As you were browsing, did a tab accidentally end up in a Tab Stack where it doesn’t belong? There’s an easy fix for that.

To remove a tab from a Tab Stack:

  1. In the Tab Switcher, open the Tab Stack.
  2. Long press on the tab you want to remove from the group.
  3. Drag it toward the bottom of the screen.
  4. Release your finger, when the tab is hovering over “Remove from group”.
Tab being removed from a Tab Stack in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #317

Switch to a tab in a different Workspace swiftly with Quick Commands.

Workspaces are an excellent way to divide tabs into groups to focus on one topic at a time. There are several ways to open a different workspace and one of the tabs in it, such as via the Tab Bar or Window Panel. But another quick way of switching to a specific tab in a different workspace is using Quick Commands.

To switch tabs using Quick Commands:

  1. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Start typing the web page’s name or URL.
  3. Select the tab you want to switch to.
Quick Commands open in Vivaldi Browser. Search results

Tip #316

Help us help you by adding useful information to your Forum signature.

The best place to get an answer to any of your Vivaldi questions is the Vivaldi Forum. To get a good answer, it’s useful for the ones replying to you to know about the environment you’re using Vivaldi on. For example, a Keyboard Shortcut for Windows is not very useful, if you’re on macOS, where the same command can have a different key combination.

You could include this information in each of your posts, but you can skip the repetition by adding these details to your account’s signature, which is automatically added below each of your posts.

To add a signature to your account on the Forum:

  1. Go to your profile on the Forum, either by visiting this link https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/edit or by clicking on your avatar in the Forum’s top right corner and selecting “Profile”.
  2. Fill out the Signature field.
  3. Click “Save changes”.

You should include information about your devices’ operating system and other technical specifications, also whether you’ve installed the Stable or Snapshot version of the browser. You’re more than welcome to share other information in the signature, just keep it short.

As a spam prevention measure, you need to have earned at least 2 reputation points before you can add a signature to your profile.

Vivaldi Forum profile with the Signature field highlighted.

Tip #315

Add web links to Vivaldi Browser menus.

Did you know that in addition to Bookmarks you can add links to sites you visit frequently to the browser’s menus? And we’re not just talking about the main Vivaldi menu here. You can add a link to all (context) menus Vivaldi has. Nice! 😎

To add a link to a menu:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Menu > Menu customization.
  2. Select the menu you want to add the link to.
  3. From the list of Commands, drag “Open Link” to the Content column.
  4. Give the link a name.
  5. Enter the URL.
  6. Press “Enter” to create the menu item.
Vivaldi's Menu customization settings. A link to Vivaldi's Desktop Snapshot blog is being added as a new menu item.

Tip #314

View multiple timelines at the same time on Vivaldi Social.

When browsing Vivaldi Social as a web page on a larger screen, you’ll notice that there’s just one column of content and quite a lot of free space on the page. If you want, you can opt for a multi-column view instead. With the multi-column aka advanced view, you can have different timelines, hashtags, direct messages, and moredisplayed in individual columns side by side.

To enable the multi-column view:

  1. Go to Preferences > Advanced Web Interface.
  2. Tick the box for “Enable advanced web interface”.
  3. Click “Save changes”.
  4. Exit preferences.
  5. Click on the “Show settings” button on the column headers to pin or unpin them.
Vivaldi Social with advanced web interface enabled.

Tip #313

Neatly packed together or a bit more spread out? Choose your way of displaying Tab Stacks.

Tab Stacks in Vivaldi Browser are a great way to group related tabs together, but what is the best way to display your tab groups? That’s up to you to decide! We are providing you with 3 different options.

To change how your Tab Stacks are displayed on the Tab Bar:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Stacking.
  2. Choose between the following stacking options:
    • Compact,
    • Two-Level, and
    • Accordion, or
    • disable Stacks altogether.
Three Tab and Address Bars, each displaying a different way to showcase Tab Stacks.

Tip #312

Check for new messages in Vivaldi Mail at an interval that suits you.

Want to know immediately when someone has sent you a message or prefer to check for new mail on your own time? Vivaldi Mail offers you three options to choose from.

To review your mail checking frequency:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Settings > Check For New Mail.
  2. Select whether new messages should be fetched:
    • every minute
    • every 15 minutes, or
    • manually.