Go to chrome://settings to access additional browser settings.
Vivaldi is based on Chromium. This means that we inherit the settings Chromium comes with. We have transferred all the important settings to Vivaldi Settings, where they can be accessed together with settings that are unique to Vivaldi.
To access the settings that are not available in Vivaldi Settings, type chrome://settings to the Address Field. Once the page loads, the URL will automatically change to vivaldi://settings. Typing vivaldi://settings directly to the Address Field will, however, take you to the main Vivaldi Settings.
On the left side of the Address Field, click on 🔍 to search for the entered word/phrase or to go to the entered URL.
Most of us probably just press Enter on our keyboards when we’re ready to do a search or open a website, but did you know there’s a button in the user interface you can click instead?
The Site Info button turns into a Go to Address button on the Start Page or when you’ve entered something in the Address Field. Just click on the magnifying glass, when you’re ready to see the search results or load the web page.
In case you’ve used a search engine nickname before your search term, you’ll see the chosen search engine’s logo instead. You can click that one too.
On Android, when adding a web page to the Reading List, also download the page for offline view.
If you know you won’t have internet connection for a longer period, for example, on a long flight and you want to spend the time reading the interesting articles you’ve saved in your Reading List, make sure to download the pages.
Open the web page you want to save.
Tap on the Vivaldi menu button and select Download Page.
Open the Vivaldi menu again. This time select Reading List.
Tap on Add Current Page in the top right corner of the Reading List menu.
You’ll already be able to view the page offline after downloading it, but you’ll need to find it from your downloads. For easy access it’s best to save the page in the Reading List as well.
Click on the blue circle on your Forum profile to find all your content and followed posts.
When you go to your Vivaldi Forum profile on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me (or click on your profile image in the top right corner of the Forum and then on your username), you’ll find a 🔵 blue circle on the right side of the profile page.
Clicking on the button will open a menu with a lot of useful options. For example, you can see a list of all the discussions you’ve started (Topics) and comments you’ve made (Posts). Useful, when you’re looking for that one post you made ages ago.
In addition, you can manage the categories that you watch. Posts in the watched categories appear in the Unread and Recent sections of the Forum.
If there’s a QR code somewhere nearby and you want to see what’s behind it, you can also launch Vivaldi’s QR scanner straight from that menu.
It’s not just Vivaldi that has additional options available in the access menu. Check your other apps to see which useful features they have to offer and up your game not just while using Vivaldi, but also while using your mobile device in general.
Keep your Vivaldi account’s recovery email up to date.
Normally, forgetting a login password is no big deal. You can just reset it. But what if you no longer have access to the account’s recovery email and the all important email with a link to set a new password can’t reach you? Then restoring access to your account becomes a hassle that could’ve been easily avoided.
To review your Vivaldi account information, including the recovery email:
Hold down the Ctrl / ⌘ key to change the location of buttons in the browser’s user interface.
Don’t like the default order of Panels? Or you’d prefer to have some buttons currently residing on the Status Bar on the Address Bar instead. No problem, Vivaldi has got you covered. 😎
Just press down on the Ctrl / ⌘ key on your keyboard and with your mouse drag and drop the button where you’d like to see it instead. A line showing the new location will appear when the button can be dropped.
There currently are some limitations to where buttons can be moved. For example, you can’t move buttons from/to the right side of the Address Field. But we’re not done with the feature just yet, so you can expect to have even more flexibility in the future. 😉
On Vivaldi Themes, click on “Download theme” to preview the theme before installing it.
When browsing themes.vivaldi.net for new Themes for your desktop Vivaldi browser, you can get a live preview of the theme by clicking “Download theme”.
Then you have 1 minute to see how the theme looks. Make sure to check the Start Page to see how the awesome background image looks behind your Speed Dials. Other places where the user interface colours are clearly visible are Panels, Settings, Mail, etc.
When you’re satisfied with the theme, click “Install” in the pop-up to add the theme to your Theme Library. If it’s not really what you were looking for, click “Cancel” or let the preview time run out.
Vivaldi Help on https://help.vivaldi.com/ is an ever growing catalogue of articles that introduce Vivaldi features and services to you in more detail, instructs you to make the most of them and in the unfortunate event when something doesn’t work as expected, helps you troubleshoot issues.
There are a few ways to open Vivaldi Help.
Press the F1 key on your keyboard (on Windows and Linux).
Open the Vivaldi menu > Help > Vivaldi Help.
Type “help.vivaldi.com” in the Address Field.
Open Vivaldi Help’s Web Panel.
Check out Tip #297 to see how to best get to Vivaldi Help on Android.