Enable “Search Page Selection in Background” to do a search, but check the results later.
While reading something on a web page you might come across something you’d like to know more about, but don’t want to drop what you’re doing on the current page to do a search. Vivaldi browser lets you search with highlighted text on a web page, and, by toggling on one little setting, the results will open in a new background tab instead of taking you away from the current tab.
Pick the best layout for tiled tabs – vertical, horizontal or grid.
Tab Tiling can really take your productivity to the next level by allowing you to easily view multiple web pages at once. Since websites are different, the same tiling layout doesn’t work for all of them. So, whenever you tile tabs, select the layout that works best.
First, to tile tabs:
Select the tabs you want to tile using the Shift or Ctrl / ⌘ key.
Right-click on one of the selected tabs and select Tile # Tabs.
Press Alt+Enter to open a link or a search entered in the Address Field in a new tab.
When you’ve typed something in the Address Field, but then decide that you also want to keep the current page open, hold down the Alt key while pressing Enter and the link or search results will open in a new tab.
If a web page doesn’t load properly, try reloading it without cache.
Browsers save some website data to make them load faster when you visit the page again. If you notice that a page you’ve visited before doesn’t load properly, you can try loading the page again without the stored cache, also known as a hard refresh or reload.
Set your favorite web page as the Homepage and New Tab Page in Vivaldi on Android.
If you prefer to open a specific web page whenever you open a new tab or tap the home button, instead of the Start Page with your favorite bookmarks, Speed Dials, you can make the adjustment in the app’s settings.
Pay attention to incoming emails and don’t get scammed.
We’ve listed a few tips below to help you be vigilant and not fall for email scams.
Look at the sender address. Be suspicious of email addresses containing misspellings, ones that are just made up of gibberish or do not look related to the sender they claim to be. Also, be cautious when there’s a different Reply-To address, especially if it matches the descriptions above.
Pay attention to message content. If what the message promises is too good to be true, it’s probably not true (e.g. claiming you inherited or won a large amount of money). Also, when an email, seemingly from a reputable company, is written with poor grammar or your acquaintance writes in a style unusual for them, look for other clues. Be suspicious of emails that create urgency and ask you to act fast.
Don’t trust emails that ask for your personal information (ID number, bank account details, etc.). If you think that a reputable institution is asking you to update your personal information, don’t follow the links in the email, but go to their website directly to check your account.
You might be asked to visit a link. Don’t blindly open them. Hover over the links and check the browser’s status bar to see where it wants to take you.
If you don’t fully trust the sender, don’t open files attached to the email.
Use other means of communication to verify that the person or company really sent the message. For example, if a colleague asks you to do something (share a password, purchase something, etc.) via email, call them or ask them in person, whether they really made the request.
Enable search suggestions to get suggestions from the search engine as you type.
Search Engines can show you suggestions as you type the search query in the Address or Search Field. It can make searching faster. The way it works, however, is that everything you type is sent to the search engine. Since it can be quite revealing, in Vivaldi, the setting to show suggestions is not enabled by default. But since we are all about giving users options, you can choose to enable it if you prefer convenience over privacy.
Depending where you want to get suggestions, enable the setting for the Address Field and/or the Search Field. In the Address Field, to limit what you type from being sent to the search engine, you can enable suggestions to be shown only when you first enter the Search Engine Nickname.
Read more about Search Suggestions and their privacy implications on our blog.
Mark incoming Mail messages automatically as read.
Not all messages you receive are equally important. For example, you might be subscribed to updates or newsletters that are good to have, but don’t need immediate attention. Having less unread messages is less intimidating and important messages will be more noticeable.
To create a filter in Vivaldi Mail to mark messages as read:
Create independent apps from websites by installing them as Progressive Web Apps.
If you like to use web services in their own app, give Progressive Web Apps (PWA) in Vivaldi Browser a try. They can be opened from shortcuts and used in their own window separate from the main browser.
To install a website as a PWA:
In a tab, open the website you want to install.
While the site is open in the active tab, right-click on the tab on the Tab Bar.
Select Install [website name] from the context menu.
Click Install in the small pop up asking you to confirm your action.
In case you don’t see the option to install the website in the context menu, the website doesn’t support running as a PWA. In that case, while the site is open in the active tab:
Choose Create a shortcut from the context menu instead.