Tip #458

Drag one Speed Dial bookmark over another to create a new folder.

If you’ve accumulated too many bookmarks on your Speed Dial and want to group them into folders, all you need to do is drag one of the bookmarks, and when the background of the bottom bookmark changes color release the mouse button.

Once the new folder has been created, right-click on the folder to rename it and, if you wish, add a custom thumbnail (see Tip #69).

One Speed Dial bookmark being dragged over another.

Tip #457

Select the Bookmarks folder you want to display on the Bookmark Bar.

There are many ways you can access and manage your bookmarks in Vivaldi. Bookmark Bar is probably one of the more classic options. See below to find out how you can choose which folder of bookmarks and bookmark sub-folders will be displayed there.

To select a Bookmark Bar folder:

Option 1

  1. Go to Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmark Bar Folder.
  2. Select your preferred folder from the drop-down menu.

Option 2

  1. Open the Bookmark Panel or Bookmark Manager.
  2. Select the folder the contents of which you want to display on the Bookmark Bar.
  3. In the folder information section, tick the box for “Bookmark Bar”.

Tip #449

Set Vivaldi’s internal pages as the Homepage or New Tab Page.

Start Page with your Speed Dials isn’t the only option for your Homepage and New Tab Page. You can also set pages of your choice to open when you go to your homepage or open a new tab. It’s common to set a website as one of these pages, but you could also open Bookmarks, Notes, Calendar, and more.

To set an internal page as the Homepage/New Tab Page:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Homepage or Settings > Tabs > New Tab Page.
  2. Select “Specific Page”.
  3. Enter the internal page’s link. For example vivaldi://bookmarks, vivaldi://notes, vivaldi://calendar.

Tip #383

Choose from 4 Speed Dial layout options for Vivaldi on iOS.

Speed Dials are Bookmarks that are displayed on your browser’s Start Page. In Vivaldi, you can choose how they’re displayed.

To change the look in Vivaldi on iOS:

  1. Go to  Vivaldi menu > Settings > Start Page Layout.
  2. Select your preferred layout:
    • Large Speed Dials,
    • Medium Speed Dials
    • Small Speed Dials,
    • Speed Dial list.

Got an Android device? Check Tip #157.

Tip #362

Edit a new bookmark in the bookmark dialog right after adding it.

There are over 10 different ways you can add new Bookmarks in Vivaldi (see them all in Tip #137). If you’re in the habit of editing bookmarks’ titles, descriptions, nicknames, and/or folders they’re in, you can open the bookmark dialog to do so. For example, if you added a bookmark from the button on the Address Bar, click it again to open the dialog, or use the bookmarking Keyboard Shortcut a second time.

In case you edit the bookmark right after adding it more often than not, you can make Vivaldi open the dialog as you’re adding the new bookmark. To do that:

  1. Go to Settings > Bookmarks.
  2. Enable “Always Open Bookmark Dialog”.
Vivaldi browser with a bookmark dialog open and highlighted.

Tip #345

Move the Bookmark Bar to the bottom of the window together with the Address and Tab Bar.

Do you prefer to have your important toolbars on the lower side of the browser window? Vivaldi’s flexible customization options allow you to move the toolbars, including the Bookmark Bar, to many different locations.

To move the Bookmark Bar to the bottom:

  1. Go to Settings > Bookmarks > Bookmark Bar > Bookmark Bar Position.
  2. Select “Bottom”.

You can also move the Address and Tab Bars to the bottom of the window from Settings > Address Bar and Settings > Tabs, respectively.

Vivaldi Browser with Bookmark, Address and Tab bars at the bottom.

Tip #344

Import bookmarks, passwords, and more from your old browser to Vivaldi.

In case you weren’t ready to import your browser data from your previous browser during your first use of Vivaldi, you can do it anytime by following the instructions below.

To import data to Vivaldi:

  1. Open the Vivaldi menu > File > Import from Applications or Files.
  2. Select the browser (and its profile) you want to import data from.
  3. Select the data (bookmarks, passwords, history, etc.) you want to import.
  4. Click “Start Import”.
Import dialog open in Vivaldi Browser.

Tip #307

Update Speed Dial thumbnails with one click.

If the Speed Dial thumbnail is missing or you don’t like the current one, you can update it with a new screenshot of the web page. If you prefer to choose an image for the thumbnail, follow our directions in Tip #69.

To quickly update Speed Dial thumbnails:

  1. Hover over one of the Speed Dials.
  2. Click on “Update thumbnail” in the top left corner of the Speed Dial.
Vivaldi Browser's Start Page with a Speed Dial that has no thumbnail being updated.

Tip #303

Open all Bookmarks in a new tab.

By default, Bookmarks open in the active tab. If you’d rather not have Bookmarks hijack websites you were viewing, you can opt for opening them in their own tab as well.

To always open Bookmarks in a new tab:

  1. Go to Settings > Bookmarks.
  2. Enable “Open Bookmarks in New Tab”.

To open a single bookmark differently from your default setting, right-click on the bookmark and select the opening option you prefer – “Open in New Tab”, “Open in Background Tab”, “Open” (in active tab), plus “Open in New Window”, “Open in New Private Window”.

Vivaldi Settings open on the Bookmarks section. "Open Bookmarks in New Tab" option is highlighted.

Tip #292

Instead of looking through folders of Bookmarks, search for the one you need.

It’s easy to have too many Tabs open, but it’s even easier to accumulate a large number of Bookmarks. Finding a bookmark by scrolling through the long lists and folders can be time-consuming. Using the search option in the Bookmarks Panel, Bookmarks Manager, Address Field, or Quick Commands will find the correct bookmark for you a lot faster.

To search for Bookmarks, start typing the name, URL, nickname, or description in one of the places mentioned above and (double-)click on a search result to open the bookmark.

Tip #242

Bookmark multiple pages at once using the Tab context menu.

While browsing the internet, have you opened many web pages that you want to save for later as Bookmarks? In Vivaldi, there’s a way to add them all at once.

To add multiple web pages as Bookmarks:

  1. On the Tab Bar or in the Window Panel, select the tabs you want to bookmark while holding down the Shift or Ctrl / key.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected tabs.
  3. Select Bookmark # Tabs.

In case you want to save all open tabs as bookmarks, select Bookmark All Tabs from the context menu.

Tip #214

Sort Speed Dials in Vivaldi on Android automatically instead of manually moving them around.

When you have manual sorting enabled in Vivaldi on Android you can long-press on a Speed Dial and drag it to a different location on the Start Page. If you want to organize Speed Dials faster, opt for one of the available sorting options.

To sort Speed Dial bookmarks:

  1. Open the Start Page with your Speed Dials.
  2. In the top right corner, tap on the sort button.
  3. Select the criteria according to which you want to sort.
    • Manual
    • By Title
    • By Address
    • By Nickname
    • By Description
    • By Date
Vivaldi on Android's Start Page with Speed Dials. Sort menu has been opened and is highlighted.

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 #157

Choose from 4 Speed Dial layout options for Vivaldi on Android.

Speed Dials are Bookmarks that are displayed on your browser’s Start Page. You can choose how they’re displayed.

To change the look on Android:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu > Settings > Appearance > Start Page.
  2. Select your preferred layout:
    • Large Speed Dials,
    • Medium Speed Dials
    • Small Speed Dials,
    • Speed Dial list.