Tip #502

Zoom Vivaldi Calendar view in and out with Keyboard Shortcuts.

In Tip #39 we told you about Keyboard Shortcuts you can use in the Vivaldi Calendar to switch to specific views (Day, Week, Month, etc.). In this tip, we’re introducing you to alternative shortcuts, which allow you to cycle through the views using the same two shortcuts.

To cycle through calendar views, press:

  • Alt + Page ↑ – to zoom in, and
  • Alt + Page ↓ – to zoom out.

Step by step, you can zoom in from Agenda view down to Day view and from Day view out to Agenda view.

Tip #483

Switch between time periods in the Vivaldi Calendar using your mouse’s scroll wheel.

While viewing and editing your events and tasks in the Vivaldi Calendar you’ll probably need to check things in the past and future.

To do that, you can use the < and > buttons on either side of the “Today” button in the top left corner of the Calendar page or you can press the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard. But there’s a new and very convenient option available in the Vivaldi Calendar – using your mouse’s scroll wheel.

Scroll up to view previous time periods and scroll down to go to the upcoming ones. It works in all Calendar views from single-day view up to the year view.

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 #445

Click on the link icon on the Calendar event to open the web page.

When you have enabled Event Property Icons in Settings > Calendar > Calendar Display, you’ll see little icons next to the event title showing what kind of information the event includes.

If you’ve added a web link to the event, you can just click the icon to open it, instead of opening the event to view and open the URL. That’s especially useful when you’ve chosen the Minimal View in Vivaldi Calendar, where only the time and event title are displayed.

Vivaldi Calendar with the link property icon highlighted.

Tip #423

Invite people to events you’ve created in the Vivaldi Calendar.

Making plans together with someone? Instead of creating separate events with the risk of getting out of sync when the specifics of the event change, one person should create a shared event.

To create a shared event in the Vivaldi Calendar:

  1. First, ensure you have added at least one of your email accounts to Vivaldi Mail in Settings > Mail.
  2. Then, go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Integration > Calendar Mail Account, and select your preferred mail account to be used for sending invites.
  3. In the Calendar, create a new event and fill out the details.
  4. In the Participants section of the event editor, type the email addresses of people you want to invite to the event. Press “Enter” to add them.
  5. Click “Done” when you’re ready with the event setup.
  6. Review the event invite and, if you wish, add a message.
  7. Click “Send”.

When you edit shared events, you can send a new email invite to the participants or skip notifying them.

Tip #418

Press “R” to fetch the latest Calendar events from online calendar accounts.

Vivaldi Calendar checks for updates from the online calendar accounts you’ve added to Vivaldi every 10 minutes. You can also trigger updates manually. When you have single-key Keyboard Shortcuts enabled, the easiest option is to just press the R key and you’ll be up to date.

In true Vivaldi fashion, there are other ways to update the calendar:

  • In the main Calendar view, open the Calendar’s menu in the top left corner and select “Refresh”.
  • Click on the Calendar button on the Status Bar, go to the Accounts tab, and click “Refresh”.
  • Type “Refresh Calendar” in Quick Commands.
  • Create a Mouse Gesture for the action.

Tip #406

Divide events and tasks in your Vivaldi Calendar by category into separate calendars.

A calendar is vital for keeping up with a busy schedule. To make it easier to view and manage your events and tasks, you can create multiple calendars for various types of obligations in your Vivaldi Calendar. You can also assign a different color for each calendar to make the events stand out more.

To create a new calendar:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendars.
  2. Click on + Add Calendar below the list of existing calendars.
  3. Select which account the calendar should belong to, give the calendar a name, choose a color and look over
  4. Click “Save” to create the new calendar.

Tip #380

Add new events without even going to the Calendar by opening the event dialog with a shortcut.

With the integrated Vivaldi Calendar, you can quickly add events and get back to what you were doing in no time by opening the new event dialog using either Quick Commands, a Keyboard Shortcut, or a Mouse Gesture.

Quick Commands

  1. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Type in “Add Calendar Event (dialog)” and press Enter.
  3. Add the event.

Keyboard Shortcut

  1. First, create the shortcut in Settings > Keyboard > Window > Add Calendar Event (dialog).
  2. Use the shortcut to open the event dialog.
  3. Add the event.

Mouse Gesture

  1. First, create the gesture in Settings > Mouse > New Gesture > Add Calendar Event (dialog).
  2. Use the shortcut to open the event dialog.
  3. Add the event.
Vivaldi Calendar's event editor over a web page.

Tip #373

Create templates for frequent, but not recurring events in Vivaldi Calendar.

If you frequently add the same kind of event (birthday, doctor’s appointment, meeting, etc.) but it doesn’t occur regularly so you can’t set recurrence to it, you can use event templates to speed up adding new events instead.

To create a template:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Event Templates.
  2. Click on Add Template below the list of existing templates.
  3. Fill out the event details.
  4. Click Save.

Alternatively, you can create a new template directly from the event editor > Templates > Create New Event Template.

Event template creation in Calendar Settings.

Tip #366

Never miss an event by setting default reminders for your events in Vivaldi Calendar.

So you created an event in your Vivaldi Calendar, but still missed it because you didn’t check your Calendar at the right time? To prevent this from happening again, set reminders for your events. You can add one manually for each event or you can set default reminders for all events.

To set default reminders:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Editing.
  2. Choose how much before you should be reminded of upcoming events.

You can set separate reminders for regular and all-day events.

Calendar settings in Vivaldi.

Tip #350

Accompany Calendar notifications with a catchy sound effect.

In Tip #205 we showed you how to add some fun visuals to your upcoming Calendar tasks and events. Visual reminders are great, but sometimes audio cues are needed.

To pick a sound for Calendar notifications:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Calendar Notifications > Notification Sound.
  2. Choose between Ding, Rooster, or Tada sounds. Pick None if you prefer silent notifications.

You can also adjust the notification volume.

Calendar settings.

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.