Tip #460

Download web pages for offline viewing in Vivaldi on Android.

Heading somewhere with no internet connection, but plenty of time to read? Download the web pages you want to check out while offline to your phone or tablet with Vivaldi on Android.

To download a page:

  1. Open the page in a tab.
  2. Go to the Vivaldi menu and select “Download”.

Alternatively, long-press on a link on a page and select “Download link”.

You’ll find the page in your downloaded files, or better yet, before or after downloading the page, add it to the Reading List for easy access.

Vivaldi menu open in Vivaldi browser on Android with the Download button highlighted.

Tip #353

Save everything in one place and skip the Downloads dialog.

Some have set up a meticulous folder system for all their files, others save everything in one place and maybe sort things out later. If you’re in the latter camp, you can enable a setting in Vivaldi that lets you skip the Downloads dialog that asks you where you want to save each file.

To skip the Downloads dialog:

  1. Go to Settings > Downloads.
  2. Enable “Save Files to Default Location Without Asking”.
Downloads settings in Vivaldi browser.

Tip #331

On Android, instead of downloading the file again, open it straight from the download dialog.

Whenever you start downloading a file in Vivaldi on Android that you’ve already downloaded in the past, you’ll be asked whether you want to download the file again or cancel. You’ll probably just want to open the file in that case, right?

Instead of tapping on Cancel and going to the Downloads Panel or roaming around your phone’s file folders to locate the file in question, just tap on the file title (written in blue) on the dialog. It’ll open the file for you.

Vivaldi on Android with "Download file again?" dialog open.

Tip #284

Skip download destination selection with multiple consecutive downloads by enabling default location updating.

Instead of saving all downloads in a single folder, you might prefer to select the most relevant download location for each file. But sometimes, when saving multiple files to the same location, having to choose the destination folder again and again can be tiring.

That’s why Vivaldi has a neat little setting, that updates the default download location whenever you save a file to a new location. That way, to download 10 similar files, you only have to select the destination folder once.

To enable it:

  1. Go to Settings > Downloads.
  2. Enable Update Default Location When Choosing Save as Location.
Download Settings in Vivaldi Browser. "Update Default Location When Choosing Save as Location" setting is highlighted.

Tip #277

Install Vivaldi for Windows from Microsoft Store.

The best place to download Vivaldi for desktop is on vivaldi.com. If you can’t do that (e.g. you have Windows S Mode) or you prefer to install apps for Windows from their app store, you now have the option to install Vivaldi Browser also through the Microsoft Store.

To get it, search for “Vivaldi” in Microsoft Store on your Windows computer or click on “Get in Store app” on this link: https://apps.microsoft.com/store/detail/vivaldi-browser/XP99GVQDX7JPR4.

Vivaldi Browser app listing in Microsoft Store.

Tip #203

View and manage downloaded files in Vivaldi on Android from the Downloads Panel.

To see a chronological list of all the files you’ve downloaded with Vivaldi on Android, open the Vivaldi menu and select Downloads. Alternatively, open Panels and navigate to the Downloads Panel from there.

In the Downloads Panel you can:

  • Open downloaded files.
  • Search for past downloads.
  • Share them further.
  • Rename documents.
  • Delete downloaded files.

Tip #106

Keep track of your downloads from Downloads Pop Out.

Downloads Panel is a great way to see past and current downloads. But if Panels aren’t your thing, you can add a Downloads button to one of the toolbars and view the saved files in a pop out dialog instead.

To add the button to a toolbar:

  1. Go to  Vivaldi menu > View > Customize Toolbar.
    Alternatively, right-click on one of the buttons on a toolbar and select Edit > Customize Toolbar.
  2. From Navigation Toolbar components, locate Downloads.
  3. Drag it to a toolbar. For example, to the right side of the Address Bar.

When you want to view your downloads, just click on the button to open the dialog.

Tip #80

Use an external download manager to download files on Android.

If you need a bit more control over your downloads, instead of the built-in downloader, you can opt for an external download manager app.

To set an external app to manage your downloads:

  1. Install an external download manager of your choice.
  2. In Vivaldi, go to Vivaldi menu > Settings > Web Pages > Downloads > External Download Manager.
  3. Select the app you want to manage your downloads with.

Then whenever downloading a file the external app will take over.

Tip #59

Enable “Download Messages for Offline Viewing and Searching” to access your mail without internet connection.

When you open a message in Vivaldi Mail it’s downloaded and a file for the message is created in your browser’s profile. Then you can open the email whether you have an internet connection or not. In addition, when searching, the downloaded message’s body is included in the searched content, improving search results.

To be able to view messages offline and include all message content in search even before you’ve opened the email, you only need to tick one box in Mail Settings.

To enable the setting:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail.
  2. Select an account you’ve added to Vivaldi Mail.
  3. In the Identity section, enable “Download Messages for Offline Viewing and Searching“.
Vivaldi Settings window, with focus on "Download Messages for Offline Viewing and Searching" setting.