Tip #354

Get your Extensions in order with drag and drop.

Extensions on your browser toolbar appear in the order you add them, but you can rearrange them easily.

To reorder Extensions:

  1. Hold down the Ctrl / * key on your keyboard.
  2. Drag an extension’s toolbar button to change its location among your Extensions.

On macOS, release the  key before you release the mouse button.

Tip #340

Set an Extension as the New Tab Page in your Vivaldi browser.

When you open a new tab in Vivaldi, you have various options for what’s displayed in the new tab before you navigate to a web page. You can choose between the Start Page, Home Page, Blank Page, or a web page of your choice. But there’s one more option – a New Tab Page Extension.

To set an extension for the new tab:

  1. Install an extension of your choice from Chrome Web Store.
  2. Go to Settings > Tabs > New Tab Page.
  3. Make sure Start Page is chosen and then enable “Controlled by Extension”.
Momentum extension set as the New Tab Page.

Tip #228

Enable developer mode to add extensions to Vivaldi from your computer.

Chrome Web Store is the easiest place to add Extensions to Vivaldi from. But there’s also another way to add an extension to the browser. Whether you’ve made your own extension or found one online (e.g. on Github), you can add the extension to Vivaldi following the steps below.

To manually install an extension:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu > Tools > Extensions.
  2. From the top right corner enable Developer mode.
  3. From the new options that appear, click on Load unpacked.
  4. Find the extracted extension folder and click Select Folder.

⚠️ Only add extensions from trusted sources and by trusted authors.

Extensions page open in Vivaldi browser with developer mode enabled and "Load unpacked" button highlighted.

Tip #130

Hide lesser used Extensions to declutter the Address Bar.

Vivaldi has an abundance of features that help you rely less on third-party Extensions, but you may still wish to use some extensions. You can declutter the Address Bar by hiding extensions you don’t use very often or don’t need to interact with via their button on the Address Bar.

To hide an extension:

  1. Right-click on the extension button on the Address Bar.
  2. Select Hide Button from the context menu.

To show/hide hidden extensions, click on the Extensions button.

By default hidden extensions are displayed on the Address Bar. If you wish to see them in a drop-down menu like on the screenshot below, go to Settings > Address Bar > Extension Visibility and enable Expand Hidden Extensions to Drop-Down Menu.

Vivaldi browser window, with the top right corner magnified to show extensions displayed on the Address Bar and others hidden in a drop down menu.

Tip #20

Add Extensions to Vivaldi from Chrome Web Store.

Vivaldi comes with a lot of built-in functionality, but you can do some additional fine tuning by adding Extensions. Since Vivaldi is built on Chromium, most Extensions available on Chrome Web Store also work in Vivaldi.

To add Extensions:

  1. In Vivaldi, go to Chrome Web Store.
  2. Search for the extension you want to add to Vivaldi.
  3. On the extension’s profile, click Add to Chrome.
  4. In the dialog, click Add extension.

To learn more, go to our Help page about Extensions.