Tip #444

Remove individual History entries from the Address Field.

When you type a link or a search term in the Address Field, you’ll see suggestions from Bookmarks, (Typed) History, Synced Tabs, and more in the Address Field drop-down menu and as the auto-completed suggestion. If some (Typed) History suggestions are no longer relevant, you can remove them.

To delete suggestions from History:

  1. Type something that would bring up the (Typed) History suggestion you want to remove.
  2. Find the entry in the Address Field drop-down menu.
  3. Click on the X that appears on the right side when you hover over the suggestion.
Vivaldi Browser with the Address Field drop-down menu open and an entry selected for removal.

Tip #431

Look up recent translations in the Translate Panel.

Whenever you translate selected text from a web page or something you’ve entered in the Translate Panel, the original text and the translation are saved in the Translate Panel.

To view Translate History:

  1. Open the Translate Panel.
  2. At the bottom of the panel, click on “Show Translate History”.
  3. Double-click on the entry you’d like to view.
Translate History open in the panel with a corner of the Start Page visible on the right side.

Tip #409

Access all websites you’ve visited in the past on any device by syncing your Vivaldi browser’s History.

Finding the link to an online store listing you came across while browsing on your phone or continuing the research you started on another computer is easier than ever with Vivaldi and its History Sync.

To sync History in Vivaldi:

  1. Go to Settings > Sync.
  2. Log in to your Vivaldi account.
  3. Enable either syncing of all data or make sure that at least syncing of History is enabled.

Repeat these steps on all desktop and mobile devices you use Vivaldi on.

Tip #384

Remove individual suggestions from History in Vivaldi on Android swiftly from the Address Bar’s drop-down menu.

Seeing suggestions from your browsing history helps to get to pages you want to visit again faster, but what to do with suggestions that are no longer relevant? Remove them of course. Here’s how!

To delete a history entry from suggestions:

  1. Tap on the Address Bar to open the drop-down menu.
  2. Long press on the suggestion you want to remove (either a visited site’s favicon or a typed search term).
  3. Tap “OK” on the confirmation dialog.
Confirmation dialog for deleting a history suggestion in Vivaldi on Android.

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 #337

Let go of the past by deleting your browser data.

It can be convenient to find a page you recently visited or a file you downloaded, but it’s also good to get rid of unnecessary data every now and then. In Vivaldi you can choose what to delete and for what time period.

First, select one of the following ways to open the data deletion tool:

Then select the timeframe for which you want to delete the data and the data types. Finish by clicking Delete.

"Delete Browsing Data" dialog in Vivaldi browser.

Tip #153

Open History to get a visual overview of the web pages you’ve visited.

In Vivaldi your History of visited web pages is not just an endless list. Instead History in Vivaldi is a detailed overview backed by statistics and presented in a nice, visual way.

To view your full history, use one of the following options to open the page:

Switch between the different views (List, Day, Week and Month) from the top right corner to see not just the pages you’ve visited but also statistics, which show you your browsing activity, when you were most active, what kind of websites you visited and how you ended up there. 

Vivaldi History with month view open.

Tip #112

Right-click on History Back and Forward buttons to view and open recently visited pages.

To see which pages you’ve recently visited in the active tab, right-click or long-click on History Back and Forward buttons on the Address Bar. Click on the entry in the list to navigate to the page again.

If you want to stay on the current page, but also want to open a page from History, hold down the Shift key while clicking on an entry to open the link in a new tab. Hold down the Ctrl / Cmd key and click or click with you middle mouse button, if you want to open the link in a new background tab.

Vivaldi window with recently visited pages li

Tip #79

Choose how long you want to keep your browsing history for.

Whether you like to keep a record of websites you’ve visited indefinitely or delete everything once you’re done browsing, you have options in Vivaldi.

To change for how long your browsing History is kept for:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Privacy > Save Browsing History.
  2. Select your preferred option:
    • Session only,
    • One Day,
    • One Week,
    • One Months,
    • Three Months (default),
    • Six Months,
    • One Year,
    • Forever.
  3. Restart the browser.

Tip #26

Enable “Clear session browsing data on exit” in Vivaldi on Android to close all tabs and delete history, cookies and cache after use.

To enable the settings:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Privacy and security > Clear browsing data on exit.
  2. Toggle on the setting.
  3. Choose which data types you want to delete:
    • Browsing history.
    • Cookies and site data.
    • Cached images and files.
    • Close open tabs.

It’s not enough to minimize the app or remove it from the app switcher menu to exit the browser. To exit Vivaldi:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Exit.

Tip #24

Long click on History Back and Forward buttons to view and open recently visited pages.

Instead of clicking the Back/Forward button multiple times to return to a recently visited page, you can open a list of visited pages and open the one you need directly.

Here’s how:

  1. Long click or right-click on the Back/Forward button on the Address Bar.
  2. In the list of entries, click on the page you want to return to.
Vivaldi with History list open.

It also works on Android! 🥳 Just tap and hold your finger on the Back/Forward button until a list with your recently visited pages opens.

Bonus tip!

On desktop, when you right-click on the list entry or hold down the Ctrl/⌘ key while clicking, the page will open in a new tab.