Tip #213

If someone wants to use your browser, open a Guest Profile for them.

“Could I use your computer real quick to check something?” You might have heard that question before and dreaded having to log out of your accounts or having the person see your open tabs and browsing history. There’s an easy solution for it in Vivaldi – open a Guest Profile for them. It has the browser’s default configuration and doesn’t store searches, visited sites, cookies, and temporary files.

There are a few ways you can open a Guest Window. Either:

Vivaldi Browser's Guest Profile open on the intro page.

Tip #83

Keep related topics together by opening links in the relevant User Profile.

If you’ve compartmentalized your browsing by creating multiple User Profiles, you can open links from one profile in the other, should you come across a useful link in the “wrong” profile.

To open links in a different User Profile:

  1. Right-click on the link to open the context menu.
  2. Click on the second profile’s name.
    If you have more than two User Profiles, first select Open Link in Another Profile and then the profile you want to open the link in.

Focus will go to the profile window where the link will be opened.

To open active tab’s link in another profile, try the suggestion shared in Tip #63.

Tip #36

Set a unique avatar image for each User Profile.

User Profiles are a great way to compartmentalize your browsing data (bookmarks, passwords, etc.) based on use case (personal, school, work, etc.) or when sharing the computer with someone.

To differentiate the profiles, add avatar images to each user profile. There are a few way you can do that.

Option 1

Log in to your Vivaldi account in the browser (Settings > Sync). Then your account’s profile image will be displayed as the user profile avatar image. To update your account’s profile image, go to the account’s profile on Vivaldi.net.

Option 2

Select a premade avatar image.

  1. Click on the User Profile button on the Address Bar.
  2. Click on the active user’s name.
  3. Select one from the available images.
  4. Click Save.

Option 3

Use your own image.

  1. Click on the User Profile button on the Address Bar.
  2. Click on the active user’s name.
  3. Click on the big + button (Select custom avatar image) below the profile name.
  4. Find the image from your File Manager/Finder.
  5. Click Save.