Tip #452

Display Vivaldi browser’s user interface in your preferred language.

Prefer to have apps in your mother tongue or want to learn new vocabulary in a different language? Then it’s time to explore the language settings in Vivaldi.

To change the user interface language:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Language > User Interface Language.
  2. Select your preferred language from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click “Save Language” and confirm the decision.
  4. Restart the browser.

If you don’t see the language of your choice as an option, but you’re well-versed in both English and that language, reach out to us and help us translate the browser.

Vivaldi browser's Settings window with User Interface Language dropdown showing available languages.

Tip #451

Choose whether you want to quote the email you’re replying to in Vivaldi Webmail or not.

When replying to an email, Vivaldi Webmail offers a few options for you. You can decide whether to include the message you’re replying to or not. If you decide to keep the message, you can choose whether to write your own message above or below it.

To pick your preference:

  1. Go to Settings > Preferences > Composing Messages > Main Options.
  2. Click on the dropdown menu next to “When replying” and choose the option that appeals to you:
    • Do not quote the original message,
    • Start new message below the quote,
    • Start new message above the quote,
    • Start new message above the quote (no indentation).
Vivaldi Webmail with message composing settings open.

Tip #450

Review and update global and per-site Website Permissions in Privacy and Security Settings.

One website wants access to your location, another wants to send you notifications, a third wants access to your camera and microphone, and so on. It’s not easy to remember to which websites you’ve given which permissions. Luckily, you’ll find all websites and their permissions listed neatly in Vivaldi’s Settings.

To review and update Website Permissions:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Website Permissions.
  2. Select either Global Permissions to review the defaults or a specific website on the list.
  3. Use the drop-down menu next to each permission type to update it.
Vivaldi browser window with Website Permission settings open.

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 #415

Skip confirming window and browser closing dialogs.

When you’re confident in your actions and don’t feel like you need to be asked whether you’re sure about closing a single window or the browser altogether, you can easily disable the prompts.

To disable the confirmation dialogs:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Close and Exit.
  2. Disable either “Show Exit Confirmation Dialog”, “Show Close Window Confirmation Dialog” or both.

Alternatively, tick the box for “Do not show confirmation again” when prompted with the dialog.

Tip #405

Set different default Search Engines for Standard and Private Tabs in Vivaldi on Android.

You may be comfortable with one search engine for your everyday browsing but prefer a different search engine when you want stronger privacy. In Vivaldi on Android, like in Vivaldi on desktop and iOS (see Tip #378), you have the choice to set separate Search Engines as the default ones for Standard Tabs and Private Tabs.

To update the default search engines:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Search Engine.
  2. Select either “Standard Tab” or “Private Tab”.
  3. Tap on the search provider you want to set as the default one.
  4. Exit by going back to the main Settings menu using the  back arrow.

Tip #378

Set default search engines for both standard and private tabs in Vivaldi on iOS.

Like the results and features of one search engine, but want to amp up the privacy of search in private tabs? In Vivaldi on iOS, like in the desktop version, you have the choice to set separate search engines as the default ones for standard tabs and private tabs.

To update the default search engines:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Search Engine.
  2. Select either “Standard Tab” or “Private Tab”.
  3. Tap on the search engine you want to set as the default one.
  4. Exit by tapping Done or go back to the main Settings menu using the  back arrow.
Search Engine settings in Vivaldi on iOS.

Tip #356

Choose your preferred languages for websites in Vivaldi on Android.

Some websites have content in multiple languages and check your browser/OS setting to decide which language to display it in. In Vivaldi on Android, you can choose the languages you’d like to see websites in.

To review and add preferred languages:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Language settings > Preferred languages.
  2. Tap on Add language.
  3. Select your language from the list.

You can change the order of priority by tapping on the  symbol in front of the language name and dragging it up or down in the list.

Preferred languages settings in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #303

Open all Bookmarks in a new tab.

By default, Bookmarks open in the active tab. If you’d rather not have Bookmarks hijack websites you were viewing, you can opt for opening them in their own tab as well.

To always open Bookmarks in a new tab:

  1. Go to Settings > Bookmarks.
  2. Enable “Open Bookmarks in New Tab”.

To open a single bookmark differently from your default setting, right-click on the bookmark and select the opening option you prefer – “Open in New Tab”, “Open in Background Tab”, “Open” (in active tab), plus “Open in New Window”, “Open in New Private Window”.

Vivaldi Settings open on the Bookmarks section. "Open Bookmarks in New Tab" option is highlighted.

Tip #291

Use the shortcut in Settings to make Vivaldi the default browser app on Android.

You might not be ready to commit to making Vivaldi the default browser right after installation, but after using the app for a bit, you’ll likely want to use Vivaldi as your main browser.

To set Vivaldi as the default browser app:

  1. Open Vivaldi’s main menu > Settings > Web Pages.
  2. Toggle on “Set as default browser”.
  3. You’ll be taken to your phone’s settings. Select Vivaldi Browser to be the default browser app.
Vivaldi on Android settings page, with "Set as default browser" option highlighted.

Tip #234

Start every browsing session with the same set of tabs.

Most people prefer to continue were they left off the last time they used the browser, but if you have a different workflow, use Vivaldi Settings to make the browser open up with the set of tabs you want.

To start the browser with the same tabs every time you open it:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Startup with.
  2. Select Specific Pages.
  3. In the Startup Pages section that appears, enter the links of web pages you want to open.
Vivaldi Browser settings window with Startup with section highlighted.

Tip #231

Change the default web camera used by websites in Vivaldi browser.

If you regularly join video calls via your browser, but have multiple web cameras attached to your computer (e.g. laptop’s built-in camera and an external camera), you can choose which one websites use by default.

To review and update camera settings:

  1. Paste chrome://settings/content/camera to the Address Field and press Enter. (Yes, it’s supposed to say chrome.)
  2. Click on the currently used camera’s name to see and select other available options.
Camera selection drop down menu highlighted in underlying Chromium settings.

Tip #217

Block videos from automatically playing on web pages.

Do you want to have control over when a video starts playing on a web page you’re visiting? If the answer is yes then you’re in luck, because Vivaldi gives you the power to control it.

  1. Head over to Settings > Privacy and Security > Default Permissions.
  2. For Autoplay, instead of the default Allow, select Block.

Next time you load a web page where videos usually start playing immediately, you’ll need click Play when you’re ready to watch the video.

In the foreground, Autoplay settings are open in the Settings window. In the background, there's a Vivaldi window with a YouTube video by Tom Scott with a play button on the video, instead of a video captured mid play.

Tip #202

Filter and delete a selection of cookies in Privacy and Security settings.

You can always delete all saved cookies from Vivaldi menu > Tools > Delete Browsing Data. But that will log you out of your accounts, reset your saved preferences, and more. To delete cookies from a specific domain, head over to Vivaldi Settings. This can be useful when a single website is causing you trouble and you think cookies might be the cause.

To delete a selection of cookies:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and Security > Cookies > Saved Cookies.
  2. Click on Show Saved Cookies.
  3. In the search box enter the domain name of the cookies you want to filter out.
  4. Below the list of saved cookies, click Delete Filtered Cookies.
Vivaldi's privacy settings open on the Cookies section with Google's cookies filtered out.