Tip #482

Set a custom wallpaper for the Start Page in Vivaldi on Android.

The Start Page is a gateway to the web, showcasing all your favorite bookmarks – Speed Dials. Learn how to jazz it up with a cool wallpaper. ✨

Here’s how to set a custom wallpaper on Android:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Start Page Wallpaper.
  2. Choose a wallpaper from the presets or select one from your Android phone’s/tablet’s gallery.
Start Page Wallpaper settings and example in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #475

Add web pages to your Speed Dial for easy access in Vivaldi on Android.

It’s common to add regularly visited sites to one’s Bookmarks, but scouring through the folders in the Bookmarks Panel is tedious. To open your favorite sites with the minimum effort, add them to the Speed Dial. Then, whenever you open a new tab in Vivaldi on Android, they’ll be just one tap away.

To add a website as a Speed Dial bookmark on the Start Page:

  1. Open the web page in a tab.
  2. Open the Vivaldi menu and select “Add Bookmark”.
  3. Tap on “Edit” in the confirmation banner that appears at the bottom of the browser window.
  4. For the bookmark location select a Speed Dial folder.
  5. Finish by tapping on “Done” in the top right corner.
Speed Dial in Vivaldi on Android.

Tip #458

Drag one Speed Dial bookmark over another to create a new folder.

If you’ve accumulated too many bookmarks on your Speed Dial and want to group them into folders, all you need to do is drag one of the bookmarks, and when the background of the bottom bookmark changes color release the mouse button.

Once the new folder has been created, right-click on the folder to rename it and, if you wish, add a custom thumbnail (see Tip #69).

One Speed Dial bookmark being dragged over another.

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 #427

Set a custom wallpaper for the Start Page on Vivaldi on iOS.

The Start Page is a gateway to the web, showcasing all your favorite bookmarks, Speed Dials. So, why should you be restricted to a plain startup page with limited functionality and design?

Here’s how to set a custom wallpaper on iOS:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Wallpapers.
  2. Choose a wallpaper from the presets or select one from your iPhone’s/iPad’s gallery.

Tip #383

Choose from 4 Speed Dial layout options for Vivaldi on iOS.

Speed Dials are Bookmarks that are displayed on your browser’s Start Page. In Vivaldi, you can choose how they’re displayed.

To change the look in Vivaldi on iOS:

  1. Go to  Vivaldi menu > Settings > Start Page Layout.
  2. Select your preferred layout:
    • Large Speed Dials,
    • Medium Speed Dials
    • Small Speed Dials,
    • Speed Dial list.

Got an Android device? Check Tip #157.

Tip #307

Update Speed Dial thumbnails with one click.

If the Speed Dial thumbnail is missing or you don’t like the current one, you can update it with a new screenshot of the web page. If you prefer to choose an image for the thumbnail, follow our directions in Tip #69.

To quickly update Speed Dial thumbnails:

  1. Hover over one of the Speed Dials.
  2. Click on “Update thumbnail” in the top left corner of the Speed Dial.
Vivaldi Browser's Start Page with a Speed Dial that has no thumbnail being updated.

Tip #245

Show Start Page navigation menu on all internal pages.

By default the navigation menu on Start Page is only shown with your Speed Dials. But it can also be displayed when viewing Bookmarks, History, Notes, and Calendar.

To enable the menu:

  1. Go to Settings > Start Page > Start Page Navigation.
  2. Enable Show on Internal Pages.

Alternatively, you can hide the menu altogether by selecting Hide Titles in Start Page Navigation settings.

Vivaldi Calendar with Start Page navigation enabled.

Tip #157

Choose from 4 Speed Dial layout options for Vivaldi on Android.

Speed Dials are Bookmarks that are displayed on your browser’s Start Page. You can choose how they’re displayed.

To change the look on Android:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu > Settings > Appearance > Start Page.
  2. Select your preferred layout:
    • Large Speed Dials,
    • Medium Speed Dials
    • Small Speed Dials,
    • Speed Dial list.

Tip #101

Access multiple bookmark folders from the Start Page by creating additional Speed Dials.

Speed Dial is where you can access your frequently visited bookmarks. But instead of cramming your favorite bookmarks into one Speed Dial, you can divide them into multiple folders and display these folders as separate Speed Dials.

To add a new Speed Dial:

  1. Go to the Start Page.
  2. On the Start Page navigation menu, click on Add new Speed Dial folder.
  3. Give the new Speed Dial a name.
  4. Use the Bookmark Panel or Bookmark Manager to move existing bookmarks to the folder and select the folder when adding new bookmarks.
Vivaldi Start Page with "Add new Speed Dial folder" button zoomed in on.

To display an existing bookmark folder as a Speed Dial:

  1. Go to the Bookmark Panel or Bookmark Manager.
  2. Select the folder you want to access on the Start Page.
  3. In the bookmark folder information section, tick the box for Speed Dial.
    Alternatively, right-click on the folder and select Use as Speed Dial.

Tip #69

Curate your Start Page with custom Speed Dial thumbnails.

Start Page is likely one of the most visited pages in your browser. So, it makes sense to put in some effort to make it look great.

One way to customize the Start Page is to select custom thumbnail images for each of your Speed Dial bookmarks. To add a custom thumbnail:

  1. Open your Start Page.
  2. Hover over one of the Speed Dials.
  3. Click on Select Custom Thumbnail in the top left corner.
    Alternatively, right-click on the Speed Dial and choose Select Custom Thumbnail from the context menu.
  4. Locate the file in your File Manage/Finder and click Open.

The recommended image size is 440×360px and most image formats are supported, including animated GIFs.