Tip #466

Switch Tabs and Tab Stacks using Keyboard Shortcuts.

If you’re a fan of using Keyboard Shortcuts, we have good news for you. Did you know that you can switch between the first few Tabs or Tab Stacks you have open with simple shortcuts?

Use the shortcuts Ctrl + 1, Ctrl + 2, all the way to Ctrl + 8 to switch to the tab or stack corresponding to its position on the Tab Bar. Using Ctrl + 9 will take you to the last open tab or stack. (On macOS, replace the Control key with Command.)

If these shortcuts don’t work for you, you can always assign your own in Settings > Keyboard > Tab and look for “Switch to Tab #”.

Tip #464

Close all Private Tabs in Vivaldi on Android from your phone’s Notifications.

When you open at least one private tab in Vivaldi on Android, a little icon of a ghost will appear on your mobile device’s Status Bar. The ghost lets you know that there are Private Tabs open and allows you to close them quickly even when you’re using other apps.

To close all Private Tabs:

  1. Swipe down from the Status Bar to view your Notifications.
  2. Tap on Vivaldi’s notification “Close all private tabs”.
Android phone with Notifications open. There's one notification about Vivaldi browser's private tabs.

Tip #454

Give Saved Sessions unique and easily recognizable names.

Saving tabs as a Session is a great way to save a selection of tabs for easy access at a later date. While you don’t need them, you can close the tabs to declutter your browser and free up some resources.

To rename a Session:

  1. Open the Sessions Panel.
  2. Right-click on the session you want to rename and select “Rename” from the context menu.
  3. Type in the new name and press Enter.
Sessions Panel in Vivaldi browser. Context menu with the Rename option 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 #448

Lock Private Tabs on Android when you leave Vivaldi.

When you leave Private Tabs open for longer, you can lock them for additional privacy. Next time you open Vivaldi and wish to view a private tab, you’ll first be asked for your phone’s or tablet’s screen lock (PIN, password, pattern, etc.).

To enable or disable locking of Private Tabs:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Privacy and Security.
  2. Toggle on “Lock Private tabs when you leave Vivaldi”.
  3. Verify yourself with your device’s unlock method.
Privacy and Security settings in Vivaldi on Android. Lock Private Tabs setting is highlighted.

Tip #439

Choose whether to focus on the Address Bar or the Speed Dial in a new tab in Vivaldi on Android.

When you open a new tab, do you usually start typing a website link or a search term in the Address Field, or do you open one of your favorite Speed Dial bookmarks? Vivaldi on Android allows you to choose your preferred option and, depending on your choice, either opens the keyboard, so you can start typing immediately, or keeps it closed so you can view the Speed Dials.

To review your choice:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Focus Address Bar on New Tab.
  2. Toggle the setting off, if you prefer to see the Speed Dials or leave it enabled, for the keyboard to pop up.
Settings in Vivaldi on Android, highlighting "Focus Address Bar on New Tab:.

Tip #429

Share multiple open Tabs in one go with Vivaldi on Android.

You’ve done the research, you’ve found the top contenders, now it’s time for others to have their say. Instead of sharing each link one by one, Vivaldi on Android gives you the option to select multiple open tabs and share their URLs as a neat list in a single message.

To share multiple tabs at once:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Open the menu at the top of the screen and tap on “Select tabs”.
  3. Tap on the tabs you want to share.
  4. Tap on the menu again.
  5. Select “Share”.
  6. Choose the app you want to share the links on and follow the steps in the app.
Vivaldi on Android's Tab Switcher with 3 selected tabs and a menu open to share the links of selected tabs.

Tip #425

Press “C” to clean up the list of recently closed tabs.

It’s Clean Out Your Computer Day! To clear all browsing data in Vivaldi, check Tip #337. In this tip, though, we’ll share a neat trick to empty the recently closed tabs menu:

  1. Open the Closed Tabs menu on the far side of the Tab Bar.
  2. Press “C” on your keyboard for an immediate cleanup.
    Aletrnatively, scroll to the end of the list and click on “Clear All” there.

To clear the list via the Windows Panel:

  1. Right-click on the Closed Tabs folder.
  2. Select “Clear All” from the context menu.

Tip #424

Swipe left and right on the browser’s toolbars to switch tabs in Vivaldi on iOS.

There are a few different ways to switch Tabs in Vivaldi on iOS. Choose the one you like best.

  • You can open the Tab Switcher, browse through your tabs, and tap on the one you want to open.
  • If you have the Tab Bar displayed, you can swipe on the Tab Bar to view your tabs and tap on the one you need.
  • But if you need to open a tab you know is next to the current tab, you can easily just swipe left or right on the Address Bar or the bottom toolbar.

Tip #413

Open links from other apps on iOS in Vivaldi’s Private Tabs.

Do you prefer to browse in Private Tabs, but opening links from other apps always opens them among regular tabs? By making a quick setting change in Vivaldi on your iOS or iPad, you can be asked where you want to open the link every time an app wants to open one in Vivaldi.

To be prompted before opening a link in Vivaldi:

  1. Go to Settings > Privacy and security.
  2. Enable “Ask to Open Links from Other Apps in Private”.

Then, when you get the prompt you can decide whether to open the tab in a private or regular tab.

Tip #412

Selectively open Tabs from Saved Sessions.

Saving all your tabs as a session is a great way to return to what you were doing at a later date. But what if you need just one or a few of the tabs in the session and don’t want to restore all of them? Check out the instructions below.

To selectively open Tabs from a Saved Session:

  1. Open the Sessions Panel.
  2. Select the session that has the tab(s) you want to open.
  3. Click on “Edit Session” in the top right corner of the panel or right-click on the session and select “Edit / View Contents”.
  4. Select the tab(s) you want to open and right-click on it/them.
  5. Select “Open” or “Open Link”, followed by the opening location (e.g. New Background Tab), to open just the chosen one(s).

Tip #408

Top or bottom? Decide where you want to have the Tab Bar and Adress Bar in Vivaldi on iOS.

Prefer your Address Bar and Tab Bar traditionally on top of the screen or at the bottom for easy one handed reach? Whatever your preference, we’ve got you covered.

To choose a location for the Tab and Address Bar:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs.
  2. Select either Top or Bottom for the Address Bar Position.

Alternatively, long-press on the Address Bar and select “Move address bar to bottom/top” from the menu.

Tip #403

Jump back in time by enabling Automatic Session Backups.

With Saved Sessions you can look up a single tab or restore your complete browsing session from a specific time in the past. You can save Sessions manually or have them be saved automatically once every hour.

To automatically back up all your open tabs as a Saved Session:

  1. Open the Sessions Panel.
  2. At the bottom of the panel, click on “Automatic Session Backup”.
  3. Select how many days worth of backups you want to keep:
    • Last day,
    • Last 3 days,
    • Last 5 days,
    • Last 30 days.
  4. Click “Save”.

Tip #402

Keep the most important tabs in Vivaldi on iOS within easy reach by pinning them.

Tabs can accumulate fast on mobile devices, to make sure you can always access your frequently used tabs quickly, you can pin them in place. In the Tab Switcher, Pinned Tabs will appear at the bottom, and on the Tab Bar, they’ll always be the first tabs on the left.

To pin a tab:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Long-press on the tab’s thumbnail.
  3. Select “Pin Tab”.