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 #426

Eliminate language barriers on Vivaldi Social with one click.

Vivaldi Social brings together speakers of many languages. While it’s fascinating to know what people are up to in various parts of the world, it can be challenging if you don’t speak their language.

To translate content:

  1. Find a post on Vivaldi Social you want to translate.
  2. Click on the Translate button below the post.
  3. Click on Show original, to revert to the original text.

The option to translate a post is shown below all posts that are in a different language from your user interface, granted that the post’s author has set the correct language for their post.

Tip #330

Read Vivaldi’s Help pages in your language.

On help.vivaldi.com we have a large selection of articles teaching you about the countless features of the Vivaldi browser and services. With the help of our amazing volunteer translators, in addition to English, we’re able to offer Help pages in a few different languages.

When viewing an article, look below the title and table of contents to see in which languages the article is available in. Click on the language to switch to the translated version.

Where we have translated more than half of the articles, you can also select the language from the menu in the top right corner of the page and view the whole site in it.

In case we haven’t translated Vivaldi Help into a language you’d like to read the articles in, you can use the browser’s built-in translation tool or a translation Extension of your choice.

Vivaldi Help site with language menus for the article and site highlighted.

Tip #209

Automatically translate web pages in selected languages in Vivaldi on Android.

Language barriers in Vivaldi on Android can be easily conquered with Vivaldi Translate. If you regularly visit web pages in languages you haven’t mastered, you can set Vivaldi to automatically translate the content in these languages to your preferred one.
To choose which languages should be translated automatically:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Language Settings.
  2. Tap on Advanced in the Translation settings section and then on Automatically translate these languages.
  3. To add a new language, tap on Add language.
  4. Find the language on the list and tap on it.

To set the translation language:

  1. In advanced translation settings, tap on Translate into this language.
  2. Find the language on the list and tap on it.

Then, whenever you visit a page in the chosen language, it will automatically be translated. At the bottom of the screen you’ll get a menu to switch between the original language and translation and update the translation settings for the current website and language.

Tip #155

Filter posts by language on Vivaldi Social.

Vivaldi Community on Vivaldi Social is an international group of people, who post in many different languages. This means that the public timelines (e.g. Local and Federated) can include posts that you don’t understand. You could use Vivaldi Translate to select and translate the texts, but you can also filter them out altogether.

To filter posts by language:

  1. On Vivaldi Social, go to Preferences > Other > Public Timelines.
  2. In the Filter languages section, check the boxes for all languages you want to see posts in.
  3. Scroll either to the top or bottom of the page and click Save changes.

Then, as long as the post author has set a correct language for their post, the public timelines will only include posts in the languages you’ve chosen. So, when you yourself post on Vivaldi Social, make sure you also select the correct language for your posts. The default post language can be changed in Preferences > Other > Posting Defaults > Posting Language.

Tip #111

Enable automatic translation of selected text to see translations of web page content immediately in the Translate Panel.

With Vivaldi Translate you can translate full pages, but also just selected sections of the page. Translate Panel with the automatic translation option enabled makes translating short paragraphs a breeze.

To translate selected text automatically:

  1. Open the Translate Panel.
  2. Tick the box for Auto-translate selected text.
  3. Keep the panel open to see the translations.
  4. On a web page select some text for translation.

Tip #64

Enable “Show Selected Text Translate Button” to see translations in a pop up.

With Vivaldi Translate, you can translate full web pages and, in the Translate Panel, you can translate your own text or snippets copied from a web page. But you can also translate highlighted text with a click of a button and see the translation in a pop up.

To enable the Translate Button:

  1. Go to Settings > Webpages.
  2. Enable “Show Selected Text Translate Button

Once the button has been enabled:

  1. On a web page, highlight the text you want to translate.
  2. When a small translate button appears near the selected text, click on it.

The original text and the translation will be displayed in a pop up. You can also change the source and output languages as needed.