Tip #195

If a web page doesn’t load properly, try reloading it without cache.

Browsers save some website data to make them load faster when you visit the page again. If you notice that a page you’ve visited before doesn’t load properly, you can try loading the page again without the stored cache, also known as a hard refresh or reload.

To load a page without cache, use one of the following Keyboard Shortcuts:

  • Windows and Linux – Ctrl+Shift+R or Ctrl+F5
  • macOS – ⇧⌘R or ⌘F5

Alternatively, type “Force Page Reload” in Quick Commands.

Tip #173

Get a reality check on how many trackers and ads actually follow you on the web from Privacy Statistics.

When you have Vivaldi’s Tracker and Ad Blocker enabled, you can take a look at how many trackers and ads have been blocked while you’ve been browsing with Vivaldi.

To see how many trackers and ads have been blocked on the website you’re on, click on the Content blocker button on the left side of the Address Field.

To see overall statistics, head over to the Start Page and take a look at the Privacy Statistics bar near the top. Click on it to see details.

In case you’ve disabled Privacy Statistics, you can use Quick Settings accessible from the top right corner of Start Page to enable them again.

Tip #169

Share links that take directly to the highlighted section of the page with “Copy link to highlight”.

Instead of sharing a link and asking the recipient to look for a specific section of the page themselves, you can create a link that loads the page exactly at the spot you want them to see. To share a link like that:

  1. Highlight the part of the page you’d like to share.
  2. Right-click on it and choose “Copy link to highlight”.
  3. Send that URL to anyone using a Chromium-based browser.

When opening the shared link, it’ll go to the highlighted part of the page instead of to the top of the page.👏

Some text on a web page open in Vivaldi has been highlighted and the context menu opened with the option "Copy Link to Highlight" selected.

Tip #161

Save web pages for later by adding them to the Reading List.

Vivaldi’s Reading List feature lets you save web pages with, for example, interesting articles in a list you can access from your browser on desktop and Android. Using the Reading List prevents endless tabs from accumulating on your Tab Bar and Bookmarks from being filled with entries you only need once.

To add a page to the Reading List on desktop:

  1. Open the Reading List Panel or popup.
  2. Click on Add Current Page.

To add a page to the Reading List on Android:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Reading List.
  2. Tap on Add Current Page.
Vivaldi Browser on desktop with the Reading List panel and popup highlighted.
Reading List panel and popup on Vivaldi Browser on desktop.

Tip #154

Set your favorite web page as the homepage for Vivaldi on desktop.

By default, when you click on the Go to homepage button on the Address Bar, you’ll be taken to the browser’s Start Page. If there’s a web page that you visit all the time, you could set that as the homepage instead. To do that:

  1. Go to Settings > General > Startup > Homepage.
  2. Select Specific Page.
  3. Enter the URL of the page you want as your homepage.
Vivaldi Browser window with the homepage button on the Address Bar zoomed in on.

Tip #141

Use the Print menu to save web pages as PDF files.

To save a web page as a PDF file on desktop:

  1. Open the web page you want to save.
  2. Go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Print or use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl + P / ⌘ P.
  3. In the new pop up window, for Destination select “Save as PDF”.
  4. If you wish, adjust other settings.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Give the file a name and pick the destination folder.
  7. Click Save.

To save a web page as a PDF file on Android:

  1. Open the web page you want to save.
  2. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Share.
  3. On the bottom row of options, swipe left and tap on Print.
  4. For Destination select “Save as PDF”.
  5. If you wish, adjust other settings.
  6. Tap on the yellow Save PDF button near the top right corner?
  7. Give the file a name and pick the destination folder.
  8. Tap on Save.

Tip #57

Enable Desktop site from the Vivaldi menu on Android, to view desktop versions of websites.

To display a desktop version of the website, instead of the mobile version commonly displayed on smaller screens, open the Vivaldi menu buttonVivaldi Menu and tick the box for Desktop Site.

To permanently display desktop versions of all websites:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu button Vivaldi Menu > Settings > Web pages.
  2. Enable Always Show Desktop Site.