Tip #495

Tile Vivaldi with other apps for a split view from the browser window’s maximize button.

Many modern operating systems have made it easy to tile different apps and windows on the screen.

To tile Vivaldi with other apps on Windows:

  1. Hover over the maximize button in the top right corner.
  2. Select your preferred tiling option.

To tile Vivaldi with other apps on macOS:

  1. Hover over the maximize button in the top left corner.
  2. Select your preferred tiling option.

On Linux, tiling windows and apps depends on the distro’s window manager, but many allow snapping to a tiled grid by dragging the window or using keyboard shortcuts.

Split view menu in Vivaldi on iOS.

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 #392

Create a feeling of using a website in an app by hiding the browser’s user interface.

In Vivaldi, you can install web pages as Progressive Web Apps, aka PWAs, or open them in separate User Profiles, to give a feeling that you’re using them separately in a dedicated app. These are more permanent options, but there’s another solution for a quick temporary option.

To get an app-like feeling of a website:

  1. Open the web page in a new browser window.
  2. For that window, toggle the UI off to hide the toolbars in one of the following ways:

Since the user interface is toggled off only in the current window, you’ll still see all your other windows with the usual toolbars.

Two Vivaldi browser windows. One with UI visible, the other with UI hidden.

Tip #326

Create a new window by dragging a tab off the Tab Bar.

There are many ways you can open new windows and move tabs to them in Vivaldi, but a simple drag-and-drop is probably the fastest way to do it.

To create a new window with a tab of your choice:

  1. Click on the tab you want to move and hold down the mouse button.
  2. Drag the tab off the Tab Bar, either outside the window or onto the web page area.
  3. Release the mouse button.

If you want to create a new window with multiple tabs at once, use the Ctrl or Shift key to select multiple tabs and then drag them off the Tab Bar.

Tip #274

Open a new browser window with a keyboard shortcut.

There are a few ways you can open a new window in Vivaldi, For example, by clicking a button on the Tab Bar, from the File menu, through Quick Commands, etc. One of the more common ways to open a new window, though, is to use Keyboard Shortcuts.

  • To open a new window, press Ctrl + N on Windows and Linux, and ⌘ N on macOS.
  • To open a new private window, press Ctrl + Shift + N on Windows and Linux, and ⌘ Shift N on macOS.

Tip #216

Move tabs from one window to another using the Window Panel.

Have you opened multiple windows with numerous tabs in each and now things look a bit too chaotic. The best place to organize your Tabs across Windows is the Window Panel.

To move tabs from one window to another:

  1. Open the Window Panel.
  2. Expand the folders listing your tabs in each window.
  3. Click and hold down the mouse button on a tab you want to move.
  4. Drag the tab to another window.

Using drag and drop it’s also easy to reorder tabs within the same window.

Vivaldi Browser with Window Panel open and a tab being dragged from one window to another.

Tip #180

Browse with Vivaldi on Android in multiple windows just like on desktop.

Android 12 and up supports opening multiple windows of the same app. This means that if you have a newer mobile device, you can browse with Vivaldi in multiple windows just like on desktop.

Multiple windows are supported better on devices with larger screens, such as tablets. To open a new window on a tablet or a phone with a width larger than 600dp:

  1. Open the Vivaldi menu.
  2. Select New Window.

Though not as convenient, you can open a new window on a smaller screen by following these steps:

  1. Open Vivaldi.
  2. Open your device’s app switcher.
  3. Long-press on the Vivaldi logo above the app preview thumbnail to open a split-screen view.
  4. Search for Vivaldi and tap on it to open a new window in the other half of the split screen.
  5. Exit split screen view, for example, by swiping the divider all the way up or down the screen.

When checking the app switcher, you’ll see Vivaldi listed twice or more, if you’ve opened even more windows.

Check out the Help page about Windows on Android to learn more about managing windows on your mobile device.

Vivaldi on Android on a tablet with the main menu open and window related options highlighted.

Tip #105

Pause the internet and hide your browser content from others with Break Mode.

Whether you want to take a break from browsing or hide what you’re viewing from nearby people, Break Mode is here to help. Just press the Take a Break button on the left side of the Status Bar* to hide all content from view and display your Start Page background. When you’re ready to return to browsing, press the big play button in the middle of the screen.

Alternatively, use a Keyboard Shortcut, a Mouse Gesture or Quick Commands to enable and disable Break Mode.
* Don’t see the button? Right-click on the Status Bar, select Edit > Customize Toolbar and drag the button to one of the toolbars.

Vivaldi Browser window with break mode enabled.
Vivaldi Browser window with Break Mode enabled. Theme by Romilly.

Tip #100

Select a different Theme for the Private Window.

Private Windows in Vivaldi have a different Theme from regular Windows to make it easier to see which one you’re using. You can set any theme from your Theme Library as the Private Window’s theme by:

  1. Going to Settings > Themes > Private Window Theme.
  2. Selecting a theme from the drop-down menu.

To add Themes created by the Vivaldi Community to your Theme Library, install them from themes.vivaldi.net.

Private and regular windows with different themes.
Private Window with a theme by かつの 悦夫えつお in the foreground and a regular window with a theme by TheJhonX in the background.