Tip #488

Create a new Workspace from a selection of tabs.

Have you cumulated a set of tabs that you would now like to move to a new workspace? Instead of first creating a new workspace and then moving the tabs, you can also create a new space while you moving tabs.

To create a new workspace from open tabs:

  1. Select the tabs you want to put in the workspace.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected tabs to open the context menu.
  3. Select Move # Tabs > Workspace > Create Workspace with Selected Tabs.
  4. Give the new workspace a name and select an icon for it.
  5. Click “Create”.

Tip #400

Move tabs automatically to the correct Workspace with Workspaces Rules.

Workspaces are a way to organize your tabs where you can keep different tabs in different Workspaces, based on a topic or category. You might, for example, have a workspace for work, another for sports, and a third for travel.

To set up Workspace Rules:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Workspaces.
  2. Click on Add New Workspace Rule.
  3. Set up the rule criteria.
  4. Select which workspace the tab should be moved to.

Tip #317

Switch to a tab in a different Workspace swiftly with Quick Commands.

Workspaces are an excellent way to divide tabs into groups to focus on one topic at a time. There are several ways to open a different workspace and one of the tabs in it, such as via the Tab Bar or Window Panel. But another quick way of switching to a specific tab in a different workspace is using Quick Commands.

To switch tabs using Quick Commands:

  1. Open Quick Commands (F2 / ⌘ E).
  2. Start typing the web page’s name or URL.
  3. Select the tab you want to switch to.
Quick Commands open in Vivaldi Browser. Search results

Tip #301

Share multiple links in one go by copying all links.

Copying links one by one to share or save them is a thing of the past in Vivaldi. Instead, you can copy all links you have open in a Workspace and Tab Stack with just a couple of clicks. In addition, you can manually select specific tabs and copy the links of those.

To copy multiple links at once:

  1. Right-click on a Workspace in the Workspaces menu, on a Tab Stack, or on one of the tabs you selected on the Tab Bar.
  2. Select “Copy all links” from the context menu.
  3. Paste the list of links in a message you’re sending to someone or in a note/document where you want to save them.

Now, sharing your research on the trip you’re planning with your family, sending a bunch of memes to a friend, who needs cheering up, or something else is smoother and faster than ever before.

"Copy All Links" context menu item highlighted on the Workspaces menu.

Tip #298

Open a link in a different Workspace through the context menu.

Workspaces allow you to divide tabs into independent sections. But what if you come across a link in one space that you’d like to open in another? You could open the link in the current Workspace and move the tab to a different one, but it’s faster to open it directly as a new tab in the Workspace you want to have the page in.

To open a link in a different Workspace:

  1. Right-click on the link to open the context menu.
  2. Select “Open Link in Another Workspace” > select the destination Workspace.
Social media site open in Vivaldi browser. Link's right-click context menu is open showing how to open the link in a new Workspace.

Tip #286

Hibernate Workspaces to reduce Vivaldi Browser’s memory usage.

With tabs being divided into multiple Workspaces, it’s easy to loose track of how many tabs you have open. Having tens, if not hundreds, of open tabs can use up a decent amount of memory, so it’s good to hibernate the Workspaces you’re not actively using.

To hibernate a Workspace:

  1. Open the Workspaces menu.
  2. Right-click on the Workspace you want to hibernate.
  3. Select Hibernate Workspace.

To hibernate all inactive Workspaces at once:

Vivaldi Browser window with Workspaces menu open, plus the context menu for one of the Workspaces highlighted.

Tip #280

Create custom shortcuts for switching to the next and previous Workspace.

Whether you prefer to use Keyboard Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures or Quick Commands, Vivaldi has got you covered. There are countless customizable shortcuts for commands in Vivaldi, including for Workspaces, that you can use to browse faster.

To create custom Keyboard Shortcuts for switching Workspaces:

  1. Go to Settings > Keyboard > Workspaces.
  2. Place the mouse in the input field next to “Next Workspace” or “Previous Workspace”.
  3. Press the keys you want to use for the shortcut.

To create custom Mouse Gestures for switching Workspaces:

  1. Go to Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping.
  2. Click on + New Gesture below the list of gestures.
  3. Type “Next Workspace” or “Previous Workspace” in the search field.
  4. Click Next.
  5. In the highlighted box, while holding down the left mouse button, draw the gesture path.
  6. Click Save Gesture.

If you like to use Quick Commands, just type “Next Workspace” or “Previous Workspace” in Quick Commands menu and press Enter to switch Workspaces.

Tip #266

Switch Workspaces with one click with the aid of Command Chains, Toolbar Editor and Custom Icons.

There are some unique ways you can use different Vivaldi features together to make the browser behave the way you want it. For example, with the help of Command Chains, Toolbar Editor and Custom Icons you can take Workspaces to the next level. Here’s how:

Step 1 – Create Command Chains for switching Workspaces.

  1. Go to Settings > Quick Commands > Command Chains.
  2. Create a new chain and give it a name.
  3. Replace the placeholder command with “Switch to Workspace #”. The number corresponds to the order in which you created your Workspaces.

Create a chain for every workspace. In each chain, you can also add other commands that will be executed at the same time. For example, add the command “Switch to theme” to make workspaces visually more different.

Step 2 – Add Command Chain buttons to a toolbar.

  1. Open the Toolbar Editor.
  2. Select the Command Chains section.
  3. Drag the buttons you made for Workspaces to a toolbar of your choice.

Step 3 – Add Custom Icons.

By default all Command Chain buttons looks the same, but you can add Custom Icons to make each button stand out.

  1. Go to Settings > Themes > Editor > Icons.
  2. In the list of icons, find the Command Chains you created.
  3. Select one and replace the default icon with one you’ve created.

For a more in depth description of this feature combination and final results, take a look at our blog post and video here.

One section of Vivaldi Browser's window, showing half of the Address and Panel bars. The latter includes Command Chains with custom icons above other Panel buttons.

Tip #258

Divide open tabs into Workspaces to keep your workflow organized and uninterrupted.

Tab Stacks are a great way to group tabs by domain or topic, but Workspaces take it to another level. With Workspaces you’ll only see the tabs in the current Workspace, allowing you to focus on one thing at the time.

To create a new workspace:

  1. Click the Workspaces button on the left side of the Tab Bar (top of the list on vertical Tab Bars).
  2. Click on New Workspace.
  3. Enter a name and select an icon for the new workspace.
  4. Click Create or press Enter.

From the Workspaces menu (or using Shortcuts) you can quickly switch between the Workspaces you’ve created.

Vivaldi browser with Workspaces menu open and highlighted. Listing the main window, 4 workspaces and a button to create a new Workspace.