Day 24

Take a break, enjoy some time off today and cherish the holidays.

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.

Day 23

He’s making a list and checking it twice.

Santa uses Tab Tiling to quickly see who’s naughty and who’s nice.

Tab Tiling can really take your productivity to the next level by allowing you to easily view multiple web pages at once. Since websites are different, the same tiling layout doesn’t work for all of them. So, whenever you tile tabs, select the layout that works best.

First, to tile tabs:

  1. Select the tabs you want to tile using the Shift or Ctrl /  key.
  2. Right-click on one of the selected tabs and select “Tile # Tabs”.

To change the layout of tiled tabs:

  1. Click on  “Page Tiling” on the Status Bar.
  2. Select your preferred tiling option.

Day 22

Rushing to get the last-minute holiday tasks checked off your list? Follow this tip to do things faster.

If you regularly use the same commands one after the other, you could create a Command Chain from them, which will execute your chosen commands in a sequence after a single action from you.

To create a Command Chain:

  1. Go to Settings > Quick Commands > Command Chains.
  2. Click on  Add Command Chain.
  3. Give the new chain a name.
  4. Change Command 1 to an action you want to execute first.
  5. Click on  Add Command on the right side to add the next command in the sequence.
  6. When you’re done adding the commands, click Test Chain to confirm that it works as expected.

Now you can trigger a chain from Quick Commands, assign it a custom Keyboard Shortcut or a Mouse Gesture, or add a button to one of the Toolbars

Take a look at example Command Chains from Vivaldi Community members on

Day 21

Escape the online Grinch that is algorithm based social media. Sign up to Vivaldi Social!

You might be thinking, what’s a fediverse? Fediverse is an open network of communities committed to a better way of communicating online and allowing for constant improvements. Vivaldi Social is a fediverse instance powered by Mastodon. It’s similar to other well known social networks, but there’s no singular owner, no surveillance capitalism and no tracking or profiling of users. You can read more about it on the Vivaldi Blog.

To join Vivaldi social:

  1. Go to
  2. Log in with your Vivaldi account.
  3. Start browsing, posting and interacting with everyone.

Your username on Vivaldi Social will be generated from your Vivaldi account’s username like this – @[email protected]. To learn more about how to use Vivaldi Social, check out the articles on Vivaldi Help.

Day 20

Collect all your holiday recipes and easily add them to the same note with this tip.

Selecting text on a web page and creating a note from it is an excellent feature in Vivaldi, but what if you want to add new lines from a web page to a note you have made in the past? You could copy the text, find the note in the Notes Panel and paste it there, but there’s a better way to do it on Vivaldi.

To add text to a note on desktop:

  1. Select the text.
  2. Right-click on the highlighted text and select “Append to Note” from the context menu.
  3. Select the note you want to add the text to.
  4. Click “Add to Note”.

To add text to a note on Android:

  1. Select the text on a web page.
  2. Long press on the selection to open the context menu.
  3. If needed, tap on the  3 dot menu to show additional options and select Append to Note.
  4. Select the note you want to add the text to.
  5. Tap on  “Done” in the top right corner.

Day 19

Just like the to-do list for the holidays, tabs have a tendency to pile up. With Vivaldi, you are the master of tabs and can clear the pile with ease.

It’s easy to accumulate an abundance of tabs on your phone, so every now and then it’s good to close them. You can of course close them one by one, which gives you the chance to review the tabs you’re closing, or you can be bold and close them all at once.

To close all tabs on your mobile devices:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. On Android, tap on the  menu button at the top of the page. On iOS, tap Edit in the bottom left corner.
  3. Select “Close all tabs”.

Day 18

Same procedure as every year, James.

Save your Christmas browsing session from this year and bring it back next year.

Vivaldi allows you to save your current open tabs as a named session, so you can open the tabs whenever you need them.

To save all open tabs in one or all windows as a session:

  1. Either, go to the Vivaldi menu button Vivaldi menu > File > Save All Tabs as Session, type “Save All Tabs as Session” in Quick Commands, or click the + “Save Tabs as Session” button in the Sessions Panel.
  2. Give the session a name.
  3. Decide whether you want to save tabs in the current window only or from all windows, and whether to save tabs from all Workspaces as well.
  4. Click Save.

To save only some tabs as a session:

  1. Use the Ctrl / ⌘ / Shift key to select the tabs you want to save as one session.
  2. Then, either right-click on one of the selected tabs and select Save # Selected Tabs as a Session from the context menu or type “Save Selected Tabs as Session” in Quick Commands.
  3. Give the session a name.
  4. Click Save.

To open a saved session:

  1. Either, go to the Vivaldi menu button Vivaldi menu > File > Open Saved Session or type “Open Saved Sessions” in Quick Commands.
  2. Select the saved session you want to open.
  3. Decide whether to open the session in a new or current window.
  4. Click Open.

Day 17

The same way you can find presents underneath the Christmas tree, can you find Tabs below the Address Bar when you move both to the bottom of the screen on your Android device.

With smart phones’ screens still increasing in size, reaching the top of the screen while simultaneously holding the phone with the same hand can get cumbersome. That’s why in Vivaldi you can move the Address and Tab Bars to the bottom of the screen for easier access.

To move the Address Bar (and Tab Bar) to the bottom of the screen on Android:

  1. Go to Vivaldi menu > Settings > Appearance.
  2. Toggle on Address Bar at Bottom.

Day 16

Are you already planning for how you are going to be “new and improved” next year? Our fresh out of the oven feature Workspace Rules will give you a head start on organizing your tabs for the next year.

Workspaces Rules automatically move tabs to the Workspace you want to see them in following the rules you’ve set up. For example, if you have a Workspace for news sites, you can set up rules to open all your favorite news links in the News Workspace. Then whenever you come across a news article in a different Workspace, upon opening it, the tab will be moved to the News Workspace automatically.

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 to which Workspace the tab should be moved to.

Example rule: “If URL contains open in News“.

Day 15

‘Tis the season. The festive season and the hectic season. Use the built-in alarm and timer in Vivaldi to keep track of time.

Vivaldi’s Clock feature, in addition to showing you the current time, allows you to set alarms and do countdowns. For example, set an alarm for the next meeting or start the Pomodoro timer to focus on your tasks.

To set an alarm:

  1. Click on the Clock on the Status Bar (or wherever you’ve moved it to).
  2. Select Alarm.
  3. Choose from preset alarms or create a new one by setting the time and giving it a name.
  4. Click Start.

To set a timer:

  1. Click on the Clock on the Status Bar.
  2. Select Countdown.
  3. Choose from preset timers or create a new one by setting the time and giving it a name.
  4. Click Start.

Day 14

It’s launch day and unfortunately, we got the season mixed. We have added an easter egg to the What’s New page. Because, as they say in Norway “Christmas lasts until Easter”. Can you find the Easter egg? The tip should be a good hint.

There’s no need to strain your eyes with Vivaldi. If the buttons on the toolbars are too small and text uncomfortable to read, increase the zoom levels to see them better. If you’d like to make the user interface and webpages smaller, you can do that too.

To adjust user interface zoom:

  1. Go to Settings > Appearance > Window Appearance > User Interface Zoom.
  2. Use the slider or + and – buttons to change the zoom level.

To also change the size of the content on web pages.

  1. Go to Settings > Webpages > Default Webpage Zoom.
  2. Use the slider or + and – buttons to change the zoom level.

Take a look at the Help page about Zoom options in Vivaldi to learn about other zooming methods.

Day 13

The 13th of December marks the day of St. Lucia.

Bring some light to your day, browser, and home with this tip.

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 best pastry recipes, sending a bunch of memes to a friend, who needs cheering up, or something else is smoother and faster than ever before.

Day 12

Woah! We’re halfway there! You deserve a break from the holiday hustle. Take a breather and play Vivaldia 1 and 2.

Vivaldia is a real 80s style arcade game there for you whenever you want to take a break and enjoy a quick gaming session.

Vivaldia 1 is available both on Vivaldi on desktop and Android and can be played even when you’re not connected to the internet.

To play the game, enter vivaldi://game in the browser’s Address Field. Press Space (on desktop) or tap the screen (on Android) to start the game.

In Vivaldia 2, the game world is bigger, the enemies stronger, and the game even more adventurous. The game can be played on the web and on Steam.

Day 11

If you frequently add the same kind of event (birthday, doctor’s appointment, meeting, etc.) but it doesn’t occur regularly so you can’t set recurrence to it, you can use event templates to speed up adding new events instead.

To create a template:

  1. Go to Settings > Calendar > Event Templates.
  2. Click on Add Template below the list of existing templates.
  3. Fill out the event details.
  4. Click Save.

Alternatively, you can create a new template directly from the event editor > Templates > Create New Event Template.

Day 10

Want to add that extra holiday touch to Vivaldi? Update your User Profile avatar image to match the season.

User Profiles are a great way to compartmentalize your browsing data (bookmarks, passwords, etc.) based on use case (personal, school, work, etc.) or when sharing the computer with someone.

To differentiate the profiles, add avatar images to each user profile. There are a few ways you can do that.

Option 1

Log in to your Vivaldi account in the browser (Settings > Sync). Then your account’s profile image will be displayed as the user profile avatar image. To update your account’s profile image, go to the account’s profile on

Option 2

Select a premade avatar image.

  1. Click on the User Profile button on the Address Bar.
  2. Click on the active user’s name.
  3. Select one from the available images.
  4. Click Save.

Option 3

Use your own image.

  1. Click on the User Profile button on the Address Bar.
  2. Click on the active user’s name.
  3. Click on the big + button (Select custom avatar image) below the profile name.
  4. Find the image from your File Manager/Finder.
  5. Click Save.

Day 9

Running errands and trying to get everything organized for the holidays? Use Vivaldi sync to have all your tabs available across your devices.

If you browse with Vivaldi on multiple devices, then by using the Sync feature, you can continue browsing seamlessly when switching devices.

To be able to access tabs you have open on other devices:

  1. Go to the Vivaldi menu > Settings > Sync.
  2. Log in to your Vivaldi account.
  3. Enter the encryption password.
  4. Sync all or select the data types you want to sync, but make sure to enable syncing of History.

To open synced tabs on desktop:

  1. Click on the cloud icon on the right side of the Tab Bar (bottom, if you’re using a vertical Tab Bar).
  2. Select the synced device.
  3. In the list of synced tabs, click on the web page you want to open.

To open synced tabs on Android:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Tap on the cloud icon on the menu at the bottom of the screen.
  3. In the list of synced tabs, tap on the web page you want to open.

To open synced tabs on iOS:

  1. Open the Tab Switcher.
  2. Tap on the cloud icon on the menu at the top of the screen.
  3. In the list of synced tabs, tap on the web page you want to open.

Day 8

Are you done with your online Christmas greetings this year, but just not ready to send them yet? Move finished email drafts to the Outbox to queue them for sending.

In Vivaldi Mail, Outbox is a sub-folder in All Messages, where you can store message drafts that you’ve finished writing, but don’t want to send just yet.

To queue emails instead of sending:

  1. In the Mail Composer, click the little arrow (▼) next to the “Send” button.
  2. Select “Queue”.
  3. When you’re done writing an email click the “Queue” button (previously “Send”).

To send all emails in the Outbox.

  1. Open the Mail Panel.
  2. Click “Send from all accounts” at the top of the panel.

Day 7

Web pages often come with a lot of content on them and focusing on the article you’re there to read can be a bit difficult with all the distractions. Enabling Reader View removes all but the main article, allowing you to focus on what’s important.

To enable Reader View:

  1. Open the article’s page you want read distraction free.
  2. On the right side of the Address Field, click on the Reader View button to enable and later disable Reader View.

To adjust settings, such as font size, line height or color scheme, click on the Settings button in the top right corner of the page or go to Settings > Webpages > Reader.

Day 6

If you know you won’t have internet connection for a longer period, for example, on a long flight or drive and you want to spend the time reading the interesting articles you’ve saved in your Reading List in Vivaldi on Android, make sure to download the pages.

  1. Open the web page you want to save.
  2. Tap on the Vivaldi menu button and select Download Page.
  3. Open the Vivaldi menu again. This time select Reading List.
  4. Tap on Add Current Page in the top right corner of the Reading List menu.

You’ll already be able to view the page offline after downloading it, but you’ll need to find it from your downloads. For easy access it’s best to save the page in the Reading List as well.

Day 5

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, click on ‘Show Privacy Statistics’ or 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.

Day 4

Having to go through each message and manually assign relevant flags and labels to them, or mark annoying messages as spam can be cumbersome. To speed up the process, set up Filters in Vivaldi Mail that do it for you.

To create Filters in Vivaldi Mail:

  1. Go to Settings > Mail > Mail Filters and Actions.
  2. Click on  Add Mail Filter.
  3. Give the filter a name
  4. Define the criteria for filtering.
  5. Click Add to Search.
  6. Click Add Action and decide what should happen to the messages that match the filter criteria.
  7. Click Add Mail Filter.

If you use Vivaldi Webmail, you can create additional filters on the server by going to Filter settings in the web interface. See Tip #75 for more info.

Day 3

You can decorate your Vivaldi browser with your own custom theme or download one created by the Community. When browsing for new Themes for your desktop Vivaldi browser, you can get a live preview of the theme by clicking “Download theme”.

Then you have 30 seconds to see how the theme looks. Make sure to check the Start Page to see how the awesome background image looks behind your Speed Dials. Other places where the user interface colors are clearly visible are PanelsSettingsMail, etc.

When you’re satisfied with the theme, click “Install” in the pop-up to add the theme to your Theme Library. If it’s not really what you were looking for, click “Cancel” or let the preview time run out.

Day 2

Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen, and Rudolph.

This way Santa has full control.

When you group tabs into a stack, the icon and title of the most recent active tab in the stack will be shown on the Tab Bar. With many tabs and stacks, locating the tab you need can still take time. Tab Stack renaming to the rescue!!! By giving the stack a title, you can spot the right stack on the Tab Bar in no time. 💪

There are a couple of ways to rename a Tab Stack.

Option 1

  1. Right-click on the Tab Stack.
  2. Select Rename Tab Stack from the context menu.
  3. Give the Tab Stack a name.
  4. Press Enter or focus elsewhere in the browser to save the new name.

Option 2

  1. Double-click on the Tab Stack.
  2. Give the Tab Stack a name.
  3. Press Enter or focus elsewhere in the browser to save the new name.

In case you have enabled minimizing tabs or closing tabs on double-click, it’s not possible to start renaming a Tab Stack with double-click.

Option 3

  1. In the Window Panel, right-click on the Tab Stack.
  2. Select Rename from the context menu.
  3. Give the Tab Stack a name.
  4. Press Enter or focus elsewhere in the browser to save the new name.

Day 1

In the month of December we’ll be sharing 24 of our favorite Tips with you every day leading up to Christmas. 🎅

Add our Advent Calendar to Feeds in the Vivaldi browser

First, make sure you have Mail, Calendar and Feeds enabled in Settings > General > Productivity Features. Then:

  1. Click on the Feeds button on the right side of the Address Bar.
  2. Select “Vivaldi Browser Advent Calendar » Feed – RSS”.
  3. Click “Subscribe”.

Add Vivaldi Tips to any Feeds app

  1. Add the link to a Feeds app of your choice.