Many important Vivaldi functions are available from the application menu.
Customizing the menu
Windows and Linux users can set the menu to either appear as a Vivaldi menu button or as a horizontal menu across the top of the window. Go to Settings > Appearance > Menu. Next to it you can also choose the menu icon style.
Editing application and context menu commands
In Vivaldi you can customize the commands in the main application menu and the user interface’s context menus. Reorder, add or remove actions to make menus fit your workflow.
To edit menus:
- Go to Settings > Appearance > Menu > Menu customization;
- Select which menu you want to edit;
All changes are saved automatically and available immediately.
Currently you can edit:
- Vivaldi Button Menu
- Horizontal Menu
- Bookmark Bar Context Menu
- Bookmark Bar Item Context Menu
- Panel Bar Context Menu
- Panel Bar Item Context Menu
- Tab Bar Context Menu
- Tab Context Menu
- Tab Stack Thumbnails Context Menu
- Tab Trash Can Context Menu
To reorder menu commands, either:
- Drag and drop the commands;
- Right-click on the command and select Move Up or Move Down.
- Select a command and hold down the Alt key and use the ↑ and ↓ arrows to move the command.
To move commands from one folder to another use drag and drop.
To add a command, either:
- Drag it from the Commands list to the Content section;
- Right-click on the command and select Add to Content.
To delete a command, either:
- Right-click on the command and select Delete.
- Select the command and press Delete on your keyboard.
To divide commands into folders, create a new folder and drag existing and new commands to it.
To create a new folder:
- Right click on an empty area in the Content section or on an existing folder, if you want to create a subfolder;
- Select New folder;
- Give the new folder a name.
- Drag commands into the folder.
To section the menu visually, you can add separating lines between commands.
To add a separator, either:
- Right-click in the Content area and select New Separator and drag it where you want it.
- Drag Menu Separator from the Commands list to the Content section.
To rename a command or folder:
- Right click on the command or folder;
- Select Rename;
- Change the name;
- Press Enter or focus elsewhere on the page.
If you like using Keyboard Shortcuts, make sure to add anchors to command names. When renaming a command, add the & symbol in front of the letter you want to use in your Keyboard Shortcut. For example, to open a New Tab on Windows, the default Keyboard Shortcut is Alt or F10 + F + N. When you check the menu the anchor letters are underlined (see screenshot below).
To make commands easily discoverable using visual cues, add emojis to the command names. Use your OS’s emoji keyboard (Win + . / ⌃ ⌘ Space) to add the icons.
To reset the menu, click Restore Default Menu below the Content section. Only the currently selected menu will be reset.