In Vivaldi, you can decide how you’d like to open, close and how to reopen recently closed Tabs. This article lists the options available to you.
There are several ways to open a new Tab:
- Click the New Tab button on the Tab Bar;
- Go to Vivaldi menu > File > New Tab;
- Type “New Tab” in Quick Commands;
- Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+T on Windows and Linux, or ⌘ T on macOS;
- Perform the New Tab Mouse Gesture: Right-click + Swipe down.
To open links in new Tabs:
- Hold down the Shift key, while clicking a link;
- Select Open in New Tab from the right-click context menu;
- Perform the Open Link in New Tab (Over a Link) Mouse Gesture: right-click + swipe down.
There are also several ways to open a link in a new Background Tab:
- Hold down the Ctrl/⌘ key while clicking a link;
- Right-click a link and select Open Link in Background Tab from the context menu;
- Click a link with the middle mouse button;
- Perform the Open Link in Background Tab (Over a Link) Mouse Gesture: Right-click + Swipe down and up.
Open previous/next page in a new Tab
To open the previously visited page or the page you’ve navigated back from in a new Tab, hold down the Ctrl/⌘ key and click on the Back button to open the previous link or the Forward button to open the next link.
To open a link further back/forward in the Tab history in a new Tab right-click on the Back or Forward button and while holding down the Ctrl/⌘ or Shift key click on an item on the list.
To close a Tab:
- Click Close button that appears when hovering your mouse pointer over the Tab;
- Right-click on a Tab and select Close Tab;
- Go to Vivaldi menu > File > Close Tab;
- Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+W/⌘ W to close the active Tab;
- Perform the Close Tab Mouse Gesture: Right-click + draw an L shape.
- Double click on the Tab. Enable the option in Settings > Tabs > Tab Handling.
Close multiple Tabs:
- Select the Tabs you wish to close using the Shift or Ctrl/⌘ key and select Close # Tabs from the right-click context menu;
- Alternatively, select the Tabs you want to keep open using the Shift or Ctrl/⌘ key and select Close Other (# Unselected Tabs) from the right-click context menu.
Or right-click a Tab and select, whether to:
- Close Tabs to the right;
- Close Tabs to the left;
- Close all other Tabs (alternatively: Alt + click on active Tab’s close button).
Reopening recently closed Tabs
To reopen a Tab, open the Closed Tabs menu and click on the Tab you want to reopen.
It’s also a good place to look for your Tabs and Windows if, for some reason, the browser didn’t open with your previous session (after a crash for example). Please note that multiple browser restarts will erase the Closed Tabs history.
For a complete overview of visited pages, visit History by:
- Going to Vivaldi menu > Tools > History menu;
- Clicking History on the top menu on the Start Page;
- Using the Keyboard Shortcut CTRL+H / ⌘ Y.