Tab bar

There are several ways to open new tab:

  • Click New tab [+] button at the end of the tab bar.
  • Go to the application File menu and choose New Tab.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl T on Windows and Linux, or ⌘ T on Mac.

Also open links and bookmarks in a new tab using the contextual menu.

There are also several ways to open a new tab in the background:

  • Right-click a link and then select Open Link in Background Tab from the context menu.
  • Press and Hold the Ctrl / key while clicking a link.
  • Click a link with the middle mouse button.
  • Perform the Open Link in Background Tab mouse gesture over a link: Right-click + Swipe down and up.

To close a tab:

  • Click [x] Close button that appears when hovering your mouse pointer over the tab.
  • Go to the application File menu and choose Close Tab.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl W / ⌘ W.

Open and close new windows similarly:

  • Go to the File application menu and select New Window.
  • Use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl N / ⌘ N.


Reopen recently closed tabs via Trash


The Trash Can, located at the far end of Tab Bar, contains list of previously closed tabs and windows. Click the trash can to reopen recently closed tabs. For a more complete overview of visited pages, visit the History by going to Tools > History menu or using CTRL Y / ⌘ Y.

Reorganize tabs with drag and drop, explore options in the tab context menu and in some cases with keyboard shortcuts.

Clone tabs

To create an exact copy of a tab including its history, choose Clone Tab from the tab’s contextual menu. In the Settings you can decide whether cloned tab should open next to the original one, or at the end of the Tab Bar.

Group tabs into Tab Stacks

Tab Stacks are created by dragging one tab on top of another. You can add more, or remove individual tabs from the stack as you see fit. Vivaldi can group tabs from the same domain into a Tab Stack automatically by selecting Stack Tabs by Host from the context menu. Individual tabs can be also selected using Ctrl (⌘) or Shift keys and grouped into a stack from contextual menu. Find out more about Grouping Tabs.


Tile multiple tabs

Vivaldi allows display of several webpages at once. With active Tab Stack or multiple selected tabs, you can tile webpages either using contextual menu or the Page Tiling button in Status Bar.