Vivaldi forum is a place to talk about tech with like-minded people from around the world, discuss the browser, share customization ideas and clever tricks, troubleshoot bugs, shape the browser’s development by making and voting on feature requests.
This article covers the following topics:
- Reading topics;
- Searching for relevant content and users;
- Starting a new discussion;
- Replying to topics;
- Your forum profile;
- Private chat;
Topics are divided into 5 main categories with many subcategories.
- Local forums – bigger non-English speaking communities have their own category, where they can have discussions in other languages.
- Announcements – Vivaldi Blog and Snapshot blog comment sections are duplicated in this forum category.
- Vivaldi Browser – All discussion about the Vivaldi browser on different platforms, including Feature Requests and Customization tips can be found here.
- Vivaldi Community – Topics about Vivaldi services (forum, webmail, blogs), accounts and community members are posted here.
- Lounge – Anything that doesn’t fit in the above categories is welcome in the Lounge category.
Watching and ignoring categories and topics
To follow or unfollow a category, open it and select your preferred option, Watching or Ignoring, from the drop-down menu above the list of topics. In case the category has subcategories, the menu is between subcategory folders and topics. In addition to watching/ignoring the current category, the change will also apply to all subcategories.
To follow or unfollow a specific topic, look for the same menu in an open topic (see image below). In addition to just Watching and Ignoring, there’s also an option Not Watching.
All your Watched topics are listed on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/watched. You can access it on your profile from the menu on the edge of your cover image > Watched.
Unread & Recent
New posts in categories that you watch but haven’t seen before will appear in the Unread section. Fresh watched posts, both read and unread, are listed in the Recent section.
Tags are another good way to find discussions related to topics you’re interested in. When you create a topic, you can also add tags. Please use the existing ones as much as possible.
Most discussed topics of the day / week / month and all time can be found there.
If you like or agree with a post you can upvote it. And you can express the opposite by downvoting.
Voting is most used in the Feature Requests category. We use upvotes to determine the most popular feature requests. Feature requests should not be downvoted.
The button will turn blue once you’ve cast your vote. You can view the posts you’ve up and downvoted on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/upvoted and https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/downvoted respectively. It is also available under your profile page if you click on the blue menu button below the cover image.
Every time a post or comment is upvoted, the author’s reputation increases by one point.
Searching for relevant content
With thousands of topics on the forum, it’s easier to use Search to find what you’re looking for rather than browse through all the categories. It’s also important to search before you post a new topic (especially a feature request) as the same question may already be discussed in a different thread. With Advanced Search, you can filter out irrelevant results.
To save a post to your bookmarks, click on the 3 vertical dots ⋮ on the right side of the post and select Bookmark. You can view your Bookmarks on https://forum.vivaldi.net/me/bookmarks. It is also available under your profile page if you click on the blue dot next to your avatar.
Reporting inappropriate content
To flag posts that break our Code of Conduct, click on the 3 vertical dots ⋮ on the right side of the post and select Flag This Post for Moderation (see the image above). Pick a category: Spam, Offensive or leave a short comment, why you think the post is inappropriate for the forum. Forum admins and moderators will review it and decide what to do next.
To look for users, go to the Users tab on the (blue) forum menu. There you can see who’s online, who has posted the most and users with the highest reputation, as well as search for users when you know the username.
To receive notifications when a user starts a new thread, follow them by going to their profile and clicking on the + button on the edge of their avatar. You can view all your followers and the people you follow on your profile from the menu on the edge of the cover image > Following / Followers.
Starting a new topic
Before you start a new thread, Search the forum to see if there already is a discussion about the same topic. If there isn’t, click on New Topic, enter a short and clear title and body of the message. You can also use simple formatting options, add a link, images, and emojis. Also, make sure the post will be posted in the correct category (drop-down menu next to Discard and Submit).
When reporting problems with the browser, tell us what platform you are on, browser version, extensions (if any), system specification (CPU, RAM), connection type and architecture (X32 or X64), and give us the steps to reproduce your issue.
Replying to a topic
To reply to the discussion in general, click on the green Reply button at the top or bottom of the comment thread. To start a new discussion based on that topic, click on the small arrow next to the Reply button and select Reply as Topic. If the reply is meant for specific user(s), tag them by typing @ and their username in your comment.
To reply to a specific comment, use the Reply and Quote options next to the comment.
To view your account’s profile, click on the avatar (username’s first letter if you haven’t uploaded an image) in the top right corner of the forum and select your username. You can change your online status and access other pages from the same menu.
On your profile, you’ll see various information about your account. To access some of it, click on the circular button on the edge of the profile cover image to open the menu (see image below).
Profile Cover image
To change your profile’s cover image, hover over the image and click on the leftmost button to upload a new image, middle button to reposition the current image and on the right to remove the image.
To view and change your account information (e.g. login password, avatar), open the account menu from your avatar and select Profile.
To customize your preferences, open the account menu and select Settings. There you can edit settings for:
- Browsing Settings
- Watching topics
Remember to Save any changes you make.
When someone has sent you a private message, you’ll get an unread chat message notification in the top right corner of the forum page. Unread messages will have a pale yellow background.
To send private messages to a community member:
- Click on the Chat button;
- Select See all chats;
- Pick a discussion from the list of previous chats or start typing a username to search for users.
Alternatively, go to the user’s profile, click on the menu below the cover image and select Continue Chat With… .
To start a group discussion:
- Open a discussion with one user;
- Click on Settings (top right) > Manage Chat Room to add more members;
- From chat settings, you can also change the chatroom’s name.
If you wish to continue browsing the forum while chatting, opt for the pop-up chat window by clicking on the window toggle in the top right corner. Minimize chat windows to browse the forum. Minimized chats (discussion partner’s avatars or chat bubbles for group chats) will appear in the bottom right corner of the page.
By default, you can only receive chat messages from users that you follow. To be able to receive private messages from everyone, go to your account menu > Settings > Privacy and untick Only allow chat messages from users I follow.
If you wish, you can receive notifications on the forum, to your account’s recovery email or both:
- when someone upvotes your post;
- when someone you follow posts a topic;
- when a new reply is posted in a topic you are watching;
- when someone starts following you;
- when you receive a chat message;
- when you receive a group invite;
- when someone mentions you.
On the forum, to view the latest notifications, click on the bell icon in the top right corner of the page.
To change, which notifications to receive and where, go to your account menu > Settings > Notifications & Sounds.
In addition to notifications, you can receive a Digest email with the latest topics. Adjust the frequency in Settings > Email.