Working with browser windows in Vivaldi is straightforward. This article explains some important terms and actions.


Opening windows

To open a new window

  • Go to the Vivaldi menu button menu (Windows and Linux) > File  > New Window;
  • Type ‘New Window‘ in Quick Commands;
  • Right-click on Vivaldi on the OS toolbar and select New Window;
  • Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl N / ⌘ N;
  • Create a Mouse Gesture for opening a new window.

Opening links in new windows

To open a link or a Bookmark in a new window, right-click on the link and select Open Link in New Window or Open Link in a Private Window.


Closing Windows

To close a window

  • Click on the X in the top right corner (left corner on Mac) of the window;
  • Go to the Vivaldi menu button menu (Windows and Linux) > File  > Close Window;
  • Set a Keyboard Shortcut or a Mouse Gesture for Close Window.

Closing confirmation

By default when you close a window, you’ll be asked to confirm your decision. You can disable this option by checking the box Do not show confirmation again next time you see the dialog window or disable/enable it in Settings > General > Close Window > Close Window Confirmation.

To exit the browser

To close all windows and exit the browser:

  • On Windows and Linux go to the Vivaldi menu button menu > File  > Exit. On Mac Vivaldi > Quit Vivaldi;
  • On Windows and Linux right-click Vivaldi on the OS toolbar and select Close Window / Close All Windows. On Mac right-click on Vivaldi on the dock and select Quit;
  • Set a Keyboard Shortcut or a Mouse Gesture for Close Window.

Exit confirmation

On Windows and Linux, there’s also an exit confirmation option, which you’ll see when you’re about to close the last open window. You can also disable this option by checking the box Do not show confirmation again next time you see the dialog window or disable/enable it in Settings > General > Exit > Exit Confirmation.


Reopening recently closed Windows

Reopening a closed window

The tab-trash-icon Closed Tabs button, located at the far end of the Tab Bar and in the Window Panel, contains a list of previously closed Tabs and windows within the latest session.

To reopen a window:

  • Open the tab-trash-icon Closed Tabs menu;
  • Select Window with # Tabs and;
  • Click on Restore All to open all Tabs or on a single Tab on the list to open a specific Tab.

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 Close Tabs history.

For a complete overview of visited pages, visit History by:

  • Going to Vivaldi menu button menu > Tools > History menu;
  • Clicking History on the top menu on the Start Page, or
  • Using the Keyboard Shortcut CTRL H / ⌘ Y.

Private Windows

To open a new private window:

  • Go to the Vivaldi menu button menu (Windows and Linux) > File  > New Private Window;
  • Type ‘New Private Window‘ in Quick Commands;
  • Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl Shift N / ⌘ Sift N;
  • Right-click on Vivaldi on the OS toolbar and select New Private Window;
  • Create a Mouse Gesture for opening a new private window.

To learn more about browsing in private, visit our Help Page about Private Windows.


Moving Tabs between Windows

'Move Tab to' context menu

To move a Tab to another window:

  • Right-click on it on the Tab Bar, hover over Move Tab To and select either a New Window or Window with # Active Tabs;
  • Place the browser windows so you can see both and drag the Tab from one Tab Bar to another.

To move an Active Tab to a new window, create a Keyboard Shortcut or Mouse Gesture for the action.


Native Windows

Enable Native Window in Settings > Appearance > Window Appearance, tick the box for Use Native Window and restart the browser.

Using the Native window allows you to:

  • Integrate Vivaldi with the rest of your operating system’s user interface;
  • Use OS-based window controls;
  • Display the Active Tab’s full title;
  • Make use of Mac’s Split View feature.

 

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