Downloads

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Downloads are added and managed through the Downloads Panel.

Accessing downloads

To open the Downloads Panel, either:

  • Click on the Downloads Panel button in the side Panel;
  • Go to Vivaldi menu button Vivaldi menu > View > Downloads Panel;
  • Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl Shift D / ⌥ ⌘ L;
  • Type “Downloads Panel” in Quick Commands;
  • Use a Mouse Gesture (create the gesture for the action in Settings > Mouse > Gesture Mapping).

Downloads Popup

If a Download Panel on the side of the window isn’t for you, you can also opt for a popup. To enable the Downloads button:

1. Go to Settings > Downloads.
2. Enable Display Downloads in a Popup.

Once enabled a new button will appear on the right side of the Address Bar, next to Extensions.
All features from the Downloads Panel are also available in the Downloads Popup.


Organising downloaded files

  • All downloaded files by default are listed chronologically with file name and size.
  • Find the newest downloaded file at the bottom of the list in the panel.
  • Search for any previously downloaded file in the search field at the top panel toolbar.
  • All downloads can be sorted by name, type, size, date added, date finished and by address.
  • The clickable arrow indicates whether the sorting order is ascending or descending.

Resume a paused download

  1. Select the unfinished downloaded file in the list.
  2. Resume the download using one of these options:
    • Click on the Resume button located next to the search input field.
    • Click on the Resume button in the download information section at the bottom of the panel.
    • Right-click on the download and select Resume download from the context menu.

Restart a download

To download a file again, you can restart the same download you’ve already saved. To do that:

  1. Select the downloaded file.
  2. Restart the download using one of these options:
    • Click on the panel-delete-button Restart button located next to the search input field.
    • Click on the Restart button in the download information section at the bottom of the panel.
    • Right-click on the download and select Restart from the context menu.

Managing downloads

panel-add-buttonStop a file download in progress
panel-add-buttonResume selected download
panel-folder-buttonRemove selected download
panel-delete-buttonClear list of inactive downloads
panel-delete-buttonRestart the selected download

Accessing downloaded files

You can open the downloaded file by double clicking on the item in the Downloads Panel or right clicking on the item and selecting Open File/Open in… .

To open the file’s location, click on Folder Show in File Manager/Show in Finder on the right of the file title or right click on the file listing and select Show in File Manager/Show in Finder.


Setting the folder path for downloaded files

Go to Settings > Downloads.

Download settings

In case you collect all your downloaded files in the same folder, tick the box for Save Files to Default Location Without Asking to save files automatically.

If you tick the box for Update Default Location When Choosing Save as Location,  the default location will be updated every time you choose a new folder in the Save As window.

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