Quick Commands

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Quick Commands is a powerful universal search wrapped in a minimal, command line interface. Use it to search the web, find an open tab, search your history, or even find and issue a command.

Open Quick Commands

To open the Quick Commands menu:

Features available in Quick Commands

Quick Commands menu lets you:

Search and navigate results

  1. Start typing your search/command term. 
    The search term will be highlighted for better discoverability;
  2. Use arrow keys or scroll to navigate the list of results.
    Press Shift or key to auto-complete the highlighted result and narrow down the search results even further.
    To skip sections, hold down the Alt key while pressing arrow keys;
  3. Press Enter or click on the item to issue selected command, or
  4. Close Quick Commands menu by pressing Escape key.

Filter searches

To search only a specific category, you can use a the following keywords in front of the search term to filter out only relevant results:

  • Bookmarks – bookmark:
  • Notes – note:
  • Open and Closed Tabs – tab:
  • Browsing History – history:
  • Commands – command:
  • Page Actions – action:
  • Workspaces – workspace:

For example, the search filter history: Vivaldi will search the term “Vivaldi” in your browsing history. The search filter note: cake will search your Notes for the word “cake.”

It’s also possible to use shorter keywords like bkm: (bookmark), tb: (tab), cmd: (command) and other alternative search terms derived using regular expression.

In addition, when your browser’s user interface is not in English, you can use the keywords both in the user interface’s language and in English. Just make sure, you have enabled Include English Search Terms in Settings > Quick Commands > Quick Command Options.

Customize Quick Commands

You can choose which data types to show in Quick Commands’ search results and in which order.

To toggle some types on or off:

  1. Go to Settings > Quick Commands > Search Types and Priority;
  2. (Un)tick the box for the data type.

To reorder the list:

  1. Click on the data type you want to move;
  2. Move the item to it’s new location on the list by:
    • using drag and drop,
    • clicking on the Move up and Move down buttons at the bottom of the list,
    • using the keyboard shortcuts Alt ↓ and Alt ↑.

To restore the default order, click on Reset Priority below the list.

Quick Command Options

In addition to toggling the visibility and reordering data types, you can enable the following options:

  • Keep last typed value even after exiting Quick Commands;
  • Limit the number of visible search results;
  • Open links in a new tab;
  • Open Bookmarks automatically on a nickname match;
  • Open Notes in Notes Manager instead of Notes Panel.
  • Allow search keywords in English.

Command Chains

In Vivaldi you can group commands together to execute them in a sequence. Learn more about the feature on our Help page about Command Chains.