Group tabs into Tab Stacks

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Tab Stacks let you group your browser tabs to avoid confusion and stay organised when you have several tabs open. In addition to the Tab Bar, tabs can also be managed in the Window Panel, in most cases, following the same instructions.

Create a new Tab Stack

Option 1

  1. Click and start dragging one tab over another or over an existing Tab Stack;
  2. When the second tab is dimmed, release the mouse button.

You can adjust Stacking Drop Delay in Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Stack Options. Make it longer, if you often accidentally create Tab Stacks, when dragging tabs from one place on the Tab Bar to another.

In case stacking doesn’t work with drag and drop, make sure stacking tabs by drag and drop is enabled in Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Stack Options > Allow Stacking by Drag and Drop

Option 2

  1. Select multiple tabs while holding down either the Shift or Ctrl/ key;
  2. Right-click on one of the selected tabs.
  3. Select New Tab Stack with selection (# Tabs).

Alternatively, after selecting the tabs for the Tab Stack:

Option 3

To group all tabs from the same domain into a Tab Stack:

  1. Right-click on one of the tabs you want to group;
  2. Select Stack by Host (# of website.com).

The option is visible in menus only when there’s more than one tab open from the same domain.

Option 4

Option 3 is useful, if you only want to stack tabs from a single domain. To go through all your tabs and group them all by domain:

  1. Right-click on a tab;
  2. Select Stack by Hosts.

Option 5

It’s possible to create a new Tab Stack automatically with the active tab and any new tab you open from a link in the active tab. To enable this feature:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > New Tab Position;
  2. Enable As Tab Stack with Related Tab.

In case creating Tab Stacks doesn’t work, make sure Tab Stacking hasn’t been disabled in Settings > Tabs > Tab features > Tab Stacking.


Add tabs to a Tab Stack

To manually add a tab to an existing stack, use either Option 1 or 2 described above.

To automatically add new tabs you open from a link to the same Tab Stack:

  1. Go to Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Stack Options;
  2. Enable Open Tabs in Current Tab Stack.

Remove tabs from a Tab Stack

Option 1

With Two-Level Tab Stacks enabled:

  1. Right-click on the tab on the second level;
  2. Select Remove from Tab Stack from the context menu.

Option 2

With Compact Tab Stacks:

  1. Open the tab you want to remove from the Tab Stack;
  2. Right-click on the Tab Stack;
  3. Select Remove from Tab Stack.

Option 3

With Popup Thumbnails enabled for Tabs:

  1. Hover over the Tab Stack;
  2. Right click on the tab’s thumbnail you want to remove from the Tab Stack;
  3. Select Remove from Tab Stack.

Option 4

Drag the tab from the Tab Stack to the Tab Bar:

  • With Two-Level Tab Stacks, first start dragging the tab downwards (to the side on a vertical Tab Bar) and then move it to the main level.
  • With Compact Tab Stacks, hover the mouse cursor over the top edge of the tab and drag to remove it from the Tab Stack (see video below).
  • With Popup Thumbnails enabled, hover the mouse first over the Tab Stack for the thumbnails to appear, then drag the thumbnail from the stack to the Tab Bar.

Ungroup a Tab Stack

To unstack tabs:


Tab Stack display

In Vivaldi, Tab Stacks can be displayed either on the same level as other tabs or on a second level.

Compact Tab Stacks

All tabs are on the same level. The Tab Stack, regardless of how many tabs are in the stack, will take up the same amount of space as other tabs.

To switch between tabs, click on the small tab indicators above the Tab Stack or hover over the stack and click on the tab’s thumbnail you want to open. In case you don’t see the thumbnails, check Settings > Tabs > Tab Display > Tab Options, to make sure Popup Thumbnails are enabled.

Two-Level Tab Stacks

Tabs in a Tab Stack are displayed on the second level and you can use Tab Features (e.g. hibernating, cloning, muting, etc.) the same way you’d use them on regular, ungrouped tabs.

The second level is only displayed when one of the stacked tabs is the active tab. To always show the second level, click on the padlock button on the far right of the Tab Bar (bottom on vertical Tab Bar) to lock it in place.

Accordion Tab Stacks

All tabs are on the same level. When the Tab Stack is collapsed the stack is almost the same width as a regular tab. When the Tab Stack is expanded, the tabs in the stack will share the available space on the Tab Bar with all other tabs.

The stack will expand automatically when viewing a tab in the stack and collapse, when viewing other tabs. To keep the Tab Stack open, click on the Expand/Reduce Tab Stack button or double click on the collapsed Tab Stack. Don’t use the latter option in case you have enabled closing tabs on double click.

The Tab Stack is surrounded by a border to help you visually distinguish the tabs in the group.


Renaming Tab Stacks

Option 1

  1. Double click on the Tab Stack;
  2. Give the Tab Stack a name;
  3. Press Enter or focus elsewhere in the browser.

In case Close Tab on Double Click has been enabled in Settings > Tabs > Tab Handling or Minimize Active Tab has been enabled in Settings > Tabs > Tab Features > Tab Cycling, it’s not possible to start renaming a Tab Stack with double click.

Option 2

  1. Right-click on the Tab Stack;
  2. Select Rename Tab Stack from the context menu;
  3. Give the Tab Stack a name;
  4. Press Enter or focus elsewhere in the browser to save the new name.

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