Working with browser windows in Vivaldi is straightforward. This article explains some important terms and actions.
To open a new window:
- Go to the Vivaldi 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.
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.
To close a window:
- Click on the X in the top right corner (left corner on macOS) of the window;
- Go to the Vivaldi menu (Windows and Linux) > File > Close Window;
- Use the Keyboard Shortcut Alt+F4 / ⌘ W;
- Create a Mouse Gesture for Close Window.
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.
Exiting the browser
To close all windows and exit the browser:
- On Windows and Linux go to the Vivaldi menu > File > Exit. On macOS Vivaldi > Quit Vivaldi;
- On Windows right-click on Vivaldi on the OS toolbar and select Close Window / Close All Windows.
On Linux right-click on Vivaldi on the OS toolbar and select Quit / Quit # Windows;
On macOS right-click on Vivaldi on the dock and select Quit;
- Use a Keyboard Shortcut Alt+F4 (Windows) / Ctrl+Q (Linux) / ⌘ Q (macOS) to close all windows and exit;
- Create a Mouse Gesture for Exit.
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
The 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 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 > Tools > History menu;
- Clicking History on the top menu on the Start Page, or
- Using the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+H / ⌘ Y.
To open a new private window:
- Go to the Vivaldi menu (Windows and Linux) > File > New Private Window;
- Type ‘New Private Window‘ in Quick Commands;
- Use the Keyboard Shortcut Ctrl+Shift+N / ⌘ Shift 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
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.
It’s also possible to move multiple tabs at once. Select the tabs, right-click on one of the selected tabs and choose where to move them.
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 macOS’ Split View feature.