Break Mode

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Break Mode allows you to pause the Internet and focus on something else until you’re ready to return. Enabling Break Mode mutes and stops HTML5 audio and videos, hides all Tabs, Panels and other content leaving the screen clean.

Vivaldi window with Break Mode enabled

Enable Break Mode

To turn on Break Mode:

When you enable Break Mode, you’ll see an introductory pop-up notification describing the feature briefly and an option to edit the Keyboard Shortcut (Status Bar needs to be visible). To close the notification, click anywhere outside the pop-up. In case you don’t want to see the notification in the future, tick the box for Do not show again.

Disable Break Mode

To return to what you were doing:

To prevent accidentally going into Break Mode, remove the pause button Take a Break button from the Status Bar. To do that:

  1. Right-click on the button.
  2. Select Customize > Remove from Toolbar from the context menu.

You can read more about customizing toolbars here.

To remove the keyboard shortcut:

  1. Go to Settings > Keyboard > Window.
  2. Hover over the Break Mode entry.
  3. Click Clear shortcut that appears on the right side.