User Profiles

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User profiles allow multiple “users” to share one Vivaldi installation, without requiring you to log in to a different operating system user account, or maintain multiple Standalone installations.

Each profile can have a different set of Extensions, Bookmarks, Speed Dials, Cookies, History, etc.  In addition, each profile can have its own look and configuration (Keyboard Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures, etc.).

If a second profile is needed only briefly, for example, for a friend to use your browser (without messing up your setup or interacting with your open tabs), use a temporary Guest Profile.


Add a new profile

  1. Click on the Profile button in the top right corner of the browser window and select Manage People.
  2. Click on Add Person at the bottom of the popout menu.
  3. Pick a name for the new profile, select or upload an avatar and decide whether you want a Desktop shortcut for the profile or not.
  4. Click Add Person.
Add new user profile menu

You can also manage profiles from Settings > Address Bar > Profile Management and click on Manage People, or type “Manage Profiles” in Quick Commands.

When you are logged in to your Vivaldi account to use Sync, your account’s username and profile image will be shown instead.


Switch between profiles

  • Open the Profile menu and click on the profile you want to open.
Profile popout menu for switching profiles

Choose a profile on startup

To choose which profile to open when you start Vivaldi:

  1. Type “Manage Profiles” in Quick Command or go to Settings > Address Bar > Profile Management and click on Manage People.
  2. In the bottom right corner, enable Show on startup.

When enabled, before the browser opens, you’ll see the window shown on the image below.


Edit a profile

To change the name or avatar of the profile or create a desktop shortcut:

  1. Open the Profile menu;
  2. Click on the active profile’s avatar or name (the area above Sign in to Sync on the screenshot above);
  3. Make the changes and click Save.

In case you’re logged into your Vivaldi account, you can update the profile image on your account’s profile on Vivaldi.net.


Delete a profile

To remove a profile:

  1. Open the Profile menu and select Manage Profiles;
  2. Click on the user you want to delete;
  3. Before you delete the profile you’ll see information about the profile, such as the number of Bookmarks and saved Passwords;
  4. Click Remove Person to permanently delete the profile and all its data.
Removing a user profile popout menu

Hide the Profile button

If you don’t want to use the multiple profile feature or don’t want the button to clutter your Address Bar, open Settings > Address Bar > Profile Management and untick the box for Show Profile Button.


Sync profiles

To Sync profile data across devices, currently, a separate Vivaldi account is needed for each profile.

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