Vivaldi constantly opening home page when using Alt + Tab / settings reset when updating

  • Dear Vivaldi Dev team,

    I love this browser but I really, truly hate the following things that it does:

    • I use Alt + Tab a lot and for some reason, after switching back to the Vivaldi browser, the tab that I was looking forward to seeing after switching, is gone and instead has reverted back to the home page. I then have to go looking for that tab in the history again. This is painful and counterproductive and that is being polite about it

    • Every single time I update the browser (after being informed that there is an update) it reverts back to previous or unknown settings with a different theme and colours. Why does it do this? As a result, I have stopped updating as it is time consuming and very irritating to do this every time.

    • Also, I cannot search directly from address bar and when I do, it takes me to my home page. I was able to do this in the past on another computer.

  • @alessi

    Wow, its only been three months, 140 views and still no solution or even a response from support.

    Incredible support guys, really impressive.

  • Moderator

    This is a forum where you get support from users, not from the dev team.

    Please, be polite. Most of us help without any payment in their spare time and are not employed at Vivaldi Technologies.

    You need support? Please give us more information.
    Do you use any extensions in Vivaldi? Which Vivaldi do you use? Which Windows.

    I cant see any problems with updates in Stable 1.12 on my Windows 10x64. And the switching between programs with Alt+→| works fine.

    Try to reset your profile. See


Looks like your connection to Vivaldi Forum was lost, please wait while we try to reconnect.