Only one instance (only one window) of Vivaldi active

  • I believe there must be only one instance (i.e. only one window) of Vivaldi active! As it is now, when opened from the Windows start menu I get one browser window per click on Vivaldi icon! I believe it would be better if every click could open a new tab in the same active window!

  • Moderator

    From Windows 10 Start entry other browsers like Firefox or Internet Explorer open in an new window, too.
    That is a strange Windows feature.

  • @Gwen-Dragon The thing is, Opera has the 'right' behavior - it opens new tabs, not new windows!

  • Moderator

    The report it as a bug please.

    If you found a bug, please report the issue to the developers to fix it.

    How to do a bugreport for Vivaldi
    Report each bug seperately at
    Describe the issue as precise as you can.
    Add some information about extensions you use.
    Add information about the operating system and version you use.
    if you have problems with video or audio give us information about your installed codecs and graphics card/GPU.
    Add a link to a testpage where the issue comes up and can be tested.
    After reporting the issue, you will receive a confirmation mail from the bugtracker.
    In a reply to this mail you can add more information and files (like screenshots or testcases) as attachments and it will be added automatically to bug report.
    If you have questions about the bug please ask in forum first and do not forget to post the VB-XXXXX bug number (you can find it in confirmation mail).

    Thanks in advance for helping us to make Vivaldi better!

  • @Gwen-Dragon It is definitely not a bug! Edge & Chrome behaves the same way (new windows) - only Opera opens new tabs in the same window, and that's why I consider it a 'future request'!

  • Moderator

    @nutcracker Please feel free to add a request.

    How to make a feature request for Vivaldi
    If you think your problem can be solved by a missing feature, please add a request at in the corresponding thread for your browser version.
    Add one line in bold as a short title for the feature and 2-3 lines to describe the wanted feature.


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