Tips & Tricks


  • - Ambassador -

    I discovered that I can also hide the Background Colours using the same type of code.

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    /*Hide Start Page Background Colours and Images*/
    .selectbox[title="Default"],  .selectbox[title="Blue"],  .selectbox[title="Pro"], .selectbox[title="Vivaldi"],  .selectbox[title="Sunset"],  .selectbox[title="Human"], .selectbox[title="Hot Pink"], .selectbox[title="Subtle"], .selectbox[title="Dark"], .selectbox[title="Blueprint"], .selectbox[title="Beach"], .selectbox[title="Light"], .selectbox[title="Starry Night"], .selectbox[title="Pink Cloud"], .selectbox[title="Jellyfish"], .selectbox[title="Purple Lake"], .selectbox[title="Wave"], .selectbox[title="Desktop Wallpaper"]{
        visibility: collapse;
        width: 0;
        margin: 0;
    }
    
    

    To apply CSS modifications automatically with each update, go to vivaldi://experiments to enable "Allow for CSS Modification." Then this option will appear in Settings, Appearance, where you can choose the folder where your custom.css files are stored.

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  • Moderator

    Since newer 2.9 Vivaldi you need to start by command line (please close Vivaldi processes before) to enable password import feature:

    • Windows:
      Method 1:
      Hit Win+R
      Type cmd.exe
      Hit Return key
      Copy next line
      %COMSPEC% /C start vivaldi --enable-features=PasswordImport
      Paste into command line window
      Hit Return key
      Method 2:
      Create a new shortcut for Vivaldi and open its properties.
      Add --enable-features=PasswordImport at the end of the "Target" field, followed by a space, like eg.
      "C:\Program Files\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --enable-features=PasswordImport
      Run Vivaldi using that shortcut.

    • Linux
      Start Terminal/Shell
      Copy next line
      vivaldi --enable-features=PasswordImport
      Paste into shell window
      Hit Return key

    • MacOS
      Open MacOS Application Terminal
      Copy next line
      open -a /Applications/Vivaldi.app --args --enable-features=PasswordImport
      Paste into Terminal
      Hit Return key



  • @gdveggie
    I got into the Vivaldi URLs by using chrome://about/. The content can be reached with chrome://settings/content. As for the personal data, I got that with chrome://settings/siteData. The experimental settings can be accessed with either chrome://flags/ or vivaldi://flags/. I was also able to get into the older bookmarks interface with about:bookmarks. In fact, "about:" followed by any of those interface items usually works.



  • @Pesala said in Tips & Tricks:

    Backup your bookmarks from:

    \Vivaldi\User Data\Default\Bookmarks

    I can backup my bookmarks from the File menu > Export Bookmarks.



  • @Pesala said in Tips & Tricks:

    Add a Bookmark to Restart Vivaldi.

    • Add a new bookmark on the Bookmarks Bar in the Bookmarks Panel
    • Use the url vivaldi://restart
    • Click the bookmark to restart Vivaldi

    Note that any changes you may have made to Settings are not applied when you take this quick route. To apply changes, use File, Exit, then launch Vivaldi from your desktop shortcut.

    With Vivaldi 2.9.1705.41, I have to get vivaldi://restart into the address bar to restart it. Clicking a bookmark button with that URL in it does not work, nor does using a regular bookmark.


  • - Ambassador -

    @Streptococcus It works fine for me. I see a dialogue briefly to force startup. I did not notice that on the Snapshot builds.


    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit 1903 build 18362.418 • Stable 2.9.1705.41 (64-bit)



  • @Pesala
    I do not get any result at all by clicking a bookmark with "vivaldi://restart", so maybe Mac Vivaldi is different? I also tried a "chrome://restart" bookmark with no result.
    Is Snapshot another name for beta version?


  • Moderator

    @Streptococcus said in Tips & Tricks:

    so maybe Mac Vivaldi is different? I

    Vivaldi is cross platform, we run the same code on Desktop and on Android.



  • @lamarca
    Why does chrome://restart work as a bookmark with Slimjet (another chromium browser) but not with Vivaldi?
    Exactly what is a Snapshot version?



  • @Streptococcus said:

    Is Snapshot another name for beta version?

    Yes.



  • @potmeklecbohdan
    Thanks for the info.


  • Moderator

    @Streptococcus The first question needs to be confirmed .
    Second question: https://vivaldi.com/blog/snapshot-vs-stable/

    Ftr: Beta is feature complete. Snapshots are for testing new features.

    @potmeklecbohdan I know and you know better than me ..... 0_1539686026984_yes.gif


  • Moderator

    @Gwen-Dragon Such commandline is not needed anymore for PasswordImport. That was a Chromium bug.

    The Flag vivaldi://flags/#PasswordImport is back in Vivaldi 2.11.1811.44! ☑



  • @Gwen-Dragon did you just @ yourself? Well, like I always say: it's perfectly ok to talk to yourself, just so long as you don't ask, "what'd you mean by that?"


  • - Ambassador -

    @Pesala It is OK to talk to oneself, but when you get answers, that is when you need to start worrying.


  • Moderator

    The Flag vivaldi://flags/#PasswordImport is back in Vivaldi 2.11.1811.44! ☑

    That's an update for everyone who needs the flag above
    bellow is back, hence Lilo ( @Gwen-Dragon ) is not "talking" to herself.

    Lastely, as long any user does not break the CoC, the user can write e v e r y t h i n g ( including , "what'd you mean by that?") period

    Edited: grammar


  • Moderator

    @BoneTone My post is a information for others and a reminder for me, so i can answer to myself. 😉


  • - Ambassador -

    To display the new Status Bar Clock in a 12 hour format, and/or without a leading zero, go to Windows Settings, and modify the Long Date format. Restart Vivaldi to see the change.

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    Add a bookmark to your Bookmarks Bar with the URL "vivaldi://restart" to save time when changing settings that require a restart.


  • - Ambassador -

    Work Around Sites That Don't like Ad-blockers

    The Daily Mail Site detects that you are using an ad-blocker and offers to help you turn it off.

    Enable Reader View to read the article without the ads and other distractions.



  • @Pesala said in Tips & Tricks:

    Enable Reader View to read the article without the ads and other distractions.

    This is what I was doing before the blocker was released. Very useful way to declutter a site even if ads are successfully blocked.

    Additionally, in reader mode, text can be resized by zooming while images will remain the same.


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