A Vivaldi newbie
Hi everyone! I just started using Vivaldi after my usual browser, Firefox, became really slow. I've made the change, and I've realized just how unique, and different, Vivaldi is. I've read some guides as well, but they're just general. Do any of you have any tips on how to properly utilize the browser?
TbGbe last edited by
I've read some guides as well, but they're just general.
There is a lot of information in the help files (press F1).
Do any of you have any tips on how to properly utilize the browser?
That depends on how YOU use a browser. Each user had their own ideas of what are the "best" features.
- keep extensions to a minimum
- look at panels (F4)
- look at themes
- look at tabs/tab groups
- look at sessions
- look through these forums
Spend time looking through the settings options (there are a lot of them).
When you get lost/confused (which you will); feel free to ask specific questions
Oh, by the way, welcome
ugly last edited by
There is no advice that fits for everyone. The power of Vivaldi is to set it up in a way that works for you.
I think some general good advice when trying out new software after switching away from something you've used for a long time is to try and avoid falling into the trap of trying to make the new software work exactly like what you had before. So don't try to make Vivaldi exactly life Firefox. Allow yourself to be curious about the features that Vivaldi has to see what works for you. The Vivaldi devlopers make design decisions for a reason, so test things out before dismissing them.
That said, I find that getting familiar with mouse gestures is something important. Browsing without mouse gestures just doesn't feel right anymore.
Hadden89 last edited by Hadden89
@kylebreit96 As you are worried on performance as general tips:
- avoid too much extensions (5+) and/or use an extension manager addon to activate them on need.
- avoid opening too much tabs (20+)
- avoid webpanels (which are essentially like open tabs)
- show only 7 days history in panel/page (especially useful if you never clear that)
- use tab hibernation if need
- disable animations in settings > appearence
but with a "common machine" you shouldn't see particular slowness.
Catweazle last edited by
@kylebreit96 , welcome to our community. Vivaldi obviously has many functions and possibilities to customize it and to adapt it to your needs. Therefore, apart from some basic advice, it is up to your own criteria to use it as you want, Vivaldi gives you all the freedom to do so.