Hide Title Bar

  • To me the biggest waste of space is the title bar, Is there any way to hide this with vivaldi in Windows? For comparison, I do this in firefox with https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/hide-caption-titlebar-plus-sma/ which puts the options button on the next row down by the back button and hides the title bar; the minimize/close buttons are optional. Interestingly, the Show User Interface option in the settings seems to do the exact opposite of what I am looking for, it hides all the things I want to keep, like tabs and URL bar, but still shows the title bar, the one thing I want to hide.

  • Probably the most anti-intuitive setting in Vivaldi:
    Settings > Appearance > Use Native Window > uncheck

  • @edit4u:

    Probably the most anti-intuitive setting in Vivaldi:
    Settings > Appearance > Use Native Window > uncheck

    Thanks for the reply. I do have this option unchecked, the windows title bar is not what I am referring to, it's the Vivaldi one that remains when you uncheck that option. It's the row that has the Vivaldi button (or the File, Edit, View Tools, Window and Help menus). Basically, ideally the top of the window should just be a row for the address bar, and a row for the tab bar (assuming tabs are not set to display on the side).

    here is a picture showing this setup on firefox. Notice there is no wasted vertical space with a caption or title bar.

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    Here's a screen shot of the very top of the maximised Vivaldi window, without the title bar, with Use Native Window not checked, and Remove space above tabs checked. The menu bar is also not displayed. Use the button menu.


  • this is a great way to merge the titlle / menu bar.

    This does not work if you desire the address bar (and tabs) at the bottom. I personally, don't want to even see the tabs because the tab selector is wicked.

    notice the title bar – http://i.imgur.com/wbJWmWt.png

  • @Applepie i'm really agree. I see no changes now. I would like to place tabs to the left, and address bar to the bottom. But there is annoying bar on the top with no functions except minimize, close and vivaldi btn. I want it to dissapear.

  • @servitola Same here. My Tabs are on the left and I'm using Linux with i3 as my WM, so the top bar is even more pointless, because I don't have the buttons to minimize/close a window. It just show the vivaldi icon.
    So much lost space :/


    It would be awesome, if you could put the url bar there, if the tabs are somewhere else.

  • @al3xst
    Well, I manage to use custom.css for removing that window header.
    But I don't like it, the #header selector too wide. I'm afraid it will break something. Nevertheless, this's sample screenshot of result;

    Worked in Linux. Probably also work in any OS. Like I said, this #header too wide.


    #header {
        display: none !important;

    I hope you could distinguish between Vivaldi window & Panel (apps list, tray, etc.)

    If you're not using something like VivaldiHook which could move that logo inline with address bar, that Vivaldi logo or horizontal menu won't be anywhere obviously.
    But, you could always access menu using its keyboard mnemonic. Like Alt+W or Alt+F. Example keys in English language.

  • @dLeon
    This is awesome thanks!
    No need for any hooks for the vivalid logo, since shortcuts are no problem for me :)

    For everyone else who is new to ui modding like me:

    Linux custom.css location/setup: https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/14333/how-to-add-custom-css-code-on-linux
    Windows: http://www.ghacks.net/2017/03/15/intro-to-customizing-vivaldis-interface-with-css/

  • I would also like seeing address bar in the title bar. My screen is so large, it makes sense to have more vertical space...

  • @al3xst Is this at all possible with mac? Wish I could just remove the stupid title bar all together and move the "close-min-max" buttons down into the address bar. I'm running on an 11inch macbook and need all the space I can get! I'm almost to the point of where I want it to be but the title bar is such an eye soar and waste of space :PHere's a pic of my current setup

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