Vivaldi is compatible with most of Chrome's extensions. These can be installed directly from the Chrome Web Store.
--proxy-server="socks5://127.0.0.1:1080". This may help to solve network connectivity problems under certain conditions.
To see which extensions are installed/enabled, type
vivaldi://extensions in the address bar.
See also Wikipedia:Google Chrome Extension.
To enable proprietary media (H264, AAC, etc.) playback support:
- install or AUR
- start Vivaldi fresh (after update or fresh install), close Vivaldi and restart again
- use the AUR
Making flags persistent
vivaldi-stable.conffile usage is specific to the Arch Linux package.
You can put your flags in a
vivaldi-stable.conf file under
$HOME/.config/ (or under
$XDG_CONFIG_HOME if you have configured that environment variable).
No special syntax is used; flags are defined as if they were written in a terminal.
- The arguments are split on whitespace and shell quoting rules apply, but no further parsing is performed.
- Flags can be placed in separate lines for readability, but this is not required.
Below is an example
vivaldi-stable.conf file that disables hardware media keys for the browser:
Vivaldi has modding capabilities through its
The file can be found at:
Another way to find the
browser.html path is through the Executable Path section at
You can also use
browser.html, and redo changes at vivaldi updates. For usage, visit the project page.
Tips and Tricks
Transfer your profile to snapshot version
If you switched to snapshot version because of lacking features of stable version, you want to also use your user profile. Copy the
Google search suggestions
Vivaldi cannot be shipped with enabled suggestions for google search. The user must manually add the suggestion url https://www.google.com/complete/search?client=chrome&q=%s in search settings.
Native Wayland support
Go to chrome://flags page, then search wayland. You will see the Preferred Ozone platform setting. Set it to auto. The default one is "X11". "Auto" selects Wayland if possible, X11 otherwise.
Keep picture-in-picture window above other windows
When viewing some video, you can press the picture-in-picture button to detach it to a separate window. By default this window is not kept above others and it is inconvenient. To fix it in KDE, create a window rule to keep it above others. See KDE#Using window rules.
Some troubleshooting is common for Vivaldi and Chromium, such as for example, force enabling hardware acceleration. For such, consult the Chromium#Troubleshooting.
Generic wayland icon in the taskbar
Currently, there is a bug that vivaldi's window is not recognized by DE as a vivaldi browser. See https://forum.vivaldi.net/topic/75556/vivaldi-on-native-wayland-not-showing-app_id. See workaround for KDE here.
Currently (Vivaldi 6.2.3105.54 (Stable channel)), the certificates management setting is missing. To workaround that, manually type the address
chrome://settings/certificates. Note, that the address will be changed to
vivaldi://settings/certificates, but you cannot type it in the first place (otherwise you will see vivaldi settings where cert management it is missing). See here for more details.