Vivaldi Browser

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Overview

Vivaldi is a chromium based browser which focuses on providing the ability to customize the browser to meet the end-users needs.


Installing Vivaldi

Vivaldi and it's related packages are available from the AUR.

To install the base Vivaldi you can use the command:

pamac build vivaldi


If you want to view DRM protected video content you will also need the proprietary widevine codec. This can be installed with

pamac build vivaldi-widevine
note: If you also have Google Chrome package installed you can use the widevine plugin bundled with Chrome instead


Lastly, if you want to be able to play common media formats you will need the codecs. There are two options for installing the codecs.

You can install the package vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs with the command

pamac build vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs

That package will take a very long time build because it is compiled from source. If you would prefer a prepackaged binary, the package vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin is also available. It can be installed with:

pamac build vivaldi-codecs-ffmpeg-extra-bin


Tips and Tricks

Access Additional Settings

Vivaldi has a settings menu which offers extensive customization ability. However, not all things supported by Chromium are accessible via the menu. To access the underlying Chromium settings, put this in the address bar:

chrome://settings


Using the Native File Dialogs on KDE/plasma

By default, Vivaldi will use the GTK file dialogs. If you are using plasma and would prefer native dialogs, you can install the package kdialog using your favorite package manager or with the command:

pamac install kdialog