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