Vivaldi 3.4: add custom links to menus

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 3, 2020
Internet, Vivaldi

Vivaldi Technologies improved the customization options regarding the browser's main menus and context menus further in the latest Vivaldi 3.4 snapshot; this time, the company's developers added an option to create custom links in the browser and place them in any of the menus that users can edit.

You may remember that Vivaldi 3.1 Stable introduced support for editing the main menu of the browser that is displayed when you activate the menu button at the top. You could remove any of the items displayed in the menu and add new ones from the settings.

The functionality will be enhanced in the upcoming Vivaldi 3.4 by unlocking support for editing the main (right-click) menus as well. In fact, the only menu that you cannot edit right now is the right-click menu on webpages.

The latest browser snapshot added another useful option to the menu editing functionality: the ability to add your own custom links to Vivaldi menus.

You may use it to add internal, e.g. vivaldi://flags, local or Internet links to Vivaldi menus to load these links directly. The screenshot below shows two custom links added to the Special menu of the main Vivaldi menu.

vivaldi custom links

The first link opens the Ghacks website, the second the vivaldi://flags page with experimental options. Adding links is relatively easy, and the main issue that you experience is that it may be difficult to figure out where exactly you add these links.

vivaldi add links

Here is how you do it:

  • Select Vivaldi > Tools > Settings, or use Ctrl-F12 to open the Settings.
  • Switch to Appearance and scroll down to Menu Customization.
  • Select the menu that you want to edit, e.g. Vivaldi Button Menu.
  • Scroll down the commands list until you find "Open Link".
  • Drag & drop Open Link to the desired location in the selected menu under Content.
  • Vivaldi displays the configuration automatically.
    • Change the link name from Open Link to a descriptive title.
    • Edit the link target to a local or remote address.
    • Hit the Enter-key to save the custom link.

You can access the link from the menu then at any time.

I ran into a bit of trouble after adding two custom links, as the commands listing would not let me add more commands, regardless of selection, to Vivaldi menus. A restart resolved this. The browser version is a development build and bugs like this are to be expected.

Closing Words

The option to add any link to any of the editable Vivaldi menus is a welcome addition. You can use it to add internal Vivaldi resource links, e.g. vivaldi://flags, vivaldi://extensions, vivaldi://downloads, or vivaldi://history, local links, e.g. to a router's administration interface or network resources, or remote links, e.g. to websites. One of the last things to do for the developers is to enable webpage element context menu edits as well.

Now You: What is your take on editable menus?

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

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    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


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    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

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    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

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    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

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  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

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    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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