How to schedule themes in Vivaldi browser [Bonus Tip]

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There is no doubt about it, Vivaldi has already become a synonym for browser customization. Vivaldi themes offer a ton of flexible customization options, along with a lot of powerful features, and the browser now became even more versatile with the latest updates.

You can use the theme scheduling feature, to make your browser change your favorite themes, according to your needs.

Theme scheduling is exactly what it sounds like, it allows you to choose a few themes for your browser, and they’ll automatically change at the time you’ve set.

Joining our myriad of features and functionality, theme scheduling gives you the power to set your favorite theme to your preferred time as no other browser has ever done. After enabling a Theme in the Settings, you can set its scheduling.

You basically can switch a theme whenever you want, to match your current mood or time of a day.

So, for example, while you’re at work, you can set a bright theme, while you can choose a dark theme when browsing the internet at home, with lights off.


How do I set up theme scheduling in Vivaldi browser?

Theme scheduling in Vivaldi is quite simple, as the browser features a special timeline slider, where you can easily manage your scheduled themes.

To schedule two or more themes in Vivaldi, do the following:

  1. Open the browser, and go to Settings (a small gear icon in the lower-left part of the window)
  2. Go to the Themes tab
  3. Now, choose two or more themes you want to schedule, and simply set a preferred time for each theme on the timelinevivaldi-schedule-theme
  4. Save changes

There you go, once you schedule your themes, the browser will automatically switch from one to another when the time comes.

You can choose between various themes, like Light, Subtle, Redmond, Dark, Human, Olive, and more. So basically, there’s a theme for everyone’s taste.


Looking for a fully customizable browser? Install Opera GX

Vivaldi browser has a lot of users who deem it, due to its great UI design and low resource usage, better than Chrome or Firefox.

However, what if we told you there’s a browser with a variety of customization options that’s also safer and tends to your privacy more than any other browser?

We’re talking about Opera of course. But this isn’t your regular, standard version Opera browser.

We are suggesting the gaming edition called Opera GX. While even the classic Opera had personalization options, Opera GX takes things to the next level.

Yes, you can change your colors, wallpaper, and themes. Yes, you can even add multiple wallpapers at the same time. But you can also adjust things like transition animation and sound effects!

Opera GX offers specially designed sound effects that you can turn on individually for various events such as a new tab is opened or close, you click on something, even when you type.

The browser also comes with:

  • Free VPN
  • Ad-blocker and anti-crypto-mining
  • Integrated messengers
  • Video pop-outs
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What do you think about Vivaldi’s features and versatility? Have you ever used this browser as your main daily engine for surfing the internet?

Tell us in the comments below.


FAQ: Learn more about Vivaldi and browser themes

  • How do you customize Vivaldi?

There are many ways users can customize Vivaldi. You can edit the UI color scheme, get the UI to match the color of the websites you’re visiting, make corners round, customize the Start page, assign nicknames to search engines, and more.

  • How do I export Vivaldi settings?

To export your Vivaldi settings, go to your dashboard, navigate to Tools, and then click on the Export button. Select the settings you want to export as an XML file.

  • Is Vivaldi faster than Chrome?

Vivaldi is a fast browser and many benchmark tests placed it in the first position. Vivaldi can indeed browse faster than Chrome but the overall speed of your browser depends on a wide variety of factors and performance may differ depending on your hardware configuration.

  • Can Vivaldi use Chrome extensions?

Vivaldi is built on the Chromium architecture which means that all the Chrome extensions available in the Chrome Web Store are compatible with the browser.


Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2019 and has been since completely revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

Editor's Note: This article was originally published in September 2016 and was revamped and updated in October 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.