How to install the Vivaldi browser on Ubuntu 24.04

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing the Vivaldi browser on Ubuntu 24.04. Vivaldi is a feature-rich, customizable browser that offers a unique browsing experience. Let's get started!

Why Choose Vivaldi?

Vivaldi stands out from other browsers due to its high level of customization and powerful features. It's built on Chromium, ensuring compatibility with most websites, while offering unique features like tab stacking, built-in notes, and customizable keyboard shortcuts.

Installation Process

We'll break down the installation into three simple steps:

  1. Install gdebi, a tool for installing .deb packages
  2. Download the Vivaldi browser
  3. Install and launch Vivaldi

Step 1: Install gdebi

First, we'll install gdebi, which will make it easier to install .deb files. Open your terminal and run the following command:

sudo apt install gdebi

After installing gdebi, you'll be able to double-click on .deb files to install them, making the process more user-friendly.

Step 2: Download Vivaldi

Visit the official Vivaldi website to download the latest version:

Make sure to select the correct version for your system architecture (32-bit or 64-bit).

Step 3: Install and Launch Vivaldi

Once the download is complete, navigate to your Downloads folder and double-click on the Vivaldi .deb file. The gdebi installer will open, allowing you to install Vivaldi with a simple click.

After installation, you can launch Vivaldi from your applications menu or by typing 'vivaldi' in the terminal.

Customizing Your Vivaldi Experience

Vivaldi offers extensive customization options. Here are a few things you might want to explore:

  • Theme customization: Change colors and backgrounds to suit your style
  • Tab management: Experiment with tab stacking and tiling for efficient multitasking
  • Quick commands: Use the F2 key to access a command interface for rapid navigation
  • Web panels: Add frequently used websites to the side panel for quick access

Troubleshooting Tips

If you encounter any issues during installation, try these steps:

  • Ensure your system is up to date: sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade
  • Check for conflicting packages: sudo apt --fix-broken install
  • If gdebi fails, try using dpkg: sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_*.deb

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide on installing Vivaldi, check out our video tutorial:

We hope this guide helps you get started with Vivaldi on Ubuntu 24.04. Happy browsing!