In this guide we will discuss how you can install Vivaldi web browser on Ubuntu 20.04/18.04 & Debian 10/9 Linux machine. Vivaldi, officially launched on April 6, 2016 is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies and runs on all platforms. Vivaldi was born with the aim of reviving the features of the Presto-based Opera with its own proprietary modifications.

Features of Vivaldi

According to Vivaldi, the following the top features of this browser.

  • Tab Management – Unique features give you full control of how you group and display browser tabs.
  • Customization – You can tweak and tune every part of the browser to create your own unique experience.
  • User Interface – An adaptive interface lets you adjust the position, size, and appearance of the browser’s UI elements.
  • Navigation – Get to where you’re going faster with fully configurable Search options, custom shortcuts and a Bookmark manager fit for power users.
  • Mouse & Keyboard – You have the choice to use custom Keyboard Shortcuts, Mouse Gestures or the command line control of Quick Commands.
  • Privacy & Security – Vivaldi is built with privacy as a priority and gives you full control of settings critical to keeping your data safe.
  • Tools – An arsenal of built-in tools like Notes, Image Properties and more give you advanced functionality without sacrificing performance.

Install Vivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu / Debian Linux

Vivaldi browser can be installed on Ubuntu / Debian from the apt repository or by manually pulling the .deb package and installing it with dpkg or apt-get command. We’ll use the apt repository method in this guide.

Import the public key for verification of the APT repository packages.

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install wget gnupg2
wget -qO- https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub | sudo apt-key add -

Run the following command to add the Vivaldi packages repository to your system.

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb/ stable main' 

Once the repository is added, update the apt index and install Vivaldi Browser on Ubuntu / Debian Linux:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

Confirm Vivaldi browser installation on Debian / Ubuntu Linux.

$ apt policy vivaldi-stable
vivaldi-stable:
  Installed: 2.10.1745.27-1
  Candidate: 2.10.1745.27-1
  Version table:
 *** 2.10.1745.27-1 500
        500 https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb stable/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Launch Vivaldi on Debian / Ubuntu

You can use your Desktop environment search function to start Vivaldi browser.

Follow the next steps to configure and start using Vivaldi on Debian / Ubuntu Linux.

I hope you have a nice browsing experience with Vivaldi.