Vivaldi is a freeware, cross-platform web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies. It had grown from the downfall of Opera with many disgruntled when it changed from the Presto layout engine to a Chromium-based browser. This platform angered traditional Opera users. Since then, Vivaldi has become one of the most popular alternative Internet Browsers amongst the big three Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Vivaldi promotes itself as a leading browser with faster navigation, clever bookmarking, more intelligent browsing, extensive tab management, and a more visual approach.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install Vivaldi Browser on Fedora 36 Linux using the command line terminal with tips about maintaining and removing the browser versions if required.
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First, update your system to ensure all existing packages are up to date to avoid any potential conflict issues during the installation.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh -y
Import Vivaldi Repository
By default, Fedora repositories do not have Vivaldi natively stored, so you must import the official Vivaldi RPM.
First, execute the following command to install the dnf-utils package.
sudo dnf install dnf-utils -y
Next, import the repository using the following command.
sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/vivaldi-fedora.repo
Now you can proceed to install the browser.
Install Vivaldi Browser
Now that you have imported the repository, you can install Vivaldi Browser stable or the beta/development version labeled the snapshot build. By default, you should choose the stable version over the snapshot, but you can install both side-by-side.
Install Vivaldi Browser Stable
sudo dnf install vivaldi-stable -y
Confirm the version and build the stable version.
Example output only:
Install Vivaldi Browser Snapshot
sudo dnf install vivaldi-snapshot -y
Confirm the version and build the snapshot version.
Example output only:
How to Launch Vivaldi Browser
With the installation complete, you can run Vivaldi in a few different ways.
First, while you are in your terminal, you can use the following command:
Alternatively, run the vivaldi & command in the background of the current session in your terminal, allowing you to continue using the terminal if need be.
However, this isn’t practical, and you would use the following path on your desktop to open the course.
Activities > Show Applications > Vivaldi
Alternatively, if you cannot find it, use the search function in the Show Applications menu if you have many applications installed.
The first time you open Vivaldi, you will be greeted by the following landing page to customize your browser.
Vivaldi will have about five pages of quick setting options to customize your Vivaldi experience. Overall, it should take 1 to 5 minutes, depending on how much customization you want.
Note, you will be able to choose a color theme, the Dark theme is quite popular along with Hot Pink, but others are available.
Example Hot Pink:
Example Human (Humans are orange?):
Once done, you will see the final landing page, and you are good to go browsing.
Congratulations, you have successfully installed Vivaldi Browser on your desktop.
How to Update Vivaldi Browser
To update, run the dnf refresh in your terminal as you would check your entire system for any updates, including from the Opera repository.
sudo dnf update --refresh
How to Remove (Uninstall) Vivaldi Browser
To remove Vivaldi Browser, execute the following terminal command that matches your installed version.
Remove Vivaldi Browser Stable
sudo dnf autoremove vivaldi-stable
Remove Vivaldi Browser Snapshot
sudo dnf autoremove vivaldi-snapshot
Note unused dependencies will also be removed.
Ideally, you will want to disable the repository using the following command.
sudo dnf config-manager --set-disable vivaldi
Comments and Conclusion
In the tutorial, you have learned how to import the Vivaldi repository and install either stable or snapshot versions of the browser on Fedora 36 Linux.
Overall, Vivaldi is a pretty good alternative to Firefox and Google Chrome, and its main rival is undoubtedly Brave Browser. However, Vivaldi comes with more features, and Brave is focused more on the privacy of its users. A new feature for Vivaldi is the tab management feature; by selecting multiple tabs, you can put them in a “stack,” which saves valuable real estate on the tab bar. Once in a stack, the tabs can be “tiled,” meaning the browser window is divided between the tabs, letting you work with several web pages simultaneously.