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Learn how to – Install Vivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04

Learn how to – Install Vivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04.

How can I install Vivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04 Desktop system?. Vivaldi is an open source and cross-platform web browser that runs on Linux, Windows, and macOS operating systems. Vivaldi web browser is developed by Vivaldi Technologies to provide a highly customized browsing experience for its users. In today’s article we will cover the steps required to install and use Vivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu 22.04|20.04 Linux machine.

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

Step 1 – Add APT Vivaldi APT repository

All the latest packages of Vivaldi Web browser are provided in an APT repository maintained by Vivaldi development team. We should add the repository to our Ubuntu system before we can install Vivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04.

Run the commands below to import APT repository GPG key to your ubuntu system

sudo apt update
sudo apt -y install curl wget gnupg2 software-properties-common
curl  https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub | gpg --dearmor > vivaldi.gpg
sudo install -o root -g root -m 644 vivaldi.gpg /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/

Then run the commands below to add the repository to your system.

echo 'deb https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb/ stable main' | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list

Step 2 – Install Vivaldi Web Browser

Once the repository is added to the system proceed to installVivaldi Web Browser on Ubuntu22.04|20.04:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

All dependencies are installed automatically for you.

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libcamel-1.2-62 libdpkg-perl libextutils-pkgconfig-perl libfile-fcntllock-perl libgupnp-1.2-0 pkg-config
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
Recommended packages:
  adobe-flashplugin
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  vivaldi-stable
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 43 not upgraded.
Need to get 88.0 MB of archives.
After this operation, 301 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb stable/main amd64 vivaldi-stable amd64 4.3.2439.65-1 [88.0 MB]
Fetched 88.0 MB in 1s (82.3 MB/s)
Selecting previously unselected package vivaldi-stable.
(Reading database ... 131318 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../vivaldi-stable_4.3.2439.65-1_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking vivaldi-stable (4.3.2439.65-1) ...
Setting up vivaldi-stable (4.3.2439.65-1) ...
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable to provide /usr/bin/x-www-browser (x-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable to provide /usr/bin/gnome-www-browser (gnome-www-browser) in auto mode
update-alternatives: using /usr/bin/vivaldi-stable to provide /usr/bin/vivaldi (vivaldi) in auto mode
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.36.0-1ubuntu2) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70ubuntu1) ...

Step 3 –Launch Vivaldi Web Browser

Vivaldi web browser can be started from the terminal with the commands:

$ vivaldi
$ vivaldi-stable

Or from your Desktop Environment search section. This example is for Gnome desktop environment

You’re now on a path to enjoying the experience Vivaldi Web browser unlocks for you. Enjoy!

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