How to Install, Update, and Remove Vivaldi on Linux

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Vivaldi is a highly customizable web browser with features like tab stacking, split-screen view, sidebar panels, notes, keyboard shortcuts, mouse gestures, a built-in ad blocker, tracker blocker, capture tools, and more.

It uses the Chromium engine that you can experience from its speed and optimization on websites like Google and Youtube. Even some Manjaro variants are undergoing a transition, replacing Firefox with Vivaldi.

In this article, you will learn how to install Vivaldi on your preferred Linux distribution, along with guidance on future updates and steps for removal if it doesn’t meet your preferences.

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Before we move on, let me clarify that this browser isn’t entirely open-source; its UI remains closed-source at the moment.

Tutorial Details

DescriptionVivaldi
Difficulty LevelLow
Root or Sudo PrivilegesYes
OS CompatibilityUbuntu, Manjaro, Fedora, etc.
Prerequisites
Internet RequiredYes

How to Install Vivaldi on Linux

Vivaldi isn’t available in most Linux repositories, but you can quickly add it to a repository and install it from there by following the steps based on your Linux distribution. Let’s begin with…

Installing Vivaldi on Debian, Ubuntu, or Linux Mint

Launch your terminal and execute the following command to install wget, the Vivaldi repository, and the GPG key.

$ sudo apt install wget
$ wget -qO- https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/linux_signing_key.pub | gpg --dearmor | sudo dd of=/usr/share/keyrings/vivaldi-browser.gpg
$ echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/vivaldi-browser.gpg arch=$(dpkg --print-architecture)] https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/deb/ stable main" | sudo dd of=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi-archive.list

Then update your system database and begin the Vivaldi installation by running:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

Installing Vivaldi on RHEL, Fedora, or Rocky

Add the Vivaldi repository by running the following command:

$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/vivaldi-fedora.repo

Then install the latest version of Vivaldi by running:

$ sudo dnf install vivaldi-stable

Installing Vivaldi on Arch or Manjaro

Vivaldi is available on the official Arch repository and can be easily installed using the one-line Pacman command.

$ sudo pacman -S vivaldi

For Vivaldi’s proper functionality, do install some proprietary codecs by running:

$ sudo pacman -S vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs

Install Vivaldi on openSUSE

Execute the following command to add the Vivaldi repository to your system:

$ sudo zypper ar https://repo.vivaldi.com/archive/vivaldi-suse.repo

Then install Vivaldi by running the following Zypper command:

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When prompted, accept the GPG by typing “y” for yes and pressing the “enter” button.
$ sudo zypper in vivaldi-stable

How to Launch Vivaldi on Linux

After completing the installation, you can find the Vivaldi logo in the application search menu.

Locating vivaldi on application search menu

Click on it to launch the Vivaldi browser, prompting you to customize it according to your preferences and taste.

vivaldi browser

Your Vivaldi journey starts right here!

How to Update Vivaldi on Linux

After installing Vivaldi on your Linux system, it automatically updates in the background with new releases. To initiate a manual update, use the following command to update your entire system, including Vivaldi.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y                                             #For Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint
$ sudo dnf update                                                                                         #For RHEL, Fedora, and Rocky
$ sudo pacman -Syu                                                                                     #For Arch or Manjaro
$ sudo zypper update                                                                                   #For openSUSE

How to Remove Vivaldi from Linux

To uninstall Vivaldi from your system, just run the suitable command according to your Linux distribution.

$ sudo apt remove vivaldi-stable                                                               #For Debian, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint
$ sudo dnf remove vivaldi-stable                                                               #For RHEL, Fedora, and Rocky
$ sudo pacman -R vivaldi vivaldi-ffmpeg-codecs                                  #For Arch Linux or Manjaro
$ sudo zypper remove vivaldi-stable                                                        #For OpenSUSE

Final Word

I hope you find this article useful. If you have any questions or queries related to the topic, feel free to tell us via the comment section.

Till then, peace!

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