Install Vivaldi 1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 via Official APT Repository

The latest stable version of Vivaldi browser was released on June 2, 2016. This tutorial shows how to install Vivaldi 1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus via official APT repository.

What’s new in Vivaldi 1.2:

  • MYOMG: Make Your Own Mouse Gestures
  • Better tabs allows you to choose any page as the starting point for a new tab.
  • Close tabs with keyboard shortcut
  • Set a custom zoom level for each tab, zoom up to 500%
  • new keyboard shortcuts

Install Vivaldi 1.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 via Official APT Repository

Using the official repo enables you to automatically update Vivaldi with apt. First we need to fetch the GPG public key with wget:


Then import the public key to your Ubuntu 16.04 system.

sudo apt-key add

Edit the sources.list file.

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Append the following line at the end of this file.

deb stable main

install vivaldi 1.2 on ubuntu 16.04

Press CTRL+O to save the file. Press CTRL+X to exit. Now update local package index and install the stable version of Vivaldi browser.

sudo apt update && sudo apt install vivaldi-stable

You can also install Vivaldi beta, Vivaldi preview or Vivaldi snapshot with the following command:

sudo apt install vivaldi-beta

sudo apt install vivaldi-preview

sudo apt install vivaldi-snapshot

How to Make Your Custom Mouse Gesture

To make your own mouse gestures, click the Vivaldi icon on the top-left, then go to tools > settings > mouse. Click the + button to add a command and then draw you mouse gesture on the blank board. You can make new mouse gesture or change the existing mouse gestures to your liking.

Vivaldi 1.2 make your own mouse gesture

To use any of the existing or your custom mouse gesture, hold the right button of your mouse and move the mouse.

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