While most of the web browsers today offer a private or incognito mode that do not record any of your web browsing actions, Vivaldi also offers a guest window. In the guest window of the Vivaldi browser, you can visit any of the webpages and it won’t keep a local record of the sites visited, searches, cookies or the temporary internet files. However, it does not encrypt the internet connection or modify the connection.
If you are wondering what is the difference between this guest window and the private window (incognito mode), then you should know that in the guest window nothing is stored locally while in the private window, Vivaldi stores some cookies for the private sessions. Similarly, guest window cannot access your Vivaldi customizations while the private window can access your Vivaldi browser customizations such as add-ons.
So here is how you can launch the guest window in the Vivaldi web browser:
- Launch Vivaldi web browser.
- Click on the user/profile icon near the top-right corner of the Vivaldi browser window.
- From the profile menu that appears, select Open Guest Window.
- It will open a new window with an introduction about what guest window is all about.
- Just close the guest window to exit the guest window. Alternatively, you can also click on the profile icon and from the menu select Exit Guest Session.
Vivaldi’s guest window is basically for the people who want to use your computer for a minute or two. You certainly don’t want to let them have full access to your regular user profile that holds all the accounts and history. So under these situations, you can open a guest window and let those people use the Vivaldi web browser. When using the guest window, they won’t be able to access your browsers settings or change anything else.