Vivaldi - How to make links focusable?


Vivaldi - How to make links focusable?

About this post

This is for everyone who is using the Vivaldi browser. In case you wondered why links are not focusable when you're tabbing through a website, I can let you know: You're not alone!


The solution is stated in a Vivaldi forum post:

This has to be enable in Vivaldi Settings > Webpages > Webpages Focus > (*) Focus All Controls and Links.

So for unclear reasons the Vivaldi team decided to exclude links as focus-able areas per default and each user has to change this setting on its own.

That's why I opened a feature request and a bug report (ticket: VB-73381) to change the setting's default value.

But for now you know how to fix this A11Y issue on your own in your Vivaldi browser settings.

Happy browsing!