@iAN-CooG Yes, that is a good workaround, but it would be nice to have a real fix if possible.
I understand that due to the HTML nature of Vivaldi UI it will always be a little heavier to draw, but I still think a high end Nvidia card (even if a few years old already) should be able to handle it smoothly.
Anyway many many thanks for all the hard work, @WillyYu and for thoroughly looking into all those traces.
Hope the devs see this eventually and hope there is enough information to lead to a fix.
Feature Requests are wonderful - but I think Vivaldi needs to do a reality check and perhaps consider another approach going forward.
The reality is:
Vivaldi has a small development team that’s busy and at capacity.
There are major new features (Mail, Sync, Mobile?, and likely others) that are still in the works, at various degrees of completion, that need to be completed.
There is a huge list of bugs (even after triage) that still need to be fixed.
There's a practical limit to the number of new features that can make it into a snapshot cycle, and that's only if the next Chromium release doesn't cause major issues.
Vivaldi has probably received enough feature requests to keep them busy for YEARS. Some of those feature requests likely merit their own version number.
Chrome/Chromium 59 will get released next week and we still haven’t seen a Vivaldi 1.10 public snapshot build based on this code base.
Feature Requests serve to keep the Vivaldi community engaged and Vivaldi gets indirect feedback about product sentiment, but that’s about it. The threads get unwieldy and there's no feedback (in the reverse direction) as to what ideas are being considered in short-term or long-range product plans.
At this point, we’ll be better off if Vivaldi simply publishes a Roadmap (subject to change at any time) outlining what suggestions they plan to implement next. (They can still have "secret plans" that they withhold for competitive reasons.)
As Vivaldi progresses, people will still share their feedback (as they have done in the past) and Vivaldi's priorities, in turn, will evolve and change.