I also have this problem. For some reason, Vivaldi is getting slower and slower at loading tabs. If I'm trying to open a url, I can:
copy it out of Vivaldi
paste it and
before Vivaldi catches up.
Vivaldi 2.2.1388.34 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
Windows 10 v1803
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Youtube is working perfectly fine for me (latest snapshot version, but I haven't had any issues on Youtube with any of the previous versions either). Have you tried to do a complete reset of your profile? If that doesn't work you could try to create a new Vivaldi installation (as standalone if you don't want to uninstall your existing installation first) and see if the issue remains there. Sometimes it happens that installations or profiles get corrupted and weird issues follow.
Your Vivaldi theme has no influence on the display/theming of google sites. I checked both sheets and drive while running dark theme and they just display the normal light theming. You are probably running some sort of extension that's messing with these sites. Try in a private window.
Hello, I'm having what I believe is a similar issue and I have pinned it down to, bizarrely, when I use my scroll wheel. I was wondering if my issue is the same as others here or if my scenario is actually different. It's been happening for over a month at least, I just couldn't figure out the cause. I will describe below.
Vivaldi 2.2 x64 on Windows 10 1803. I have tried with a normal installation and also with disabling all extensions and then also a clean profile. Some sites are worse than others. I have Task Manager open to keep an eye on CPU usage.
Here is an example page I am accessing. It's consistently pretty slow because it has a lot of js, video, and other graphics. https://codesandbox.io/
SCROLL WHEEL: After the page is partially loaded, I scroll down with the mouse scroll wheel. After the second flick, Vivaldi stops responding for a second, then slowly starts responding, but is very laggy, scrolling only a few lines per second. CPU usage is not high. After about 5 seconds, it will quickly jump down. After about 10 seconds, it's fully responsive like normal.
SCROLL BAR: After the page is partially loaded, I grab the scroll bar with the mouse and drag it up and down over and over. Vivaldi never stops responding or lags. The web page takes a bit to load, but it loads completely. The whole process is much faster and there's never a point where I can't interact with the partially loaded page's UI, including starting video playback, highlighting text, interacting with page elements, etc.
I have disabled the mute addon and the problem still occurs.
For example on this URL https://i.imgur.com/cBju2Kh.gifv
It doesn't happen every time but it did happen after disabling that addon. Basically the tab freezes and I am unable to close it, even with ctrl+f4, until it starts responding again, usually within a second or few seconds. What can happen because of this freeze is that I press ctrl+f4 more than once because I did not think it was pressed then end up closing two tabs. Another thing that happens is that I hit the close button location because the hover option is not displaying the close button because the tab is frozen, then once it the tab is no longer frozen it closes the tab.
I do have a few more addons like ublock origin and some tampermonkey scripts. I will disable the tampermonkey next and see if that solves it.
I may be late to the party, but as a power user operating many tabs (50~80), I have the same symptoms.
Opening the browser with my last session takes a while, it's faster now, but there is a symptom that persists.
After opening tabs doing work reading etc AND then closing them. After a while, the UI start hanging for a few seconds on every page change. It hangs more on certain websites like ebay, amazon, but overall, it is generalized.
Restarting the browser (closing and continue previous session) start again smoothly. Note that half of of the many tabs that I keep or not opened during these restart lapses. Most of lag seem to come from new tabs, even if they are closed.
This looks like a memory/thread leak or problem similar to this pattern.
i changed the dns to google dns but hardware acceleration and smooth scrolling are still off, i will try for some time and update wether or not there's any permanent improvement, so far i opened two pages where vivaldi got stuck before and this time it didn't.
By way of a tip to make routinely deleting Favicons less painful, here's what I've come to do: within a few days of deleting it, you'll likely have visited the sites you visit most, which means that the most important things will have their icons re-downloaded.
At that point, back-up Favicons so that you can use it next time rather than starting Favicons from nothing. It won't even be 1MB at that point, so will be at a size where there's no impact on speed. Every month or so, swap it back in.
@Gwen-Dragon said in Why doesn't Vivaldi play HLS video?:
@fred8615 The Windows drivers are not the latest.
Install the latest from manufacturer.
And try the video once more in Private Window to run with disabled extensions causing issues.
Couldn't install the Intel 530 drivers; it kept giving a "not compatible with your OS" error. Did install the latest Nvidia 930MX drivers, set it to primary, did a reboot just to be safe, and then tried both sites again. No joy. Tried the Private Window thing too. It didn't work either. Given that both FF and Edge worked, I didn't think it was the drivers anyway.