Step 1: Enable PWA installation under vivaldi://experiments
Step 2: Right-click on tab and select Install ...
It opens as a standalone app with its own window on the taskbar with its own icon/logo. (And a shortcut is put in Start Menu to launch it,)
If you visit the same site again, you can right-click on the tab and select Open in... and it works like an installed PWA.
If you open the "installed" app from windows (start menu or desktop shortcut) it doesn't display/operate the same way as it does if you open it from the tab. It just opens up Vivaldi with the site in a normal tab.
This is not howit works in Chrome and Brave, for example. Opening the app from the desktop shortcut for those browsers opens it as a PWA.
@xtech It is not a portable version, but you can install multiple different versions as Standalone versions on the same PC.
I install the Stable version for all users, and use the Snapshot as a Standalone version as my default. It is installed on an VeraCrypt encrypted virtual drive.
Snapshot vs Stable
Install the Snapshot as a Standalone Version so that it does not interfere with your settings for the Stable release.
@hololoyoj said in Sluggish Performance:
IF its more than around 0.5GB
Not. Just tried after installing most current MS update. Email loading took ~12s, then pre-fetching, finally indexing. Total time ~ 20s. During that time I did nothing except watch my status bar.
Thanks for the input!
I tried with the guest profile on a fresh install and it still happens. The thing is that indeed they're around 30% spikes and even though I'm not quite reaching 100% when streaming any video frame the browser still becomes massively unresponsive for a couple seconds, regardless of what's on my web panel.
@hadden89, as I wrote, the issue was solved in version 4.x. More precisely, in the first delivered version 4.x. Unfortunately I did not save the exact version number. It came back, when I installed updates to 4.x.
My OS is 7 x64.
So I gathered some more cases where this happens that may make it easier to identify.
Some websites have Button-like links. When you right-click on them, there is no option to Inspect - they're some kind of special element, and if I inspect the page, none of the lines that I highlight reflect the button. So I don't know how to characterize the type of element that this is - but left-clicking it crashes vivaldi. When I do the same thing in Chrome or FF, the result will either be a pop-up or a new tab.
Here is an example: The "Sign In" button on the bottom left: https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store
A similar thing happens on some (but not all) "Proceed To PayPal" buttons during checkout on other sites (most recently https://www.kinguin.net, also FrontGateTickets).
I would like to note that this happens on both a new profile, and incognito - so it's not extensions.
I've also done a noprofile switch, and I've renamed my default profile.
I would also like to note that this has been happening since the first v3 I installed, and every update since.
I am currently using Vivaldi 4.0.2312.27 Stable x64.
Win10 1909, recently upgraded to 20H2 with issue persisting afterwards still
This is NOT happening on my other PC, same win10 release. It is also NOT happening on my Linux build.
I enabled verbose logging, and nothing is logged when this happens. I have some crashlogs from a few weeks ago. I'm attaching but IDK if this is the right place for them.
If you're unable to reproduce this, could anyone tell me what kind of element that Sign In button is on the Origin website that I linked above? I ask so that I could accurately describe the issue.
I have another example, of a type of link which I can inspect:
<span class="label clickable" menubar="help" op="99006" rbac="0">About</span> == $0
IDK how to read that, but clicking that "About" in a "Help" drop-down on a website that none of you can get to will crash Vivaldi. (also, I have seen that "== $0" tag on other inspectable buttons that crash).
@bill-co40 's link in their previous post, for example, when inspected, has the "== $0" tag. This seems to be a recurring element.
Well, that's about all my sleuthing. Any further info would be appreciated. Because so many seemingly normal elements cause a crash, I've been in the middle of Google Meet calls looking something up (Google Suite) and click something and 20 tabs are closed, I have to get back to the meeting, I'm dropped mid-sentence and it looks really unprofessional (I'm in IT of all things). I'm getting used to what buttons will and won't work, but sometimes it's just reflex to click that thing you are used to clicking. At this point it's just too unstable to be a reliable daily driver, which is a shame because this is the best browser I've ever used.
EDIT: wait I just noticed something. I am indeed running High Contrast theme in Windows like @bill-co40 ... I will have to test later if switching from that to normal solves the issue.
@rodrima99 Hello and Welcome to the Vivaldi Community 🙂 👍
This does not happen for me in a clean profile of Vivaldi 4.0 Stable with ad+tracker blocker activated.
What blocker lists have you activated? In Settings > Privacy > Tracker and Ad Blocking, you can try right-clicking the lists and choose "Restore Built-in lists".
I removed all of my extensions and still had issues. Plus short of cryptojacking, I would hope no site could cause a noticeable resource issue on my machine. I saw at most 30% CPU usage by Vivaldi and very little GPU. I think the throttling mentioned earlier could be part of my problem. If the browser would just use the resources available to it to do the work there would be no lock up. At any rate it seems to be nothing I can fix and I lost all of my tabs except a mostly unreadable session file which I am trying to clean up for retrieval.
I should have tried a Private Window first. I set my DNS back and its still ok. Idk, it must have been either. I was accurate, but didn't try to set Vivaldi to base settings. That was fun, I'm all set.))))
Hi, one reason excluded, did you check with a guest profile?
Hi, please also check with the guest profile.
You can check with Vivaldi task mananger from the tool menu or Shift+Esc which process cause this.
Zero activity on the pages your link.
CPU usage goes up a bit if i disable the Vivaldi add/tracker blocker.