This was a weird bug that only affected Vivaldi users on earlier versions of macOS. (You'll probably also notice that double-clicking on the tab/title bar does not do anything) These glitches have already been fixed internally in a 2.3 Snapshot. I've also requested that the fix be back-ported and included in the next 2.2 update.
@xyzzy said in Practical ways to get Vivaldi to use less RAM/disk:
@GrantJacobs Have you tried disabling ALL of your extensions (to see if that makes any difference) and then re-enabling them one-by-one? I know that you need all of your extensions for your work but if this turns out to be an extensions-related issue, you can file a bug and the Vivaldi team can then hopefully replicate it and resolve it.
I thought of this, but am a bit busy ATM. Will try later.
I'm aware of hibernating tabs / stacks. They sound promising, although the help blog isn't clear as to precisely what hibernating does. It gives an Apple-speak like "uses less resources".
Vivaldi's "Tab Hibernation" takes advantage of Chromium's Tab Discarding to reduce Vivaldi's memory footprint when a user has many tabs open. (That Google blog post is old, but it gives a nice summary.) Vivaldi's "Lazy Load" feature also places tabs into a "discarded" state when you launch Vivaldi and resume your last session.
Thanks for the link, will read later. Will try to look for info on what 'Background Page: Vivaldi' is later, too.
FWIW, there's an irony in all of this. (*For me, anyway.) The blog post on how to manage memory in Vivaldi says to keep an eye on processes that increase in RAM over time (i.e. might be leaking). The only ones that do for me are Vivaldi ones… The pages and extensions stay more-or-less sane, if on the large size for many pages. But even the GPU process creeps up, from ~20+ Mb to ~120. And the 'Browser' process gets huge. 'Background Page: Vivaldi' is big, but doesn't seem (subjective observation!) to grow as fast. These seem to be the thing that knocking Vivaldi over and restarting "fixes".
Maybe it's just that Chromium having grabbed some memory for something just doesn't like releasing it? 'Browser' and 'Background Page: Vivaldi' only slightly reduce if hibernate all background tabs. They're still at ~700Mb and ~300Mb, respectively.
@nito What I am talking about is not smooth scrolling of the preferences. I have noticed the existence now. When I install Vivaldi, I recommend installing the application to macOS by Vivaldi. I think that it is an add-on attached to it.
@csw I'm getting a similar crash but for me, it triggers very randomly. (The last times it happened to me was once on Dec. 5 and once on Nov 21.)
A developer is working on a fix but it would be helpful if you could confirm that this is the same crash by filing a bug report... and when you get a confirmation email, please reply to it and attach a copy of the crash log. (The crash log can be viewed from Console.app; go to the "User Diagnostic Reports" section, copy/paste the Vivaldi crash log into TextEdit, save it, and send the file as an attachment.)
@Echosyn I'm very glad to hear that you're up and running again! One last suggestion: Now that Vivaldi is in a good state, Quit Vivaldi and make a backup copy of Library/Application Support/Vivaldi to make your next recovery effort easier... just in case. You can also use the Vivaldi Sync service to backup some of your stored Vivaldi data; it's secure and has been implemented with your privacy in mind.
As for xyzzy... it has some geeky significance in computing and mathematics and just happened to come to mind (and was available) when I signed up.
All the best... and Merry Christmas!
I am having the same issue. I can not two finger click on my track pad or control+click to get the "right click" context menu to appear. After several attempts, it may finally appear. I am able to "right click" in other browsers (Chrome, Safari) and app's (Finder, Word, etc.).
@fadeintoinfinity In your original post, you said that you filed a bug for your Flash issues. Do you happen to have the VB-# from your confirmation email? I'd be happy to check its status and I can also try to escalate the issue with QA if it's a problem where Flash cannot be enabled at all on certain sites. Thanks!
Resetting my browser profile did work partially when I restart my computer, but unfortunately when I simply quit and start up Vivaldi I get the same blank window with the logo in it. I do get the upper menu bar and preferences, and I can sync to my account, but nothing downloads, and no response when I click on anything, tools, bookmarks, panel etc. Thanks for the suggestion!
I'm trying Vivaldi again with 2.2 release (stable). Same issue. I've tried it also in my Macbook (Intel GPU) and there it works flawlessly. Any updates? I've read about disabling GPU acceleration but it doesn't fix the problem