A few glitches after updating to 1.3.511.30

  • Hello there Vivaldi people... how do you do? 🙂 I just updated my browser to version: [url=https://postimg.org/image/lqktf407t/][img]https://s4.postimg.org/lqktf407t/image.png[/img][/url] And, first and foremost, login attempts at certain websites (notably those that use the Facebook SDK), fail at a 2/3 rate. I have to reload the pages and press Login again, or I get a blank page that sometimes takes 20-30 seconds to go away - giving me the logged in page - or sometimes just stays blank. I will try to get more details on this issue. Second, the Flash Blocker (which was installed along with the browser - and which I love) is not always blocking SoundCloud. When it doesn't block it, all hell breaks loose: [url=https://postimg.org/image/6vw80xqmx/][img]https://s4.postimg.org/6vw80xqmx/image.png[/img][/url] [url=https://postimg.org/image/67ndhzrx5/][img]https://s4.postimg.org/67ndhzrx5/image.png[/img][/url] Previous behavior (reopening Vivaldi restores it): [url=https://postimg.org/image/q7a7e6zrt/][img]https://s4.postimg.org/q7a7e6zrt/image.png[/img][/url] I felt 1.2 was considerably more stable, and faster. On to testing under Lubuntu. 🙂

  • Moderator

    I suspect your extension(s) of being responsible.

    Runs perfectly here on Windows.

    On my Lubuntu 16 box, however, it's pretty dicey - but I suspect that's down to hardware weaknesses - which is a shame because on Win7 on that same box (dual boot), Vivaldi runs like a dream.

  • Hi there Ayespy,

    I've never installed any extensions to Vivaldi. Just double-checked it:

  • Moderator

    What's the "Flash Blocker" you spoke of? The content blocker in Page Actions?

  • I'm trying to understand what's going on, and the Flash Blocker message I've come across in Facebook and SoundCloud seems to be the culprit of this issue, because it is now intermittent (a nightmare for troubleshooting). I thought it was a feature, but now I know I was wrong.

    Let me first confirm the scenarios for both Win7 and Lubuntu 16.04: I have installed version 1.2 Stable, and then upgraded to the latest using Vivaldi's built-in functionality. I do not have any extensions for any of my browsers, or have installed anything out-of-standard related to any plugins - Lubuntu 16.04 installed Flash on its own, and on Windows 7 I performed the regular install from Adobe's website.

    In Lubuntu -> Back in 1.2 Stable and now on the latest version, SoundCloud and Facebook won't play Flash content - ever -, and will display messages "Flash Player is Unavailable", or "It seems you have a Flash Blocker Enabled".

    In Windows 7 -> At times, when I run the browser, it behaves just like Lubuntu. And, at times, it will load up Flash normally. Rarely, it will play Flash content and block it intermittently during a single run, leading to the bugs found in the screenshots above.

    At last, I have not manually attempted to block any content, in any ways, at any times. I have tried to find the content blocker you mentioned, but I don't know what or where it is.

    Are there any detailed logs I can find locally?

  • Moderator

    To see the content blocker (which only works per-page on the current page - it's not persistent), you need to have the status bar enabled. If it is enabled, you'll see it at the bottom of the page - a panel symbol at one end (turns panels on and off), and a gray square, a picture of a mountain, two offset directional arrows, and the zoom slider. If you hover the directional arrows, a tooltip says "Page Actions." If you click it, you get a bunch of options you can apply to the current page, including "Content Blocker."

    What it sounds like is that you don't have Flash properly installed. You need not the NPAPI Flash that Firefox uses, but the PPAPI flash that Chrome uses. If you install Chrome on either system, Vivaldi will probably find and use that flash. If not, there is a topic purely for getting Flash working on Linux, but I can't find it right now.

    Perhaps one of our Linux users will link you to it.

  • wessek
    I'm not a Linux user (yet).

    To Install Flash Player for Windows Vivaldi (includes a link to Linux installs)

    Also, for Linux, see https://gist.github.com/ruario/bec42d156d30affef655

    And (how similar is Lubuntu to Ubuntu? ) check https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser-for-linux/13170-blinking-on-ubuntu-16-04

  • Moderator

    Lubuntu is a light version of Ubuntu.


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