Lockup when using AutoFill extension + work-around



  • If anyone fills out a lot of forms like me, the Autofill extension is a real time saver. I've used it in Chrome without issue, but in Vivaldi it locks up the extension & Vivaldi when you choose "New" from the choose a profile bar when creating a new form data template.

    There is a work-around - hold down Alt and press SysReq or PrtSc. It unlocks it, and allows you to continue without loss of any kind.

    I will report this as a bug if someone tells me where I should do that, otherwise, just an FYI for a workaround.



  • @Felemur
    Appropriately around this sub-category;
    https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/51/extensions
    You'll see two pinned threads about problematic extension. Probably serve as checklist like feature request thread.

    Those troubled extensions threads should be merge, or lock one. It seem just same.

    hold down Alt and press SysReq or PrtSc

    I'm curious, how could you find (figure out) that? That PrtScr key is last thing I would think of, if not never.



  • @dLeon said in Lockup when using AutoFill extension + work-around:

    @Felemur
    Appropriately around this sub-category;
    https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/51/extensions
    You'll see two pinned threads about problematic extension. Probably serve as checklist like feature request thread.

    Those troubled extensions threads should be merge, or lock one. It seem just same.

    hold down Alt and press SysReq or PrtSc

    I'm curious, how could you find (figure out) that? That PrtScr key is last thing I would think of, if not never.

    Thanks, will do.

    I figured it out sort of by accident. When the lockup happened, nothing I clicked on worked (even outside the Vivaldi window), so it seemed there was no way out of the lockup but a re-boot. I decided to resort to the legendary Linux "Magic SysRq" out of a lockup, that is:

    Hold down the Alt & SysRq (marked as PrtSc only on some keyboards) and enter the letters slowly (while never letting off the Alt & SysRq) R E I S U B. This can be remembered by the mnemonic - Raising Elephants Is So Utterly Boring.

    Anyway, as soon as I pressed the Alt & SysRq, there was a quick flicker, and I discovered the lockup was over. So I retried a few times and found it worked consistently.

    More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_SysRq_key#Uses



  • @Felemur said in Lockup when using AutoFill extension + work-around:

    Raising Elephants Is So Utterly Boring

    Ha, that's the mnemonic i use too. There's some others like Reboot Even If System Utterly Broken, but i like the pachyderm one better.


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