Possible bug in Forum software ? (scroll to top of next page)

  • Hi all --
    I am new to Vivaldi so I am trying to learn as much as I can. Part of this is to just browse the Forum and read posts which look interesting.

    Now --- when I scroll to the bottom of the first page, I see Page No. 1 properly selected. However, when I try to move to Page 2, the display does a rapid scroll to the top of the page and then the focus moves to the top of Page 1. again. I cannot find a way to move from this first page.

    I could satisfactorily exchange posts with others a few days ago so I do not think this behaviour is an artefact of my system but, I must confess that I am not sufficiently knowledgeable to be certain.

    I hoe that I haven't cried "Wolf" over this ---

    Best regards to all

  • Moderator

    I don't have such problems here. I'm using Vivaldi 1.8.770.54 (Stable) / 1.9.804.3 (Snapshot) (both 32-bit on Windows 10 x64). You could try the infinite scroll instead. Click on your avatar in the upper right corner of the page, go to Settings > Pagination and uncheck "Paginate topics and posts instead of using infinite scroll".

    If you prefer the pagination, maybe you should do one of the followings to see if it is of any help to you?

    1. Force reload the page and all of its contents including scripts, styles and images (by default: press [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + [R] or [CTRL] + [F5]);
    2. Open the page in Private Window (by default: press [CTRL] + [SHIFT] + [N] to launch a new Private Window or select Menu > File > New Private Window). If the page works in Private Window, then go to step 4.
    3. Disable all extensions (if this resolves your issue, then try enabling them one by one to check which one is causing the trouble);
    4. Clear browsing data and restart the browser if necessary;
    5. Refresh your profile.

  • Thank you for your detailed reply.

    I do not know what I have done but the problem I reported seems to have resolved itself. I am having trouble with my eyes and so have great difficulty seeing what I am doing. My guess is that, because I am new to this Forum, I selected some obscure combination of things and thereby generated an error condition. I am going to keep an eye on browser behaviour for a while, to see if I can reproduce the behaviour I reported.

    However, it does seem probable that I did indeed cry "Wolf" in error and I apologise for my mistake.

    Best regards --

  • I have the same problem and came here looking to see if there was already a post about it.

    If I goto https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/36/all-platforms for example, once the page loads, it automatically redirects to the last page in that forum (page 3 for example) I was on when I closed that page. Then, if I click the number for page 2 or page 1 for example to load that page, it'll load for a second and then redirect back to page 3. If I try again, it'll keep going back to page 3. Only when I click and load a couple of threads can I then actually click on page 2 or 1 and stay there.

    It's really annoying. For one, I don't want the last page. I want the first page. And, I want to be able to go to a different page without problem.

    I'm guessing the last page thing is a feature. Probably the last page is stored in a cookie. But, that value isn't cleared once the page loads, which causes the last page to load over and over again.

    I can also confirm that the page automatically scrolls down to a certain spot too. I'm guessing to the first not-scrolled-into-view thread or something. Not sure and quite confusing. Maybe it just scrolls all the way to the bottom. Very weird.

    Edit: I cleared all my forum.vivaldi.net cookies. Will keep an eye out for it to see if it's still there.

    Edit: Clearing the cookies fixes it. But, to trigger it again, click on page 5 and then click on a thread on page 5. Then close the tab. Then, go back to "All Platforms" and it'll automatically load page 5 again where clicking on page 1 will reload page 5 again after page 1 is loaded.

    Edit: Changing page=5 to page=1 in the query string in the address field works around the problem and gets me back to page 1.

  • @burnout426 Turning off pagination in the forum settings avoids the issue at least. The forum still auto-scrolls you to a certain spot on the page. But, that's a different issue.

  • I am getting the exact same issue as the original poster

    I am using Windows 10

    Vivaldi 1.9.818.3 (Official Build) (32-bit)
    Revision 35854f736dbb314786439b2812292e7d9f41a72d
    OS Windows
    JavaScript V8

    If any of that helps

  • @nigelt74 Did you turned off pagination already?
    You can do so when you click on your profile logo in the upper right corner (in your case the green circle with the N in side) select your name in the popup than you'd be redirected to your profile. Click on the 3 vertical dots in the blue circle and select settings there you can turn on / off "Paginate topics and posts instead of using infinite scroll"

  • @zaibon
    Nope, i haven't turned off pagination, I may do eventually, but I'm old fashioned I like pagination it stops me scrolling back to far and get side tracked reading every post that looks vaguely interesting

    anyway this is what I currently get


    i attempted to screen record whats happening, but I suppose i can handle no pagination i'll just have to exercise will power every time a thread seems interesting

  • @pafflick I confirm that with a fresh profile, the problem doesn't occur.

    With my normal profile, I do have the exact same problem as the original poster: Clicking on "2" in the page list at the bottom of a Vivaldi forum such as https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/36/all-platforms?page=1 , takes me to the top of page 1. I cannot go to page 2. (I know disabling the pagination will obviate the problem.)

    When I invoked Vivaldi like this (I'm on macOS Sierra):

    open -n -a /Applications/Vivaldi.app --args --user-data-dir="$HOME/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/tmp-delete-this"

    a fresh instance of Vivaldi with a fresh profile was created. I then came to this forum and confirmed that the page navigation works.

  • @ryofurue said in Possible bug in Forum software ? (scroll to top of next page):

    @pafflick I confirm that with a fresh profile, the problem doesn't occur.

    I add one more piece of data: The problem occurs even without extensions.

    I deleted the only extension I had installed, restarted Vivaldi, and came to this forum. I can't still go to page 2 of one of the Vivaldi forums: When I click on "2", I'm taken to the top of page 1.

  • I have the same problem, here is the info I can share :

    When i'm on this forum (Vivaldi forums) and i'm at a page like https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/36/all-platforms?page=1 or some others forums list, if i clic on the button [2] on the bottom that link to page 2, it will load the page 1 instead of 2. The link is the right link but i don't know why it won't load.

    This behavior happen pretty always on the page linked, but not here for example : https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/59/vivaldi-forum-bugs?page=1

    On Firefox everything works well

    Vivaldi 1.9.818.44
    Arch Linux : 4.9.8-ARCH

    EDIT : If I right clic on the link and "Open Link" or "Open in background tab" that open the page 2 successfully.

  • I encounter the same problem as well. Got stuck on page 1, could not go beyond page 1 no matter which page I select.

    GIF here:

  • Same issue here... I encounter it only in the 'All-platforms' subforum, and it shows page 2 by default, and refuses to go to other pages...
    I have created a new topic here.

  • @dLeon okay, got it thanks... So it seems there's some problem with the hyperlinks. Also, in my case, the sort is also broken(in the all-platforms forum)

  • @dLeon Must be the ghosts of browsers past 😜

  • Today I've encountered this problem as well. Didn't happen before.
    It happens on https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/36/all-platforms?page=1 .
    With mouseover the link for the second page (or another) is correctly shown as ...page=2. When clicking this link page 2 loads and is displayed for about a second before Vivaldi jumps back to the middle of page 1.

  • same here. i see this in the vivaldi for windows forum, which is stuck on page 3. switching off pagination gets me something usable, but clearing cookies (which I see in one of the replies here) doesn't.

  • @pafflick The problem is still there even with little customization.

    I happened to wipe out all settings (I deleted ~/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/ ) and launched Vivaldi. As expected, Vivaldi didn't have any customizations. As far as I remember

    • I moved the tabbar to the left;
    • switched to the Dark theme;
    • set the initial page to the Start Page;
    • opened Gmail, Google Calendar, and Evernote Web;
    • opened several Google Maps pages;
    • make Yahoo search for a couple of times;
    • set Google as the default search; and
    • visited two normal websites.

    Then I searched Google for "Vivaldi Forum" and came to "Vivaldi Browser for Mac". Somehow I found myself on page 2. When I clicked on the page-1 button, I was taken to the top of page 2. There is no escaping from page 2.

    Vivaldi 1.11.904.3 (Official Build) (64-bit), macOS Sierra.

    Edit: At the moment, I can reliably reproduce the problem like this:

    1. Go to https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/2/vivaldi-browser ;
    2. Click on "Vivaldi browser for Mac" ;
    3. Then I'm taken to page 2: https://forum.vivaldi.net/category/34/vivaldi-browser-for-mac?page=2 .
    4. Click on the page-1 button at the bottom. I'm still on page 2.

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