Vivaldi will cause a very loud pop in the speakers on an iMac if it is the very first APP being opened after system boot.

  • This copy of macOS was freshly installed in less than 2 days. I haven't touched it much, but I cannot guarantee everything was in vanilla state. The pop only appears when Vivaldi is the very first thing to utilize the audio hardware after startup (I assumed Vivaldi was trying to initialize something audio related?)(and the charm does not count :D). If I open up Safari or some other things and try to play a bit audio, then Vivaldi won't pop my speakers. It's a quite weird bug, and I can reliably reproduce it on this iMac. It does not seem to affect my 2011 MacBook Air with the same OS/Vivaldi setup, nor my Mid 2007 iMac with El Capitan installed.

    I wonder if this is my own problem or anyone else has seen similar issues before. I do not own a Thunderbolt cable so therefore I cannot boot the iMac using the MacBook as a target disk to determine where the problem is.

    OS: macOS 10.12.4
    Machine: iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2011)
    Vivaldi: 1.9.818.44 (Stable channel) (64-bit)

  • Moderator

    Yes, we have some reports from some users that their Mac makes strange short plop or hiss at start.
    But yet the developers and testers could not reproduce this on their hardware Macs and VMs.

  • @Gwen-Dragon Thanks for the confirmation. This can usually be circumvented by simply producing some sound in the OS before opening Vivaldi, so it's not that bad.

  • @gwen-dragon I can confirm loud pop from speakers Vivaldi startup on MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) running El Capitan 10.11.6 and Vivaldi 1.16.1259.3 (Official Build) (64-bit)
    I leave Vivaldi running all the time and I like that after I shutdown my MacBook that when I restart, Vivaldi holds all my pages for me. What I don't like is if I forget to turn the volume down when I start up I get a loud pop every time.

  • Moderator

    @blah_blah FYI, this is a confirmed bug. Some Macs are impacted more than others and recently, there has been a renewed effort internally to isolate the cause and fix it.


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