Tabs on top of other tabs

  • I'm having a slightly annoying problem with Vivaldi, and it has been plaguing me for quite a few versions. After using it for quite some time, and multiple tabs opened and closed, this behavior starts to happen. As you can see, the screenshot on top was before I came here and did a quick search, the one on the bottom is after me trying to open new links as tabs to see if anyone else was having the same issue.

    This usually solves by closing and opening the browser, but it starts to get a tad bit irritating.

    Is there anyway I can do to fix this? Vivaldi is so good, that even this problem won't stop me using it, but I still would like to have a tip top Vivaldi πŸ™‚


  • Moderator

    @DrJester Can't figure out how/why that would happen. I have never seen anything like it. Have you tried refreshing your profile?

  • @Ayespy So seems to be working. Unfortunately this is just too unpredictable to happen.
    Anyway, after a whole full day of tests, it seems to be alright. I'll keep you updated.

  • Moderator

    @DrJester OK!

  • Quick update: So far so good, no problems!
    crossing fingers

    Hope it is fixed!

  • Moderator

    Thanks for your feedback.
    I set your 1rst post to Resolved.

  • This happens to me regularly after a session is a while old and many tabs have been opened and closed. A profile refresh fixes it temporarily, but so does closing all tabs and "starting fresh", so I think the refresh works just because it doesn't carry over open tabs.

    One side effect of the bug is that in that state, tab reordering is no longer possible. You can still drag them around, but they won't get moved to a different position when you release.

    Which is why I think the cause might be the same as for this issue that I occasionally have happen to me Vivaldi:

    As you can see, the tabs seem fine visually, but a weird effect starts happening when I try to drag to re-order. This happens in both vertical and horizontal layout, and persists across sessions, meaning even if I close Vivaldi and open it again (with restoring the tabs) the problem will be exactly the same. The only fix is to close the open, "bugged" tabs and start fresh.

  • I had the same issue, that's why I turned off Tab Stacking feature.

  • Same problem as OP has started happening to me months ago. It has since then happened at least twice a week, sometimes several times a day. I'm using the snapshots, and my profile is from either 2015-01-27 or around 2016-07. I have so far not tinkered with any settings.

    I start Vivaldi with my Computer at morning and usually don't close it until night. I have some pinned tabs I never close, because I need them continuously, so my sessions get old. However if I were to guess, the old tabs themselves don't seem related to the issue, except maybe the opening and closing of many other tabs in the same window over the day.
    My workaround is to move all tabs from the concerned window to a new one, but I would sure love this to get fixed.
    (Edit: I just tried restarting, which seems to work as well.)

    So far I cannot reproduce this behavior, but I think I can describe and pinpoint how this happens:
    I currently have a several days old window (closed in the evening and restored next morning). I have 3 tabs pinned and 3 more open. I then started opening a bunch of new tabs while researching (via middle click), until the tab bar filled up so tabs get reduced in width to fit. I then closed the next to last tab, and the other tabs stayed floating like in OP's image.

    Here is what it looks now after closing all those tabs:
    0_1503470246980_vivaldi floating tabs.jpg

  • I've faced this issue for quite a long time too. Several times a day tabs get messy. I've tried to create a new profile, but the same issue affects me even with the new profile. I have to restart my browser each time, as it gets almost unusable.

    In my case it happens when the browser session is long and many tabs have been opened and closed. At some moment I try to close a tab, and everything breaks: it looks like tabs to the right of the closed one are not animated to slide left and stay in the same place, leaving a hole in place of the closed tab. And after this, all new tabs appear in the wrong positions, sometimes even under other tabs, remaining unseen. It is hard to reproduce as it happens randomly, but the issue is very annoying to me.

    Usually, it looks as on the picture below:

  • I came across this issue as well, and posted about it in another topic, here. As noted in my last post there, after an OS reinstall and starting from a brand new profile, the issue has yet to re-appear. Maybe that will help in narrowing down the cause of this. Also note that this happened to me on Linux, so it would seem this is a OS-agnostic issue.

  • @zenwarr said in Tabs on top of other tabs:

    it looks like tabs to the right of the closed one are not animated to slide left

    This is no known fix just a bit poking around - but does this still happen when you disable "Use Animation" in
    Settings --> Appearance --> in the section "Window Appearance " ?

  • @zaibon Yeah, it helps) Thank you

  • @zenwarr In case that this solution/workaround is stable - I say thank you for providing the missing clue ; )

  • This issue is so random, that it took nearly a month to return(and me remembering about this thread, which was another issue hahaha πŸ˜› )

    The problem returned, sadly... I'm going to try @zenwarr 's suggestion now.

    Few seconds later

    Hum... it seems to be working, lets see if it holds up!


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