Upgraded to 1.12.955.38 and it's really bad
Finally, I upgraded to Vivaldi 1.12.955.38 64bit after the pop up kept pestering me. And I regret it, this update is AWFUL: pages crash or unload randomly (sometimes refreshing doesn't even works, I have to copy the URL and paste it in a new tab for it to load), CPU usage shoots up to 70% (!) when I open a new tab or video, the middle click is all buggy making pages that require a lot of scrolling a pain and worst of all, sometimes the browser closes itself, then restarts randomly. What went wrong? Is anyone else having these issues or is just me?
If I ever had so many problems I would have already deleted Vivaldi for good. I suspect you have either a corrupted profile or even a compromised PC. So many bad issues are very strange.
I suspect you have either a corrupted profile or even a compromised PC
The issues only appear on Vivaldi and only after the update, every other browser I use works fine. I guess it's fresh installation time then, damn it.
And if you want skip some snaps in future, you could disable update notify in settings
I guess it's fresh installation time then
No, not fresh installation per se, but fresh profile... different thing.
@steffie Thanks, very useful info I'll try that.
OK, I just did the whole profile thing. Started with a brand new clean profile and most issues were gone.... except the HUGE CPU usage when opening new tabs and the buggy middle click that makes scrolling nearly unusable, so my profile wasn't the culprit. Then I tried clean installs of older 1.12 and 1.11 versions, same bugs. Then I reverted to Vivaldi 1.9 and suddenly all the annoying bugs and high CPU usage are gone. What a pain in the ass! I guess I'll stick with this version.
I guess I'll stick with this version.
Be sure, you will get security issues, malware infections if you use such old browser versions.