In page search (Ctrl + F) error
noonbaraegi last edited by Pesala
Hi, I have been using Vivaldi browser for 2 months ,
and I think it's a quite nice browser compared to Chrome or any other browsers.
However, I'm suffering from the unexplainable error when I use the in-page search function, using Ctrl + F
After I press Ctrl button with F and I type the words that I want to find, the browser just freezes.
And after few seconds, error message pops up 'Browser has stopped working'
Is there anyone who can solve this problem??
nucasspro last edited by
It work for me
@noonbaraegi Which version are you using? I also see no problem with find in page here.
Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit • Snapshot 1.13.971.8 (64-bit)
I had the same problem yesterday, but it only happened once.
1.13.966.3 (Official Build) (64-bit)
Med1aN1ck last edited by
It has to do with the browser trying to find each and all instances of the first letter you'd typed - a CPU limitation freezes the program, try to see if the same happens when you copy&paste the whole search term, and post your machine specs - would be my suggestion
@med1an1ck Same happens to me everyday.
I use « CTRL+F, CTRL+V » like hundreds of times everyday and so Vivaldi crashes like a tens of times (that’s 10% crash).
Vivaldi 1.13.1008.32 (Stable channel) (32 bits) on Windows 7
jesus2099 last edited by Gwen-Dragon
I have now opened a bug ticket as I still suffer from this bug from 5 to 10 times a day, whether I use Windows XP or 7, whether I press F3 or Ctrl+F.
Bug reported as VB-36119.
Not related but: Old versions? XP is not supported for Vivaldi 1.13!
And you did not update to 1.13.1008.40 as your reported version is 1.13.1008.34?
@gwen-dragon Thanks for the minor update notice.
The auto updater had not caught up yet.
I’ll report if it still happens or not (crossing fingers)…
Vivaldi 1.13.1008.40 (Stable channel) (32-bit) on Windows 7
Vivaldi last available Windows XP version (forgot number)
@gwen-dragon I confirm it still happens in 1.13.1008.40.
- I was in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einzelhaft
- I selected the word Drahdiwaberl
- I pressed Ctrl+F and Ctrl+V quickly
I know I shouldn’t have pressed Ctrl+V but it’s a habit I still have from Opera presto.
The Find in Page bar appeared and Vivaldi crashed (I don’t know if it crashed before or after Ctrl+V.
I was in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einzelhaft
I selected the word Drahdiwaberl
I pressed Ctrl+F and Ctrl+V quickly
Sad, but i can not reproduce your problem it with 1.13.1008.40 x64 on Win 10x64.
Please wait until someone tests with Win 7.
What happens on a Standalone install (Advanced button → Installation Type → Install Standalone → use a path in your own HOME folder) of 1.14 Snapshot on your Win 7?
It never happened to you?
It’s hopefully not systematic, it does not crash EACH time I Find in Page otherwise I could really not use Vivaldi.
It happens about 5 times a day maximum (I can say more in other posts but it’s just a rough gutfeeling, I don’t know for sure), so I would say it happens 5 times out of dozens and dozens of searches, that makes it a small percentage.
But each time it happens (more than once a day), I loose some complex editing I was doing in some wiki and/or MusicBrainz releases, etc.
Never happend and two of our internal testers said, they can not reproduce it.
Does this happen on the fresh installed Standalone?
jesus2099 last edited by jesus2099
☞ Does stand‐alone install means that I can keep my main Vivaldi unaffected by the install and execution of that other version on the same PC and same user session? It’s made for that, no risks ?
If it never happens to you but used to happen to @noonbaraegi and once to @Komposten and still happens to me on my 2 different operating systems and Vivaldi versions, then it may come from one of the extensions I use.
If you don’t mind, I will list here what I use per OS so that I can then pinpoint the culprit:
On Windows 7
- Vivaldi 1.13.1008.40 (Stable channel) (32-bit)
Why it is not 64 bit I don’t know, I’m pretty sure I did download the
With tons and tons of user scripts (same scripts I use in Opera presto and same as in Firefox I use from time to time)
- Clutter Free - Prevent duplicate tabs
Still not found a proper equivalent as good as Opera presto’s No Dupes
Still not found a proper equivalent as good as Opera presto’s Snap Links
JSON Viewer Fair AdBlocker
The extensions I think I didn’t have yet when I first encountered this Find in Page crash are
On Windows XP
I still use Opera presto mostly here because of some blocking bugs of this XP Vivaldi version. But I remember having had that same crash with Find in Page.
I will expand this section later as I am not in front of that PC yet
- Vivaldi 1.13.1008.40 (Stable channel) (32-bit)
iAN CooG last edited by
Why it is not 64 bit I don’t know, I’m pretty sure I did download the x64.exe back then
you can always refresh your version by installing the x64 version over it.
stand‐alone install means that I can keep my main Vivaldi unaffected by the install and execution of that other version on the same PC and same user session? It’s made for that, no risks ?
Yes. That is meant for testing, such install uses a new own profile folder. You will not break your current Vivaldi browser profile.
I am now in latest Vivaldi version 1.14.1077.55 (Stable channel) (32-bit) still on Windows 7 (let’s not bother you with my old version on XP any more).
Vivaldi still freezes/crashes when I press F3 a couple of times.
Still not systematical but way too often to my taste.
I’m very handicapped by this because when I’m filling out forms I have to refrain from using Search in page in fear of having to retype all over again.
VB-36119 should still be open.
Ich checked at https://html.spec.whatwg.org (very long page!) copying br into Clipboard and hitting Ctrl+F Ctrl+V and many F3.
No freeze on Windows 10.