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)
Komposten last edited by
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.