Vivaldi Browser freezes for 30 seconds after restart from hibernation Windows 10



  • Hi.
    Every time i awake my Laptop from hibernation mode i can not use Vivaldi at all for about 30 seconds 😞
    It seems to be frozen.
    But the harddiscs is on heavy work...

    On Task-Manager i see it is svchost.exe.
    Which service exactly i haven't found out yet.

    Firefox is ready to use, so it is not allone a Win-thing.
    Perhaps some Vivaldi Extension?

    thx



  • @clemens-ratte-polle said in Vivaldi Browser freezes for 30 seconds after restart from hibernation Windows 10:

    But the harddiscs is on heavy work...

    that is surely the problem, it's busy doing something else.



  • @clemens-ratte-polle There are a number of significant factors potentially at work: your OS version, how many open tabs you have in Vivaldi at time of hibernation, how many extensions are installed in Vivaldi, your Firefox version and its architecture, how many other programs/services were open at time of hibernation, and so on. In hibernation, programs in RAM memory are retained there and are 'immediately' available for access as soon as the rest of the computer is brought alive by ending hibernation; unfortunately, there's a lot of wiggle-room in what constitutes 'immediately'. A program that has multiple processes and stored data files which may require updating before becoming fully operable will do just that, hence some programs (and browsers) may take longer because there is simply more updating to do regarding what was saved in RAM. And much of that RAM updating involves reading and writing to the harddrive as well as possibly checking online for data updates involving already-open tabs or certain browser extensions. Also, because Vivaldi currently uses a lot more processes than Firefox, it may take longer establishing concerted operations through the fog of all that may be happening elsewhere when coming out of hibernation.

    That said, it's also possible something is less than optimal in your Vivaldi installation, its settings, or its extension complement that is causing abnormal slowness. 30 seconds seems on the long side of things, but not necessarily outrageous. My system (a ~6-month-old Win10 desktop) takes about 8-10 seconds to come fully out of hibernation (including re-logging-in to the user account), but it can be significantly longer before a fully operational Vivaldi is available if some hibernation-postponed scan or OS activity occurs at the time of emergence.


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    Interesting. While working remote, I'm stuck on a 9-year-old Compaq CQ5110F here, that I upgraded to a faster MoBo, RAM and processor - within system limits - and put a SSD in. Still, this 32-bit Win10 system takes a full minute and 40 seconds to emerge from hibernation. When it does, though, Vivaldi is immediately usable. No delay.

    So it's hard to tell what might make Vivaldi on any system unavailable for 30 sec after emerging from hibernation.



  • ok, my Browser setting might be unusual:
    220 tabs open - but nearly all suspended by "The Great Suspender" Extension 🙂

    Extensions: 37.

    Laptop Aspire 5, 8GB, 1TB, GT750M, Win10.
    Reboot longer time ago.^^

    Yes, too many tabs that want to be updatetd after startup...

    As a little improvement i should maybe cut off Internet connection at startup from hibernation?



  • ok, it is the browser engine i assume.
    Browser Opera has the same problem with 20 tabs+ open.
    They all use Chromium Blink:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(web_engine)



  • Didn't chrome get very aggressive when it comes to devices with a battery, throttling background tab usage to a bare minimum?

    One thing I did notice in the past is the more you hibernate on Windows, the slower it get's over time.

    Could always consider elevating the CPU priority of Vivaldi to high (not real time), in task manager>details, but given there are a few you will need to refer to Vivaldi's own task manager and compare Process ID's.

    That unfortunately only works temporary and resets to normal on next boot but:

    https://www.prnwatch.com/prio/ allows you to save those settings.

    Something I've also noticed since October release of Windows was a jump in my pagefile.sys size.

    Letting Windows manage it always increases it to over 8GB in size even though the recommended says less than 2GB, it had quite an impact on Windows load times (really should buy an SSD for my OS), manually setting it to 2GB put things back on track.

    Press Windows Key, type performance > choose adjust appearance & performance > advanced tab > virtual memory [change], I set both min and max to 2048MB



  • ok, it is the browser engine i assume.
    Browser Opera and Chrome have the same problem with 20 tabs+ open.
    They all use Chromium Blink:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blink_(web_engine)

    The isolation of tabs, processes could crunsh Internet reaction 😞

    Another thing:
    superfetch svchost.exe is running wild on Windows 10 and uses hughe Harddisk capacity when starting vivaldi, Opera or Chrome.

    Here too the task concept of Chromium could make Windows too busy with more than 20 tabs open.

    I will watch on the behaviour of browsers and adjust here and there.
    Now i will test extensions with hibernation function. But til now Firefox has better Addons which also hibernate new backgrund tabs.



  • Hello guys.

    Have been using Vivaldi for more than a year now. Excellent browser. Get used to is so badly that now it a really huge problem to switch to something different.

    I'm having very similar problem like in the post #1. When I start Vivaldi it freezes for approximately 30 seconds. It happens when I start the system as well as when my laptop goes from hibernation. When browser is frozen, can't do nothing. However it remembers everything what I was clicking (e.g open new tab) and opens them all after.

    I was trying to uninstall and reinstall Vivaldi, but that didn't help. Also I have only 3 extensions: ad blockers and extension for blocking tracking. I tried to switch them off - that didn't help as well.

    It's really strange why Vivaldi works like that, because i'm using the same browser at my school computer and there it works perfectly.

    My system is: Windows 10, laptop model ASUS N550JK-DB74T.

    Hopefully it helps you to figure out the problem, because it makes it hard to use.


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    Never happend to me on my Desktop PC after hibernation.
    Uneasy to find out whats wrong for you.

    I remember that we saw this sometimes with virtual network cards/software, some of these virtual networks do not wake up correctly.

    Any virtual networking cards/software on your laptop?



  • @gwen-dragon
    I do use VPN. Before it wasn't a problem. I can record you the video of what happens with the browser, if you are interesting.



  • perhaps Anti-Virus causes Problems?
    Panda Antivir.



  • @clemens-ratte-polle said in Vivaldi Browser freezes for 30 seconds after restart from hibernation Windows 10:

    Hi.
    Every time i awake my Laptop from hibernation mode i can not use Vivaldi at all for about 30 seconds 😞
    It seems to be frozen.
    But the harddiscs is on heavy work...

    On Task-Manager i see it is svchost.exe.
    Which service exactly i haven't found out yet.

    Firefox is ready to use, so it is not allone a Win-thing.
    Perhaps some Vivaldi Extension?

    thx

    Also happening on my machine
    Ryzen 1700x, GTX1060 OC, 16GB RAM



  • OK, i probably found the reason why there is no internet for 30 seconds on "de-hibernation" of Windows 10 with Opera.

    I deactivated, stopped the service superfetch with services.msc and set start type to manual, nit automatic.

    After restart from hibernation now i got Internet at once! 🙂
    This could be the solution.

    If Windows gets slower through deactivating superfetch is still not clear.
    I think it is useful at all, but not for Opera, all Chrome Browser engines running with Blink, a fork of the WebKit engine.
    This i have to report to Microsoft.

    So i will test it a while.


 

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