Browser becomes 'not responding' for up to 8 seconds when regaining focus



  • I get the weirdest performance issue with Vivaldi (v. 1.12.955.48 - 32bit on Win 7).
    When it is being used actively, it seems to run okay, but if I switch to another window, then return to Vivaldi, any action; scroll, click or type, the browser enters a 'not responding' status for between 6 to 8 seconds.

    This 'lag' is an inconvenient impediment to taking up this browser on a more permanent basis.
    This is happening on a clean install, done yesterday, and today, after a cold start, it is still doing it.

    I didn't see anyone else mention this, so perhaps this is unique to me…



  • do you have any particular antivirus which might interfere?



  • Well, I do have an Anti-Virus suite (Avast) installed.
    I don't see this issue with Chrome or Firefox either.



  • I have Avast free and Win7 32bit too but I never seen this problem so far. I'm already using Vivaldi 1.13 snapshots though.



  • I tried something similar just now.
    I installed v. 1.13.1008.14 (Official Build) (64-bit), but the lag on regaining focus still happens.
    Vivaldi mustn't like something on my computer, which could be a myriad of anything :)

    … and it's not an extension either. Turned them all off and recycled the browser, and the lag persists even in 'vanilla mode', not that I would use a browser without certain extensions. What a waste of time that would be.


  • Moderator

    @drgreen7 Disabling extensions does not remove them. It is not unusual for a "disabled" extension to continue to have an effect on the browser.



  • @ayespy said in Browser becomes 'not responding' for up to 8 seconds when regaining focus:

    Disabling extensions does not remove them. It is not unusual for a "disabled" extension to continue to have an effect on the browser.

    That kind of defeats the purpose of the "disable" function. I would call into question why the browser would load and start executing an extension that was 'disabled'.



  • @ayespy said in Browser becomes 'not responding' for up to 8 seconds when regaining focus:

    it will be something on your system actually actively interfering with Vivaldi in some way.

    I guess that could be a possibility.
    It is rather odd that it would interfere with Vivaldi, but not Google Chrome which allegedly use the same engine, and no interference with Firefox.
    If the Anti-Virus was interfering, there would most likely by a dialogue box alerting to the action. What would that leave? The OS? Well, can't do much about that…


  • Moderator

    @drgreen7 And usually it will not be Vivaldi disliking something on your system, but rather something on your system actively interfering with Vivaldi.


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