Vivaldi appears to freeze
The latest Vivaldi seems to freeze a lot, since the update this morning.
When I clicked on the new tab button, nothing happens for some time, then a few minutes later all the clicks suddenly get recognized and I have five or six of them. Or, I may be working away, then try to switch tabs—and nothing happens. I can’t even close the program using the × at the corner of the screen.
While it was frozen, I clicked on a link to a video in an email, and I could hear it play, though on the screen, no new tabs opened—the browser looked exactly as it did when it froze. It’s as though Vivaldi is showing me one thing and doing another.
Memory usage continued to rise, in this case, by a gig since the video began playing. If memory is going to go up this quickly, I may as well use Firefox!
As to the tabs that I had opened, they aren’t very different to what I had in the browser a day or two days ago.
In case this helps troubleshooting (happened again just now, necessitating a force-quit from Task Manager):
Vivaldi 1.14.1077.45 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
Flash 184.108.40.206 C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_28_0_0_137.dll
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/64.0.3282.143 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/1.95.1077.45
Command Line "C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe" --always-authorize-plugins --enable-blink-features=ResizeObserver --ppapi-flash-path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_28_0_0_137.dll" --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end
Executable Path C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\Application\vivaldi.exe
Profile Path C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Vivaldi\User Data\Default
@jackyan Two questions:
Do you use any extensions?
Do you open more than one window?
Thanks, @ayespy, good points.
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I only have a single window open at any given time.
Blame IE5 for the last one! Got so used to it with that browser that I seemed to need it everywhere I go …
There is a issue dor some users where the memory usage increased and the browser freezed/crashed.
The Vivaldi devs are currently working on it to investigate and fix the problem.
Thank you, @gwen-dragon!
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Perhaps try it at the router level instead? It might fix the problem.