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)
    Revision 416aa8c28dba11af9ad54090f9e67662438acc75-
    OS Windows
    JavaScript V8 6.4.388.41
    Flash 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
    Compiler clang

  • Moderator

    @jackyan Two questions:

    Do you use any extensions?

    Do you open more than one window?

  • Thanks, @ayespy, good points.

    I use:

    Alexa Traffic Rank 4.0.1
    Auto Refresh Plus 6.2.1 - Free Unlimited VPN Proxy 1.0.8
    Modify Headers for Google Chrome 2.0.7
    Screenshot Extension 27.0
    Sound on click

    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 …

  • Moderator

    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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