Complete freeze when starting page requiring authorization from an external click

  • (The events are a bit more complex, but I could not get everything into a title...)

    Consider the following:

    • Vivaldi's window is not visible (ie, Vivaldi is in the dock only)
    • My mail app is in a separate screen (more exactly, it is a full screen app)
    • I click, in a mail, on a http link to a page that actually requires authorization (in my case, as an example, it can be )
    • At that point, due to a bug already reported elsewhere (filed as "VB-37120"), Vivaldi's window does not pop up. So I have to switch screen manually and click on Vivaldi in the dock.
    • The window comes up and the system freezes. Note that the separate pop-up asking for my credentials does not show up at all (which may be the reason of the complete freeze) although I cannot even change tabs.

    At that point my only option is to shut down Vivaldi via Mac's force quit feature.

    Manually adding the URL like the one above works.

    Needless to say, it is annoying. It may be related to the bug I was referring to.

    Running Mac OS 10.13.3, ie, the latest version of High Sierra, on a Mac Book Pro. Vivaldi version is 1.14.1077.50

  • Moderator

    Must be a Mac-only issue. 😞
    As it works on Linux and Windows.

    Can you please report the freeze to Vivaldi devs.

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  • O.k. I have just submitted a report.

  • Moderator

    Confirmed. You can also trigger this with the following steps:

    • Set Vivaldi as the default browser
    • Ensure that all Vivaldi passwords are cleared
    • Launch Vivaldi (Vivaldi opens with Start Page)
    • Minimize Vivaldi window to the Dock
    • Open Terminal and issue the following command:
      open https://link_to_web_site_that_requires_authentication
    • Click on Vivaldi icon in Dock to restore window

    Result: Vivaldi Freezes.

    Also, a "Force Quit" is not required; "Vivaldi / Quit Vivaldi" from the macOS menu bar works... and (usually) triggers a crash.


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