cannot enter text/numbers into forms
I can't use e-commerce sites unless I first enter the info into a text editor, so I can then cut and paste the requisite info into the form...Bit of a turn-off! Any clues welcomed. Using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
derDay last edited by
which version of vivaldi do you use? (stable or snapshot)
do you have also the problems in a private window?
1.14.1077.41 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
ublock origin extra
Problem continues in a private window.
can't use e-commerce sites
Which one? And how to test it?
Do you use virtual keyboard software?
My bank for one, and various other commercial sites, ie, places I order goods from.
No virtual keyboard software.
Just tried it at my city's utility bill payment page: had to do the cut and past, plus tab to the different boxes. . .
Do you use the extra numeric keyboad or the numbers on the main keyboard?
Usually the numeric keyboard on my desktop.
I just tried to use a form at the EFF , the "Stop SESTA" action, and had to give up...
Usually the numeric keyboard
And the number keys in the first keyboard row, do they work instead?
No response from the first keyboard row, either.
Really strange issue.
Does this help to get the ability to enter numbers back? If yes, something with your Vivaldi browser profile is broken and you should reset your browser profile (you lose extension data, last opened tabs and sessions).
sudo vivaldi --user-data-dir="/tmp/VIVTEST/"
[10718:10718:0224/123130.039431:ERROR:zygote_host_impl_linux.cc(90)] Running as root without --no-sandbox is not supported. See https://crbug.com/638180.
But when I go to the suggested url, it says I do not have permission!
Well, I ended up resetting my profile, and things appear to be working as they did before!
Thanks to all, esp. Gwen-Dragon!
CantankRus last edited by
Run as a user and the browser has access to all the user files. Run as root and the browser has access to the entire system. Given the likelihood of any given browser being affected by remote code execution flaws, the number of these types of flaws, and the wide attack surface (nearly every web site should be considered untrustworthy in this context) it is advised to never run a web browser as the root user.
@kgw You used sudo? Why? I did not tell you to run vivaldi as root.
Please run as user to test a fresh browser profile.