My Vivaldi can't handle icon wrapping on the bookmark bar without slamming the CPU. Any ideas?



  • Every time I have installed Vivaldi (about every 3 months, I actually love a lot about it) I have found the same issue each time. When I import my bookmarks (there are a lot of them), and then drag them to the bookmark bar, there are enough to wrap to the drop down menu. Whenever I go to open the dropdown menu the browser hangs for at least a few seconds and the CPU usage spikes by at least 10% sometimes as much as 25%. What the hell is causing this??? Do other people experience the same thing?


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    @boxfreind Not seeing any issue here.


    Specs: AMD A10-6800K, 8 Gb on Win 10 64-bit • Snapshot 1.15.1111.3 (64-bit)



  • it seems like it could be a rendering issue. I wonder if it could be something like a rare compatibility issue with my video card??? That would be super weird if that was the issue. I have an Nvidia GTX 780, latest Windows 10 drivers, DirectX 12, but not full DX12 support.


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    @boxfreind You make the bookmarks bar useless by putting so many icons on it that it wraps. Why not put some of them in folders so that it doesn't wrap? I have several hundred bookmarks, but only use 40 positions ('way less than capacity) on my bar. Works great.

    That said, when I intentionally shrink the window to force the bar to wrap, then clicking on the extender causes the dropdown to appear instantly with no hit on the CPU.


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    @boxfreind I also edited your title to make is non-aggressive/confrontational. Courtesy comes first on the forums. 🙂


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    @boxfreind said in My Vivaldi can't handle icon wrapping on the bookmark bar without slamming the CPU. Any ideas?:

    it seems like it could be a rendering issue. I wonder if it could be something like a rare compatibility issue with my video card??? That would be super weird if that was the issue. I have an Nvidia GTX 780, latest Windows 10 drivers, DirectX 12, but not full DX12 support.

    Rendering issues with that card have been reported on Win 10 and Chromium-based browsers going back to 2015.



  • @ayespy That's hardly a productive way to look at it.....Wait, I guess I could create a folder and use it in lieu of the drop down menu. That's actually not a bad idea if I can't get this figured out, thanks.
    In regards to the second part, I definitely get heavy CPU hit and lag when ever I one the drop down. I got it in Windows 8.1 3 months ago, I am getting now on a fresh install of Windows 10 (x64). This is kind of baffling to me.



  • I ended up deleting an old folder of extra "junk" bookmarks from an older laptop of mine and now everything is fine! Is it possible for a bookmark to become "corrupted"???



  • If this ends up being the whole issue....hot dang, it explains all the issues I always have when I'm trying to import/export bookmarks between browsers. I always assumed it was because I have a ridiculous amount of bookmarks, I never considered it could be a single "bad bookmark". Lol


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    @boxfreind It would be rare for a single bookmark to be corrupted, but it can definitely happen to a bookmark database (which is what you import).

    And, yeah, I use folders on the bookmark bar like my dropdowns. On of them, for instance, contains 50 folders, which contain bookmarks to the public databases of all 50 states. I just click it, hover over to the folder and bookmark that I need, and go. Same with all of my business, banking and billpay sites. One folder, scroll to the one I need. Etc.


 

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