New Comer Here: Black Page with upside down bird.



  • I just downloaded Vivaldi and like it but I keep getting to some pages that are in black with a little bird lying feet up--I guess belly up. I suspect perhaps my settings are not right. At first I got a little icon in the URL saying "site was not allowed." I "allowed" it but still nothing. Any help anyone? Thank you. :(



  • I have never seen this.

    A link to such a page would be useful



  • @Pesala:

    I have never seen this.

    A link to such a page would be useful

    It's a sort of "guru meditation" when there are rendering problems, likely a chromium thing.

    It happens, rarely in my case, but happens.

    Edit:

    I captured the bird :D



  • I could think of better images to illustrate a failed connection or a rendering issue.



  • @Pesala:

    I could think of better images to illustrate a failed connection or a rendering issue.

    What better image you want?

    It's a whole black page with a white bird in the middle.

    That's all


  • Moderator

    You got a renderer crash there. Care to share the URL you got this on?



  • LOL. That's a good one. But what does this thing mean? Is it like those stupid Chrome pages that tell us what we already know, that Google Chrome crashed?



  • I'll have to come back and do it. I finally broke through FireFox so I'll have to get out of it now and get back into Vivaldi. Actually, it was happening on some news sites and it even happened on Google search.



  • I got that damn bird on one site AFTER I had been viewing for while it just popped up. I couldn't figure out what the problem was, but I copied the url and opened a new tab and viola! - site worked fine.

    I have no idea what caused the "bird", but I thought that it was kind of a cute way to signal a problem.

    This only happened once and it has been since I upgraded to release 1.0.167.2, on Win 7 x32.



  • I don't remember off hand, but I will check my history from yesterday and if I can find it, I will post it here.

    But what is a"rendered crash" compared to a normal (?) crash?


  • Moderator

    I've never seen it over here, but it may be related to some camera/geolocation API…

    Chromium browsers use many independent processes. Thus, if something happens, not the whole browser crashes on you, but only a particular part. In this case it's the Chromium engine trying to generate the image of the webpage you're seeing.



  • Personally I've seen it (rarely) on some vBullettin / Searchlight based forums. Not on the regular forum pages, but on search results or personal pages, for example on pages where you are notified about someone who liked a post so, I believe, linking those pages would make little sense.

    P.S. Usually a page refresh is enough to get rid of it.



  • I checked my history, but as I have noticed in the past, the number "yesterday" sites available are very limited. When I click on "older" all I ever get is a new blank page. I opened a couple of the url's that it might be, but I can't get back very far.



  • Thanks people. You're great. I still have XP and very happy with it. I've also not had any zombie take overs of my PC, LOL. Getting back to the belly up bird, I thought it might be one of my settings. Now, I'm not that sure. But I'll follow suit with what you recommended and copy the url and put it into a new tab. We'll see what happens then. Thanks people once again!


  • Moderator

    @The_Solutor:

    on pages where you are notified about someone who liked a post so

    Probably connected to HTML5 notifications API then… I'll try to reproduce. :)

    upd: nope, I'm not able to crash anything with notifications (you can test them at https://developer.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/demos/e/l/elfoxero/c17223c414d8ddafb7808972b5617d9e/html5-notifications_1400214081_demo_package/index.html)



  • @Christoph142:

    upd: nope, I'm not able to crash anything with notifications (you can test them at https://developer.cdn.mozilla.net/media/uploads/demos/e/l/elfoxero/c17223c414d8ddafb7808972b5617d9e/html5-notifications_1400214081_demo_package/index.html)

    Nothing happen for me, no black birds, no interaction with the page (other than the language change switch), no popups.

    I tried Opium out of curiosity and I got a popup.

    P.S. ATM I have just "select like a boss" (your version, I believe) as enabled extension.


  • Moderator

    Notification authorization isn't implemented yet. That's why I guessed it could be a possible crasher. You can click the padlock in address bar and enable them there to test it. ;)

    PS: Good choice. You should add modern scroll, though! :P



  • Sure. SLaB is a mandatory extension. I have MS too, but I disabled it just to keep the browser clean during this kind of bug catcing…

    Unfortunately I had an urgent call from a my client, so I have to solve a different kind of IT problem.

    Given that I can't be more helpful here for some hours, as I have just my phone with me.

    I'll try later for a way to trigger the bug in a more reproducible way.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Dead bird happens randomly for me on x64 builds on websites with much JS / HTML5

    Sometimes i leave the computer and Vivaldi idle…. and ater a few seconds >BANG!<. The bird commits suicide :P



  • I use Vivaldi occasionally at home and office, and I had never seen the dead bird before.
    Today, after updating to 1.0.167.2, I saw it for the first time.
    It appeared when in my Facebook news feed I clicked on a link to Calisthenics Movement's Instagram page.
    The new tab opened, filled with many image copies of the top left Vivaldi corner, repeated all over the tab content space horizontally and vertically. This mosaic stayed for a while, browser being unresponsive.
    Then the dead bird sign appeared instead, centered at the tab content space.
    I closed the tab, and it disappeared from the tab bar, yet the dead bird stayed occupying the screen, although the remaining tab now should have been showing Facebook.
    I waited a few seconds, clicked Refresh, but nothing happened for a while, then the page finally refreshed and showed Facebook again.

    (To be honest, I don't really find the dead bird sign to indicate particularly nice taste of humor.)


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