Cannot launch the browser from Taskbar
tranquilknight last edited by Gwen-Dragon
As the title says, I cannot launch the browser from the taskbar. After clicking the icon on the taskbar, Task manager shows a couple of vivaldi.exe processes under 'Background Processes' for a second, and then they disappear.
No problems while launching from the menu, launchers (Listary, Wox), links from other programs and double-clicking HTML files. For some reason, the whole taskbar flashes each time browser launches.
It does not seem like a Windows or explorer issue. Everything else loads without any problem. Tried pinning/unpinning multiple times.
Remove the taskbar icon for Vivaldi
Start Vivaldi from program folder
Pin Vivaldi to taskbar
Did that. (And before the program appeared properly, it flashed taskbar for a longer period than usual). However, still cannot launch from the pinned shortcut.
And if you start Vivaldi by doubleclick on vivaldiexe all is fine?
Yup. All fine.
Do you have any programs to enhance the Windows taskbar?
Which Vivaldi (vivaldi://about) and Windows version (Start winver) do you use?
Virtual Desktop software?
Dual-monitor setup and Vivaldi shows up on the other monitor?
Program to enhance taskbar: none (had Open Shell for start menu, uninstalled and the issue still remains)
Vivaldi version: 2.1.1337.51 (Stable channel) (32-bit)
Windows version: 1803 OS Build 17134.376
Virtual Desktop Software - none
Dual-monitor - no. Laptop.
@tranquilknight Is Win 10 Build 17134.376 really the latest update on your PC? Mine has 17134.441.
I am not sure. I am on a metered connection so I have paused updates. I am not sure if the issue is related to that? It was all fine a few days back.
Ok as i am out of ideas, i advise you to backup your Vivaldi browser profile folder and Reset the browser profile.
Browser started but it is asking me to update to .51 version, which I already have. Anyway, I will re-install and check.
After uninstalling version 2.x I found that earlier, it was launching version 1.x from the taskbar. Even after re-install that did not change. Taskbar launched 1.x and everything else launched 2.x. Had to use Linux to completely remove files. Now everything is working as expected.