Last Update Slows Down Vivaldi on Mac



  • The new update still has issues. It still feels much slower than the old version I had been using. Also when switching tabs, sometimes still the old tab's contents is displayed. Since I haven't really read any feedback to the issue reported here, it seems to me like it hasn't been addressed or fixed.

    I'll revert back again and wait for the next version.



  • Oh, and one more thing. When shutting down Vivaldi to downgrade to the old version it took several minutes to stop. Last processes seen were those here:

    md                 793 100.0  5.3  5963164 886952   ??  R    Sat12PM  90:42.49 /Applications/Vivaldi.app/Contents/MacOS/Vivaldi
    md                 801   0.0  1.8  5283656 300088   ??  S    Sat12PM  31:29.12 /Applications/Vivaldi.app/Contents/Versions/2.3.1440.41/Vivaldi Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/Vivaldi Helper --type=renderer --field-trial-handle=0,6676479749279451070,12571560431592826649,131072 --enable-features=PasswordImport --service-pipe-token=13592420711480807810 --lang=en-GB --extension-process --enable-offline-auto-reload --enable-offline-auto-reload-visible-only --ppapi-flash-path=/Library/Internet Plug-Ins/PepperFlashPlayer/PepperFlashPlayer.plugin --num-raster-threads=4 --enable-zero-copy --enable-gpu-memory-buffer-compositor-resources --enable-main-frame-before-activation --service-request-channel-token=13592420711480807810 --renderer-client-id=4 --no-v8-untrusted-code-mitigations --running-vivaldi --seatbelt-client=118
    md                 798   0.0  0.1  4341836   8400   ??  Ss   Sat12PM   0:00.03 /Applications/Vivaldi.app/Contents/Versions/2.3.1440.41/Vivaldi Framework.framework/Versions/A/XPCServices/AlertNotificationService.xpc/Contents/MacOS/AlertNotificationService
    md                 796   0.0  1.4  4981928 241952   ??  S    Sat12PM  93:56.79 /Applications/Vivaldi.app/Contents/Versions/2.3.1440.41/Vivaldi Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/Vivaldi Helper --type=gpu-process --field-trial-handle=0,6676479749279451070,12571560431592826649,131072 --enable-features=PasswordImport --gpu-preferences=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 --service-request-channel-token=1967388204792714027
    md                 795   0.0  0.1  4327572   8508   ??  S    Sat12PM   0:00.04 /Applications/Vivaldi.app/Contents/Versions/2.3.1440.41/Vivaldi Framework.framework/Helpers/crashpad_handler --monitor-self-annotation=ptype=crashpad-handler --database=/Users/md/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi/Crashpad --metrics-dir=/Users/md/Library/Application Support/Vivaldi --annotation=plat=OS X --annotation=prod=Vivaldi_Mac --annotation=ver=2.3.1440.41 --handshake-fd=8
    md                2169   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    Sat04PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                1258   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    Sat12PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                3686   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    12:01PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                1178   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    Sat12PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                1179   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    Sat12PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                1193   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    Sat12PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                1256   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z    Sat12PM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    md                6591   0.0  0.0        0      0   ??  Z     9:01AM   0:00.00 (Vivaldi Helper)
    


  • One month ago I changed web browser from Opera to Vivaldi I have Version 2.3 an there are problems with the browser still slows down, closes automatically and the pages simply lag.


  • Moderator

    @mbert Thanks for all of your updates. To be honest, I'm not sure why your Vivaldi installation is behaving the way that it is; it's definitely not normal. It's also not typical. I'm also looking at your ps output and Vivaldi is using a LOT of CPU cycles.

    A slow shutdown is likely either caused by something is preventing the tabs from closing down in an orderly manner or Vivaldi not able to save the state of the current session... or both. (Corrupted Vivaldi profile??) Do you have Vivaldi configured to startup with the "Last Session" or the "Start Page"?

    Also, how much memory do you have in your Mac and how many tabs do you usually have open?

    Thanks for any additional insights that you can provide. I'll also ask internally to get some additional theories/opinions.



  • @xyzzy said in Last Update Slows Down Vivaldi on Mac:

    A slow shutdown is likely either caused by something is preventing the tabs from closing down in an orderly manner or Vivaldi not able to save the state of the current session... or both. (Corrupted Vivaldi profile??) Do you have Vivaldi configured to startup with the "Last Session" or the "Start Page"?

    I always start Vivaldi with the last session.

    Also, how much memory do you have in your Mac and how many tabs do you usually have open?

    16 GB memory, about 30 tabs.


  • Moderator

    @mbert Thanks, that helps a lot. You have ample memory, don't have an excessive number of open tabs, and I don't think that the extensions that you are using would be causing any of these issues.

    Are you accepting notifications from any sites? I'm now wondering what could be running in the background (e.g. service workers, etc.) that might be contributing to the slowdown, not allowing tabs to unload immediately, or preventing an orderly shutdown of the browser.



  • @xyzzy said in Last Update Slows Down Vivaldi on Mac:

    Are you accepting notifications from any sites? I'm now wondering what could be running in the background (e.g. service workers, etc.) that might be contributing to the slowdown, not allowing tabs to unload immediately, or preventing an orderly shutdown of the browser.

    I reject most notifications, apart from one: BBM Desktop (https://web.bbmessaging.com)


 

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