Disappearing tabs when closing other [SOLVED]



  • Well, basically what the title says. For quite a few builds, I've been experiencing tabs disappearing when I close other tabs. What usually happens is that when I close some of the tabs, the leftmost tab from the tab bar disappears as well. It's not gone permanently - when I restart the browser, it appears again. But until the browser is restarted, there seems to be no way of accessing this "hidden" tab - Vivaldi simply doesn't see it anymore, neither it is in the list of the closed tabs. Now I'm using quite a few tabs (around 50 is my norm) and I believe it only happens when you've got quite a few tabs open - but I'm not entirely sure on that. Can anyone confirm or is it just me? Is that a known issue? It's kinda annoying ;)



  • YES! I hate it… It happens to me & the only way to access said tab is by keyboard shortcuts. Ive only ever had like 5tabs max & it even happens with as little as 2 or 3 tabs... Ive been dealing with this for like 3 builds now & I thought I was the only one so THANK YOU for proving Im not alone :angry:



  • Same here :( This is the only thing preventing me from setting Vivaldi snapshot as my default browser… :(



  • Try to disable doubleclik to close a tab



  • @The_Solutor:

    Try to disable doubleclik to close a tab

    I've never even enabled that setting, yet I still experience these disappearing tabs…



  • Yep, same here. Never even activated that option.

    However, I've already filed bug report a while back, so keeping my fingers crossed for a fix coming soon enough. It's also probably the last thing keeping me from finally using Vivaldi as my main browser.



  • Something similar happens to me in every new snapshot, then I restart the browser and the problem goes away forever until I install a new snapshot.

    In my case I had this blank tab problem every time I closed an another tab



  • Tools/Settings/Tabs - untick: Close Tab On Double-Click



  • This happened to me in a previous snapshot.
    I uninstalled Vivaldi (deleted all folders) and took a fresh install. Problem disappeared



  • I also had this bug some time ago, but I found out it was related to some changes I made on the vivaldi://flags page. I've reset all those flags to default, using the button at the top of that page, and the problem was gone.

    Unfortunately I didn't change the settings back one-by-one to find out which one of them caused the problem.



  • You know what? That actually seems to work! I need to test it a bit more, I just opened and closed a few tabs, but it really looks like the issue is now gone.

    I've made a screenshot of which flags I had changed, so as time allows, I'll go through them to see if I can pinpoint the one responsible for this (assuming the solution works).



  • Welp. It didn't take long, looks like.

    chrome://flags/#enable-fast-unload

    Funny thing is, I honestly don't remember ever activating that flag. But yeah, as soon as I enable this, tabs start disappearing again when closing other tabs.



  • Funny thing, I just got one of those invisible tabs, it's a YouTube video, I can't get rid of it. :D

    Ctrl+Tab doesn't cycle to that tab, Ctrl+1/2/3… also doesn't seem to do anything, not even Ctrl+W does anything. This is priceless. :D

    As I was writing this I just got an idea of how to get myself rid of that tab - Settings -> Startup with -> Start Page ... restart Vivaldi.


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