Minor update (5) for Vivaldi 2.3

  • Vivaldi Team

    Today’s minor update to Vivaldi 2.3 improves on a fix for “Find-in-page” freezing and should resolve page loading problems that some users encountered on YouTube.

    Click here to see the full blog post

  • crossing fingers ...

  • "Today’s minor update to Vivaldi 2.3 improves on a fix for “Find-in-page” freezing and should resolve page loading problems that some users encountered on YouTube."
    Thank you very much on both bugs!
    I was hoping that a fix will come fast. 🙂

  • Moderator

    Ah, so SpatNav was (one of) the causes for the YouTube bug. Is SpatNav always enabled to some effect? I encountered minor issues with it interacting with a page and causing issues a long time ago.

    My intuition would be to assume that unless you explicitly try and use it, it shouldn't affect the page. Is there any way to make it act like that in a general case?

  • Vivaldi Team

    @lonm: Hi, yes our current Spatnav implementation has been known (by us) to be problematic for some time. There are a few sites now that are blacklisted. We are looking at other options, including the Chromium feature that works similarly. Nothing is perfect yet but we are making plans to improve the situation. We also plan to provide a way to switch Spatnav off completely, for those that do not need it.

    P.S. The reason why everyone was not seeing issues with YouTube is that YouTube trial new versions (sometimes just subtly different) with select (by them) users. It was certainly good that we caught this before it was rolled out to everyone. Our biggest problem with understanding this issue and resolving it is that we didn't receive the problematic (for us) version, so could not see the issue. As a side note, it might be nice if YouTube would offer some official way to opt in and out of these test versions.

  • Vivaldi Team

    Oh and to clarify “should resolve”. I say this because we obviously don't know if YouTube tests multiple versions, thus there could perhaps be more issues. What we do know is that we fixed the issue that we were able to see on one machine/account here in the office. Of course we are hoping/expecting, that that is it. Hence QuHno's “crossing fingers …” is entirely appropriate.

  • Tab stack bug : If you click the link with the mouse wheel to activate the tab stack, and then close the tab with the mouse wheel click without loading the page, the browser will not move.

  • Are you aware of a crash that happens when reloading a page (F5) with a form that has been sent via POST?
    Usually the confirmation dialog pops up and works fine, but once in a while Vivaldi crashes.

  • Moderator

    @ruario: You mean something like https://www.youtube.com/testtube ? 😜

  • Moderator

    @ferow2k: On which OS does this happen?
    where (URL) does this happen?

  • An update on ∏ day

  • Moderator

    @Chas4 I guess a Vivaldi-π version 3.14.1592.6 will be next year 😉

  • There are many bugs in the tab stack. It's an attractive feature, but it's not available.

  • Vivaldi Team

    @christoph142: I am fully aware of it but it is irrelevant for this issue because you cannot opt out of their a/b testing there. Only the handful of things they want you to opt in and out of.

  • Keep up the great work. I appreciate it!

  • Haha, good pic choice!

  • Be nice if you could fix some of the crappy behavior of gooble chrome find in page... like how if you use find in page on a tab, and then refresh the page, the find in page gui will go away (fine I can live with that) but upon doing ctrl+f , it will showup with the previous text but it doesn't actually bother to refresh the results of that text search, you have to type something else or further interact with it.... the whole point of me pressing [ctrl]+[f] was for it to show results of a find request that is typed in, if it already has text typed in from previously then it should search that. Maybe if I wanted to change the find text to something else that would be fine and then I'd wonder wtf it doesn't just clear the result instead of making me have to manually remove the previous result and then enter in what I want.. because of a tab refresh etc... I can't believe I've had to write out all that, but its clear that google hire morrons to develop most of its products, please Vivaldi improve some of this crap I know one of you there could do it.. I hope.. I mean even the find in page provided by chrome is complete rubbish to an almost 20year addon for myie2/maxthon2 addon (I forgot the name but it was beyond awesome with powerfeatures/customization/regex/scrollbar highlighting colors etc..pure awesome unlike most the chrome crap addons limited ) and it doesn't even support regex search.. google = beyond overrated pathetic company https://github.com/rogershen/chrome-regex-search

  • Am sorry
    But it's still freezing : ((((((((((((((

    Don't know how we can help to resolve this find issue bug (?)...

  • Moderator

    @Koolio If you think your problem can be solved by a missing feature, please add a request at Feature Requests forum.

    Oh, we have internally a feature request which uses RegEx:
    FYI: VB-30840 "Multisearch / regular expressions"

  • @Koolio

    If you think some feature should already be available, open the preferences dialogue and type "find" in the search field, or try Ctrl+F1 for the Keyboard Cheat Sheet.

    You will see three results:

    • Find in page (Ctrl+F) (Allows you to type a different search string)
    • Find next (F3, Ctrl+G) (Finds the existing search string)
    • Find previous (Shift+F3, Shift+Ctrl+G)

    If you do not find what you want, ask nicely and someone will help you.


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