Improve performance in Vivaldi



  • @xyzzy Yeah, wouldn't that be nice?

    Though it's quite miserable in comparison to the V [/chromium] TM, i'm still jealous of Firefox's ability for its TM to run natively in a tab, thus allowing me to keep it pinned & readily fast-accessible in Tree Style Tab. Mind you, try as i might, i still cannot get its TM to then show up in Open In Sidebar, like "normal" tabs can. Thus re TM one might say that FF is ahead, but IMO only very slightly so [indeed, its inability to column-sort is a large reason i rate it "miserable", notwithstanding its "tabability"].



  • @chiller84: Keeping the OS updated is one thing.



  • Use private windows or guest windows for things that are only of temporal interest - reduces the cache size of your main install

    Disable each Web Panel which you don't use by right-click > Panels > remove the check mark (they stay loaded after first use)

    Good tips - thank you!

    Also just noticed for the second one that if you right click in a blank (unused) area of the Web Panel, you get a slightly different display which omits the extra step of the "Panels" sub-menu.



  • Some of these are puzzling to me, like "Use buttons in range controls." How much could that possibly matter? I would hope very, very, very little.

    And here's a bonus tip (not pertaining to memory, but performance): don't let the Favicons file exceed about 10MB if you use bookmarks.

    But my main question is about parsing this, as it brings up several related questions:

    Regularly delete Your Cache and Browsing History. Your cache is meant to speed up browsing by storing pieces of websites locally to load the page faster when you return. But if it grows too big, it will hinder performance because the browser has to dig through your cache to find the right files. Only remove the Temporary Internet Files.

    1. I get the cache part (though it shouldn't pertain to memory usage, right?) and agree that it's important to keep under control, perhaps more so than the Chromium core does by whatever secret formula it uses. But if it's that important, why hasn't Vivaldi added a size control for it yet? It is possible in the Chromium world (see Slimjet).

    2. "Only remove the Temporary Internet Files"? As opposed to what? The cache is Temporary Internet Files, but the latter is simply Internet Explorer's name for cache. Not sure why it's mentioned in this discussion, especially since you just recommended also removing Browsing History.

    3. Browsing History is a whole separate thing and is valuable to have. It's lumped in to the same paragraph, but I would hope that it's not as relevant (and if it is, are we talking about memory usage or performance?). Unlike Cache, Vivaldi does have an automatic, refined control for that one.

    4. "Delete Browsing Data" in Vivaldi doesn't list the sizes of anything, unlike chrome://settings/clearBrowserData. This often makes me wonder why Vivaldi implemented their own version if it was going to be a step down.



  • @rseiler said in Improve performance in Vivaldi:

    I get the cache part (though it shouldn't pertain to memory usage, right?) and agree that it's important to keep under control, perhaps more so than the Chromium core does by whatever secret formula it uses. But if it's that important, why hasn't Vivaldi added a size control for it yet? It is possible in the Chromium world (see Slimjet).

    No, disk usage. I have about 300 MB in cache, search a 300 MB database need time.
    I noticed that on my older laptop, today I use SSD on all devices and a fast CPU and RAM does not hurt either.
    There is no size control only time control, hours, week, months, year, all time.

    "Only remove the Temporary Internet Files"? As opposed to what? The cache is Temporary Internet Files, but the latter is simply Internet Explorer's name for cache. Not sure why it's mentioned in this discussion, especially since you just recommended also removing Browsing History.

    May it meant Cookies, Host App data and so forth.

    Browsing History is a whole separate thing and is valuable to have. It's lumped in to the same paragraph, but I would hope that it's not as relevant (and if it is, are we talking about memory usage or performance?). Unlike Cache, Vivaldi does have an automatic, refined control for that one.

    I have over 8000 items in Browsing History, same as 1.

    "Delete Browsing Data" in Vivaldi doesn't list the sizes of anything, unlike chrome://settings/clearBrowserData. This often makes me wonder why Vivaldi implemented their own version if it was going to be a step down.

    Use chrome://settings/clearBrowserData in Vivald or search in vivaldi://settings for "clear browsing".

    Cheers, mib



  • @jacekn: Yeah, I frequently have this issue as well. It seems like this starts cropping up after the total number of tabs I've opened and subsequently closed starts to get very high. I've also seen rendering threads in my OS task manager jump to 100% and not come back down in relation to this.



  • I wish task manager provide more details on each vivaldi processes. Is it possible to give details of the tab you have open in task manager? Or show the name of the extension in task manager



  • @archive1 Use Vivaldi's task manager (Shift+Escape), not the Windows task manager (Ctrl+Shift+Delete).

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