Vivaldi Hangs on print preview

  • I am using Vivaldi to access ham radio practice tests and when finished with an test, I attempt to print it to my local printer(defined in windows 10) but the print window is "hung" where the print button does not work, the main menu at the top of the application does not work, clicking on "file" has no effect and the only thing I can do is exit out of the test which looses my session and I have to start over with a new test. Tried the same thing in Firefox and it works correct every time. Something is amiss here in Vavaldi. I really like Vivaldi but if it is going to hand like this every time, then I must go back to Firefox...Anyone, please, any ideas??

  • @kylermd Maybe you should try the things suggested in this thread

    Also, url(s) to test and your OS/Vivaldi version info would be useful.

  • Vivaldi Version:
    2.5.1525.40 (Stable channel) (64-bit)

    Windows 10 pro
    version 1809
    os build 17763.45

  • Moderator

    @kylermd Can we test this ourself? Or is the site private r with regsitration? Please give us a link.

  • @kylermd
    Yep - same here. Scrolled the threads to see if this was an issue for anyone else. Almost missed it, since the title is just "Vivaldi Hangs" instead of Vivaldi Print Hangs".

    I really need to start following my old tech school advice and stop updating Vivaldi until I know things are working.
    I depend on PDF printing, and it took over a year to get the last PDF print issue resolved as of the previous update, to which I was very happy. But this new update just made things worse, since not only is PDF printing hanging and sporadic, but so is normal printing to my office laser printers.
    My business is 90% dependant on #PDF #Printing and the ability to #print out shipping labels. This is a bummer.
    It just hangs on Preview.


  • @rdreammaker
    Turning off Hardware Accelerator and restarting the browser appears to of resolved the hang, at least in this browser session. Hopefully, this will be a lasting solution.

  • @rdreammaker I spoke to soon, the issue returned after two half page prints.
    Once I returned the print margin to default at regular 8.5x11 the hang returned.
    (SAD FACE)

  • @rdreammaker said in Vivaldi Hangs:

    @rdreammaker I spoke to soon, the issue returned after two half page prints.
    Once I returned the print margin to default at regular 8.5x11 the hang returned.
    (SAD FACE)

    Vivaldi 2.5.1525.40 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision 5309247574c10e1673d1207a16506a253f2ba8dc
    OS Windows 8.1 Build 9600.19327
    JavaScript V8
    Flash C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_31_0_0_122.dll
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.3; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/74.0.3729.134 Safari/537.36 Vivaldi/2.5.1525.40
    Command Line "C:\Vivaldi Standalone\Application\vivaldi.exe" --vivaldi-standalone --flag-switches-begin --flag-switches-end --ppapi-flash-path="C:\WINDOWS\system32\Macromed\Flash\pepflashplayer64_31_0_0_122.dll" --disable-smooth-scrolling --save-page-as-mhtml
    Executable Path C:\Vivaldi Standalone\Application\vivaldi.exe
    Profile Path C:\Vivaldi Standalone\User Data\Default

  • @rdreammaker
    That update that just rolled out a minute ago seems to have resolved the printing hang and sped up the overall browser a little.

    Vivaldi 2.5.1525.41 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision bc81ddc00e488e8a9a8766992215e16d3ad093d5

  • @Gwen-Dragon I have discovered why Vivaldi hangs when printing. When selecting "print" from the file menu item,
    there is a check box which says "print using system dialog box" if that is unchecked, you will get the printer print dialog page and you can select the print options you wish to use. I am still looking to find out where this check box is set but so far not been able to locate it. Does anyone one know where it is set and can it be cleared??

  • Moderator

    The hanging print preview is a known issue and yet unfixed. Fix in in progress.

  • Wonderful!! I looked for a "known bugs" listing but do not see one...Did I miss it?? If one is non-existent, is it possible to have one created?

  • Moderator

    @kylermd There is no open bugs list. So users may have a list on their own reported bugs.
    Some of the volunteers have bug tracker access, ask them if a bug is open, tell them the bug number and they will lookup the status.

  • @Gwen-Dragon Interesting!! How/Who tracks what to fix?? surely there is some control on what is being fixed and by whom?? Developers...isn't there??

  • Moderator

    @kylermd there is a closed bugs list, that's what is used to keep track. You can point one if the forum members who has access (on a reasonable time scale) to see progress on a bug.

  • Kyler --
    This is along-standing Vivaldi bug since about last November. I started complaining about it months ago, and have formally entered bug reports at least 2 times!!

    It never really gets solved and yet it is such a fundamental browser function! Frustrating and sad.

    I sense some work has been done of this BUT IT IS NOT SOLVED!
    I see new print related bugs -- like jumping to a different tab when printing is finished or changing the zoom level of the page when you complete a print.
    Yes, one can try the Reader function and/or use PrintFriendly, but those sometimes fail to render what you desire.

    It has been suggested to me that the issue is with the Chrome engine yet NOT OTHER BROWSER I USE WITH CHROME HAS THIS ISSUE -- Opera, Chrome. And Firefox prints fine too.

    Surely the moderators know this! I have commented on this issue to many of them in the past!

    I just don't believe the Vivaldi team cares enough about the issue. I mean it's gone on for almost 7 months now.

    I'm now out of Vivaldi on a regular basis. Just not worth it. But I would like to have it be my main browser. Some day, maybe...some year...maybe...if they ever fixed the darn print function.

  • Moderator

    @beansandfranks I understand your frustration.
    But as i do not know which pages fail for you, i can not check if any issue reappeared. Please provide some page URLs for me, tell me the bug report numbers.

    The develoeprs worked on a fix and as i know many print preview issues were fixed in current 2.6 Snapshot.

  • @Gwen-Dragon
    Gwen - You and others in your role are in a difficult situation. We understand that. People enter issues, complaints, etc. And maybe I should not expect that you remember every general interaction. That said, I have reported and/or commented this issue too many times over the past 7 months. My patience is gone!
    Once again, and repeating what I posted before - My last bug reports were: VB-52258, VB-46572, VB-46547
    In those posts, I included example webpages. I also provided more examples directly to the bug team.

    For me, this bug happens about 10-20% of the time. I am a heavy browser user and print/pdf-er. I know all the tricks. Right now I'm using Opera and sometimes Chrome. I have no more patience on this FUNDAMENTAL matter. I AM out! GONE!
    Maybe I'll be back someday. Who knows. Vivaldi have been great for me EXCEPT it is like I am missing a hand because of this issue. Deaf ears. See ya. GL.

  • Hi.

    I am having this very same issue when trying to print this website:

    Vivaldi 3.3.2022.45 (Stable channel) (64-bit)
    Revision a05c4d885c8da0745ffe551e567e84b9fb6a5889
    OS Windows 10 OS Version 2004 (Build 19041.508)
    JavaScript V8
    Flash (Disabled)
    User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/85.0.4183.106 Safari/537.36

    When trying to print this forum posts, then everything is fast and works fine...

    I hope you can assist with finding a solution to this issue.


  • Moderator

    @Leifur I can reproduce it on the page. Works in Chromium 85 😞

    Thank you for reaching out and sorry for the trouble.

    May be this issue is a bug.

    Please read

    carefully and report the bug to Vivaldi bugtracker.

    Again thank you for using Vivaldi.

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