Vivaldi does not show up
Hi, I am constantly failing to start Vivaldi. The installation of Vivaldi on a Win7/64 PC worked fine. When I try to start Vivaldi, only an icon in the taskbar appears and a pop-up window shows up when I hover over the traskbar icon. But no window appears. 1) I tried following versions: Vivaldi_TP188.8.131.52.50 Vivaldi.184.108.40.206.x64 Vivaldi.220.127.116.11. None of them worked. 2) I also updated the graphic driver. Has anyone an idea, what I could try next? Many thanks in advance. DP
You didn't mention any look into the task manager. Once I had there residual tasks of Vivaldi which could only be stopped via the command 'taskkill' with administrator rights. Stopping them was the way to get Vivaldi running again.
thank you for your response.
I tried that, but it was not the issue.
In the meantime I found out, it is an old Windows 7 Bug. The dialog opens on a not existing screen.
The workaround is:
- Right click on the task bar icon.
- Select 'Move'
- Move with the arrow keys to the right or left.
Result: The window will be moved to your screen.
Good to hear that! Never had I suspected the operating system itself. I thought Microsoft's products to be manufactured perfectly.
… I found out, it is an old Windows 7 Bug. The dialog opens on a not existing screen. ...
Good find! I haven't seen that particular Win7 hiccup occur in 4 or 5 years. Apparently, under some undefined circumstances, an installed software may get initially positioned off-screen with some extreme position-vector value so on the screen it looks as if it doesn't exist or never opened. It's something to keep in mind for future fails-to-appear troubleshooting ideas.