Strange issue I can't seem to fix.



  • Alright so, ever since first or second snapshot that gave extension support, Vivaldi takes [i]forever[/i] to do most tasks. Startup literally takes anywhere from two to five full minutes. My computer boots in less time. When I finally get into the browser, simply just switching to another tab labs the browser for a few seconds minimum. If it's a heavy tab, something say YouTube, it'll take around 5-10 seconds before the browser stops lagging. Creating a new tab takes forever, around 5-15 seconds as well. Then actually going to a webpage after it's been created takes around 5-10 seconds again. All these time intervals the browser is just frozen. Probably worst part of this issue is clicking on a link. This process completely freezes the browser for a good 30seconds to full minute before it opens the webpage. I have tried everything I can to think of to fix this. I've reinstalled. I've wiped all browser data. I've done a fresh install on 64Bit and 32Bit. I've installed it on a different drive. No matter what I do these issues persist even on a brand new install with no copied over or lingering userdata. I am on Windows 10 64Bit, I'm typing this currently on Vivaldi 32bit on a fresh install. As I stated, it worked just fine for awhile, but ever since a couple snapshots ago it's been this constant issue. I am on the latest snapshot as of now "1.0.303.27 (Developer Build) (32-bit)" I'd really like to keep using the browser as it's probably my favorite browser I've ever used. Any help would be greatly appreciated. My specs are as follows: Windows 10 Enterprise x64 AMD Phenom X4 BE 3.4GHz. nVidia 780 Ti. 8GB DDR3 Corsair XMS3. Vivaldi is being installed on an Intel Speed Demon SSD. (OS Drive)



  • Can you provide some additional points of information that may be useful (or not)?
    1. What is your AV brand?
    2. Are you installing and running Vivaldi from within an admin account?
    3. Is Vivaldi set as your default browser?
    4. Is the installation set up for full install for a single or multiple users? Or is it a stand-alone type installation?
    5. Was your Win10 installation a fresh/clean/OEM install or an upgrade to an earlier OS version?

    Every Vivaldi facet you've described is running FAR slower than does a typical Vivaldi installation for most users, so indeed something is fundamentally wrong.



  • Hi and thanks for the quick reply.

    I'm using Avast! Anti-Virus, and have been the entire time I've been using Vivaldi.
    Yes I am on an administrator account (The only account on my computer, as well)
    It is set as default, and when changing something else to default, it shows no changes.
    I have tried each different option. Single, multiple, and stand-alone. None have shown any changes.
    My Windows 10 was an upgrade from Windows 8.1 done from a USB installer.

    It is indeed strange, because I have seen Vivaldi run at full speed before and it is a VERY fast browser. One of the things that drew me to it initially.

    Hope this information helps.

    Bringing up AV got me thinking though. I'll disable it shortly and see what happens.



  • I am running Win 7 x64 with 16gb ram, so my operating system is different. I have had no problems like you describe. I am using the same snapshot (1.0.303.27) x32 and I have a number of chrome extensions that are active. The Vivaldi response is terrific and by using extensions to hold tab activation until I open it, my memory usage is minimal.

    You state that the problems only started with the last couple of snapshots, I would suggest that

    1 – Submit a bug report; and
    2 -- Do a system restore and then back off the snapshot updates until the last one that you used that was not buggy.

    I have had to take those steps a couple of times before the bugs got worked out. I have been using Vivaldi as my default browser since late March or early April. I find Vivaldi the best browser since I jumped from Opera 12.17 and Chrome.



  • @Blackbird:

    Can you provide some additional points of information that may be useful (or not)?
    1. What is your AV brand?
    2. Are you installing and running Vivaldi from within an admin account?
    3. Is Vivaldi set as your default browser?
    4. Is the installation set up for full install for a single or multiple users? Or is it a stand-alone type installation?
    5. Was your Win10 installation a fresh/clean/OEM install or an upgrade to an earlier OS version?

    Every Vivaldi facet you've described is running FAR slower than does a typical Vivaldi installation for most users, so indeed something is fundamentally wrong.

    I'll be damned… The issue was Avast!
    I turned off shields and Vivaldi is snappy as ever.
    I turned on each shield one by one and found out it was the file shield.
    I added Vivaldi to the exceptions and everything is perfect now.

    Thanks for bringing that up.

    Problem solved!



  • Good for you! The main thing is you've now got Vivaldi working…


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