(RDP) Remote Desktop Browser Flickering



  • For some odd reason, the Vivaldi browser seems to flicker and freeze if I remotely access my desktop using RDP. Does anyone else experience this?



  • You never mentioned your OS and since I'm writing this through RDP (Win10 > Win10) it doesn't seem to be a Vivaldi problem.

    I use RDP all the time and from my experience blink-based browsers that use any form of hardware acceleration either don't render their windows at all or experience weird bugs when viewed remotely on any remote host running a windows version below 8.
    Windows 8 introduced hardware video acceleration support for remote terminal service sessions.

    To solve your problem you would need both the client and terminal server to be windows 8 and above.
    Another option is to turn off hardware accelerated page rendering in the browser settings.



  • I'm on Windows 7 enterprise (my work computer)
    using remote desktop to my Windows 10 Pro 1511
    build 10586.104.

    If Vivaldi is already running when I remote in, either through windows Remote desktop, or through TeamViewer 11.0.53254, my vivaldi browser window flickers uncontrollably, making it next to unresponsive.
    If I click enough, I can maximize or restore down the window, but browsing is impossible.

    if I go to task manager and end the process, and restart vivaldi, then it works perfectly fine.
    The same applies if its not running when I connect to the pc, and start Vivaldi after I'm connected.

    Seems its a rendering issue probably, where its having a hard time switching from videocard to virtual rendering?
    I'm just grasping at straws here.

    I have no such problem with any other application, browser, or otherwise.

    Edit:
    When this is happening, the taskbar icon for vivaldi is flasing yellow, as if an update has happened in the window, then the update is cleared, and then a new update occured, all within half a second.



  • I have this same problem, Vivaldi windows flashing and alternating between two open Vivaldi windows, when I connect to a computer using tightVNC. Both computers are running Win7.

    The flashing does not occur every time I connect. As Popupkiller mentioned, if Vivaldi is closed after the remote login Vivaldi does not restart flashing.

    I have not determined what causes the flickering of the Vivaldi windows since it appears to be intermittent.



  • I had 2 windows open earlier when I posted this, and one of them actually responded for a while, and I managed to open a new tab in it. When I did that, the flashing immediately stopped. Potential workaround to stop it. Try ctrl+t, if you don't feel like killing the process. Hopefully it works. No guarantee though, as I've only made it work once.



  • @dkshumake:

    I have this same problem, Vivaldi windows flashing and alternating between two open Vivaldi windows, when I connect to a computer using tightVNC. Both computers are running Win7.

    The flashing does not occur every time I connect. As Popupkiller mentioned, if Vivaldi is closed after the remote login Vivaldi does not restart flashing.

    I have not determined what causes the flickering of the Vivaldi windows since it appears to be intermittent.

    Never faced this acccessing either Win server 2012r2 or Whs 2011 (which is win 7 based), via rdp or via thightvnc.

    For vnc you should install the mirror driver. Bt another thing you can try is to disable the GPU rasterizzation

    vivaldi://flags/#enable-gpu-rasterization


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