Is it Linux Mint 20 - why is Vivaldi getting slower
There are sites that take forever to load but when I open Firefox the same page quickly loads. Heck even opening the Vivaldi.net page took 20 seconds. I never used to have these issues with Vivaldi. Some differences are the update to Linux Mint 20 and updates to Vivaldi.
Hm? At the moment I can't remember the key combo to view Vivaldi memory use.
Maybe some setting changed but I'm about ready to go back to FF.
At the moment I can't remember the key combo to view Vivaldi memory use.
Try Shift+Escape, or Ctrl+F1 for the Cheat-sheet.
potmeklecbohdan last edited by
Try clearing the cache (
Ctl-Shift-Delor just delete all
~/.cache(which, obviously, contains also other apps’ cache)).
Steffie last edited by
@Urdrwho10 In addition to the good cache-clearing process, it might be interesting to try your target sites [after first doing the cache, & if that did not solve it for you] from a new test profile you create now in V. If that is also unsatisfactory that would lead further investigation in a different direction than if your new profile were to prove nice & snappy.
Thinks for some info on shortcuts and clearing cache.
I cleared cache and also looked at the memory use.
Here is an example. It has been one minute since I put the Https site address in for my online bank. It is sitting still, doing nothing.
Went over to FF while waiting and bang-bang site loaded right away.
I have adblockers disabled for my bank site.
mib2berlin last edited by
Hi, there is something serious on your system/Vivaldi or a corrupt profile.
Last you can easy check with a Guest profile.
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Well I tried the guest mode and didn't see much difference. I'm on Linux Mint DE 4 right now and I don't think I am seeing the lag that I see in LM 20.
Could it be the graphics?
My LMDE4 is Mate
My LM 20 is Cinnamon
I may give the LM 20 fall back mode a try which is Gnome.
Priest72 last edited by
I use 32bit puppy linux and vivaldi runs superbly on here.Linux mint is rather bloated in my opinion..puppy is nice and lean.
@Priest72 Yep LM Cinnamon is resource intensive but I have enough ram that it works well for me.
I've tried Puppy in the past, works well but it is a little too lean.
I only noticed this sluggishness lately.
Priest72 last edited by Gwen-Dragon
@Urdrwho10 One of the problems i had with mint is the constant disk thrashing and i could hear the disk grinding. It is a very nice distro but all in all i did quite a bit of distro-hopping and finally decided upon xenial puppy linux.
I have only been using vivaldi for a brief time but i must say it is the best browser i have used on puppy and i was actually surprised how well it runs.
Have you by any chance used bleachbit on mint...?..it may help but just be careful with it.
xenial puppy linux
I never let my fingertips touch bleachbit.
I've been playing with Linux for many, many years. A while ago I stopped using bleachbit because so many times it went (or I went) to aggressive and it messed things up.
LMDE4 runs well and very stable. LMDE was my daily for a while and then I started using Cinnamon again just for the pretty things and to use up to date items. Maybe I'll go back to LDME4.
I may look at Puppy again.
Now back to the Vivaldi issue, I don't know why it is doing with it does. It doesn't do it in Opera or Firefox so who knows??
The other thing it does once in a while and it just did it is to crash. Boom....down it goes.
For years now I've been committed to Vivaldi but for a while I may have to devote time to another browser. For a while and then maybe try back in a while.
I can report that the recent update may have solved some of the issues I noted.
Priest72 last edited by
@Urdrwho10 Did you update mint recently by any chance.?..i was wondering if an incremental mint update could of solved an issue.