Vivaldi Forgets Pinned Tabs After Reset/Crash



  • On both my home computer running Linux Mint and my work PC running Windows 7, Vivaldi never remembers pinned tabs if there is a power outage, the computer has to be reset, or if Vivaldi crashes. Both of the major competitors have no problem restoring pinned tabs after any such occurrence. At this time, I only have two pinned tabs in Vivaldi. In my current number one browser, I have six. This is something that will need to be addressed before Vivaldi moves into my number one spot...which it's very close to doing. Thanks for your time and consideration.



  • Thanks for raising this issue and sorry for the troubles. We're looking into it. Also thank you for filing a bug report. We announce their fixes on the snapshots with their number. Check for VB-15076 in future snapshots on Vivaldi.net


  • Vivaldi Team

    Do you lose all tabs in the session or just pinned tabs?



  • I lose all tabs, pinned or not, on both my Linux Mint and Win7 machines. Upon bringing Vivaldi up again, I get the Speed Dial and Vivaldi.com tabs as if I had never changed anything. FYI, I do have the setting checked for Vivaldi to save my pinned tabs.



  • Just a little update as I am now running Vivaldi 1.1.453.47 (Stable channel) (64-bit) at home on Linux Mint…we had a power outage today while I was online. When I brought Vivaldi back up, all pinned tabs were gone. I also had a computer crash earlier this week at work where I have the latest stable version of Vivaldi running in Windows 7 64-bit and it too lost all the pinned tabs.

    I do have a temporary "fix" for this as I have put the pages I want as pinned tabs into the top of my Speed Dial page so I can put them back where I want quickly. Still, it will be nice when this problem is finally resolved.



  • Further update…took 1.1.453.52 (Stable channel) (64-bit) on Windows 7 64-bit right as I started work. Something else on my PC caused it to bog down and I had to use the reset button. Still the same result, all pinned tabs lost on Vivaldi.


  • Moderator

    taking advantage about the thread, i've reported this session management problem since before the stable version, as on this thread

    https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/vivaldi-browser/10730-bug-session-management-problem#58200

    I report to the bug report: –----> VB-13915 - Current session is not being saved and browser restarts with Speed Dial page only

    When I restart, just the pinned tabs are loaded.
    WIN 10 64X



  • A further update…took 1.2.490.39 (64-bit) this morning on my Win7 PC at work...happened to have a crash and the pinned tabs are still disappearing.

    BTW, this is just reporting, not complaining. The improvements to Vivaldi with every release are stunning. I know this bug will be fixed in good time. ;)



  • Hello – FYI. Whilst my V has tended to be very stable for me for a long time now [& i always use the latest SS, not the so-called Beta / Stable stream], in earlier days it gave me a lot of grief with crashes which obliterated all my tabs, including pinned, just as you say. My workaround [once i'd manually recreated & reordered my desired tabs] was to install the Session Buddy extension. Despite my now predominantly reliable V experiences, i remain cognisant that i'm using bleeding-edge software which with each new SS might bite me again [though its reliability has become so high i don't actively fret on this too much now]. Hence i continue to use SB, as a precaution.

    With this, after a crash it can really save your bacon. It loses the pinned status of pinned tabs, but that's relatively innocuous compared to otherwise losing the tabs entirely. A related downside is that if any of the pinned tabs were also stacked [see here https://vivaldi.net/en-US/forum/all/11512-pin-stacked-tabs#62375 for the little trick required], once all your pre-crash tabs are restored from SB [if using a recent SS] you'll no longer be able to restack any pinned tabs, without first reapplying the "trick". Still, all this is better than a complete wipeout.

    Linux Mint x64 17.3 KDE.



  • Still the same bug with 1.2.490.43 (64-bit) on Windows 7 64-bit. I'll have to check my Linux Mint machine at home once the new update comes through.



  • I'm just starting out with 1.4.589.29 (Stable channel) (32-bit)

    I keep having this issue as well. It's not my primary browser, so I tend to open and close it a lot. The session keeps getting wiped out on restart, pinned tabs and all. Most of the time it's fine, but I've had it happen 3-4 times in the two days I've used the browser.



  • Just to again update now that yet another person is reporting this problem…I am using the latest stable 64-bit versions of Vivaldi for Windows 7 and Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon (1.4.589.29 on the latter from which I am writing this). This problem still persists on my Win7 machine but seems to have disappeared on my Linux Mint rig. Even a Vivaldi update on my Win7 PC makes it forget all pinned tabs.



  • I am also seeing the same problem in 1.6.689.40 (Stable channel) (32-bit) for Windows 10.



  • I just re-read this topic, & am quite amazed. My V SS hasn't lost pinned tabs for [i'd guess] over a year, maybe much longer. As per my earlier post, it used to be a major pain, in the very early days [say 2015 Q1, Q2], but for me at least this problem is purely historical not active [& yes, i include power blackouts & unavoidable pc hard-resets in my comment]. I wonder why the experiences of some other users are so divergent? My own experience [& i daresay a majority of other V SS users too, otherwise the blood would be flowing down the walls, metaphorically speaking, in the fora & blogs about this problem] logically implies it's not ipso facto a fundamental code flaw affecting all installed instances. Implicit from that would seem to be that something interesting is going on in some local environments.
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    Tower's SSD = Linux Mint 17.3 x64 KDE 4.14.2 [< 26/9/16]; now Maui 2.1 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.3.
    Lappy's SSD = Linux Mint 18 x64 Xfce+Compiz [< 25/12/16]; now Maui 2.1 "Blue Tang" x64 Plasma 5.8.3.


  • Vivaldi Translator

    Probably this related.

    I think, Vivaldi seem have problem in autosave session.
    How to produce:

    • Run Vivaldi
    • Open some webpages. Let it be for one or two minutes. Close the tabs to just one tab. Then immediately exit Vivaldi.
    • Wait till all closing procedures finish. Rerun Vivaldi.
    • Vivaldi come out with all tabs above.

    So the timer for autosave session doesn't work as in other browsers, either it too fast or too late. My theory; the lost session because unstable Vivaldi closing for whatever reasons, cause session data corruption.

    Vivaldi stable 1.6.689.46-1
    Vivaldi snapshot 1.7.715.3-1
    Linux/Debian sid amd64


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