Speakers / woofers of my macbook scratching noise on startup of vivaldi!!??

  • speakers / woofers of my macbook scratching my ears with noise on every time I open vivaldi...anu bug problem ?? to solve soonest thank u

  • Did you ever get an solution to this? Experiencing the same thing and only just pinpointed Vivaldi to be the source.

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    @conxr I'm not sure what is/was causing this but (for me) it's nowhere near as bad as it used to be. With Vivaldi 1.7, I still hear an occasional faint click/pop on startup but nothing severe, and it doesn't happen all the time either.

    My theory is that it's extension related. On older releases, when this was a BIG problem for me, the speaker clicks/pops only occurred when I had uBlock origin installed. (I don't typically use any other extensions.) The problem never occurred when I ran Vivaldi extension-free.

    Are you currently using any extensions and if so, does this problem go away when you disable them?

  • @xyzzy It doesn't seem to happen a lot, but sometimes it can be very loud if my bluetooth is connected (i thought it was that for ages)

    I'm also using uBlock, but I'm unsure if turning it off does anything as, like I say, it doesn't happen all the time.

    Other apps I have running are:
    google translate, colour picker, tampermonkey, https everywhere, font changer, what the font, page ruler, scroblr for last.fm, dictionary/thesaurus & privacy badger.

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    @conxr Just to clarify, what I was trying to say was that with an "out-of-the-box" install with a fresh profile, Vivaldi never made any clicking or popping sounds on my system. The clicking/popping sounds started happening immediately after installing an extension, and there were some past Vivaldi snapshots where the clicks and pops were worryingly loud, and they happened every time I launched Vivaldi on my Mac.

    I don't think that uBlock itself was ever really the problem per se (it also happened with AdBlock Plus installed), but rather that installing an extension (or a certain type of extension) seems to trigger something during Vivaldi's initialization that, in turn, still results in the occasional click/pop on launch.

  • @xyzzy hmm very odd, I hope it get's ironed out eventually.

    Other than that Vivaldi ticks every box and I prefer it to anything else.

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    @conxr I agree totally. Thankfully, for me, even a faint click is now a fairly rare occurrence and (knock on wood) hasn't happened yet with this latest snapshot.

    Kudos to the Mac developers for all of their efforts in getting this (hopefully completely) fixed!

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