Dead pause before starting loading



  • Hello, I observe a problem that keeps nagging me through all the months I'm trying to use Vivaldi, long before 1.0 and still after 1.0: When I enter a search term (either in URL field or search field), or paste an URL in the URL field and press Enter, there appears to be some "dead pause" when the Vivaldi seemingly doesn't do anything, maybe 3+ seconds, and only then it starts engaging with loading the page. I observe this on two instances of Windows 10 -- at home and at office. On both desktops I have many other browsers, including Chrome, which don't have this kind of "dead pause". The "dead pause" is not a frozen state, meaning e.g. if you click the V-menu, it would react. Do you have any idea about about a setting that can be changed to reduce or remove this dead pause? I don't really have any complicated setup of Vivaldi, it's just visuals and 2-3 keyboard shortcuts added/changed, so I don't think it's introduced by my setup. Cheers


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    With Vivaldi 1.1.453.6 x64 on Windows 10x64 Pro (Final!) after 1,5 seconds the search results are loaded.

    More than 3 seconds is long.

    Which Search do you use in Settings?
    Do you have any security software on your Windows interfering the traffic?



  • I use Google search.
    No additional security software, only what already comes with Windows 10, and the problem is there just for Vivaldi, I imagine this kind of obstacle would affect all browsers, Chrome included.



  • I'm wondering if a solution for this problem has been made available. I have been going through posts on this website without a success. I have a blank computer, a laptop with nothing installed, where I install browser for testing before beginning to use on the main laptop. It seems that the problem exist only for Vivaldi as I do not see any lag with Chrome, Opera, or Yandex. Vivaldi seems to require less RAM/CPU for same set of multiple tabs open but Vivaldi has a dead pause, for about a second "before" a website begins to load, which occurs only before visiting a website for the first time.


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    @us1090528ko Must be something on your laptop causing this delay in load. Security Software, Anti-Virus scanner, DNS server of internet access provider.

    I tried with 2.0 Stable to open https://example.org and it come up fast without any delay.



  • Possibly related to this : I frequently see a "dead pause" on first load of Vivaldi after staring my computer.

    If I press the enter key after entering text in address bar nothing happens until the history is loaded and parsed (I. E. The address dropdown starts filling up)

    This is a long standing issue that I can remember going back to the early days of Vivaldi.



  • @lonm said in Dead pause before starting loading:

    Possibly related to this : I frequently see a "dead pause" on first load of Vivaldi after staring my computer.

    If I press the enter key after entering text in address bar nothing happens until the history is loaded and parsed (I. E. The address dropdown starts filling up)

    This is a long standing issue that I can remember going back to the early days of Vivaldi.

    Cold loading takes about 10 seconds in my lap, but that can be extended if the trash can of Vivaldi is very full. For this I usually drain often



  • First, I'd like to say thanks for a very alternative good browser! Keep up the great work!!!

    For me, it does take about 3 seconds to load as well. However, after that the page loads very quickly! I think Vivaldi is just different in how it loads the pages as opposed to other browsers. I say this because it will load pages that are ad-heavy and video-heavy very quickly after the delay. This is opposed to other browsers that will load the page instantly and then you must wait for each element to load. If you try to scroll or do anything while those pages load the pages will freeze or jump to other sections, etc.

    Vivaldi does not do that. It will completely load pages during the pause then present the fully loaded page...in my experiences so far with and without extensions. Some extensions may make the pause a bit longer.

    @Catweazle's comment - I think it would be a great to add a feature where you can delete the Trash upon exit or at certain times (daily, weekly, etc.)


 

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