Private Window Hung on Open
Blackbird last edited by Blackbird
@dellskin Try update to 5.5.2805.44.
I launch via File, New Private Window.
Means what? Which command line?
That would be the path using the Menu bar "File" button via: File > "New Private Window". From my observations, opening a Vivaldi Private Window in any manner can trigger the problem (Using that Menu bar path, using a Taskbar shortcut icon with the ""vivaldi.exe" --incognito" command, or via right-clicking a URL and selecting "Open Link in Private Window"). I've had it occur all three ways.
I have this problem as well.
I am running the newest version of Vivaldi, ending in .44
I was not using Vivaldi before, so this is a clean profile and I actually did a disk clean up, ran sfc /scannow and did dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup and then the /checkheath before I installed Vivaldi and Firefox (prior to that I uninstalled Chrome, Opera and got rid of IE and Edge as much as I could).
I do use a black theme for Vivaldi, but I originally did not. With or without the theme, it locks up when I open a private window, about half the time I do it. I use taskbar to close it, then re-open it and it works fine for awhile.
WIXAPOL last edited by
I confirm the same problem
@WIXAPOL Confirm what?
How do you create such Private Window?
@DoctorG I presume @WIXAPOL means that the same thing happens to them. Go to Menu/File/New Private Window, click on that option, and sometimes the private window fails to finish opening. It creates a plain, blank screen with a Vivaldi logo in the middle, no UI controls or framework, and freezes at that stage of the process. If one closes that "window" and once again creates a private window using the same procedure, this time it will be successful.
I experience this about 20% of the time I attempt to open a new private window. I suspect a race condition, as most of the time it works but sometimes doesn't, and is always remediable by trying again.
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I suspect a race condition, as most of the time it works but sometimes doesn't, and is always remediable by trying again.
Having designed a LOT of digital logic in bygone years and observed numerous kinds of race problems, I've concluded this is exactly what this problem behavior seems to replicate in code. When a Private Window is attempting to be opened, before things can complete, some marginally too-quick parallel process or code path intervenes to unexpectedly block or interfere with the rest of the opening details unfolding. I keep hoping to trap some brief or flickering detail that will give a better clue, but no luck so far. I just had another occurrence yesterday with a right-clicked URL in a regular window that I was attempting to open in a private window.
@dellskin It was happening 25-50% of the time. I then upgraded to 5.5.2805.44 and it did not occur for around 50 times, but it just happened again. So it is happening for me much less often, but it is still not completely resolved.
Why are there still questions about how the private window is created? It's been confirmed that more than one method of opening a private window causes this to happen. This is clearly an issue with the private window opening
and not the method in which it's triggered.
@nelliott500 This is just standard debug procedure. The user should always report what exact steps they took to produce the bug.
I've experienced the same issue - it probably happens once for every eight times I open a private window. I'm running version 5.5.2805.48 stable, 64-bit. What luck - I just tried to open an incognito window and was ablee to reproduce it.
Reproduction steps (again, happens about one in every eight or so times for me):
- Hit Ctrl + Shift + N with a Vivaldi non-incognito window in focus.
- New incognito window opens, shows the gray background with Vivaldi logo and nothing else.
- Left- or right-clicking in the window yields no obvious activity (e.g. no context menu).
- The window shows up in the Windows taskbar, so it's easy enough to click the X to close it from there., The window promptly closes without ever appearing non-responsive.
Here's a picture of what I see when I experience this issue. It presents as a full-screen window without a title bar or any of the other various toolbars. This will forever stay like this until closed (again, I typically close it from the taskbar without issue):
Here's a picture of what it shows up as in my taskbar:
With my non-responsive incognito window open, I again focused on a non-incognito Vivaldi window and hit Ctrl + Shift + N and this time, it opened as expected:
I hope this helps narrow down the issue!