Vivaldi 4.0 will not open a new window

I am noticing that vivaldi 4.0 will not open a new window or new private window, either with via the menu or the keyboard shortcut. I am running sway. I can see new processes spawned, but no new windows appear.

Is anyone else experiencing the same?

have you tried running from terminal, see what error it throws.

Thats the strange thing - there does not seem to be a major error thrown. When starting from the command line I see these “normal” errors:

[21666:21666:0613/] Failed to load a platform cursor of type kNull
[21703:21703:0613/] Passthrough is not supported, GL is egl
MESA-INTEL: warning: Performance support disabled, consider sysctl dev.i915.perf_stream_paranoid=0

[21703:21703:0613/] InitializeSandbox() called with multiple threads in process gpu-process.
[21703:21703:0613/] Failed to create vulkan surface.
[21666:21666:0613/212949.376097:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: The message port closed before a response was received.", source: chrome-extension://mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli/browser.html (0)

When trying to start a new windows I get:

[21666:21666:0613/213044.276279:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Could not establish connection. Receiving end does not exist.", source: chrome-extension://mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli/browser.html (0)
[21666:21666:0613/213044.673606:ERROR:CONSOLE(0)] "Unchecked runtime.lastError: Unknown error.", source: chrome-extension://mpognobbkildjkofajifpdfhcoklimli/browser.html (0)

Which seems similar.

I should note that this only occurs when I use --enable-features=UseOzonePlatform --ozone-platform=wayland - I do not see this behavior under Xwayland

I have been using Vivaldi 3.8x series under sway for months; this is the first time I notice this problem. I would be appreciative for any help - I am sure I am not the only one having this issue.


sorry don’t think i can help, i use firefox on my sway on a rpi400.
i have no idea what ozone-platform is.

just wait i’m sure others will be along, you probably want to provide more details like specs, could be a hardware/gpu issue.

Hi @kerry_s

ozone-platform is a abstraction layer that allows running chromium-based browsers (and electron) to run natively in Wayland. I am guessing this has something to do with Vivaldi and Wayland.

I just installed chromium and tested it out, and there is not problem in opening new windows, even when running with ozone-platform enabled for native Wayland display.