It was a Windows problem (surprise!).
After a quick search on the problem, hitting the Esc key three times freed everything up, both on the desktop and the Opera Speed Dial.
Thanks again for your suggestions.
@foxy01 said in Crash when downloading:
It happens even when i download picture
Goto google.com, right-click on the logo and "save image as" and save it as test.png to your desktop. Does Opera crash then too?
Create a folder on your desktop named "test". Goto the URL opera://settings/downloads, uncheck "ask..." and change your download folder to "c:\Users\yourusername\desktop\test". Opera still crash?
Change the download folder back to "C:\Users\yourusername\Downloads" and try again. Does Opera still crash?
Download the Opera installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "Opera Test" on your desktop, set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install. Test in that Opera, but do not install any extensions and do not enable Opera Sync. Does Opera crash then?