Someone on the RV'ing forum where I'd also posted this query asked if I'd deleted my browers history. I had not. Cookies and cache yes, history no.
When I cleared the history, I can now access the single link at the forum I'm interested in. No more redirecting.
@abasko said in opera starts very slow !:
this time for Opera show up. How to start Opera with clean profile ?
I think opera should include a switch like this one.
Self explanatory I guess and a life saver in situations like this one. The only thing you have to do before running it is to close any chromium instance that is running.
Yes I did that and was very nervous and didnt see there are the same files inside although the path was named different. Now when I compared them I replaced everything and all my settings came through. Thank you very much for the help. I just love Opera and using it more than 10 years now. Best browser for me. Love it that I can use it in Linux too.
After stumbling around for a while trying to fix this error, I changed permission in one of the parent directories and finally got an error message in Opera that mentioned that I didn't have permission to change the profile. And Opera wouldn't open. Now I was getting somewhere! Something to actually fix!
Changing the permissions of the folder mentioned in the error message fixed this issue. The error message no longer appears when I open Opera.
Unfortunately, I got interrupted around that time and I've forgotten which folder it was. But I never did find any mysterious file or folder that could be called 'Profile'. I guess it's what Leocg says, the entire directory is my profile.
Other than the permissions for a folder that I hadn't changed prior to the error message needing to be changed, I can't think of anything unusual that might have caused this error.
@tedhelp Its a nice workaround, but it still has at least two downsides:
on every opera update you have to re-enable it
when u click on a hyperlink elsewhere, the window gets shrunken again from maximized to default
Any fix for this fix?