Opera turns black randomly

  • I have used Opera beta on my Windows 7 for far too long to remember. But recently, only a week ago, I noticed that Beta keeps going black and random and often glitches up showing weird patches of graphics found on differing sides of the pages I visit. If I exit the browser and open it again then it functions but can still black out at any moment. Opera 30 is completely unusable because it crashes every time it opens and often gets stuck in a loop of opening, crashing, then closing until I finally force it to quit. I'd much rather keep using Opera Beta than trying to fix Opera because all of my bookmarks and startup sites are organized already and I'd hate to move them. I do not have this issue on any other browser. Has anyone else had this issue?

  • The same thing happens here.Opera beta 30.0.1835.49,win 7 Ultimate SP 1 64 bit.Cold start is very slowly:20-25 sec.

  • That's strange, I have a comparable but not exactly similar issue, on Ubuntu 14.04 32 bits : since about a week, I have often have garbage on pages. Some parts get randomly repeated upper in the page, and refreshing the page does not help. Moving the cursor over the areas with garbage, removes garbage bits at underneath the mouse cursor, but not all.

  • I've started with the same thing. The screen just goes black or some times white. Sometimes chunks just move out of position, particularly with facebook it seems. The problem clears itself if I restart Opera. No other programs seem to be affected so I think it must be an Opera specific issue. I'm running 64 bit Windows 7 SP1 with all updates and Opera 31.0.1889.174.

  • Hi @markmcnee, you can try to disable the use of GPU: go to Settings (Alt+P) > Browser, scroll down to the "Advanced settings", and select the checkbox on the left of "Show advanced settings", and then under the "System", untick the checkbox on the left of "Use hardware acceleration when available", click "restart" on the right, and see if this helps.

  • I don't know where are you guys yet /15-04-16/. I am experiencing the blacout, black chunks since two-three month probably. Opera 36 under win 8.1 - looks like I have to switch browser permanently.

  • Uncheck the box titled {Use hardware acceleration when available}
    this will help, u can located in settings/browser/system

    Cheers.

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