Opera Hangs

  • I am using Opera 12.17 and sometimes it'll just 'hang' and by that I mean nothing happens, I can't click any links, I end up having to wait a few seconds for it to become responsive again. When this occurs all my other programs running are still functioning without error, so this is strictly an Opera problem.

    I searched online and tried some recommendations like setting redraw to instant and changing some network settings in the opera browser. I also disabled some effects. The problem persists though.

    Upgrading Opera is out of the question since I have to have the 'open tab in background' feature.

    I'm on Windows 7. I have 8GB of RAM. When this happens memory usage is around 60%. There are no extensions installed for Opera.

  • Have you tried with a new clean profile?

  • Same here. But I don't think it's a specifically browser problem.
    Opera (Presto) hogs for resources a bit. Google Chrome likes to eat, too, by the way, but in it "the CPU war" looks different.

    I don't think you can do much about that.
    Try setting Opera's process's priority slightly higher.
    Dudes, or can it be a sort of malware intervening? Exactly in Opera and Google Chrome pages started to open time to time recently - on click on irrelevant pages...

  • Have you tried with a new clean profile?

    I haven't. I'll give it a shot later on. The problem comes and goes really, right now I'm not experiencing it.

  • Upgrading Opera is out of the question since I have to have the 'open tab in background' feature.

    If you mean middle-clicking / Ctrl+Shift+click, it's available in new Opera.

    I'm on Windows 7. I have 8GB of RAM. When this happens memory usage is around 60%. There are no extensions installed for Opera.

    Maybe it could be a plug-in. Take a look at opera:plugins and disable the ones you don't really need. Update the ones that you use.
    And the 64-bit versions of Opera 12.1x have issues with plug-ins hanging. Try the 32-bit version if you aren't already using it.

    The new Opera >15 is much better at this because it runs each tab and plug-in in its own process, so IF one of them hangs the rest of the page(s) and browser UI are unaffected by the hang. They'll be deprecating the old NPAPI architecture and that'll make the browser even more stable and secure.

  • Upgrading Opera is out of the question since I have to have the 'open tab in background' feature.

    If you mean middle-clicking / Ctrl+Shift+click, it's available in new Opera.

    I'm on Windows 7. I have 8GB of RAM. When this happens memory usage is around 60%. There are no extensions installed for Opera.

    Maybe it could be a plug-in. Take a look at opera:plugins and disable the ones you don't really need. Update the ones that you use.
    And the 64-bit versions of Opera 12.1x have issues with plug-ins hanging. Try the 32-bit version if you aren't already using it.
    The new Opera >15 is much better at this because it runs each tab and plug-in in its own process, so IF one of them hangs the rest of the page(s) and browser UI are unaffected by the hang. They'll be deprecating the old NPAPI architecture and that'll make the browser even more stable and secure.

    The middle click doesn't work on the sites I use. Only the 'open pop-ups in background' does.

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