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Opera 34.0.2036.25 is very slow to start and also to open a new Tab

  • Other browsers like Firefox 43 64-bit and Chrome 47.0.2526.106 m (64-bit) do not have these problems.

    Note: Once a new Tab becomes active (after waiting for a while) and at this point it is then possible to enter a web address in the address box, the web page then loads quickly.

  • I have the same problem. Do you have many fonts installed? I have 232 fonts listed in Windows composed of about 831 font files (About 602 megabytes total).


    I checked the startup of the opera.exe subprocesses using Sysinternals Process Monitor and it looks like every time a new opera.exe process starts it is spending 60 seconds digging around in C:\Windows\Fonts loading in every font file. Stack trace shows the Windows "DirectWrite" system may be involved. Since I had to disable that in Chrome for unrelated reasons (all international characters render as squares) I thought I would try disabling it in Opera. When I disabled "DirectWrite" it dramatically sped up Opera's load times and it seems more responsive as well.


    (This worked for me, but I give no guarantees)

    Open this url:


    And click the "Enable" button (this will actually disable DirectWrite even though it says enable)

  • I have 728 font files. I applied the workaround that you suggested without any speed improvement to Opera.

  • Because of this delay problem in Opera, I have had to remove Opera as my default browser in favor of Firefox 43 64-bit.

  • I fully agree with you, you should install firefox now because opera is no more opera but it's one disgusting.

  • Now it has a lot of problems.

    And so slow to start up that seems to have a virus 😃 ... hahaha

  • hi
    I noticed another problem with this new version v33 of the opera that the pop-up does not work well the windows open even if the block settings.

    I also confirmed you this thing?

  • ?