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  • 32-bit or 64-bit Opera? Yes, there is a 64-bit build on the FTP site, but I'm using 32.

  • I'm using 64-bit version (Opera_ 1218_ en_ Setup _x64).

    Edit:

    I've just downloaded 32-bit version, installed to new location and it has the same issue. 😞

    I guess it is something wrong with my PC, but what could it be ??

  • Make sure Opera is set completely correctly to display sites in Author Mode.
    Tools>Preference Settings>Advanced>Content>Style Options>Presentation Modes.
    Make sure that the first and second options are selected in Author Mode, and not the third and fourth. Link style probably doesn't matter.
    User mode should be the other way around.
    Clutching at straws a bit here, but everything's worth checking!
    🙂

  • No change after changing settings for Style Options.

  • Oh well, again it was worth a try!
    😞
    Have you any other sites where you can see the problem that aren't membership sites?
    It would be good to be able to check and compare the exact page that you're seeing. Even if you're just logged in on the homepage it makes it look different, so your screenshot doesn't exactly match what people not logged in are seeing.
    🙂

  • I might Have found something here, needs more testing.

    What are the important files to keep from profile folder that contain my stuff ??

    I back up: bookmarks.adr, cookies4.dat, operaprefs, search, speeddial and wand.dat, what else should I back up to save my info and stuff ?

  • A full backup would include operaprefs.ini, but it can only be used in the same installation. Likewise if you are backing up cookies and wand then you need the user certs file (I'll have to check the name).

  • You might want to backup your global and typed history too.
    global[underscore]history.dat
    typed[underscore]history.xml
    If in doubt, back up your entire profile folder!
    🙂
    EDIT: I do wish this wretched forum wouldn't mess up what you've typed with its stupid markdown system!
    Whatever happened to WYSIWYG?!

  • I'm glad the "old" Opera is back.

    I have installed O 12.18 on win 10 64 bit and I have the exact same problem that I had with 12.17 - all websites load extremely slow. For example to access www.huffingtonpost.com it takes several seconds until all documents are loaded and then it takes another 20 or more seconds until all the elements are loaded, one by one, sometimes way over 150 elements before anything happens on the screen. O 35, FF and Edge all load immediately.

    Does anyone have any advice what I could do?

  • I tried the huffpost and loads lazily as you described and have no idea what to do. I also have trouble with ebay and some others. Still I am happy to have the update since it is no longer shutting down unexpectedly.. I just stay way from those heavy websites.

    Maybe opera will feel sorry for us and release another update.

    Edit: Still can't use Chase bank. Keeps saying don't recognize machine while works fine in any other browser.

  • Use backticks already, Dave! 😛

  • Yes, but honestly, why should I have to?!
    What you type should be what you get. It is on every single other forum I use except this one.
    🙂

  • I'm glad the "old" Opera is back.
    I have installed O 12.18 on win 10 64 bit and I have the exact same problem that I had with 12.17 - all websites load extremely slow. For example to access www.huffingtonpost.com it takes several seconds until all documents are loaded and then it takes another 20 or more seconds until all the elements are loaded, one by one, sometimes way over 150 elements before anything happens on the screen. O 35, FF and Edge all load immediately.
    Does anyone have any advice what I could do?

    Strange, http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ loads extremely quickly for me on 12.18.
    That's where the www.huffingtonpost.com URL redirects for me.
    Maybe the US site is much more javascript heavy or something, that always slows down Presto Opera, Facebook and YouTube being prime examples where loading is very slow and scrolling absolutely painful!
    😞

  • Mh, even if it is great that the old Presto (and only Opera I still use - and because of M2 being my main email client) is still updated.. speaking as one of the former myopera forums D&D participants :insane: :braindead: and one who likes conspiracy theories from an intellectual PoV but doesn't take 'em serious -> Anyone considered that this Presto update just came after Opera was sold to some "asian" company (considered that I got the headlines right and the deal was made)??? So a Presto Update after that? Anyone hearing the voices in his back of his mind whispering "Trojan.... Censorship... Big Brother.... NSA... (Oops, wrong Country).... Backdoor...." ???

    No Really, I am glad that Presto is still updated - but the timing is a bit... well, it is an open invitation to said "conspiracy theories"....

    P.S.: And no *NIX Update... well, I hear in my mind "Prime Targets.... Easy Stuff...".... Oops, would we be targeting the wrong community and be revealed too soon with *NixPeople? Sorry - I really couldn't resist to add that one ;p :cheers: (And that the old MAC User Stereotype would be in opposition to the typical *nix one ... well as said, those theories are just plain fun)

  • ... speaking as one of the former myopera forums D&D participants :insane: :braindead: and one who likes conspiracy theories from an intellectual PoV but doesn't take 'em serious -> Anyone considered that this Presto update just came after Opera was sold to some "asian" company (considered that I got the headlines right and the deal was made)??? So a Presto Update after that? Anyone hearing the voices in his back of his mind whispering "Trojan.... Censorship... Big Brother.... NSA... (Oops, wrong Country).... Backdoor...." ???
    No Really, I am glad that Presto is still updated - but the timing is a bit... well, it is an open invitation to said "conspiracy theories"....

    The Opera sale was announced on or around 10 February, and consists of a cash tender offer for Opera ASA. Management and owners of about 1/3 of the shares have agreed to the offer and are recommending the sale to other shareholders. 5 days earlier, stock trading had been halted over media buyout speculation. Back in August 2015, Opera had begun reviewing its options (including sale) after receiving strategic interest from a number of parties. This from BloombergBusiness: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-02-10/opera-software-gets-agreed-takeover-offer-valued-at-1-2-billion

    Bottom line: A publicly-held company like Opera isn't 'sold' until it's actually sold - by owners of a majority of its stock shares. Exploring a sale is far, far removed from consummating a sale and turning over product developmental influence or control to a new owner. Consequently, whatever Opera has done with respect to creating Opera 12.18 was underway and has been finished well prior to any point of a legal sale completion, by developers under the employ of Opera ASA existing as an independent entity. Conspiracy theories regarding Opera 12.18, even presented semi-humorously, have no place at this point in time when even elemental common sense is applied. In some venues, it might even be construed with attempting to influence shareholder opinions and stock prices.

  • ... and of course, those of us who are testers had the exact same 32-bit build before the sale was announced, so it isn't directly related.

  • Can someone confirm if http://www.softpedia.com/ has issues with fonts on Opera 12.18 & Windows 10 ??

    Thanks.

    http://i.imgur.com/1lHYmV4.png

  • The icons look like dots in 12.18 here - not even typical squares.

  • So, they're messed up and not showing properly, right ??

    If so, it's something wrong with Opera itself, something with the coding if I may say "poor".

    I'll report back what I've found so far.

  • The icons are messed up here in Firefox, Qupzilla, and Opera 12.18. In Firefox, they appear as small rectangles with "FO" above "05" inside the top ones (where the stars should be) and "F1/C0" and "F0/44" in the ones half way down the page; in Opera 12.18, they appear mainly as small rectangles, some of which have "x" symbols in them. The only browsers they seem to render correctly with are chromium/Blink-based ones.

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