Why Opera has 12 processes open in task manager?

  • Hello, can any explain to me why when I open my task manager in windows 10 opera has 12 different processes? Is it a different process for each individual plug in or extension but even then i have only 7 plug ins and extensions(this includes flash and java) and if so why doesnt the firefox browser i have do the same?? I am not complaining although it sounds like it, my opera still runs great, I am honestly just curious as to the reason. Thank You for any input.

  • Firefox is a different thing. Opera will have one process per tab, plus a process for the UI, and also a process for the background updater. Though it can also have processes for canvas and multimedia elements.

  • I am honestly just curious as to the reason

    This is how Chromium, in which Opera is based, works: separated process for different tasks.

    If you open Opera's task manager you will see what are those processes.

  • Right on>

    Firefox is a different thing. Opera will have one process per tab, plus a process for the UI, and also a process for the background updater. Though it can also have processes for canvas and multimedia elements.

    Thank You that clears it up for me.

  • I am honestly just curious as to the reason

    This is how Chromium, in which Opera is based, works: separated process for different tasks.
    If you open Opera's task manager you will see what are those processes.

    Thank You

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