What is causing the busy circle when closing down the browser?

  • Previous versions of Opera did not have this thing but I've noticed that when I close down the browser I see this blue circle (busy signal), like something is still going on. I've been looking for some info on this but nothing yet.

  • Probably what Opera has always been doing when it's closed: Saving information into files.

  • If Sync is enabled, it is also making sure the server is up-to-date.

  • I don't know what Sync is. I don't think a user needs it. I don't need a server either. I clear my history every day. Previous versions did not have this busy signal. No other browser does this.

  • I don't know what Sync is

    http://help.opera.com/opera/Windows/2393/en/sync.html

    I don't need a server either

    He was talking about Sync server in case you are using it.

    I clear my history every day

    Opera would still need to save the other information.

    No other browser does this.

    They just don't show a busy signal but they probably save data after have been closed.

    • Roughly speaking, how long does the blue circle seem to persist (half second, 2-3 seconds, a minute, etc)?
    • How many extensions do you have installed in Opera - if any?
    • When you get the blue circle, do you have multiple tabs open while closing the browser and, if so, roughly how many?
    • Finally, approximately how many years old is your system?
  • The circle at start is 10secs the close is 15secs
    sync is not enabled
    no tabs open
    system is a year old and fast very fast i7 12gb titan x the system is not the problem
    this does not do it on any other browser
    what do other people see.

  • I'm seeing the same issue/effect as magikmark notes above as of 28/01.
    Hadn't noticed this occurring before this point.

    To try and clear it, I re-imaged the system drive (an SSD) with a clean install of Windows 10 today (29/01), downloaded and installed the current version of Opera (42.0.2393.517) and the effect is still present.
    Only other software present is Avira free antivirus.

    Googled Opera and spinning blue Windows busy circle, which led me here.

    Symptoms:
    Loading Opera, the blue Windows busy cicle spins for roughly 7 seconds.
    Closing Opera, the blue Windows busy circle spins for roughly 5 seconds.

    Opera still loads and closes just as quickly as before and it doesn't seem to cause any slow down in any other application or the OS.

    No other software I have tried running exhibits this extended spinning icon effect, either before or after re-imaging Windows.

  • My system is still running strong. I keep my machine very lean with no bloatware on it. I have no extensions other than an ad blocker. Looks like other users have noticed the same behavior.

  • The circle at start is 10secs the close is 15secs
    sync is not enabled
    no tabs open
    system is a year old and fast very fast i7 12gb titan x the system is not the problem
    this does not do it on any other browser
    what do other people see.

    Are you using any third-party antivirus or internet security solutions? They may slow down closing files and they may not know about Opera profile folder and how to optimise its usage.

    I suppose your 'titan' system is based on good SSD drive(s)?

  • I'm seeing the same issue. It happens every time i close browser. It happens on my home PC as well as on my work laptop. It not happens with all other programs or browsers, only with Opera closing. Reproduced in 100% of cases with extensions or without, with several tabs open or without any tabs at all, with Opera account sync enabled and disabled as well. For experiment, I even uninstalled the my antivirus, and still blue circle is there when i close Opera.

  • I have this issue too, at start and closing. No other browser does that. Perhaps slimjet but 1 or 2 seconds, opera start 10 sec, closing 6 sec.

  • Completely uninstalled Opera (Registry and hidden folders included) and did a reinstall without addons but to no avail.

  • I guess it needs to be fixed so anything that you do will not make any difference.

  • Some few years ago, a 10sec delay wouldn't exist - on the background of an evergreen up to a minute loading pages.

    What's happening to you, people? What are you rushing for? Take a break for that 10sec, have a breathe.

  • I notice this with Opera, also, FWIW. I have Vivaldi, Chrome, Palemoon browsers on my system and they do no have this effect when closing them.

  • What's happening to you, people? What are you rushing for? Take a break for that 10sec, have a breathe.

    It´s not rushing, it´s to know why this only happens in opera

  • I have solved this vexing problem by trial and error. It's a right royal pain in the backside but I found a simple fix. Go into "settings" and the go to "browser" and then "system". There is an option for "hardware acceleration when available". Click on that choice and your spinning pointer goes away. Hooray!

  • I have Hardware Acceleration checked. I still get the spinning circle for about three seconds.

    joshl ... It's not a matter of being impatient. People are simply asking, what is going on in the background.
    Perhaps a developer could answer this question.

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