[Solved]Inexplicable behavior by Opera

  • I have Windows 7/64 machine and a 12 Mbps DSL from AT&T - nothing sensational but adequate even for a journalist (aka Enemy of the People) on the computer pretty much 24/7.

    The problem: after a long time of using Opera and Chrome simultaneously and well, I clicked on a Network selection inadvertently (I don't know what it was, cannot recreate it) and the Internet Access logo changed, but service didn't.

    At the same time, Opera went haywire: there are a few Speed Dial items that work as before (Facebook, Nextdoor), but others just keep stalling and so do addresses entered on top, except Google.com.

    Yes, I updated Opera, then deleted and reinstalled it - same problem.

    I now use Chrome for most work, but regret Opera going crazy and wish I knew what to do. Suggestions would be appreciated here or to JanosG [at] Gmail.com. Mahalo.

  • It's the orange icon in your address bar?

     

  • Round orange upper left? Sure. I don't see a change in the display within Opera, only the Internet Access icon in the status line.

  • The orange icon means that you are using the VPN and is not connecting, just click it, and disable it.

    If enable the VPN was a conscious action then the questions to ask:

    Was VPN Icon in blue at some point?
    Are u made any change related?

    • Extensions
    • Network
    • OS

    Try without AV.

  • Thank you, Zalex108 - I am not sure about use of VPN, the orange circle has been up there at all times.

    I just tried something new and SO FAR it seems to work: I un-checked Opera Turbo and now URLs pop up normally.

    What's a real puzzle for me is why Facebook and Nextdoor connected normally when other addresses just kept laboring... and not coming up.

  • What's a real puzzle for me is why Facebook and Nextdoor connected normally when other addresses just kept laboring... and not coming up.

    Facebook uses a secure connection and most probably Nextdoor too and secure connections don't go through Turbo.

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