Navigating with links stops working

  • Video Example: https://youtu.be/JXI2NLiV9Pc

    Problem: Tapping a link in Opera will sometimes not advance to the page until clicked multiple times. This happens multiple times daily.

    Reproduce: Tap a link while browsing a webpage. There isn't a particular page this happens on consistently. My example shows Google results page.

    Results: I expect the link tapped will take me to the page, however it does not. I have to tap it multiple times.

    • Android: v7.1.1
    • Device: Pixel
    • Opera: v42.5.2246.114172
  • Seems related to what I described as Microstutter in the main Overhaul of Opera Topic.

    Opera consists of 2 important parts. The user interface that forwards your messages like finger input like wanting to scroll or to click towards the underlying Render Engine (the actual displayed content)

    I have several times urged the Opera team the following:

    1 It takes the User Interface time to fully grab user input, this causes on my Note 2 and Note 10.1 microstutter and unexpected bumps in scrolling which I unfortunately do observe on your video too.
    2 Underlying Render Engine for the website therefore receives a query full of messages from the User Interface suddenly at once causing micro stutter.

    3 The problem is that the overhaul is more in a graphical design phase than an optimal performance state. Meaning even your highly powered device isn't able to deal with the code from the User Interface.

    4 The user interface code needs to be entirely rewritten but then fully optimization in code. The overhaul until now meant 'how it looks' not that it's fully functional.

    Solvable? Yes. Remember the core render engine is nothing wrong.

  • 4 The user interface code needs to be entirely rewritten but then fully optimization in code. The overhaul until now meant 'how it looks' not that it's fully functional.

    Well that's a shame. I much prefer Opera for its features and using it on Win/Ubuntu prompted me to use it on Android. But it seems the Android counterpart isn't quite there yet. Back to Chrome. It just made sense to use it on all platforms because of the sync.

    microstutter and unexpected bumps in scrolling which I unfortunately do observe on your video too

    You know I didn't even realise that was even an issue. Now that you mention it, I did some side by side testing with Chrome and Opera and you're exactly right.

  • Déjà vu on Chrome, though I can't confirm this glitch right now running Chrome Dev. As a workaround: copy-paste URL on another tab.

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