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Opera 45.0.2552.812 hogging down bandwidth on first start after system boot.

  • Telegram, Facebook Messenger etc aren't being shown in the Sidebar any longer.

    Even being enabled?

    Hi leocg!

    No....what I meant was that I had them enabled earlier...before I upgraded to 45.0.2552.812. But after the upgrade, they're all disabled...I had to enable them manually to show up in the sidebar.

    Also, you mentioned that some of the settings & customization aren't synced. But my opera has upgraded since then to 45.0.2552.888 (PGO) and I didn't face any of those issues this time (be it manually enabling the adblocker or having to change the keyboard shortcuts or having to manually enable the sidebar items). Were they part of the bug-fixes this time around?

  • Also, you mentioned that some of the settings & customization aren't synced. But my opera has upgraded since then to 45.0.2552.888 (PGO) and I didn't face any of those issues this time

    And how it's related to sync?

    When upgrading you should not lost anything.

  • Also, you mentioned that some of the settings & customization aren't synced. But my opera has upgraded since then to 45.0.2552.888 (PGO) and I didn't face any of those issues this time

    And how it's related to sync?
    When upgrading you should not lost anything.

    Ahh! My bad!

    Anyhow. With this recent upgrade, I've run into the same trouble of Opera hogging down the bandwidth. However, this recent avatar of the issue is strange and peculiar because it doesn't happen when I open a 'regular' Opera window; however, it always appears when I open an InPrivate window of Opera (now, there's no need to reboot your computer...it happens every time I open an InPrivate window)!

    So, I tried the same thing I did earlier...renaming the existing Opera profile folder to "Opera Stable.old" and then opening Opera. And again, it seems that this solution works...Opera no longer hogs down the bandwidth.

    However, I'm faced with the immense task of having to reconfigure Opera all over again...settings, extensions, bookmarks.. Can't we find a permanent automated solution to this? Please @leocg?

  • Can't we find a permanent automated solution to this? Please @leocg?

    I don't work for Opera neither I am a developer, so there is nothing I can do.

    But what about using Sync?

  • Can't we find a permanent automated solution to this? Please @leocg?

    Periodical profile back ups.

  • Can't we find a permanent automated solution to this? Please @leocg?

    I don't work for Opera neither I am a developer, so there is nothing I can do.
    But what about using Sync?

    I am using Sync. That's why I was concerned when Syc didn't restore many of the changes I had made in Opera's default settings.

  • Can't we find a permanent automated solution to this? Please @leocg?

    Periodical profile back ups.

    Hi zalex108!

    I'm only moderately familiar with these jargons...could you please elaborate by what you meant by a 'profile backup'?

    Are you suggesting that I take a backup of the profile folder before upgrading Opera? If yes, then I have this questions: When, after update, the newer version of Opera uses the same profile as the earlier version, can't we say that it's equivalent to using a backup profile with the new version?

  • Are you suggesting that I take a backup of the profile folder before upgrading Opera?

    Yes, actually at any time, weekly, every 2/3 weeks... it will save you from data lose if any problem happens.

    As said by Opera, even before the updates, but you have to take care to do not restart before to do the back up.
    Actually I had no problems with updates and profiles.

    When, after update, the newer version of Opera uses the same profile as the earlier version, can't we say that it's equivalent to using a backup profile with the new version?

    Well, it's just a copy, so is the same, but if something goes wrong you can restore all your data.

    Just copy the profile folder and add the date before or after, if you have enough disk space you could have 2 profile bckps (full folder) plus the current one.

    You could save just the needed files or the whole folder, (for USB installs delete cache folders).

    Back up programs could do it for you.

  • So essentially, we're back to where we started...I'll have to re-do everything and before next upgrade, take a backup, and see if that backup serves me right when the upgraded Opera gives me troubles again...is my understanding correct?

  • before next upgrade, take a backup, and see if that backup serves me right when the upgraded Opera gives me troubles again...is my understanding correct?

    Yes.
    But do periodical backups so (if it's needed) you would like to recover the most actual data.

    For backup info:
    OMenu > Help > Find Solutions >> Backup your Opera files

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