Opera tabs crash with "Out Of Memory" error.

  • Hi,

    I am using Opera 46.0.2597.57 (PGO) on Windows 10 RS2 up to date and in the last few months I keep getting seeing tabs crashing with Out Of Memory error. I keep on reloading the page and eventually it works but as soon as I start scrolling, it crashes again. Eventually the whole browser crashes.

    My PC has 16 GBs of RAM and it rarely goes over 50%, the most memory-hungry program being Opera. Since I use a lot of tabs, especially when I am working, I turned on the "Delay loading of background tabs" option and this worked quite well until a few months ago.

    The problem is so bad, that the error occurs on empty tabs of even the Settings and About pagees.

    I've noticed quite some threads here regarding this issue and unfortunately I noticed most people blamed all on Windows. However, I also have the same problem on a MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM.

    Any ideas? Lately Opera has been driving me nuts with errors and problems: pages don't render well on 4K displays and I see artifacts (I'm not talking about CSS and layout but the actual drawing on the screen), the phones / tablets simulator mess up the resolution of pages on Windows while on Mac work just fine (again, I suspect it has something to do with 4K display), my password list is empty although there are passwords saved and there are sites for whom Opera refuses to store the credentials.

    Any way to fix this (as well as the other issues) or should I just switch to Vivaldi / Firefox and get over it?

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