No History at All!

  • When I click on the Show All History, I get a window with absolutely nothing in it, as if I had just erased my browsing history, which I haven't...

  • @stevencee What version do you use?
    I see this too in Opera 50.0.2759.0 (Edition developer, Mac OS X 10.11.6 64-bit), just not only History, but also on Extensions, Speed Dial, Personal News, and Downloads.

    Preferences is showing up normally, also most internal URLs (like opera://gpu/, opera://flags/, opera://dns/ and so on) works. Using the location bar, you still can search history and bookmarks.

    While this surely has been reported, i'm gonna send a detailed bug report (if neccessary).

  • After further research, i noticed that the issue most likely was because of some enabled flags (opera://flags/).
    I reverted some of the flags i changed in earlier builds, and restarted Opera. Now everything, including history, works again.
    So, check if you have enabled any flags, and either revert all of them back to default, or do it by trial and error.

  • @deluxive I'm using the newest one: 49.0.2725.39, and it's still not showing any history, nor does it want to open any of the previously open tabs & windows, they're there, but all are blank, with a "ran out of memory" message, although I have plenty of memory remaining! As for the flags, I'm not even sure what they are or do, so I haven't changed any of their settings, but I'll check and see if any are enabled, thanks.

  • @deluxive I began disabling each one manually, until I realized there were so many. So I instead just hit the Reset All to Default, then relaunched, but still no history is showing, and it won't even load all the windows and tabs, then crashes.... I don't know what's wrong with it...

  • I realized that MacOS has no offline installer, you may try the default one and reinstall upon your actual installation, perhaps it fixes the problem.


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  • @zalex108 You mean reinstall this version of Opera? Maybe I'll try that...

  • @stevencee

    Yes, but without deleting the current one, just like if was a manual update but with the same version.


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  • @zalex108 I did it, and still no history.... Plus, it seems Opera doesn't like opening or shutting down, as it will stall forever.... and it'll run up over 8GBs of RAM..... Not sure if I can keep using it, doing all these things.

  • @stevencee Try renaming the 'History' file located in Opera's profile directory.

    Also try disabling hardware acceleration in settings.

  • @stevencee said in No History at All!:

    @zalex108 I did it, and still no history.... Plus, it seems Opera doesn't like opening or shutting down, as it will stall forever.... and it'll run up over 8GBs of RAM..... Not sure if I can keep using it, doing all these things.

    I remember that behavior sometime ago in Opera Presto but didn't know in the Chromium version.

    Maybe there is an extensions keeping it alive.


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  • @leocg There was no actual History folder, just a couple documents, and the most recent date on them was 2015.

  • @stevencee Files. There should be 3 of them there.

  • @leocg I can't find one anywhere, nothing in the Opera software file, in Application Support, in my user Library... nor when I do a search on my hard drive. Where is it supposed to be, does it say "History"? If I just created one, and put it in the Opera folder, would that do anything?

  • Check in Menu > About Opera the path to Opera's profile directory.
    There should be a history file there.

  • @stevencee

    It's a system file, is hidden.

    Search for the command on google or any other.


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  • @zalex108 said in No History at All!:

    @stevencee

    It's a system file, is hidden.

    Search for the command on google or any other.

    Not quite sure what you are saying, "Search for the command"? What does that mean? And why would it be a system, hidden file? Usually the history files of browsers, are accessible in the user library file. How is a browser history, somehow an Apple system file?

  • I mean is in the profile.
    As far as I remember the profile is hidden, even in Mac.

    To view hidden files you have to enable it through a Terminal command or a program (a user posted it here on the forums some time ago).

    So, search it on Google or try to find it on the forums.


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  • @zalex108 It's in the User Library, which can be opened (if you know the "secret method", but it wasn't there, which is probably why it wasn't being shown in the browser, either. Somehow, I did some other things, and hit up what brought it back...although at this time, I can't remember what it exactly was. So it's now working, but thanks for your suggestions...

  • Was you messing there? xD

    Well if it's fixed that's good. 😉
    Just make a back up before any mod.

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