Certain websites display incorrectly in latest Opera

  • Just noticed that since Opera updated to V47 (47.0.2631.55), a small number of sites have serious problems. If I try space.com or livescience.com, both sites start loading and most of the page displays correctly, then the page refreshes and it's as if the entire structure is gone, I just see text links and some of the text (usually headline or banner text) is massive, taking up half the page or more. The sites are unusable.

    This has only been happening the last day or two, has anyone else seen that? I haven't added any new extensions or anything, no changes to opera that I am aware of. The sites display correctly in Firefox etc.

    Most other sites display correctly. An example of the problem is below...

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  • Does it still happens on Opera 49? Did you check with all extensions disabled and with a clean profile directory?

  • Thanks, yes, still does it with extensions off, I haven't tried a clean profile, if Opera can break itself that badly, I suspect I will go back to FF. I didn't realise there was a V49, just did an update check (via "About Opera") and seems that is returning an error too, so it hasn't updated automatically.

    Anyway, will install the latest version manually and see if that fixes things.

    [Edit]

    Ok, upgraded to V49 and update checking is fixed, but the broken website issue isn't.

    Will try a clean profile and see what happens...

  • @ledsalesoz

    Ok, sorted it, a blank profile fixed it as the adblocker is turned off by default. It seems those two sites have been poorly set up and if you block ads you also destroy the complete site structure. So not an Opera problem, but a website developer stuffup, it just happened to occur on two sites I regularly visit on the same day. Maybe both sites use the same backend and they were probably recently updated at the same time.

    Definitely something to be aware of...

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