Opera Crashing on New Tab function...
ebon-hawk last edited by
The latest version of Opera for Mac... 51.0.2830.55 is crashing on New Tab function.
Specifically, when one tries to open a new tab, either by pressing + icon or by right clicking (with magic mouse) on the title bar and selecting new tab more often than not the browser will close and reopen, displaying Opera crashed message on rare occasions.
I have conducted some additional testing, such as navigating between locations within the same tab, locations such as a website, Settings page, About page and so on, the transition is fine within the same tab but the moment I try to do the same via new tab crashing starts to happen in around two out of three attempts (66% failure).
I have cleared the history, restarted the browser, restarted the Mac, tested the browser as a single running application, ensured that no extensions are active (there were none to begin with) and even re-installed (something I thought I would have to do on Windows PC only) from full DMG download of the same version. Problem persists.
Opera is my main browser and until few hours ago (Western Australia time) it was working fine and without any problems what so ever until I updated to the latest version listed above (via About page). So it goes without saying that this is a disappointing situation...
OS: MacOS Sierra v10.12.6 (no outstanding updates),
Hardware: MacBook pro (13 inch, 2017, no touch bar version),
sturestrule last edited by
The other day I moved to Opera from the now discontinued Epic Browser since Opera seemed to be a good alternative. And guess what. At the exact moment I was done with transferring all my bookmarks an arranging them for the new environment, 51.0.2830.55 happened. And now the whole world is crashing.
When trying to register here I also noticed reCAPTCHA does not work.
Now I'm moving back.
felipecoutinhog last edited by
Same problem here.
alle last edited by
Same here , after last update when i'm trying to open new tab (cmd + T or mouse wheel ) opera restaring . This is intolerable .
Macbook Pro ( 15 ' Late 2013 )
Mac OS Siera 10.12.6 .
sonycan last edited by
I had the same problem and it kept crashing down randomly upon opening a new tab.
Only solution I've found is installing previous version of Opera (Opera 51.0.2830.40) and blocking auto update using my firewall.
jackwalker0x01 last edited by
Yes, I'm facing it too.
josiahmcgurty last edited by
I am seeing this problem as well. At first, cmd+T seemed to be impacted greater than clicking the '+' tab button, but sometimes the problem disappears temporarily (intermittent).
mikehume last edited by
Yes, am seeing this problem too. Hasn't been happening for very long but it's already very annoying! Thanks to those who have posted more details on the circumstances when it happens (intermittently).
enasanderone last edited by
Same here too.
It also happened to me while trying to open several bookmarks all at once, from the Bookmarks page.
Tried un-installing and re-installing the app from scratch, but once the latest update pops up, the issue returns. Seems to have to do with multi-tabs.
MacBook Air 13'' late 2015
High Sierra 10.13.3
ipurtargi last edited by
enasanderone last edited by enasanderone
Just found this on another forum about Opera's crashes, I hope this helps. I'll keep you informed on the effects on my browser:
Launch Opera and open its hidden secret advanced configuration page using opera://flags command in address bar.
Now click inside "Search experiments" text box and type 'throttling'. It'll show the following two options in the results:
Background tab throttling Mac, Windows, Linux
Throttle timers in background tabs. #background-tab-throttling
Throttle expensive background timers Mac, Windows, Linux
Enables intervention to limit CPU usage of background timers to 1%. #expensive-background-timer-throttling
- To disable background tabs throttling feature, select 'Disabled' from the drop-down box of both options.
- Opera will show you a message "Your changes will take effect the next time you relaunch Opera" along with a button to relaunch Opera. Click on the "Relaunch Now" button to restart Opera web browser.
misterarthur last edited by
Same problem here. Opera has always been stable until this latest iteration.
Version: 51.0.2830.55 - Opera is up to date
Update stream: Stable
System: Mac OS X 10.13.3 64-bit
misterarthur last edited by
@stevencee I'm leery of 'experimental' fixes. I'd like Opera to issue a stable, fixed version of the browser.
avl Opera last edited by
Thanks for all your reports, a fix was released today: http://blogs.opera.com/desktop/2018/03/opera-51-0-2830-62-macos-stable-update/