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Opera 21 Terrible Lag!

  • Are there any Opera extensions/add-ons installed ?

    Yes actually! two of em' :

    Chrome's AdBlock Plus extension
    & the Bookmark extension by the Opera Team.

    But I later removed the Bookmark extension after setting them up on the bookmark bar, tried with AdBlock Plus disabled (but not removed) ...however the problem persists.

  • Yea, it being lagging since many updates ago (a reason Google Chrome is now my fav) i just come here today to c if there is a better update, i updated to Opera21 and discovered that the same problem still persist.
    Conclusion: Opera is not developed for w8 and higher.

    I see, so it does have issues on Windows 8.x in general then.

  • Okay, I'll try what you suggested and see what happens but for the record, it doesn't only happen when multiple tabs are opened. It also happens when I launch Opera 21 with just the speed dial page opened, which I have no sites on because I hate the speed dial on a desktop PC (and wish there was a way to disable it), within 45 seconds it freezes up the entire system...from what I'm experiencing if doesn't look like this version is stable on Windows 8.1 systems.

    Im using windows 8.1 x64, with 8 add-on, startup within 10secs, run 8 hours dont stop per day. Try open your tasks manager and look what use up your CPU, it may be your antivirus or some stupid adsware trying add illegal add-on, play some music and see what happen to your headphone when system freeze. I got system freeze once on my life. That time I tried play Megamanx 8 on ddr2, core duo pentium, reason is my RAM got dump.

  • I see, so it does have issues on Windows 8.x in general then.
    It doesn't. I use Win8.1 x64 just like you and I experience no lags (as long as I don't fill all my RAM of course).

  • This browser isn't working out for me with Windows 8.1, I've decided to go with Chrome & Firefox.

  • Using 8.1 on x64 and I'm also experiencing no lags. Must be something unique to your system. Try a re-install.

  • I have noticed serious lag on Windows 7 64bit. I do have several add-ons installed but I had the same ones installed well before this lag became apparent.

  • In Windows 8.1, it lags sometimes, but when I open YouTube lags a lot.

  • I have a laptop using Vista. Whenever I open Opera 21, It also starts anywhere from 5-10 Opera processes. I wouldn't have known it if I didn't start task manager and look at processes tab. I just go in and delete all the lower memory ones and leave the highest memory Opera process. Terrible way to have to use it , but I then have a usable browser. Anyone have any ideas why that is happening?

  • Terrible way to have to use it
    You don't have to do that. You just need to discover then what plug-in or extension is hanging your PC and disable/uninstall it from opera:plugins and opera:extensions.

    Anyone have any ideas why that is happening?
    It's normal. https://forums.opera.com/topic/2454/multiple-processes-for-opera-exe

  • After update Opera freezes at start. No tabs are opened, no add-ons are installed. Win 8.1 x64. It is very very sad to me.

  • After update Opera freezes at start. No tabs are opened, no add-ons are installed. Win 8.1 x64. It is very very sad to me.

    Any Speed Dials?

  • After update Opera freezes at start. No tabs are opened, no add-ons are installed. Win 8.1 x64. It is very very sad to me.

    Any Speed Dials?

    Yes, default speed-dials. But before update it was OK.

  • Try renaming favorites* .* just to test if it makes any difference.

    Btw, have you changed any flags?

  • No, I didn't change anything in Opera, OS or Hardware, just installed an update. Renaming favorites did not help.

    I've noticed that browser unfreezes after a time (10-30 minutes).

  • Have added your SD entries again after renaming favorites*.* or the problem continues even without a SD entry?

  • Yes, the problem continues with an empty SD-list.

  • Actually I have a similiar problem. Also Win 8.x 64bit. I realized it just freezes with certain pages (Facebook being one,der-postillion.com and ashwinder.sycophanthex.com others, all three work in Firefox). At first it starts off as a really long loading time and then turns into freezing opera and eventually the entire system.
    Funny thing: I haven't changed a thing with opera except updating. It has only become this worse lately though.
    Any ideas? I pretty lost with this, especially as my knowledge about computers is pretty basic. I tried clearing the cache first thing but it didn't help.

  • Yes, the problem continues with an empty SD-list.

    Have you tried with a new profile folder? Rename the current one, so Opera will create a new one, and see if the lag still happens.

  • I had a lot of issues with Opera 21 in XP SP3. Every time I opened a new tab Opera lag or freeze some seconds, 10 to 30 sometimes even more. It also happened when I tried to write in the address bar. Tried disabling extension and cleaning my speed dial but nothing worked. Then I just reinstalled Opera 20 end everything is working fine. There's something really wrong with Opera 21.

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