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Since version 62, Opera freezes when I highlight texts "Search Pop-Up" is enabled

  • I have been using opera since version 60, and I find the search pop-up feature quite useful, since it allows me to search words or phrases, copy, and even make currency and time conversions with one click. However after version 62 when I highlight a text on a page (especially if I highlight in a quick succession), Opera freezes and I can only unfreeze the browser if I do an Alt-Tab and come back.

    I hoped Opera GX would fix this, however this problem kept happening since its inception, and I couldn't find anything about this with a Google search, so I wanted to post here to see if maybe anyone else is having this problem and if there is a workaround other than disabling the Search Pop-Up feature. The fact that these freezings are gone on disabling this feature leads me to believe that it has something to do with a bug within this feature (I'm also using Grammarly addon that provides definitions when I double click a word, but I tried removing it and the freeze on highlighting persisted).