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Since version 62, Opera freezes when I highlight texts while "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 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).

  • Opera freezes as soon as you're done selecting the text when the pop-up pops up? Or, do you have to click "copy" or "search" or "send to my flow" to get Opera to freeze?

    I couldn't reproduce in latest Opera on Windows 10.

  • @burnout426 Thanks for the reply. It doesn't happen each time I highlight something (thankfully), and usually it happens when I quickly highlight different parts of a text, but it is so unpredictable that sometimes it happens right away. I now tried to reproduce it to no avail, but it still happens at least once or twice during my normal browser usage (I tend to highlight a bit more than the average user, I assume, especially when reading).

    And when it happens, it freezes right away, so the browser gets stuck with "Search | Copy" bar on the highlighted text (My Flow is disabled on my browser). The buttons, as with the rest of the browser become completely unresponsive until I perform an Alt-Tab.

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