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  • The animated media icon is still consuming a lot of CPU (EDIT: not a lot, but still way too much). Random youtube video with mouse cursor on the tab - 5-6% (same as the latest Edge Dev), move the cursor away (so the icon is animated), 9-14% (about 10% average). This is not OK, Opera team.

  • @killahbabe: Thanks for your comment. I will reopen this issue and we will investigate further.

  • @kmielczarczyk: Thank you.

  • @killahbabe: Could you give us more details about your system configuration? Tried this locally and on machine with Amd Phenom II X4 965 3GHz running 32-bit Win10. I got 22% CPU load (on average) vs. 20% when hovering media icon. This is with 3 tabs open and only active tab running youtube video. On faster machines CPU difference isn't really that much visible in our environment.
    Have you also tried checking if running Opera with clean profile also has this issue?
    Problem we were fixing so far was not limited to media icon but any animated UI icon in Opera, although media indicator being active all the time it makes it the obvious suspect. There were also issues of media indicator interfering with other UI elements.

  • @gmiazga: I have mixed results in Opera, Chrome(beta) and Edge (Canary)

    • In Opera(last Stable) there's a quite significant difference hovered vs not hovered tab (I checked it in Win Task Manager, Performance tab).
      2019-12-05_150354.png. The utilization is ~15% more in average and speed is also ~1GHz more when tab is hovered.
    • In Edge (Canary) I have the result very similar to Opera's one with hovered tab (2nd picture)
    • But in Chrome I have the situation like in Opera with active indicator ( 1st screen)
      I tested it in Youtube with the same video (1080p, not 60fps) on Win 8.1x64 laptop with i3 3110m cpu (integrated graphics) with only one tab opened. I didn't touch any flags and profile is ~clean in all these browsers because I use O58 as my main browser currently.
      So, maybe a hardware config. plays not the last role here.

    PS. I checked the same video in 58 version, and it looks like the 58 version (with active indicator) consumes a bit more resources than 65 version with hovered tab, but consumes a bit less resources than 65 version win active indicator. So there's nearly no difference if I hover the tab in 58 version or not.

  • Thanks for solving the password issue with this update!

  • @gmiazga

    I just tested again with this video:

    Here's a screenshot, the %s are pretty much average (so not the highest/lowest values):

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    System is 2500k overclocked to 4.6 ghz, geforce 2060 rtx, 860 evo, 16gb ram. I'm on vacation with my family and this is my "backup" PC, I have an i9 9900k and R7 3700x at home, but won't be able to test them for at least 2 weeks or so.

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  • on youtube it load gpu to 100%, and picture "freezes"... so % of gpu go down, and video un_freezes… and again gpu to 100%, and again picture "freezes"… and again, and again ....
    so downgeade to 64 … again ...

  • causes high cpu usage on Arch Linux running Gnome 3.34.1 Wayland session.

  • The map editing service loads the processor up to 100% all the time. There for entry need a registration on

  • linked from within speed dial sometimes freezes Opera and Windows 10. Can someone confirm this?

  • once again opera has broken facebook live including opera gx when i click on fb live i get this--Please try broadcasting on the latest desktop version of Chrome to go live with your camera. it worked on opera a few updates ago but no longer why should i have to download crap chrome just to go live when it used to work in opera thank you

  • Still problems with remote PDF on Linux.
    After fresh install it works well.
    After one day no more. Maybe something wrong with my synchronization data?

  • @andrew84: Thanks for great feedback on this. Problem is generally more complex and it affects also other UI elements with CPU spikes. Audio indicator being the most active one is actually the only one to be blamed though. We are currently trying to look into some solutions but with holiday season around this can slow down a bit, so I can't promise any resolution soon.