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Opera 67.0.3575.31 totally unusable on Windows 10 x64

  • I have just auto updated to Opera 67.0.3575.31 on Windows 10 x64 today.

    It is unusable. Literally every 60 to at most 120 seconds it is totally freezing stating "not responding" at the top bar and up is a windows bar popping up saying

    "Microsoft Windows, The application is not responding The Program may respond again if you wait. Do you want to end the process....

    It does not fix itself thus needing the process to be ended. But then on reloading it will happen again 60 seconds later.

    I cannot do literally anything. At the whole time I see the syncranise yellow i at the top right too.

    I have cleared all cache, and history from "All Time", no fix.

    I have disabled hardware accelation, no fix. I have then disabled every extention, no fix. I then went to a private window, no fix.

    I have Adguard, and tried disabling it, no fix.

    The only two things left is I have Avast as my antivirus and I use Pihole too. I have not disabled them As I really am just thinking its opera. Its been perfect until I upgraded to the latest version and then straight away broken. It is totally unusable.

    Am I the only one with this?

  • @AnthG Already tried with a clean Opera profile directory?

  • Same here. Back to 66.

  • I have two Win Pro 10/64 computers. 67.0.3575.31 exhibits the same problems as described by AnthG--no go. I completely uninstalled it together with my data. On the other Win Pro 10/64 works fine. I will attempt to reinstall once again but without any data retained and report back, but I am doubtful. It installed and seemed okay--UNTIL I tried to Sync it--then it reverted to not responding behavior like before. On the other computer it is sync'ed, so I don't get it. Opera, you have a problem. Seems to work briefly while attempting to sync, then bombs out before syncing, while attempting to do so. I will once again uninstall, including the data, and refer back here to see if Opera has fixed this, only using it without any synchronization. Yes, I am using another browser to report this, the Chromium version of Edge, FWIW.

  • @AnthG Same here everything just stops and I should add that not even synchronization is working correctly.
    Leaving my other machines on the previous version

  • After recent update I had 10+ freezes/crashes. Did four system reboots and today Opera is working as normal.

    Always exciting with new releases, especially since the β€œpros” and moderators on this forum never seem to be able to replicate user cases and bugs.

    WIN10-64 Opera 67.0.3575.31 Norwegian. Used on ThinkPad X1C 20KH.

  • @AnthG After updating for me it works good, no crash, no error.

  • I'm having the same issue. I've managed to close all tabs through several restarts but it didn't help. There is no time to go into settings, disable extensions or anything like that, it freezes in about 10 seconds since launching.

    EDIT: I've managed to disable all extensions and it's still freezing.

    EDIT 2: After downgrade to 66 with disabled extensions.... Opera updated to 67 and now seems to be working correctly.

  • Full Screen video in YouTube is completely broken after the latest update. It's down to about 5-10FPS

  • After updating, I'm unable to sync properly. Opera will try to sync my account when opening opera, fail then crash the browser. Browser only lasts a few minutes before crashing after startup.

  • Please revert back to Opera 66
    See my link here for solution :

  • I had a very similar issue that was caused by open tabs:
    Immediately after the update the new version worked fine. Then, after the next restart, Opera would freeze a few seconds after every startup ("not responding"). It would stay unresponsive and I would have to force-close every time.

    Here's how I fixed that:

    1. Exit Opera (force-close)
    2. Back up the file "Current Session" from your profile folder:
      Alternatively, just back up the whole profile folder (C:\Users[UserName]\AppData\Roaming\Opera Software\Opera Stable).
    3. Delete the file "Current Session" from your profile folder.
    4. Start Opera. (It should work fine now but your open tabs will be gone.)
    5. Close Opera.
    6. Copy your backup of "Current Session" back to your profile folder (replace the new file Opera created automatically).
    7. Start Opera.
    8. Success!

    If you don't need to keep/restore your open tabs just follow steps 1, 3 & 4.

  • @xb70 Now the other computer that was working while sync'ed, is exhibiting the same behavior--"not responding," so long as attempting sync.

  • I've noticed that my Android and Windows Operas were not syncing, so I tried to log in in the Windows application and it started freezing again forcing me to go through the downgrade procedure again. Waiting for Opera 68.

  • @radekpilich Same here, I have disabled updates entirely. But what if 68 is also broken? We have no way to know.

  • @operalinknx1 said in Opera 67.0.3575.31 totally unusable on Windows 10 x64:

    But what if 68 is also broken? We have no way to know.

    Download the Opera stable installer, launch it, click "options", set "install path" to a folder named "Opera Stable Test" on your desktop (or somewhere), set "install for" to "standalone installation", uncheck "import data from default browser" and install.

    Keep testing in that Opera now and then and keep checking for updates in it and letting it update. When things are finally fine, you can enable updating with your regular Opera again and update. You can then disable updates in your regular Opera again and always test the next update in the standalone installation before you update your normal Opera. The standalone installation won't interfere with your normal Opera (besides syncing if you enable it and it works and you delete a bookmark or something of course).

  • @burnout426 Hi there, thank you so so much for taking your time to write down the directions. This is really good advice, however there is only one problem. When I launch the browser, I just want to get my work done. Things done like daily tasks and when I am in a hurry to have to get information I need. I don't have the time to mess around with all of this which is why stability and function are so important. I appreciate your advice however, but as of now I do have other more stable browsers (firefox and chromium portable) both of which are getting the job done. I love Opera browser for its unique abilities but at this rate, it is difficult to trust as a reliable solution.

  • @jimmybfmv Have same problem, but, sadly, it still froze after about a minute after doing this 😞

  • @windbags Have you tried disabling synchronisation?

  • How can I go back to 66?
    I tried a full Win10 system restore back to February (before the last launcher was written) and, while that was OK, the launcher now didn't launch Opera!
    So redid the "download" via OperaSetup and have ended up back with 67 and it freezing after about a minute... 😞