Opera 12.17 hangs on "Connecting to remote host..." until time out
operahandsdown last edited by
I am using Opera 12.17 on Windows 8 and I don't really know if this is a bug but it is definitely a frustrating performance issue. Please help as I remember Opera 11 did not act like this.
In short, when Opera attempts to fetch elements on a webpage (non-existing resource, server not responding..), it continues to wait till timeout. The key thing is that I can scroll up & down, click on links , but any other actions including Stop the loading progress, close the tab.. will hang Opera and it will hang until timeout is up then it recovers.
For example, if I access this page
Opera will load 5/6 elements in an instant, the last element which is
will time out in 42s (always). While it is waiting, I cannot close the tab nor stop the progress.
I took a look in Opera:config and tried tweaking but unfortunately there is no user configurable timeout period.
Opera engineers , please help !
rseiler last edited by
That's unusual. It's common to see not all elements load on a page, but usually the page isn't blank while that's happening.
But ESC works for me to halt it. Even without doing that, I can Ctrl-W to close the tab. Switching tabs also works.
blackbird71 last edited by
In any case, like @rseiler, I don't experience the Opera paralysis you described while waiting for the page-load to time out.