Opera Freezing - I'm done

  • Unless someone can offer a real fix for Opera hanging so often then I'm moving on.

    For who knows what reason, Opera and Chrome freeze the entire computer for 30 some seconds. In Chrome it's always "waiting for cache". Not sure what Opera is doing. I've searched far and wide for more months than I ever care to give to any piece of software. I've uninstalled, moved cache, ran more diags on my drive than I ever have for any reason. I've tried every black magic trick anyone has ever mentioned on dozens of forums with zero success.

    I've since moved back to FF and dare I say IE (at least they don't hang the entire system). I've not had one freeze in over a week. I tried Opera and Chrome again this morning and within 5 minutes both froze everything.

    Any ideas 'cause I really do like Opera and would like it to be my default browser?

    We'll add a little poll to see how many of you experience browser freeze on the big name brands

  • You need to add one more category: None. For you see, none of the browsers I use (IE11, Chrome 31, FF26, Opera 18) freezes and that has been the case for many weeks now. I'm not sure why you are experiencing these issues with those two browsers but I can honestly say that it's not my experience.

  • My guess is that you're in trouble because of some inconsistencies within either/both certain of your other applications or/and your hardware (incapabilities due to non-sufficient capacities).
    I ain't any specialist. I just had some experiences with third party software complicating backgrounds on a not-so-powerful machine. Given that both Opera and Chrome use cacheing very - say - extensively sometimes... That's as I can get it.

  • Not enough information by a long way. We need to know:

    1. OS
    2. Opera version
    3. Hardware — RAM,
    4. Extensions installed
    5. Sites where Opera freezes
  • 2 - yeah; 3, 4 -- what I meant.

  • At times, I use 5 different browser "flavors", and it's been years since I experienced a "crash" (back on the Win98 or WinXP systems, as I recall). In at least the last 3 years, zero crashes. Browser design has come a long way for all the brands, assuming the system on which the browser is running is not being overly challenged (either by hardware limitations or other installed software). In other forums, the folks I've encountered with chronic browser crashing problems usually are having conflicts with anti-malware programs, improperly-installed or adjusted software (permissions issues, settings, file corruption, proxies, etc), other software that is peculiarly structured or demanding (IM, software, graphics drivers, Flash, multi-media, etc), or some peculiar website's scripting idiosyncrasies.

  • Pesala, here are my specs:

    1 - Windows 7 Home Prem
    2 - Opera ver 19.0.1326.21
    3 - MSI 990FXA-GD80 mb, AMD Phenom II X4 970, GSkill DDR3 1333 ram, OCZ-Vertex3 SSD drive
    4 - Extensions: NONE installed
    5 - Sites where Opera freezes: Everywhere: Gizmodo, Amazon, Facebook, Engadget, FoxNews (I could try keeping better track)
    6 - Avast antivirus (have uninstalled and reinstalled however I don't use their web guard anyways)

    Anything else?

    thx

  • I had exactly the same problem. Completely hung my computer. Very, very aggravating. I was forced to Firefox due to that.

    I'm using Win 7 64 bit and was using Java 33 & 64 runtime and also had the Chrome browser installed. I didn't know what was hanging my computer when using Opera Blink. It also happened when using Chrome. Removing components such as the Chrome browser and Java runtime and my extensions fixed it. I then put back Chrome, Java 32 bit and my extensions. That seems to indicate the problem was Java 64 runtime. Or maybe it was just a weird combination of programs that got in each other way.

    Whatever. For me its now fixed.

  • Since I got to not ever keep any two players open simultaneously - even in stan-by, to make myself sure, :up: Especially those various Flashy things could burden the system.
    Sometimes - no, often - it itches to keep listening to the radio and to get playing some game at once - :(.

  • Huh?

  • I had no freezing or crashing issues with Opera for the last few weeks, but then after the most recent update, 18.0.1284.68, it's now freezing and crashing, sometimes in less than half an hour after opening. I was going days at a time, with it open, with many windows & tabs open, and it was fine, now, it's not as bad as FF or Chrome, or Safari, but it's barely ahead of the pack. Wonder why that's happening? I've not added any software or extensions since upgrading, <scratching my head>.... I'm on a Mac, with 12 gigs of RAM...

  • There has to be something amiss with your system, Steven, if you're experiencing crashing/freezing from all of these browsers and when you say that "it's not as bad as FF or Chrome, or Safari, but it's barely ahead of the pack" that indicates that all of these browsers are having issues. I have no issues with the latest versions of FF, Chrome, IE and Opera (I'm on Windows 8.1 and a rather old Dell desktop). Are you certain that your computer is clean? Have you run Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro to make certain there is no malware infestation? I know you have a Macbook but that doesn't mean you're invincible from malware. Obviously something is wrong and it doesn't appear to be the browser since they're all experiencing problems.

  • Originally posted by Camphill:

    Opera ver 19.0.1326.21

    Thanks. That's enough. It's a beta version. Issues with beta versions should be reported in the right place — either in The Relevant Desktop Team Blog or the Beta Forum

  • It's not a beta issue because Opera does it as well. As noted in my first post it's all Chromium based browsers. When you asked for the version number I could have given you the Opera version as well because both versions freeze the entire system.

  • I just spend a few minutes browsing Gizmodo in Opera 18, opening several articles, watching a video, then mouse gesture to go back, etc. I saw no problems at all, so we need a clear step by step recipe.

  • Originally posted by leushino:

    Are you certain that your computer is clean? Have you run Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro to make certain there is no malware infestation? I know you have a Macbook but that doesn't mean you're invincible from malware. Obviously something is wrong and it doesn't appear to be the browser since they're all experiencing problems.

    Leushino, why ask me if I've run programs that are only for PCs, when you know I have a Mac? I do have anti-virus software, and I'm free of it, but I've had issues with browsers nonetheless. I've reset them, did reinstalls of my operating system, even bought a new computer, and so far, no browser seems to work for a long time without getting RAM heavy, & slowing down... I do usually have a lot of windows/tabs open (30-60), but use a flash-blocking extension, so they only open when I click on them... And I don't have a ton of extensions loaded on any of my browsers... So, I don't know why I have this experience, and thus far, no Apple tech, even the higher up ones, have been able to figure out why, either....

    It's probably some conflict of some sort, that I'm just not savvy enough to figure out, deal with, or prevent...

  • Pesala, do work with Opera or are you simply an end user like me?

  • Originally posted by StevenCee:

    Originally posted by leushino:

    Are you certain that your computer is clean? Have you run Malwarebytes and Hitman Pro to make certain there is no malware infestation? I know you have a Macbook but that doesn't mean you're invincible from malware. Obviously something is wrong and it doesn't appear to be the browser since they're all experiencing problems.

    Leushino, why ask me if I've run programs that are only for PCs, when you know I have a Mac? I do have anti-virus software, and I'm free of it, but I've had issues with browsers nonetheless. I've reset them, did reinstalls of my operating system, even bought a new computer, and so far, no browser seems to work for a long time without getting RAM heavy, & slowing down... I do usually have a lot of windows/tabs open (30-60), but use a flash-blocking extension, so they only open when I click on them... And I don't have a ton of extensions loaded on any of my browsers... So, I don't know why I have this experience, and thus far, no Apple tech, even the higher up ones, have been able to figure out why, either....

    It's probably some conflict of some sort, that I'm just not savvy enough to figure out, deal with, or prevent...

    You're right of course. I don't know what I was thinking when I made that suggestion. Good luck.

  • Originally posted by StevenCee:

    I had no freezing or crashing issues with Opera for the last few weeks, but then after the most recent update, 18.0.1284.68, it's now freezing and crashing, sometimes in less than half an hour after opening. I was going days at a time, with it open, with many windows & tabs open, and it was fine, now, it's not as bad as FF or Chrome, or Safari, but it's barely ahead of the pack. Wonder why that's happening? I've not added any software or extensions since upgrading, <scratching my head>.... I'm on a Mac, with 12 gigs of RAM...

    A key question is whether the freezing and crashing with the various browsers are truly similar or are different in nature. Usually, if multiple apps show the same kinds of failure symptoms (regardless of differing frequency), there is a common contributor on the system - either hardware or software. Most often the candidates for cause are malware/adware infections, anti-malware program interference, blocking tools (hosts blocking, anti-Flash, anti-ads, etc), system files/settings conflicts, apps/system conflicts (IM, VPN, proxies, DNS, etc), or hardware issues (erratic RAM, etc). Some of these potential causes may not show up as problems in a particular software, but do in others or after an update to the formerly-"working" software.

  • Originally posted by camphill:

    Pesala, do work with Opera or are you simply an end user like me?

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