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Why is Opera still trying to preload old URLs?

  • Hi,

    I use last Opera 73.0.3856.344 on Windows 10 (Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/87.0.4280.141 Safari/537.36 OPR/73.0.3856.344) and I just noticed that Opera is still trying to "preload" some URLs in "background".

    How do I know? I just checked access.log on my webserver, and I have found:

    217.28..* - - [27/Jan/2021:22:45:32 +0100] "GET /margin/google.php?token=************************* HTTP/1.0" 404 455 "-" "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/87.0.4280.141 Safari/537.36 OPR/73.0.3856.344"

    This kind of record is appearing in log like every 2-3 minutes. It's wierd.

    I didn't try to load this URL in my browser on purpose for a long time so I guess that Opera is trying to "preload" some old/cached/historical URL in background.

    I already have swiched off options "Background sync" (Allow recently closed sites to finish sending and receiving data (recommended)) and "Use a prediction service to help complete searches and URLs typed in the address bar" but it didn't help.

    How can I fix it?

    Thanks,
    Adam

  • @atothey You can't as far as I know, that is how Chromium works.