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  • For some reason there are a number of web sites I can't reach on Opera, but I can access them using Chrome or Firefox.
    Any reason for this?

    I haven't made any modifications that I can remember.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Me:

    Version information
    Version 12.16
    Build 1860
    Platform x64
    System Windows 7

    Browser identification

    Opera/9.80 (Windows NT 6.1; Win64; x64) Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.16
    Paths
    Preferences
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera x64\operaprefs.ini
    Saved session
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera x64\sessions\autopera.win
    Bookmarks
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera x64\bookmarks.adr
    Opera directory
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera x64
    Cache
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera x64\cache
    Help documents
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera x64\opcache
    Mail directory
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Local\Opera\Opera x64\mail
    Plug-in path
    C:\Program XXXX\Opera x64\program\plugins
    User CSS directory
    C:\Users\XXXX\AppData\Roaming\Opera\Opera x64\styles\user

  • Did they all suddenly stop working at the very same time? If they instead variously failed over a period of time, it may be because they've altered their site code to include "browser sniffing" that blocks the old version of Opera (or Opera in general), or else their code has been changed and the old Opera versions simply no longer work with it. Some web sites are always tinkering with their site code to add features, change the displayed layout, etc... and many of them simply don't want to test the new code against all the browsers in the world, so they test with just 2 or 3 of the "biggie" browser names and either block the others or else let them fend for themselves (either working, somewhat working, or outright failing).

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