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Opera 12.16 Won't Open New Tabs/ Links

  • I recently upgraded my 12.15 Opera to 12.16, though
    I usually have a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" policy with upgrades.

    I re-learned this lesson, as Opera 12.16 started capriciously refusing
    to open certain pages, especially if I clicked "Open In New Tab."
    But it wasn't only "Open In New Tab"--occasionally if I just clicked on a link
    on an open page, I get a "server connection" error message.

    I'd get a big page of nothing with the notice that the connection with the server had failed;
    if I tried to open the page in another browser (Chrome, e.g.) it would open without
    a hitch.

    I reverted to Opera 12.15; things work again.

    I run Ghostery and AdBlock, but disabling them did nothing for this
    Opera 12.16 problem. Anybody else have this, or solve it?