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Opera 12.16 crashing from time of release Opera 15
I don't know if somebody noticed, but exactly from time of release of Opera 15 Chromium my till then stable 12.16 started to crash maybe 3-5 times a day. Usually it simply hangs with empty screen and I must close it and reopen.
It happens same way and interestingly almost same time on two independent computers, my working desktop and my private laptop connected to different networks.
It almost looks like it is receiving some command from opera server to hang now...
I will probably repeat other topics, but new Opera 15 onward sucks and is unusable for me for real work. I was using Opera for 10 years as my working browser because of its stability, possibility to open really a lot of tabs (I was using up to 120 tabs open all the time). Those tabs were holding for more than year stable.
There is no such possibility with other browsers, they start to slow down after 5+ tabs and are using my precious memory 3times more than my old Opera.
And this started to be true for Opera too after version 15.
New Opera is slow, memory hungry, crashing, missing basic features as password wand, bookmarks, not able to cope with more than 5 tabs, using crappy download manager where I can not set destination before download and instead of one process in windows is creating bunch of processes each using memory and CPU time.
Then don't use the new browser. And if v12.16 doesn't work well for your set-up anymore, try v11.64.
Originally posted by pekuchar:
I don't know if somebody noticed, but exactly from time of release of Opera 15 Chromium my till then stable 12.16 started to crash maybe 3-5 times a day. Usually it simply hangs with empty screen and I must close it and reopen. It happens same way and interestingly almost same time on two independent computers, my working desktop and my private laptop connected to different networks. It almost looks like it is receiving some command from opera server to hang now...
My advice in such cases (for a user having 12.16 "hangs" or crashes that stubbornly refuse to behave or be easily fixed) is to drop back to Opera 12.14. Install it into a non-default-named folder so as not to over-write the earlier Opera version nor auto-import the earlier version's personal and settings files (plus any possible corruption); then manually copy over just the personal files (and toolbars.ini file if relevant) to the new user profile location. This gives the user both the original and the later Old Opera versions, both fully usable, and both looking very much alike. If, after a time, the newer Opera install is found to work fine, the older version can either be removed or left as-is to be used when/if wanted.