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New YouTube Problems with Opera 12.17

  • Yes, of course I should have done that, I have now!
    Unfortunately that fix doesn't work for me as it breaks other sites, specifically PayPal.
    ;_;

  • try this.

    http://ud.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/comments/2ivkg4/opera_12_versus_youtube_how_to_fix_broken/

    And revert back to 12.16 Everything works fine for me.

  • oh and my main youtube page takes a long time to load too.

    Glad it's not just me and my slow computer.

  • @davehawley

    Unfortunately that fix doesn't work for me as it breaks other sites, specifically PayPal.

    Use selective masking by editing override.ini file.
    Global masking via "Custom User-Agent" (opera:config) is a detrimental solution.

  • @fefrie

    oh and my main youtube page takes a long time to load too.

    Try to use this solution: https://forums.opera.com/post/29123

  • Thanks all of you!
    :cheers:
    I had actually already applied that last fix ages ago, but when I now checked it I found that somehow it had become "undone".
    I've reapplied it and now YouTube pages are loading fast again with no freezes!

    Thanks for the pointer to the override.ini editing tip as well, that's fixed the comments display.
    I always thought one of the things they should have added to the site preferences was to allow site-by-site user agent strings to be added (that and fit to width) and I did try once before doing it by editing override.ini, but it didn't work. This time it did!

    Long live Opera 12!
    :party:

  • @stng

    Thanks for the link on the slow YT main page.

    I have a css running on the page running already to eliminate ads, so I just added the recommended code.

    Eliminated the subscription mess on the right, but the page still loads slow. I have a core duo computer so that might be the problem. I'll respond in the other forum.

  • try this.
    http://ud.reddit.com/r/operabrowser/comments/2ivkg4/opera_12_versus_youtube_how_to_fix_broken/
    And revert back to 12.16 Everything works fine for me.

    I have to retract this. Using the override.ini does NOT work for me.

    I'll have to delve into what is going wrong wth the ini code.

    Lukarria is the only fix for me, although I've removed it to see if I can get ini working again.

    EDIT: Disregard. I run opera on a ramdrive that starts brand new except for certain files like Override.ini of which I store on the regular drive.

  • Yeah I just noticed some of these issues myself, slow start page and comments formatting. Funny thing is I had enabled auto previews somehow and I can't recall how I did that if it was an extension or youtube settings I used. So now it is slow trying to load all those videos

  • Try to use this solution: https://forums.opera.com/post/29123

    That does make the comments display correctly, but seems to make it impossible to post (i.e., can't type into the new comment box).

    17 is not a recommended build for whatever reason, so I stick with 16.

    Not recommended? IIRC, it was a security update.

  • Confirmed, I can't type in the new comment box either now!
    ;_;
    Fortunately I rarely comment on YouTube videos!

  • You can share the thing on Facebook and place your comment in the text body, then discuss stuff on there. And to Hell that that's not working.

  • YouTube works nice with 11. 😛

  • Are people not aware Opera 12.x is not being worked on any more? Any problems you have will not be fixed.

  • Thanks for that, I think you'll find that we are all well aware of this!
    :rolleyes:

  • And have been well aware of this for over a year.

  • Are people not aware Opera 12.x is not being worked on any more? Any problems you have will not be fixed.

    Wait, what? Opera 12.16 is not being worked on anymore? I know that they went with webkit for awhile, but they said that they were going to introduce Opera 12 features back into a later version of the newer Opera, sometime in the near future.

    /sarcasm

  • I know this isn't the right thread, but looks like there are knowledgeable people here. If there's another place or thread, could you point me there?

    I was using 12.17 fine for months. 2 days ago it installed the latest 24.0 and has totally messed up the browser AND the PC is grinding to a halt. Can someone point me to the right location to uninstall 24.0 without destroying 12.17 profile & all my wands, cookies, hotkeys, bookmarks, start pages, etc.? 24.0 doesn't respect any of the old and won't load most web pages, PLEASE help & Thanks!!!

    http://imgur.com/3g9rDy8

  • Can someone point me to the right location to uninstall 24.0 without destroying 12.17 profile & all my wands, cookies, hotkeys, bookmarks, start pages, etc.?

    They are stored on different places so you can remove one withoput losing any settings of the other.

  • I know this isn't the right thread, but looks like there are knowledgeable people here. If there's another place or thread, could you point me there?
    I was using 12.17 fine for months. 2 days ago it installed the latest 24.0 and has totally messed up the browser AND the PC is grinding to a halt. Can someone point me to the right location to uninstall 24.0 without destroying 12.17 profile & all my wands, cookies, hotkeys, bookmarks, start pages, etc.? 24.0 doesn't respect any of the old and won't load most web pages, PLEASE help & Thanks!!!
    http://imgur.com/3g9rDy8

    You can install something like lastpass extension and import your logins before trying fixes