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Compatibility problem with Windows 8 64 bit version

  • Hey! I'm using Opera 12.16 and I have the weirdest problem ever since I bought a new, 64 bit based computer. I will divide the problem in two sections based on the option of installing the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Opera 12.16 so it's easier do follow.

    IF 64 BIT VERSION IS INTALLED:
    A lot of pages don't load completely (for example, twitch.tv's channel directory) and some just crash the browser (facebook pictures when opened outside of the "theater" option). I've tried reinstalling both the browser and flash but it didn't correct the issue.

    IF 32 BIT VERSION IS INSTALLED:
    Windows doesn't recognize it as a browser. Heck, it doesn't even seem to understand it's a program. I can't open links from other applications directly in Opera 12.16 because the computer doesn't even find the thing so I have to copy paste anything people send in my email or Skype. When prompted with the option to choose a browser I'm only given Internet Explorer and "Look around the shop", no Opera.

    In short, Opera 12.16 64 bit version doesn't work properly but the 32 bit isn't recognized by the computer so I can't define it as the preset browser. Is there a solution to this?

  • No problems here with Twitch on Opera 18 Win 8.1 x64. Opera 12 is not being developed for future standards. It will increasingly become obsolete.

  • lpcaboose

    IF 64 BIT VERSION IS INTALLED:
    A lot of pages don't load completely (for example, twitch.tv's channel directory) and some just crash the browser (facebook pictures when opened outside of the "theater" option). I've tried reinstalling both the browser and flash but it didn't correct the issue.

    Confirmed. 12.16 was defective release.

    Use 12.14: ftp://ftp.opera.com/pub/opera/win/1214/int/
    Better compatibility (twitch.tv works good etc.), much less crash

  • And Opera 12.14 has a bunch of security issues:

    Fixed in Opera 12.15: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1215/
    Fixed in Opera 12.16: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1216/

  • MINOR security issues.
    I don't see any sort of critical vulnerabilities that allows, for an example, buffer overflow attacks.

    Opera 12.16 is a recommended upgrade offering security and stability enhancements.

    What a joke.

  • Yes I realize Opera 12 is not being developed further but until Opera 18 has most of the functions I love about Opera 12 I'm sticking with the latter.

    I'll try Opera 12.14 and hope I won't be affected by the security issues mentioned. Thanks for the help guys!

  • 12.15 changelog: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1215/
    -- Fixed an issue where the search bar's default engine could be overridden by third-party apps.
    -- Fixed a moderately severe issue, as reported by Attila Suszter; details will be disclosed at a later date.
    -- Fixed: RC4 encryption protocol is vulnerable to certain brute force attacks. Due to the time this amount of requests takes, this is not a practical attack against most users.
    -- Fixed: Cookies can be set for a top-level domain. In some cases, this may confuse a site's cookie handling, causing it to mistake that cookie for one of its own, and reusing it for authentication without modification. This could lead to the user's accounts being compromised on that site.

    12.16 changelog: http://www.opera.com/docs/changelogs/unified/1216/
    -- Opera Software recently experienced an attack on its internal infrastructure. Following best practices, Opera is replacing signing certificates in Opera with newly issued certificates. (The time window for possibly-compromised 12.15 version downloads was very narrow in time, but in principle some downloads could have been performed therein with flawed/faked certs, so Opera bumped the version to assure new clean certs would be deployed to users).

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