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  • Iterating through tens or hunderds of files should not take considearble amount of time - except when some kind of disk watching process (like antivirus) intercepts file access. 100% CPU may also indicate antivirus activity. I have seen similar problems with old Opera, when its cache folder was under too strong antivirus control.

  • This is pathetic... a problem no one at Opera seems to want to address.

    I've had Opera for years and I've had it with the "One day it works and the next day it doesn't".
    I've had the problem every time a new version is available. So I load the new one and everything is fine- for a few days. Then the SPEED DIAL refuses to load.
    And NO on extensions. It's just a clean, no frills, Opera 26 version.

    I can pull off an item out of/off of Bookmarks. But no SPEED DIAL. It just won't load. It just sits their with a "About/Blank" look on it's face and that's it.

    Why won't Speed Dial load?
    It was fine the day I installed v26. And the following day it started doing the Opera Jam Dance again.

  • I was having the same problem on opera 26.0.1656.32
    I read the comment about disabling the extensions...went and disabled all four that i had active, and hey presto, the tabs loaded. while i was in the settings page, i also deselected 'Use hardware acceleration when available' under 'system' at the bottom of the page. this last action didn't seem to change anything though. so try and disable all your extensions and see if that helps.

    i'm really sad that we're having all these issues. i have been using opera for more than 11 years now, and really miss the old functionality of opera 12 and before. please, please, please, sort out these issues. i have really enjoyed using opera in the past, most of all sessions, what a miss that is. please stay on your own path, as like before. you were so innovative; i just wonder why you couldn't make the chromium version function the same way as the previous. what's that old saying?...if it's not broken, don't try to fix it!

  • I registered just to post here about the same exact problem with Opera Im having, which noone seems to care about. I have the latest version 26.0.1656.32 and from about version 25 using Opera is a horrible experience for me. Anything I do with it, it takes time. Opening? 15-30 seconds. Oh yeah and it crashes a few times too (this is actually getting worse with each update of Opera since 25). Opening a new tab? 4-6 seconds. Closing a tab? The same. Also Opera just "freezes" every minute or so while scrolling, typing, watching youtube.
    I dont have any extensions and I tried to disabling harware acceleration to no effect. I have an Intel i5-3350P, 8 GB of ram and a SSD drive. I can be playing newest games or using other browsers without problems while Opera would be going to hell at the same moment. And no, Im not going to try beta or dev versions because hell, if I would want dig through internet finding out which version of software works, I would be using Linux in first place. At home I use computer for fun, not to feel Im at work again. So all I want to know is, is this going to be fixed soon, or am I free to dump Opera after many many years?

  • I had a similar problem. It was getting better for me after I disabled the following flag:
    opera://flags/#enable-async-dns

    Maybe it's worth trying it on your machine.

  • Thanks for the suggestion, but unfortunately it didnt help.

  • Also how is this correct behavior dammit? This wall of Opera just doesnt seem right and I have 6 tabs open.

    http://tinypic.com/r/2nuk8t4/8

    The first one has tendency of going a LOT higher when Opera decides to actually do something.

  • I had a similar problem. It was getting better for me after I disabled the following flag:
    opera://flags/#enable-async-dns
    Maybe it's worth trying it on your machine.

    This worked for me as well. It's now back to near-instant, as it should. What the heck does async DNS has to do with this? So weird. And isn't an asynchronous process supposed to NOT hang the system while it's waiting for whatever it's waiting?

  • The same issue can be seen for Chrome btw. Seems to be a common component.

  • This problem seems to occurr both based on time the browser is up and/or how many pages have been accessed.I synced the bookmarks,uninstalled all of Opera and reenstalled my bookmarks. The problem is still there. The only work around I have found is to copy the URL most important to my work at the time,kill opera,bring it back up after a feww seconds and paste the URL back in. It then is very fast for a few pages,especially the first one or two.It was my fastest browser,until this problem I use six different browsers, at times.None of them have the problem,except Opera. I use an AMD 8150 and have 32Gb og ram.I have my OS on an ssd.I sure do wish I knew how to fix it.

  • I forgot to mention when doing the work around I mentioned all the URLs must be deleted. There must be no open tabs when the browser is closed. If there is a single tab left open it will keep the problem of slow,or no,internet access when you bring it back up again.