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  • I tried enabling this and my bandwidth usage went up dramatically. I did not find a reason for the increased traffic, but it seems counter to the purpose of Turbo and definitely has a negative impact on my metered connection.

    Was this just a coincidence or is Turbo doing something in the background that needs to be stopped?


  • Which Opera are you using?

  • Latest build (25.0.1614.68) downloaded today, although I first noticed this with a previous version, 23 I think. I was hoping this had been fixed but it's as bad as ever.

    To test this after I posted here, I opened a new connection and launched TCPview. After a period of normal activity during which I had logged about 10MB of "received" data, I suddenly saw my usage start climbing for no reason. I pulled the plug when it shot up to over 60MB. The guilty remote address is identified as:

    Screenshot here:

    So I've reverted back to the old Turbo which knows how to behave itself. My data cap can't stand unexplained and unjustified reception of meaningless data that doesn't even turn up when I search my drives. What is Turbo downloading, where is it going and why?

  • Media files from player, sometimes pause button is not enough. I've seen that on Android using Firefox via Opera Max VPN so by a long shot the issue could be the same.

  • I guess it's possible, but it seems unlikely. I don't recall being on a site that would have been steaming any media (if I understand your meaning). Plus, when using Turbo, media files are not supposed to play automatically -- Adobe Flash Player is blocked until you select to run it, for example. Or is this the pause you're talking about?

    Whatever the case, Turbo 2 is not usable for me as long as this behavior continues.

  • Filed a bug report.

  • You should note that Turbo version 2 is just an experiment and just may not be working yet.