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Opera loses contact with the Internet after running for a few hours

  • I've had this problem for the past several builds. I'm reporting it now because I've just done a brand new build of Windows on a formatted disk and it's still happening. It was happening on Windows 8, 8.1 and now on Windows 10 Technical Preview. Currently running Opera Beta 26.0.1656.20.

    Basically, after a few hours of running, Opera simply refuses to load (or refresh) any web pages. Eventually it pops up the error message "Unable to connect to the proxy server". However, I'm not using a proxy server. It is instantly cured by closing and restarting Opera.

    Yes, I know W10 isn't supported yet, but don't be distracted - it was exactly the same with W8 and W8.1 (I can't remember about W7).

    It's as if something changes inside Opera and it starts thinking a proxy server is in use. However, it isn't: IE continues to work just fine, and checking Windows' "Local Area Network Settings" dialog shows that no proxy server is configured.

    What could make Opera think a proxy server is in use, when it isn't? Does anyone else have this problem?

    I've put a screenshot here showing Opera's error message alongside the LAN dialog, which proves what I'm saying: Proxy.PNG


  • Do you use Opera Turbo mode?

  • I didn't know I was, but I see it is ticked. Should I untick it?

  • Yup.

  • Ah, OK. Thanks!

    Just done it. Is this a known problem with Turbo mode, then?

  • AFAIK turbo is primarily used for slow connections (i.e. dial-up). In all probability there just may be lengthy connection issues with it.

  • Thank you. Anyway, it's off now. If I continue to get problems I'll restart this thread.

    Once again, thanks to all who helped.