Opera 26, Yosemite and resource hogging.
I'm currently running the latest version of Opera (26.0.1656.60) on Yosemite. I keep experiencing Opera being a constant source of irritation due the resource hogging and battery drain.
If I'm on a site running videos or lots of pictures (eg. youtube and izismile.com) I'll notice the process "Opera Helper" taking up 100-140 % of my CPU and make the fan spin up to a noisy and extremely annoying level.
Have any of you guys any solutions to this issue besides switching to Win?
Update flash player ?.
I haven't installed flash player since it's an ever bigger annoyance with Opera.
The entire system is fresh (about a month old). Opera wasn't migrated from the old system either.
The “Opera Helper” process is either audio/video decoding (which is a resource intensive task) or a plug-in (which can be very resource intensive). If you enable View: Developer Menu and then choose Developer: Task Manager from the menu bar, you’ll see more details on what the processes are doing.
I have the very similar problem. Reason why I switched to chrome. Unfortunately I've a lot of bookmarks within Opera since I'm a long time user, maybe 14 years+ or so. One thing that would help is setting flash content "on demand". So Opera won't play content until you click on the symbol of lash content. It's usually a black field w. that triangle symbol.
Is Opera supposed to use as many resources (and slightly more= as Chrome does on Yosemite? Same tabs and same extensions.
Hello i have the similar problem, what can i do?? Thanks
For me opera uses less resources/battery than chrome or firefox on my macbook air (2013). I'm using opera 28 though.
My suggestions for best resource usage/performance:
Make sure you are using ppapi flash (http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/), and disable npapi flash in opera:plugins
Enable click to play for plugins: Opera menu > settings > websites > click to play
Enable tab hibernation: opera://flags/#tab-hibernation
If you are using adblock or adblock plus, consider switching to ublock (much lighter on memory and cpu): https://addons.opera.com/en/extensions/details/ublock/?display=en