whats happened to opera

  • what's happened to opera, I've used it for years and used to be great. i'm using windows 8.1 and its so slow now my mates tortoise can carry messages to websites before I can get a page to load.
    I've used a different browser to get to this help as it was taking soo long.
    when you go on pages that use flash, instead of opening automatically, you have to hit play button.
    can someone help or do I give up.

  • Disable Opera Turbo.

  • cheers, that works.. how simple thank you

  • There ought to be a "sticky" somewhere about this: the term "Turbo" really is only accurate for those who need the speed-up effects they get from it on a very slow down-link like dial-up. Opera Turbo routes your browser traffic through Opera servers in order for them to compress the traffic coming from a website and thereby reducing the bandwidth and content-volume required to display a site page. On very slow user ISP connections, this actually speeds up the page display, albeit at the cost of image fidelity due to compression; it also reduces the bandwidth consumed, for those who are being billed for bandwidth used. Otherwise, the overhead of routing the down-headed traffic through Opera's servers and the employment of compression software on those servers can actually slow down the process significantly for users who don't need it because of a very slow ISP link.

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