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Opera redrawing/ flashing screen randomly

  • I have tested this in both stable and beta, and I am having the same issue, the screen will suddenly flash like the browser window is being redrawn and I will temporarily lose focus on what I am typing, and then it all goes back to normal, It started months ago.

    It doesn't appear to happen in Google chrome or Internet Explorer.

    What should I be looking at

    I am running windows 8.1

    Any help would be appreciated as it is really irritating

    Thanks Nigel T

  • Strange. No clue. Never had anything like that happen.

  • Extensions?

  • In the beta version

    Version: 28.0.1750.15 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: beta
    System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64)
    I have

    Google calender
    Rss Detector
    Smart RSS
    Facebook for speeddial

    In the stable version

    Version: 27.0.1689.66 - Opera is up to date
    Update stream: Stable
    System: Windows 8.1 64-bit (WoW64)

    Google calender

  • Disable all your extensions as see if that fixes it. If it does then re-enable them one at a time until it starts doing it again. Little bit of trial and error and you should have it narrowed down pretty quickly.

  • Well i disabled all extensions and that fixed it, I have given it a week to make sure the problem doesn't re-occur before responding to the thread here.

    So it must have been one of my extensions, I haven't re-enabled them as I have found I don't really miss them at this point


  • Same problem here.

    I have adblock and Google calendar too. I think it is the calendar, as everybody are using adblock and only few people have this problem.

  • Same problem here (2).

    Google calendar, adblock plus and disconnect. My bet is google calendar, will disable for a while.

  • HAHAH tried to disable it and it crashed Opera

  • Disabling the Windscibe VPN extension did the trick for me