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  • I am having the same issue, very slow to respond to even opening and closing a tab. It started this morning after I woke the computer up. Everything else runs fine in my computer. I tried disabling extensions and rebooting the computer to no avail. I hope somebody comes up with a solution.

  • I've been having trouble the last couple of days as well, I can hear a lot of fan activity from my tower, usually an indication my computer is working too hard. Can happen when I have a lot of programs open, running too many tabs, or something. But the last couple of days been happening under fairly mundane conditions. Check of Windows Task Manager shows Opera using a lot more processing power and memory than it should be using under the conditions.

    Oddly, no real Flash/Java problems as usually those are the ones I go to when I have these sort of problems. But Flash and Java sites/programs run fine.

    There's even been times when Opera has burdened system resources so much an actual Vista BSOD is caused when I close Opera! Seems the latest version is... buggy.

  • It is very unlikely that a program is causing Vista to blue screen. Newish versions of Windows have the core of the operating system isolated from applications. While applications can still crash they almost never take the whole OS with them. The three things that do often cause the OS to fail are bad drivers, damage system files and failing hardware (HDs, RAM and graphics cards mostly). Now, Opera demanding a lot of resources can put strain fragile hardware and that might be the cause of the blue screens. Kind of like a knock on effect. Do you have these same high system resource demands in Chrome?

  • I had the issue with my Chrome.
    Crashes happened when I used my RealPlayer simultaneously at least for a while together with the browser running: when I closed the browser, the system shut down.

    Just a hint.

  • RealPlayer is the Sears of the media player business; still around despite everyones perception and its own best efforts. I'd uninstall it at your earliest convenience. Not that this has anything to do with the topic at hand. Thats just my educated opinion as a computer technician. It is not good software.

  • Same opera version, exact same issue and all the same symptoms (tabs are slow to open, high resource utilisation). Appeared yesterday I believe. Could this be a bug in the newest version, 27.0.1689.69?

  • I've done another test with Opera and a comparison to Chrome. Opera bugs out on me with my standard number of tabs, about 30 average (which has been the standard since Opera 11.64). Chrome, on the other hand, bugs out on me when I've jumped well beyond 70. Is it possible to just chalk these issues up to Opera 27 being bugged out? Furthermore, I've been looking into other solutions: Would Opera 28 beta be a solution, and is it known when Opera 28 stable is coming out?

  • I am having the same issues here. Opera feels really sluggish, opening and closing tabs is excessively slow, and sometimes I also get stutters while watching videos, as if the browser is freezing. Those issues are only there with OPERA and are constant no matter the number of tabs open, I can have chrome or any other browsers open with up to 50+ tabs no problem.

  • Hate to say it, but me, too, for some while (not that I can correlate it with Opera 27 vs. 26). I have a fair number of tabs open (33 over two windows at the moment), but I used to have more than that with Opera 12. Opening new tabs, closing tabs, switching among them are all a bit slow, though not every single time. Opera is even sluggish taking my keystrokes right now as I type this, yet no Opera process is consuming any significant amount of CPU. (Windows 8.1)

  • I decided to bite the bullet and just switch over to Opera Next (or Opera Beta, whatever they call it nowadays), and much to my surprise Opera 28 runs smooth and clean, much like the Opera 26 stable did. I'm going to have to chalk up the Opera 27 issue to a bug in that specific version. It's times like that where I wish Opera still asked me update like it used to instead of auto-updating.

  • Well I just installed Opera Beta and it does seem to be much better...

  • It's times like that where I wish Opera still asked me update like it used to instead of auto-updating.

    How would you ever know if you answered "no"?

  • It's times like that where I wish Opera still asked me update like it used to instead of auto-updating.

    How would you ever know if you answered "no"?

    On an older version, like the O12 series, Opera would have a prompt pop-up to tell me that there was a new version and gave the option to take or leave it, where I'd usually leave it until it was vetted by other users, so I could wait if there was a bad bug like this or if it was alright.

  • Oh, of course...
    I asked without thinking too much. :o

  • This is really strange. I was using Opera 28 beta while waiting for the supposed bug on the 27 to be fix. Well guess what? Much the same way Opera 27 suddenly became choppy so did the 28 after about a week; this morning I went to use Opera and the trouble started: lag in typing every now and again, slow to respond to open and closing tabs..

  • I'm still using Opera 28 Beta, and it's still running smooth for me, aside from a few hiccups. It's really weird that Opera's acting like that now.

  • For the past 10 days I had been checking out Opera 27 to see if it would come back to normal while using Opera 28. Yesterday Opera 28 went slow and Opera 27 remained slow. Today Opera 27 is back to "normal". In case you are wondering, I have not installed/uninstalled anything or even rebooted the computer..

  • That is odd, to say the least. I'm using the most recent version of Opera 28 Beta and it's fine for me, but 27 is still painfully slow. What version of Opera 27 and 28 do you have?

  • Heres a thing to try: go into your profile folder (location can be found in the About Opera page) and deleted these files: session.db, session.dbak, and session.db-journal. Make sure the browser is closed when you do this. See if that helps and report back here.

  • I have not seen anything like this - everything seems fast - even tho I am using XP on a slow machine?

    Has anyone tried backing up the bookmarks, using an uninstaller to get Opera 27 off, delete opera folders and other dross in the registry....... and then re-installing from scratch?

    I know its like kicking the tele to make it work.... but it seems to work for Microsoft!