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  • well, I guess ya'll were upset that I didn't give details the first time, been no response after I did. I would really like to figure out how to use Opera again for my fb games. If you would be so kind.

  • Opera Turbo is only useful if you are on a metered or very slow connection. You shouldn't enable it otherwise as it will do nothing for you and, as you have experienced, causes problems with some connections.

    For your games I can't really figure out what the problem is. My last ditch guess would be to right click the game and see if the quality settings in flash have been turned down or something. You shouldn't use zoom for flash objects though. They aren't made for it and tend to look really bad if you do. This isn't Opera fault but simply a limitation some types of flash apps have. Sorry I can't be of more help.

  • Thank you for at least commenting/responding.

    For the record, the reason I assumed it was Opera...was that it doesn't look this way on my other browsers. Only on Opera. Thus, my assumption that flash wasn't playing nice with Opera for games. And I want to use Opera.

    On that point you made -- If I have tried to use the zoom button (which worked in the past but doesn't help now)... How do I put it back to default? Is there a short cut key I can use to put a website back to it's starting point on the zoom?

    Thanks in advance

  • Yes. The * key on the number pad does that. Or you could go to the Opera menu and look at your zoom. There is a reset button there shaped like a box. Its on the right side of the menu.

  • When you installed flash, did you download the PPAPI version as the NPAPI version of Adobe Flash Player is been phased out? Opera latest versions are starting to use PPAPI. To be sure to see which one that was install, go to your computer's control panel and click on flash player, advanced tab. You should see the flash version number by where it says PPAPI Plug-In Version:
    If you also have the NPAPI version installed you may want to keep it if you still have opera 12.17 on your computer as well as version 27. No earlier versions of opera, then just uninstalled NPAPI version of flash. If I'm not mistaken versions 12.17 & earlier of opera could use only NPAPI of flash. If both types appear on your system then you have to make sure that only PPAPI version is enabled for opera 27 in its plug in settings.

  • Thanks Lando, I went to the game, hit the button to take my zoom back to normal. The 'neighbors bar' in the flash window went off screen a little. So I to reshrink it and got the bar back. Got the bar back, but then .. again in inner flash (inside flash window).. the game pop ups were now totally off the frame and I couldn't grab them. So I went back to just not being able to see the neighbors bar. Not sure why it's doing that.

    Drillbit, thank you also for trying to help me. I did as you said and I have 'both' the NPAPI and the PPAPI and both versions read...16,0,0,305. It might be interesting to note there was no Active X? Should there be for facebook games such as Farmville 2? Could that be the issue? If not, then ... well.. not sure what you might come up with next but eager to hear. 🙂

    I can't say without a doubt about Opera 12.17. But I'm pretty sure there is no other Opera on my computer. When I did the clean reinstall I went through and deleted alll things Opera to make sure I would get a 'clean' install. Maybe that's what I need to do. Maybe I need to find an older version that I remember working so much better than any other browser for speed and graphics? Maybe for the last straw if nothing else can be found. lol

    Let me know what you think before I uninstall the NPAPI. I may need help doing that as well.

    Also note: While seeing if the older flash was enabled (which it was and I disabled it)... after I finally found that section!! I found quite a few plug ins enabled in there. I had checked extensions before but, not plugins. At that time I had no clue where they were now. Anyway, I went through those and disabled all the ones I 'thought' were unnecessary. Restarted the browser... but no change. 😞 It's still blurry and still have the issues of fitting the game within the flash window.

    I know my life won't end if I can never again play facebook games on my beloved Opera browser. I'll just not play them. I'll... miss them. They're a great time passer. And they do look good in other browsers and the flash acts right in those... I just can't stand all the pop up ads on the other browsers! They make me nuts. And they run slower, well.. use to.. than Opera did. Now they're about the same I guess. Opera being a bit worse now as far as lag or slow running.

    Anyway, I appreciate you guys trying to help. Any more suggestions? Any thing else I can provide that would help you figure it out?

  • It might be interesting to note there was no Active X? Should there be for facebook games such as Farmville 2?

    Active X is an IE/MS thing.

  • likely turbo causing problems, particularly with flash games. i had those problems with older versions. easiest way to know for sure is to turn it off and see if that fixes your problems.

    it is usually wise to use a different browser from your day-to-day browser for banking. or you could try banking software like trusteer rapport and see if opera works then.

  • thanks leocg, didn't know that.
    thanks as well to Biggerabolone, that's good to know as well. Will look into trusteer.
    I had turned turbo off. It's how I got back onto my banking site. But that did nothing for my gaming. I just gave up and when I can't stand it and feel I 'have' to play.. I use mozilla now. 😞 Least it looks right, is clear, fits in window etc. It's a bummer. Was so excited to see a new version out today. Went to the games to see if it was better. But no go. So I guess I'll just use Opera for surfing etc. I have too many book marks to loose! lol I have to keep it.

  • Let me add to the above by saying.. it's not that I wouldn't appreciate more thoughts or things I could try to get my Opera working like it use to with flash games. I'm all for it. And no one mentioned a tidbit I added in case it was relevant. All videos, games etc.. need me to click them to bring them up. Any video or game starts with gray screen telling me (or maybe asking permission?) to start flash. IT didn't do that before my clean re-install. Just thought I would make sure it didn't get lost in the shuffle in case it was important. If there is no more help or things to try. I understand. It might be so bad I would need an Opera developer to figure me out. And that's not going to happen. lol
    You know, I wonder if it had to do (the lack of change with a clean install I mean) with me trying to save my bookmarks? Maybe one of those files were corrupt or I did that wrong or something. You would think Something would have been different with the reinstall. Well, otehr than having to click to set flash in motion now. Anyway, thanks for any more help. But I understand if you don't have any more suggestions.

  • are you using a flash block extension? or a privacy extension? or ghostery or something?